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Physician / Emergency Medicine / Texas / Permanent / Exciting Physician opportunity Federal facility
- Taylor, Texas
- Job Type
- 29 Jul 2022
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STG International is accepting resumes of qualified candidates for the Staff Physician position to work full-time providing medical care to detainees in custody in support of ICE Health Service Corps at the T. Don Hutto Immigration and Customs Enforcement Medical Facility at Taylor, Texas.
The ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the United
States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations
(ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United States
Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contractors comprise the healthcare professionals working together to provide quality healthcare services.
IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE for detainee health care.
IHSCs mission is to provide medical care to maintain the health of individuals in the custody of
ICE through an integrated health care delivery system, based on nationally recognized correctional, detention and residential health care standards. The Agency is committed to providing healthcare services to protect the nations health, reduce global disease and provide medical support for the law enforcement mission of the safe apprehension, enforcement and removal of detained individuals involved in immigration proceedings. IHSC is committed to ensuring a system of care that is ethical, responsible, and accountable through rigorous surveillance and monitoring activities.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:
1.Serves as the on-site medical authority within the scope of services provided by IHSC.
2.Clinical supervisory authority over mid-level providers as well as the nursing staff and pharmacy.
3.Responsible for developing and coordinating all aspects of healthcare delivery at his/her assigned facility.
4.Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions in accordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or granted privileges.
5.Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline and facility setting.
6.Conducts physical assessments, initial and follow-up assessments for acute and chronic medical condition.
7.Assures appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic tests and services are available, utilized and monitored.
8.Acts as initial reviewer for all outside referrals/consults to specialty services not offered at the local facility.
9.If a Medical Health Unit is onsite, conducts daily rounds on patients.
10.May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to medical emergencies.
11.Seeks guidance from the IHSC Medical Director, Associate Medical Director, Regional
12.Clinical Directors or other IHSC senior leadership as appropriate.
13.Serves as chairperson of local performance improvement and pharmacy and therapeutics committee.
14.Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.
15.Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records as required by, and appropriate to, position.
16.Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually.
17.Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.
18.Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance with the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.
19.Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies, Procedures, Directives, Operational Memoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.
20.Adheres to, and participates in, IHSCs Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, Quality
21.Improvement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate to position.
22.Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.
23.Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education
1.Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from a school in the United States or,
2.Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States as established by:
1.The National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA) and
2.permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical
4.Minimum of one year experience as a licensed physician.
1.Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state in which the duty station is located. The license must be maintained in a permanent, full, and unrestricted status during the term of employment. Any changes to licensure must be reported to employer immediately.
2.Current Board certification in an appropriate primary care specialty (internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine) by an American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved board
oCandidates not board certified at the time of hiring must be presented to the IHSC Medical Director for concurrence.
3.This position requires privileging by IHSC.
4.Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers certification through the American Heart Association.
additional duties required
- Job Reference: 671297098-2
- Date Posted: 29 July 2022
- Recruiter: STGi
- Location: Taylor, Texas
- Salary: On Application
- Sector: Healthcare & Medical
- Job Type: Permanent