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(Archived) Advanced Practice Provider- Psychiatry

Last Updated: 8/9/19

Job Description

Position Description: Employees in this position are responsible for augmenting a supervising physician's data gathering abilities to reach decisions and institute patient care plans. Provides health care services to patients under direction and responsibility of a Physician.

Major/Essential Functions: 

  • Provides health care to mentally ill offenders, properly documents findings and plan in the medical record in a timely fashion, according to TDCJ and TTUHSC policy; completes other required paperwork associated with care at primary units.
  • Provides health care to mentally ill offenders at secondary facilities that do not currently have providers with prescribing privileges; properly documents findings and plan in the medical record in a timely fashion, according to TDCJ and TTUHSC policies and procedures; completes other required paperwork associated with care at secondary facility. Care of offenders may include use of tele-psychiatry services. 
  • Coordinates with medical and mental health staff at primary and secondary units for the treatment of mentally ill offenders.
  • Orders medical tests/examinations in accordance with Managed Care protocol and contract provisions.
  • Takes regional evening and weekend call based on a rotational schedule.
  • Evaluates and refers other medical problems to medical specialist and other practitioner as necessary. 

Company Details


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is a nationally recognized leader in correctional health care, providing health coverage for more than 32,000 state offenders in West Texas.  In 1989, TTUHSC began providing health services for offenders housed in Texas Department of Criminal Justice correctional facilities. Our high standard of service is evidenced by the fact that all...