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

Resident physicians will be responsible for providing non-emergent primary care/emergency medical care for Harris Health System's Correctional Health division at Harris County Sheriff's Office and/or through telemedicine or other virtual health delivery technologies. Ensures organizational compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements. These clinicians will be responsible for all patient care activities related to licensure, which may include chronic care management, acute care, and care coordination. As applicable to licensure, these clinicians will practice urgent care or comprehensive primary care medicine including the provision of women's health and some office-based procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

a) Doctor of Medicine: Hold a Doctorate of Allopathic or Osteopathic Medicine from an accredited school of medicine.
b) Residency Program: Currently enrolled in an ACGME-accredited Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, or Emergency Medicine residency program and in good standing.

Licenses & Certification:
a) Basic Life Support: Hold an unexpired certificate for Basic Life Support.
b) Medical Licensure in the State of Texas: Hold a valid Texas license to practice medicine and be registered as a physician in the State of Texas.

Work Experience:
a) 1 Year of Experience: Documenting with an electronic medical record

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

a) MS Word
b) MS Excel
c) MS Outlook
d) PC

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
a) Analytical
b) Mathematics
c) Medical Terms
d) Research

Work Schedule:
a) Weekends
b) Holidays
c) Flexible

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