STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B33

Class No. 4437

PHYSICIAN II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs advanced (senior-level) medical, clinical, or public health work.  Work involves initiating, coordinating, and communicating medical or public health activities; monitoring trends and activities; and making recommendations for improvement.  May diagnose and treat patients, and may administer specialized medical treatments and procedures.  May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Advises staff on unusual or difficult medical problems.

Conducts and/or coordinates medical or public health activities.

Develops and administers quality assurance and improvement programs.

Monitors ongoing medical treatment, reviews diagnostic studies, conducts clinical assessments of abnormal results, and follows up with or refers patients as appropriate.

Monitors medical trends.

Presents recommendations on hospital policies; new forms of treatment; and the need for equipment, facilities, staff, and budgeting.

Reviews clinical records of patients, and reviews plans for patient rehabilitation.

May design, communicate, and oversee the development of clinical guidelines, health education, strategies, and resources for clients and/or direct care staff.

May design, facilitate, and manage health services or clinical science research protocols.

May provide consultation on the development of health policy and programs. 

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 health 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; in project management, prioritization, and program evaluation; and in problem identification, analysis, and resolution.

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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