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

Work in a challenging but rewarding environment with like-minded, mission-oriented team members. The candidate needs to possess strong clinical and communication skills and be highly accountable. This person provides high quality care for individuals housed in the Harris County Jail. Perform intake health assessments and collaborates with advanced practice practitioners. The candidate will be trained on managing and documenting on urgent and chronic care issues in the event that medical provider coverage is needed in the general facility. 12 hour shifts with rotating weekends are required. Ensure organizational compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

a) Doctor of Medicine: M.D. or D.O.

Licenses & Certifications:
a) Must hold a valid Texas license to practice medicine and be registered as a physician in the State of Texas. Board Certified or eligible Family/General Practice or Internal Medicine for initial employment. Must be board-eligible or board certificated. Must become board certified before eligibility runs out. Must meet all credentialing criteria.

Work Experience:
a) No Experience Required

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

a) Personal Computer

Job Attributes

a) Other Knowledge Skills & Abilities: Suturing, Splinting, EKG Interpretation
b) Analytical Abilities
c) Mathematics
d) Medical Terminology Knowledge
e) Research Knowledge and Abilities

Work Schedule:
a) Flexible

Equipment Operated: Computer

Other Requirements: Request for leave must be submitted sixty (60) days in advance for approval to enable arrangements of schedule. CME consists of five
(5) business days per year. Notice must be given sixty (60) days in advance in order to make arrangements for coverage of services.

Application Instructions

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