Job Description

Extended Job Title
Correctional Physician

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691021 - Wichita Falls Allred Unit

Position Description
Provides professional services related to diagnosis and treatment of inmate patients. Renders medical judgment regarding care provided to inmates assigned to the unit. Works under general direction of the Unit Medical Director, with wide latitude to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Directly supervises 2 to 4 Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners in the unit health services.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
Complies with Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) policy and procedures including all necessary paperwork.
Responsible for providing primary ambulatory medical care to the inmates of TDCJ. This includes examination of patients, ordering x-rays and lab tests to help make an accurate diagnosis, and planning and execution of treatment.
Diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries of patients.
Elicits and records information about a patient's medical history.
Analyzes reports and findings of test and examinations and diagnoses patient's conditions.
Administers or prescribes treatments and drugs.
May perform minor surgical procedures commensurate with surgical competency.
Refers patients to specialty care or medical specialist/practitioner when appropriate and necessary.
Provides immediate care for medical emergencies of patients.
Duties will include after hour Regional on call.
Requires special knowledge and skills in orthopedics, general medicine and emergency medicine.
Operates Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Provider will not operate TUHSC computer equipment for any purpose other than work directly related to TTUHSC. 

Manages Infirmary, including admission H&P, progress notes, discharge summaries, provider orders, transfers and census management.
Experienced in provision of healthcare for common chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, pulmonary disease, neurologic disease, lipid disorders, hypertension, hepatitis C and others as required.


Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
8 hours 5 days per week M-F

Work Location
Wichita Falls

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Wichita Falls Allred Unit

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Health Care Professional


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
+License/Certifications:+ * Current license to practice medicine by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. * Current Drug Enforcement Agency and Texas Department of Public Safety controlled substances registration certificates.

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