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UT Health Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor, Chief of Emergency Services at LBJ - Emergency Medicine, McGovern Medical School in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor, Chief of Emergency Services at LBJ - Emergency Medicine, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 2200003N

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston’s Department of Emergency Medicine seeks an exceptionally talented and qualified Chief of Emergency Services for its clinical affiliate Harris Health System’s LBJ General Hospital (LBJGH).

Position Key Accountabilities:

We are seeking a candidate for Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position who will lead all aspects of care delivery at LBJ Emergency Center (LBJ EC) and be a core faculty member for the Department’s emergency medicine residency program and administration fellowship program.

The Chief of Emergency Services will report directly to the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and the LBJ General Hospital Chief of Staff. In addition, s/he will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic, financial, and operational plans for the LBJ EC’s patient care mission in conjunction with departmental and hospital leadership. S/he will lead quality improvement, customer service, finance, informatics, and disaster preparedness for the LBJGH Emergency Center. S/he will serve as a core faculty member of the Department’s Administrative Fellowship.

LBJ EC is a busy, county emergency center serving a diverse, mostly indigent population. More than half of its patients do not speak English as a first language. In 2019, LBJ EC saw just under 90,000 unique patient encounters, making it the region’s busiest emergency department by volume. LBJGH has a relatively small inpatient platform (currently 215 hospital beds) though there is a commitment to build a new facility that will expand the scope and volume of services provided.

McGovern Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine is an academic, university-based department with a tripartite mission of excellence in patient care, education, and research. It has a large emergency medicine residency program and several clinical fellowships program. UTHealth is situated in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, the largest conglomeration of health care beds in the world. UTHealth is home to several schools, including its Cizik School of Nursing, the School of Biomedical Informatics, and the School of Public Health.


Applicants must have an M.D. or D.O. degree and have excellent qualifications in education and clinical care. Candidates should be residency-trained and board-certified in Emergency. Candidates should have demonstrated leadership experience in an emergency department and a firm commitment to academic emergency medicine. The candidate should be an expert in cutting-edge leadership, management, and operations principles, and be knowledgeable about public policy, hospital accreditation, finance and billing, and regulations as they affect clinical operations. The candidate should have strong quantitative skills and proven proficiency in analyzing data to optimize performance. The candidate should have a track record of successfully managing teams and projects, as well as fostering interprofessional collaboration.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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