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Company: Texas Health and Human Services
Location: El Paso, TX
Career Level: Director
Industries: Government Administration


Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence.
The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers

The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime monthly retirement annuity as well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you!

The SSLC Medical Director is responsible for managing, coordinating and directing all medical services including psychiatric, dental, pharmaceutical and laboratory work at the SSLC. Ensures the delivery of high quality medical services to individuals with intellectual disabilities served by SSLCs. Oversees and directs the diagnoses and treatment of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who also have complex medical, psychiatric and/or behavioral health needs. Directs the administration of specialized medical treatments and procedures. Delegates to persons under his/her supervision portions of these duties and sufficient authority for their accomplishment but maintains overall responsibility for the medical care of the individuals at the SSLC. Participates in and oversees medical staff participation in treatment team process. Directly supervises staff Physicians, Advanced Nurse Practitioners (APRN), Physician Assistant(s), Pharmacist(s), Dentist(s), Psychiatrist(s) and oversees contracted staff in these positions. Serves as a primary care physician for a smaller caseload when needed. Assists other medical staff with complex cases. Provides and coordinates treatment to employees injured in course and scope of employment. Ensures optimum performance of the medical services department toward full compliance with the terms of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Settlement Agreement. Responsible to constructing the on-call duty schedule and shares on-call duty with other qualified medical staff. The Medical Director works under the minimal supervision of the SSLC Director with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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