Physician IV - HHSC is seeking a Physician to join an
interdisciplinary team of professionals to provide clinical care
and leadership to Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center
(SSLC). As Medical Director, you will work with a dynamic group of
staff and professionals who are dedicated to providing supports and
services for individuals with intellectual and developmental
disabilities. This is a team environment where staff clinicians
collaborate to provide comprehensive care and services. To learn
more about the SSLCs, see
The State of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including
competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental
insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.
The SSLC Medical Director is responsible for managing,
coordinating and directing all medical services including
psychiatric, dental, pharmaceutical and laboratory work at the
SSLC. Ensures the delivery of high quality medical services to
individuals with intellectual disabilities served by SSLCs.
Oversees and directs the diagnoses and treatment of individuals
with intellectual and developmental disabilities who also have
complex medical, psychiatric and/or behavioral health needs.
Directs the administration of specialized medical treatments and
procedures. Delegates to persons under his/her supervision portions
of these duties and sufficient authority for their accomplishment
but maintains overall responsibility for the medical care of the
individuals at the SSLC. Participates in and oversees medical staff
participation in treatment team process. Directly supervises staff
Physicians, Advanced Nurse Practitioners (APRN), Physician
Assistant(s), Pharmacist(s), Dentist(s), Psychiatrist(s) and
oversees contracted staff in these positions. Serves as a primary
care physician for a smaller caseload when needed. Assists other
medical staff with complex cases. Provides and coordinates
treatment to employees injured in course and scope of employment.
Ensures optimum performance of the medical services department
toward full compliance with the terms of the Department of Justice
(DOJ) Settlement Agreement. Responsible to constructing the on-call
duty schedule and shares on-call duty with other qualified medical
staff. The Medical Director works under the minimal supervision of
the SSLC Director with extensive latitude for the use of initiative
and independent judgment.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a
specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule,
extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave
policy and performs other duties as assigned. Serves in the medical
Ensures the delivery of high quality medical services to
individuals with intellectual disabilities served by SSLCs in
accordance with current accepted medical practices. Oversees and
directs the diagnoses and treatment of individuals with
intellectual and developmental disabilities who also have complex
medical, psychiatric and/or behavioral health needs. Provides
medical services and care to assigned caseload. Directs the
administration of specialized medical treatments and procedures.
Coordinates with specialty clinics. Delegates to persons under
his/her supervision portions of these duties and sufficient
authority for their accomplishment but maintains overall
responsibility for the medical care of the individuals at the
Provides leadership and plans, assigns and supervises the daily
activities of the medical department. Directly supervises medical
department staff such as Physicians, Advanced Nurse Practitioners
(APRN), Physician Assistant(s), Pharmacist(s), Dentist(s),
Psychiatrist(s) and administrative/clerical staff.
Supervises other types of staff as needed depending upon SSLC
structure. Hires, trains, and promotes professional growth of the
employees within the department so that a competent workforce is
maintained. Ensures that all departmental staff are compliant in
training per agency and facility standards. Conducts performance
evaluations of assigned staff to give employees timely feedback on
their performance and oversees staff development plans and
activities. Acts to improve employee retention and reduce
Formulates, implements, and monitors plans to ensure optimum
performance of the medical department and compliance with the terms
of the Department of Justice Settlement Agreement. Participates
actively in survey and audit processes. Analyzes data from multiple
sources for trends, systemic issues, and areas for improvement.
Proactively identifies issues and implements solutions.
Participates on and/or chairs various committees. Serves as a
member of the Executive Team, the QA/QI Council, the Incident
Management Review Team (IMRT) and Administrative Death Review team.
Interfaces with the state office leadership via regular conference
calls and face to face meetings. Participates on other work groups
as needed to promote collaboration and operational
Participates in interdisciplinary planning conferences and
interdisciplinary team meetings for individuals that reside at the
SSLC and provides medical information to parents, legally
authorized representatives (LAR) and family members as appropriate.
Oversees the effective participation of other medical staff in
same. Provides consultation to those staff when needed.
Promotes safety and wellbeing of staff at the SSLC. Provides and
coordinates treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively
participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the
agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or
Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may
require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
- Knowledge of methods and procedures in the field of general
medicine and of the principle of the development, implementation,
and documentation of individualized care and treatment plans.
- Knowledge of medical jurisprudence.
- Knowledge of, or ability to learn, ICF-IID standards,
certification requirements for the Council on Quality and
Leadership, HHSC policies and procedures, and the Department of
Justice Settlement Agreement.
- Skill in the care and treatment of patients and in the use of
medical diagnostic and treatment tools and equipment.
- Skill in analyzing problems, formulating and implementing
plans of corrections, and successfully leading change as evidenced
by positive outcomes.
- Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of others, to
direct medical activities, to examine, diagnose and treat physical
or mental disorders, to interpret laboratory analyses and x-rays,
and to prepare and supervise preparation of case histories and
- Ability to evaluate patients and implement an effective course
of treatment in coordination with other interdisciplinary
- Ability to successfully manage Medical Services Division and
supervise/evaluate assigned personnel.
- Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in
- Ability to maintain required continuing medical education
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must be licensed as a medical doctor by the State of Texas. Must
have current registration certificates from the Drug Enforcement
Agency (DEA). Must possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI#) as
defined by Medicare Part B.
Initial Selection Criteria:
- Graduation from an accredited college of medicine/osteopathic
medicine program with a degree as a medical doctor/osteopathic
- Leadership/management experience.
- Clinical experience.
- Residency trained
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check,
pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the
Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide,
Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of
Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 – 25
must be registered with the Selective Service.
All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to
Random drug testing.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The
position may be required to work overtime and/or extended
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered
for employment at a state-operated facility.
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection
criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this
position may include: Staff Corps, Medical Corps, 42, 44, 45, 48,
60, 61, 62, 67. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen,
and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this
position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s
Military Crosswalk at
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the
hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a
disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line
application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at
1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need
accommodation to participate in the interview process, please
notify the person scheduling the interview.
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