Physician III in Carlsbad, TX
Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence.
The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers
The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime monthly retirement annuityas well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you!
The Staff Physician at the State Supported Living Center (SSLC) performs highly advanced medical work, ensures and oversees the delivery of high quality, integrated medical services to individuals with intellectual disabilities served by HHSC State Supported Living Centers (SSLCs). Diagnoses and treats individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who also have complex medical, psychiatric and/or behavioral health needs. Provides and monitors medical services for assigned caseload. Develops health care plans with measurable goals, objectives and interventions and oversees and monitors their implementation. Participates in treatment team process, advocates for the medical needs of individuals served, and collaborates with the individuals' families, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), Physician Assistant(s) and with consultants and community medical providers in other medical specialty areas. Provides direction and guidance to the treatment team to solve complex medical issues impacting individuals' health and wellbeing. Completes required reports and medical documentation. Identifies and communicates trends or issues and recommends solutions. Provides treatment to HHSC employees injured in course and scope of employment. Participates with other members of the medical services department in initiatives to obtain full compliance with the terms of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Settlement Agreement. Shares on-call duty with other qualified medical staff. Works under the limited supervision of the Medical Director of the SSLC and with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
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