STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


 

Salary Group B32

Class No. 4436

PHYSICIAN I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) medical, clinical, or public health work.  Work involves conducting medical or public health activities.  Work involves assessing medical history and physiological, psychological, and behavioral factors to determine the cause(s) of a disease, disorder, or injury; developing treatment plans; and administering specialized medical treatments and procedures.  May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Conducts physical examinations and diagnostic evaluations of patients, and obtains medical histories.

Conducts clinical assessments of abnormal test results, and follows up with or refers patients as appropriate.

Conducts medical or public health activities.

Consults with physicians and other treatment program staff on comprehensive health care.

Counsels patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive health care.

Develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates health policies and programs.

Monitors ongoing medical treatment, and reviews diagnostic studies.

Orders, performs, and interprets diagnostic tests; and prescribes, recommends, and administers treatment.

May design clinical guidelines, health education, strategies, and resources for clients and/or direct care staff.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in medical, clinical, or public heath work.  Graduation from an accredited college of medicine with a degree as a medical doctor.  Completion of a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of medical methods, procedures, and trends; of the principles and practices in the development, implementation, and documentation of individualized care and treatment plans; of the principles of public health practices; and of disease management and risk analysis.

Skill in the care and treatment of patients; in the use of medical diagnostic and treatment tools and equipment; in the use of a computer and applicable software; in developing, describing, and communicating medical or public health plans and procedures; and in project management, prioritization, and program evaluation.

Ability to examine, diagnose, and treat physical or mental disorders; to interpret laboratory analyses and x-rays; to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be licensed as a medical doctor by the State of Texas.


 

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Revised 9-1-15