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UT Health Assistant Professor/McGovern Medical School and Memorial Hermann - Pediatric Surgery in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor/McGovern Medical School and Memorial Hermann - Pediatric Surgery

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 200000VP

ACADEMIC PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGEON

McGovern Medical School University of Texas-Houston/Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (UTHealth) and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital are seeking an assistant professor to join a large, expanding pediatric neurosurgery program. The successful candidate will become the fourth pediatric neurosurgeon in the program. Joint faculty appointments in the Departments of Pediatric Surgery and Neurosurgery.

Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital is a Level I trauma center with 310 beds located in the Texas Medical Center and is part of the 14 hospital Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital has the region's only hospital-based air ambulance service and a large Level III NICU. The pediatric neurosurgery service includes strong established clinical programs in pediatric neuro-oncology, epilepsy surgery, craniofacial surgery, and fetal myelomeningocele repair. The pediatric neuro-oncology program includes collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center with joint clinics, tumor boards, and research programs.

The service is supported by a pediatric neurosurgery fellow, a full-time neurosurgery resident from the UTH Department of Neurosurgery, as well as advanced practice providers. The Residency Program matches three residents per year, based in the adult hospital on the same campus. Therefore, the pediatric rotation is not an off-site experience but an integral part of the overall program, with shared call and resources. This position offers excellent salary and benefits, and start-up funding is available for research.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Under the direction of the chief Dr David Sandberg you will function primarily in the Pediatric Neurosurgery unit, inpatient /outpatient clinic setting, with rotation to the Children’s MHH OR, inpatient floor, Emergency Room, MD Anderson, Shriner’s, and UTP outpatient clinics. In this position you will require 10-12 hour shift coverage that may include early morning and evening shifts, including possible Saturday and Sunday rotations. This role requires strong clinical assessment skills for pre- and post-operative assessment including history taking and physical examination and for evaluation of children with various acute and chronic conditions. You will facilitate all daytime consults, performing procedures and admission of patients. While in the inpatient role, you will participate in the daily care of inpatients, including discharge planning and facilitation of post-operative follow-up. Solid communication, triage assessment and clinical judgment skills are required. Collaboration with specialized doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, outpatient administrative staff and inpatient staff is necessary. Effective communication skills are essential. In this role you may also include telephone triage and follow-up telephone evaluation of post-operative patients and/or emergency room patients. The pediatric neurosurgery service includes strong established clinical programs in pediatric neuro-oncology, epilepsy surgery, craniofacial surgery, and fetal myelomeningocele repair. The pediatric neuro-oncology program includes collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center with joint clinics, tumor boards, research, and outreach/marketing. You will participate in scholarly activities involving the development of educational materials, performance improvement projects and research studies.

Qualifications:

  • ABNS board certified or eligible pediatric neurosurgeon.

  • Texas Medical license or ability to obtain before employment

The ideal candidate will have completed an accredited pediatric neurosurgery fellowship

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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