Corr Unit Medical Director

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Dalhart, 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

691017 - Dalhart Unit

Org Level 1

Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr


HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care


Dalhart Unit

Major/Essential Functions

  • Supports and Models the Values Based Culture of TTUHSC 
  • Complies with TDCJ and TTUHSC policies and procedures
  • Functions as Unit Health Authority 
  • Responds to emergency situations
  • Communicates with Regional Medical Director regarding all medically related issues or problems in a prompt manner
  • Elicits and records information about a patient's medical history
  • Examines patients to determine general physical condition during sick call and general clinic
  • Orders or performs various tests, analyses, and diagnostic imaging to provide information on patient's condition
  • Administers or prescribes appropriate treatments and medications
  • Interprets and analyzes results of tests and findings on examination to make diagnoses
  • Refers patients to specialty care or other practitioner for specialized treatment as indicated
  • Inspects, completes, and analyzes medical records; assigns, reviews, and updates medical classifications; documents all aspects of patient care in the medical record
  • Provides supervision and delegation of prescriptive authority to advanced practice providers as required 
  • Adheres to policies and procedures required by local, state, and federal agencies
  • Serves in rotation with other providers in call group to provide patient care after hours, on weekends, and on holidays
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

About Texas Tech Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) 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

This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
  • ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
  • KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
  • INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking 
  • VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
  • BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments

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.


Occasional Duties

Other duties as assigned

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

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

salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Grade Maximum

salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Grant Funded?


Job Type

Full Time

Job Group

Skilled Technicians



Travel Required

Up to 25%

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