Corr Unit Medical Director

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Lamesa, TX, USA
  • Aug 01, 2022
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description



Corr Unit Medical Director


Position Description

Provides advanced professional services related to diagnosis and treatment of inmate patients. Coordinates the delivery of clinical health care within a TDCJ Correctional institution, insuring that the appropriate health care is accessible and provided to the inmate population in a timely fashion regardless of segregation status. Renders medical judgment regarding care provided to inmates assigned to the unit according to TTUHSC Correctional Health Services Policies and Procedures, TDCJ Policies and Procedures, and National Commission on Correctional Health Care Standards.

  Works under the general direction of the Regional Medical Director with wide latitude to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Receives general supervision from the Regional Medical Director. Supervises physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Work is performed in a correctional institution with contact with inmates. Deadlines, interruptions, meetings, and travel necessary. Additionally, work requires collaboration with the faculty and staff at TTUHSC.

Org Level 7

691004 - Lamesa Smith Unit

Org Level 1

Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr


HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care


Lamesa Smith Unit

Major/Essential Functions

• Adheres to institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
• Interacts with prison administrative officials in formulating unit policy.
• Provides immediate care for medical emergencies of offenders, 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 offenders 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.
• Ability to work under pressure and to maintain patience and self-control under these conditions.
• Requires special knowledge and skills in general medicine, orthopedics, and emergency medicine.
• Participate in rotation with other providers after hours and on weekends, and holidays to provide patient care.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Provides necessary leadership for unit staff (i.e. interviewing, training, contracting) when appropriate.
• Acts as 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 admission 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 clinical pharmacist according to Drug Therapy Management laws and policies.
• Serves in rotation with other providers after-hours and on weekend and holidays to provide patient care.
• Adheres to policies and procedures required by local, state and federal agencies.
• Supports and promotes the values-based cultures of TTUHSC.

About Managed Care:
Since 1989, TTUHSC Managed Care has been providing clinical and operational support to correctional facilities throughout West Texas and other regional areas.  We serve approximately 30,000 patients utilizing a broad range of comprehensive medical and health services.  TTUHSC Managed Care strives to positively impact the lives of our patients, to include many who had no previous access to quality health care.  Learn more about TTUHSC Managed Care HERE

Benefits Offered
• Generous paid time off, sick leave, and holiday schedule
• 100% paid health insurance for full time employees, 50% paid for dependents
• Dental, vision, long-term, and short-term disability benefits.
• State of Texas pension plan that vests in 5 years.
• State Employee tuition forgiveness and tuition assistance for continuing education
• Medical liability insurance for all licensed health care employees.
• And much more.

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.

Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Professional License or Certification, Resume / CV

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.

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.

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Pay Basis


Pay Grade Minimum

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected

Pay Grade Maximum

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected

Grant Funded?


Job Type

Full Time

Job Group

Skilled Technicians



Travel Required


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