Medical Director Correctional Health

Parkland Health and Hospital System (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

Looking for your next opportunity? If so, choose Parkland and discover what a meaningful job feels like. Whether you work directly with patients or use your talent to support our care, you’ll be part of a team that’s providing valuable health services to Dallas County residents. And here, you’ll have the opportunity to put all your skills to work, and the support to grow and advance in your job and your field. Step into a career that will make a substantial difference for our patients—and for you. We blend cultures, talents, and experience into an exemplary health and hospital system.  Parkland has earned distinction as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S News and World Report every year since 1994.


Responsible for supporting, facilitating and participating in clinical and administrative activities, which will enhance the attainment of Correctional Health clinical goals and objectives. Provides medical expertise, administrative, medical and nursing support as well as professional liaison functions which enhance high quality, timely and safe patient centered, patient valued services, best practice and compliance.


-Must have successfully completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Medical Association (AMA) approved residency for appropriate specialty.
-Must have five years management experience in clinical medicine programs.
-Prefer experience in a correctional health environment.

-Must be currently licensed for the practice of medicine in the State of Texas.
-Must meet and maintain licensing and registration requirements as delineated by the Medical Staff Bylaws, Medical Staff Rules and Regulations, and Credentialing Policies/Procedures, if any.
-Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) an Introduction within 30 days of placement in role.
-Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-100.HCB: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Healthcare/Hospitals within 30 days of placement in role.
-Must have Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) course certification for IS-200.HCA: Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations (ICS 200) within 30 days of placement in role.

Skills or Special Abilities:
-Must be board eligible.
-Must have proven written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated leadership ability.
-Must have proven capability to communicate and to develop positive productive working relationships with physician colleagues and management.
-Must be recognized by peers as an outstanding clinician.
-Addresses social determinants in patient care plans.
-Must be capable of recruiting, developing and motivating people.
-Must be objective, flexible, and tactful in dealing with sensitive medical staff issues, practice patterns, clinical resource utilization and sensitive patient issues.
-Utilizes creativity and innovation in attaining desired outcomes.
-Uses a holistic approach and persists when solving problems.
-Works in a highly organized manner, capturing and attending to details as well as the bigger picture.
-Acts with a sense of urgency.
-Synthesizes information and shares it with a larger group.
-Works effectively in an ambiguous environment.
-Demonstrates a working knowledge of PC operations and the ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software in a Windows environment.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

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To apply for this job, contact:
Mitch Tonak

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