Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing non-emergent primary medical care at one or more designated community facility(s).   Ensures organizational compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements.. The clinician would be treating patients 16 years and older, and should feel comfortable with the following primary care modalities: 1. gynecologic exams, 2. STD screening and treatment, collaborating with psychiatrist in treating patients with substance abuse and psychologic issues, removal of foreign bodies, and toenail removal.      


Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: MD/DO required.  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.  Board certification is strongly recommended within 2 years of hire date.  Must meet credentialing criteria.

Work Experience (Years and Area): Minimum of 2 years direct patient care experience.  Minimum of 1 years work experience preferably in a community health environment. Prior work experience in residential or correctional health environment would be highly recommended.

Equipment Operated: Personal computer


Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing: Correspondence, Reports

Other Skills: Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Research, P.C.

Work Schedule: Flexible, Travel, On-Call     

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.
Provide on-site services 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
Provide on-call services before and after business hours on weekdays and weekends

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