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Correctional Unit Medical Director- Telehealth

Company: Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Managed Care
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Managed Care is seeking Correctional Unit Medical Director to lead of team of dedicated medical healthcare providers various TCDJ facilities in the West Texas region. Unit locations will include: Snyder, Colorado City, and Plainview, Texas. Position will provide primarily telehealth coverage with a requirement to visit each unit of assignment onsite once per month.
TTUHSC Managed Care provides health services to approximately 30,000 patients in 27 correctional facilities at 23 geographical locations throughout the West Texas sector, dating from 1989. Through a broad range of comprehensive services, TTUHSC strives to positively impact the lives of our patients, including many who previously never had access to quality health care. We are guided by our values of One Team, Kindhearted, Integrity, Visionary, and Beyond Service. We are as passionate about building a great place to work as we are about nurturing the health of those we serve.

What you will do-


  • Interacts with prison administrative officials in formulating unit policy.
  • Provides immediate care for medical emergencies of inmates, employees and on-site visitors.
  • Refers patients to medical specialists when appropriate and necessary, and coordinates medical care with said specialists.
  • May perform minor surgical and orthopedic procedures commensurate with medical competency.
  • Utilizes the appropriate leadership skills in delegating and directing nursing staff.
  • Provides an environment conducive to safety and security for patients, visitors, and employees.
  • Assesses the risk to the patient and employee safely and implements appropriate precautions. Complies with approved and appropriate standards of patient care as well as the policies of TTUHSC and TDCJ-ID.
  • Is responsible for providing primary ambulatory medical care to the inmates of TDCJ. This includes taking an appropriate patient history, examination of patients, ordering lab or x-ray as clinically indicated, and planning and execution of treatment.
  • Participates in rotation with other providers after hours and on weekends, and holidays to provide patient care.
  • Provides necessary leadership for the unit staff (i.e. interviewing, training, contracting) when appropriate.
  • Acts as the Unit Health Authority for the unit.
  • Communicates with Regional Medical Director regarding all medically related issues or problems in a prompt manner.
  • Inspects, completes, and analyzes records. Assigns, reviews and updates classification, completes admissions notes, progress notes and discharge/death summaries, and makes rounds on patients.
  • Provides supervision and delegation of prescriptive authority, reviews charts and monitors care provided by physician extenders on site and at outlying units as assigned.
  • Supervises a a clinical pharmacist according to Drug Therapy Management laws and policies.


  • Required Qualifications:

    • Current license to practice medicine by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
    • Current Drug Enforcement Agency registration.

      Take care of yourself and your family, Enjoy some of the best benefits in the state of Texas:

      • Comprehensive Benefits Package
      • Training provided
      • Continuing education
      • Loan Forgiveness Program
      • Retiree Insurance
      • Paid Leave
      • Leadership Program
      • State Pension

        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.
        Jeanne Clery Act :The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at:






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Keywords: Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Managed Care, Lubbock , Correctional Unit Medical Director- Telehealth, Healthcare , Lubbock, Texas

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