The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) is the state agency that plans, develops, coordinates, and funds services for South Carolinians with the severe, lifelong disabilities of:
- intellectual disability and related disabilities
- autism spectrum disorder
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal cord injury and similar disability
About Whitten Regional Center
Whitten Regional Center is a residential facility of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs located in Clinton, SC serving residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Under general supervision by the Physician, provides primary medical care (acute and chronic) and treatment for individuals in the specialty area of Developmental Disabilities; assumes responsibility for providing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for intermediate level and critically ill patient caseload. This position will also provide medical input as part of the ID Team.
- Diagnoses medical disorders and provides treatment as required to meet the health needs of consumers in assigned case load. Documents medical status on Therap. Assists in coverage of other medical providers case loads as required.
- Prepares medical histories and examines new consumers admitted to Whitten Center. Performs annual physicals on all consumers in assigned case load.
- Records quarterly progress notes on all consumers on case load.
- Participates in Interdisciplinary Team meetings as required to address patient care.
- Provides on-call medical care to consumers after hours, during holidays, and on weekends per schedule.
- Performs quality assurance for medical charts.
EEO Statement: SC DDSN provides affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex -including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements: Pursuant to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (IFR), the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) has established COVID-19 vaccination requirements and exemptions for staff who provide any care, treatment, or other services in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID). You may contact Human Resource for further information or review SCDDSN Directive 413-11-DD.
Record Check: Criminal background check will be conducted by SLED, FBI, and DSS Child Registry that indicates no record of conviction, child abuse or neglect. Employment would also be contingent on your passing a pre-employment drug test. DDSN reserves the right to rescind any employment offer in the event our review of your background develops information, including opinions of previous employer or colleagues that cause us to conclude, at our sole discretion, that you are not suited for the position.
Immunization: If this position requires the applicant to work directly with DDSN consumers, a (2) step PPD testing or QuantiFERON TB Gold testing must be completed prior to beginning employment. All new employees who are healthcare providers are required to provide documentation of immunity or be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, Varicella and Hepatitis B prior to beginning employment.
State Disaster Plan: In accordance with the State’s Disaster Plan, which includes hazardous weather, DDSN employees may be required to work in times of an emergency or disaster.
College Transcripts: Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application are required to provide an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific time frame required by that area, after hiring.
Driving Record: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.
Employee Referral: The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs supports a Referral Incentive Reward and a Retention Bonus program. You may contact Human Resource for further information.
Supplemental Questions: Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
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