DFPS Physician II
Dept of Family & Protective Svc
DFPS is now seeking a new Medical Director that will play a key role in improving the health and well-being of children and youth in state conservatorship. Please note, if you or any of your colleagues previously applied for this position, there is a need to re-apply (as there was an issue with the prior posting).
This position reports to the Associate Commissioner for Child Protective Services. Work involves integrating knowledge of the DFPS mission with best health care practices to help shape DFPS policies and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare to children served by CPS. The position performs advanced and managerial medical work. The position interfaces with medical directors of the Managed Care Organization (MCO), University of Texas contract for forensic assessment, and the State Medicaid /CHIP programs. Work involves coordination and consultation with Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and health care vendor(s) on the processes of ensuring the appropriate use of psychoactive medications by and identifying appropriate behavioral health treatment programs for children in DFPS conservatorship. This position may involve training and the provision of technical assistance to DFPS staff and residential child care providers as well as provide interpretation of DFPS policy and best practices to DFPS staff and external stakeholders. The position interfaces with other state agencies, healthcare providers, the judicial system, legislators and other external stakeholders.