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(Archived) Correctional Physician

Last Updated: 10/19/18

Job Description

View Req 6210BR : Correctional Physician H91856 // //

*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.

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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 puropse other than work directly related to TTUHSC.
Manages Infirmary, including admission H&P, progress notes, discharge summaries, provider orders, transfers and census management.

View Req 6210BR : Correctional Physician H91856 // //
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.

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...