Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

The Associate Medical Director provides support for the Correctional Health medical management programs. This includes performing medical necessity reviews, with peer to peer interactions as needed; appeals of adverse determinations; some clinical input and oversight for Care (Disease) Management, Quality Improvement, Credentialing, and Preventive Medicine programs; working with Provider Relations to maintain and improve relationships with the provider community; and, other duties as assigned by the Medical Director Correctional Health or the CMO Correctional Health.

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:
a) MD or DO Degree and Licensure in the State of Texas, Completion of Residency and Board Certification with preference for the Primary Care Specialties
b) Master's Degree in Public Health, Business Administration or Medical Administration preferred.
c) CCHP within 1 year of hire, CCHP-P within 3 years of hire

Work Experience:
a) Five (5) Years of Experience: Clinical experience

Management Experience:
a) Three (3) Years Management Experience with (1) one year of administrative experience in management of a private or group practice, facility, or other similar administrative experience such as physician reviewer or medical director in a facility Preferably Correctional Health Care setting.

Communication Skills:
a) Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
b) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
c) Writing/ Correspondence
d) Writing/ Reports

a) Familiarity with basic computer business programs: Microsoft Office - Word; Excel
b) Electronic Medical Record: Epic

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
a) Analytical
b) Medical Terms

Work Schedule:
a) Flexible

Other Special Requirements

Equipment Operated: Personal Computer

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