Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements


Experienced physician with demonstrated leadership experience in the administration of staff to drive positive outcomes in a patient-centric correctional healthcare environment. Responsible for the oversight and management of medical practice in order to ensure and promote high-quality medical care and responsible for all health care delivered at the Harris County Jail sites. Serves as a liaison between the medical/clinical staff, CMO and Harris County Sheriff Office. Coordinates the services of physicians, physician extenders, and other medical professionals working within the medical facilities at the sites. Assists, implements and achieves the goals and objectives for the clinics/center of responsibility. Ensure all services meet or exceed standards required by the Texas Commission on Jails and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.  This role will work collaboratively on a daily basis with the CMO and other leadership.  Supervises all aspects of professional medical practice at the Harris County Jail. 

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees:  Doctor of Medicine with current Texas medical license, DEA or DPS
Master's Degree in business administration or healthcare (MBA, MMM, MHA).  Preferred

Licenses & Certifications

a.  Certificate- Board Certification via ABMS
b.  CCHP Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional certification is to be completed within one (1) year, if not held at the time of appointment.
c.  CCHP-P Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional ¿ Physician certification to be completed within three (3) years, if not held at the time of appointment.

Work Experience:  Five (5) Years Work Experience of post-residency clinical experience. Correctional Health experience is preferred.
Ten (10) Years Work Experience of progressive experience,  preferably in an academic, matrixed environment. Knowledge of correctional health operations and managed care concepts is highly preferred.

Management Experience:  Five (5) Years of
Management Experience - Management of medical providers. Correctional Health management experience is preferred.

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/Correspondence, Writing Reports

Proficiencies:  MS Access , MS Excel, MS Word, P.C.

Job Attributes
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  Analytical, Mathematics
Medical Terminology, Research, Statistical Knowledge and Abilities

Work Schedule:  Flexible, On Call

Other Special Requirements:  -Must be able to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and understanding of the interdepartmental roles of the various.
-Must be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Must be familiar with data compilation and data analysis.
-Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.
-Knowledge of state, federal, and regulatory requirements, including CMS and DNV.

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