UT Health Assistant/Associate Professor - Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Heart Institute in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Assistant/Associate Professor - Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Heart Institute
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 21000018
McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenure clinical track Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology, a division of the Childrens Heart Institute. The selected candidate will contribute to the department’s mission to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health through research, teaching, clinical service, administrative activities, and other service.
Position Key Accountabilities:
The Rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Childrens Heart Institute will provide direct patient care and supervision of medical students and residents in clinic and hospital settings.
Developing and sustaining an environment in the patient care units that support excellence and innovation in clinical practice and patient care through assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs and standards that support positive patient care outcomes to include excellent risk adjusted outcomes.
Performing a variety of staff management functions including the interviewing, hiring, evaluating, counseling and terminating of assigned management, clinical, and support staff.
Facilitating, reviewing, and approving the budget for UTHealth and Surgery Services, including estimates of future personnel and equipment needs; ensuring that hospital resources are optimally utilized through participation in strategic planning and financial budgeting processes, and development of practices that achieve specific objectives and resolution of unfavorable performance variances; providing leadership and implementing strategies to provide cost effective quality care.
Providing coaching, mentoring, support and consultation to clinical managers, attending physicians, research personnel, colleagues, and clinical staff.
Serving as role model in professional behavior and leadership skills, problem-solving ability and interpersonal skills
Delegating authority and accountability to clinical & nursing staff for clinical practice and patient care decisions that is consistent with professional standards, regulatory agencies and organizational policies and procedures.
Identifying patient and family needs of the populations served; recommends and/or developing new programs and services to meet those needs; assuring that age specific equipment, supplies and educational resources are available for assigned units/services
Collaborating with UTHealth and hospital administration and physicians to identify future opportunities, and define the direction of department services; developing, and implementing plans to achieve identified goals, including OR efficiency, productivity and patient through put targets across care continuum
Maintaining an ongoing departmental Quality Improvement Plan and process consistent with the organizational Quality Management Plan; developing and implementing unit specific standards, policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of care and services; continuously assesses and improves assigned departments performance while enhancing service
Reviewing appropriate financial reports and making appropriate modifications in UTHealth and MHH to reduce costs associated with supplies, staffing, and service agreements and/or identifies sound alternatives for purchasing equipment and supplies
Participating in and/or chairs committees, work groups, and meetings at as appropriate
Assuring interdisciplinary performance improvement programs are active, maintained and ongoing. Following up to ensure that complaints have been satisfactorily handled. Collaborating to maintain a focus on providing excellent clinical services
Maintaining professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, in-services, current literature and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in fields of expertise; supporting and promoting education and research
Supervising a highly specialized clinical team of direct care providers and administrative staff.
The selected candidate for the position must have a Texas Medical License or be eligible for a Texas Faculty Temporary License. Required or preferred board certification/eligibility statement. Required or preferred minimum years of clinical experience or years post residency statement.
Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery and service, have potential to be outstanding in their field of expertise, and share an interest in fulfilling the common goals of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Preferred applicants will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong potential for a leadership role within the department.
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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