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Brazos County Commission Creates Medical Director Position

Brazos County Commissioners at this week’s meeting approved creating the position of Medical Director.

County Judge Duane Peters says this person will replace a third-party provider of health care services for jail inmates and will be in charge of a future employee health clinic.

The budget for this position is $155,300. Peters says the goal is spending less for employee health insurance and treating more inmates at the jail instead of transporting them to hospital emergency rooms.

Click HERE for the job description that was approved by county commissioners.

According to the job descriptions general summary, this person:

Provides professional medical services to complement the delivery of primary health care services at Brazos County Correctional Health Facility. Provides clinical leadership and supervision of midlevel providers and medical support staff. Works closely with the Jail Administrator. Provides the final medical decisions for patient care after considering the opinions of all those who care for said patients.

Directs, oversees and participates in all clinical, research and administrative operations of a wellness and health clinic. Oversees staff and provides continuity of operations consistent with approved protocols, policies and best practices in the areas of wellness and health education, health screening, disease management and acute care. Provides professional medical services by serving as a Primary Physician in the clinic.

Provides value-based health care based with compassion and the medical standards of care.

Click below for comments from Duane Peters, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.


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Posted by on Apr 16 2014. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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