Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking
to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed
professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may
be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine
psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth
residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of
excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care,
with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The
hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is
recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or
support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life
of a Texan.
The Medical Director is under the direct supervision of the
Facility Superintendent. The Medical Director will provide both
leadership and support to the RGSC's clinical functions. An ability
to work with all disciplines, from direct care staff to consulting
physicians, is essential for the provision of optimal care plans,
with the ultimate goal of partnering with a variety of stakeholders
as appropriate to: Integrate our clients back into the community,
return to the judicial system for adjudication, and/or to refer to
less restrictive settings. The Medical Director is responsible for
the Medical Services Division, which includes supervision of the
Director of Mental Health Services, Chief of Medical Services,
Medical Staff (including internal and general medicine
practitioners, psychiatrists, physician assistants and advance
practice nurses), Director of Pharmacy, the Outpatient Clinic
Director, and the Administrative Assistant for the department. The
Medical Director is also responsible for supervising psychiatric
residents, performing forensic competency evaluations, 2nd
physician certificates and psychiatry after hours face to face
evaluations using telepsychiatry. The Medical Director also
participates in clinical and system committees.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a
specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule,
extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave
policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Leads, guides and supervises the provision of client treatment
using a trauma-informed, person-centered, recovery model of
Provides leadership to the Medical Services Division and the
hospital’s discipline directors in the development of recovery
programming, evaluation of ongoing care and discharge planning.
Manages acute care including oversight of the hospital’s
prescribing of emergency medications, ordering emergency behavioral
interventions, and coordinating consultations and transfers if the
person requires acute interventions for non-psychiatric medical
Develops and recommends to the Superintendent, policies and
procedures governing the care and treatment of individuals served
by the Center.
Holds at least one monthly meeting with medical staff and
department heads to disseminate pertinent information needed to
As needed to assure coverage, may provide direct client
services. Will also be directly involved in staff recruitment and
professional training / education.
Participates in facility and system-wide committees as assigned
to ensure patients are receiving efficient effective clinical care,
such as the Medical Executive Committee and the State Hospital
System Governing Body.
Participates in mandatory training per HHS policies and
procedures, HIPAA policies, state and federal rules and
regulations, and hospital accreditation requirements. Ensures all
staff have annual PPD and vaccines
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively
participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the
agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or
Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may
require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Ability to provide effective clinical / medical leadership for
complex psychiatric hospital including sound managerial and
Knowledge of methods and procedures in forensic and general
psychiatry and general medicine; and of principles of the
development, implementation, and documentation of individualized
care and treatment plans.
Exercise skill in the care and treatment of patients; in the use
of medical and psychiatric diagnostic and treatment tools and
equipment; and in the documentation of medical care.
Ability to adhere to facility policies and procedures, agency
rules and regulations, state and federal statue and regulation, and
facility accreditation requirements.
Proven experience and ability in managing the provision of
comprehensive and complex psychiatric and general medical services
in inpatient psychiatric programs, including maximum security
Skill in effectively using an electronic healthcare system.
Ability to effectively lead, manage, recruit, retain, and deploy
a qualified medical staff.
Ability to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and
supervise the work of others.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must possess valid Texas driver’s license or obtain it no later
than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state
driver’s license must provide an original certified driving record
from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record
required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.
Valid unrestricted Texas Medical License with current
registration, board certification or board eligibility in
psychiatry, DEA Certificate
Initial Selection Criteria:
Valid Texas Medical License with current registration.
Completion of an ACGME approved residency in psychiatry.
Work experience with hospitalized psychiatric patients.
Board certification in Psychiatry.
Experience in a responsible clinical administrative
Requisition # 464211
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check,
pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the
Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid,
Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of
Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must
be registered with the Selective Service.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered
for employment at a state-operated facility.
The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines
which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for
acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella,
varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping
cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are
vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires
employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with
patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the
influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection
criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this
position may include, but not limited to: 60U, 60W, 210X, 92,
MED10, 44PX. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and
veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this
position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s
Military Crosswalk at
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation
with you on your first day of work.
I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the
hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a
disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line
application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at
1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need
accommodation to participate in the interview process, please
notify the person scheduling the interview.
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