Physician - Primary Care
Conroe, TX 77301 US
Currently recruiting a Physician - Primary Care in Conroe, Texas, to provide medical care at a facility that houses individuals detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Physician supports the delivery of medical care services for detainees held in the custody of ICE at a detention facility through their role as a primary care physician. The incumbent will provide direct patient care to detainees at their facility, who may include adult men and women and children, and will provide clinical oversight and consultation to other medical staff caring for detainees at the facility. IHSC operates 24/7/365. This position is required to respond with physical presence during an emergency activation. This full-time position is required the incumbent to provide rotational on-call coverage telephonically, and the incumbent may need to return to the facility during non-core hours to provide care.
DUTIES OF THE PHYSICIAN:
- Serves as on-site medical authority within the scope of services provided by IHSC, responsible for developing and coordinating all aspects of healthcare delivery at assigned facility.
- Contributes to the production of the clinic with expectation to routinely see a patient at least every 30-45 minutes, depending on complexity of the patient encounter. This also includes signing of all assigned patient encounter notes daily. All chart reviews /co-signatures, referrals submissions/reviews, lab reviews, telephone encounters, actions, and message reviews are to be completed within policy guidelines.
- Clinical supervisory authority over advanced practice providers (APPs), nursing staff, pharmacists, and medical assistants, including fulfillment of APP collaborative practice duties and requirements and delineation of scope of practice for medical assistants.
- Provides direct care to patients throughout the lifespan within physician scope of practice and performs functions in accordance with currently accepted practice defined by the profession, licensure, certification, and granted privileges.
- Conducts physical assessments, initial and follow-up assessments for acute and chronic medical condition, ensuring appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic tests and services are available, utilized and monitored.
- Acts as initial reviewer and/or approver for all outside referrals/consults to specialty services not offered at the local facility.
- Conducts daily rounds on patients housed in the Medical Housing Unit and/or consults with clinicians as necessary regarding their care, if applicable to the facility.
- Responds to and/or coordinates response to medical emergencies.
- Seeks guidance from and provides clinical report to the IHSC Medical Director, Deputy Medical Director, Regional Clinical Directors or other IHSC senior leadership as appropriate.
- Supports facility performance improvement activities, and grievance and case review taskings.
- Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.
- Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records as required by, and appropriate to, position.
- Completes all discipline specific testing, initially and during recertification periods. Medical practice privilege requirements must be maintained.
- Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training and health screening / prevention activities as required/assigned.
- Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance with the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.
- Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC policies, procedures, directives, operational memoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.
- Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE PHYSICIAN:
- Qualification for a physician s degree:
- Have a Doctor of Medicine degree from a U.S. Or Canadian program accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association (AMA);or
- Have a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA);or
- Be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates if you are a graduate of a medical school that is not located within a U.S. State or territory or other jurisdiction, or a Province or Territory of Canada
- 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 the employer immediately.
- Must have and maintain an unrestricted license from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to prescribe controlled medications in the state in which the duty station is located.
- Depending on the detention facility physician requirement, proof of completion of three years of medical specialty training in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, or Pediatrics leading to board eligibility in that field, with board certification preferred, and at least 1 year of directly related, professional experience performing professional or scientific work in a field of medicine providing direct patient-care services.
- For physicians working at family residential centers:
- Board certification preferred, or board eligible, in Family Medicine or Pediatrics.
- Family Medicine physicians working at family residential centers must be proficient to provide care to children and adults of all ages, to include the care of female health conditions, supervision of prenatal care, and care of chronic health conditions common to the primary care setting.
- For physicians working at adult detention facilities:
- Board certification preferred, or board eligible, in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine.
- Must be proficient to provide care to adults of all ages, to include the care of female health conditions, supervision of prenatal care, and care of chronic health conditions common to the primary care setting.
- Must have and maintain one of the following certifications: Basic Life Support for health care providers through the American Heart Association, CPR for the professional rescuer through the American Red Cross or the American Safety and Health Institute.
- Experience in a detention/correctional or residential healthcare setting (preferred, not required).
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 25 years, has provided medical care to federal agencies. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our over 500 healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of our nation.
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