Employed Academic Trauma Surgeon

Universal Health Services, Inc.
Amarillo, Texas
Feb 09, 2021
Feb 09, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

Northwest Texas Healthcare System is assisting Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), Amarillo campus in recruiting a Trauma Surgeon to provide Trauma, Acute, and Critical Care services at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, TX. 

The position is with the employed Faculty practice at TTUHSC School of Medicine, which enjoys a strong reputation throughout the region. The Department of Surgery at TTUHSC in Amarillo offers surgical services in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care, General Surgery, and Wound Care.

Position highlights:

Hospital is the Trauma Center for the 26-county Texas Panhandle
Service area also extends to surrounding states
1,500 trauma admissions annually
Wide range of case types
Surgical and Trauma call coverage on a rotating schedule
Call shared equally with three other Trauma surgeons
Block scheduling to include a week of days 7a-7p; 3-4 nights of 7p-7a; 4-5 backups
Hospital surgical services and consultations while on service
Surgical consultations and follow care in the clinic at TTUHSC Amarillo campus
Faculty appointment with TTUHSC
Provide medical education to third and fourth-year medical students in surgical rotations
Some education to residents from TTUHSC Amarillo ACGME programs (FM, IM, OB/GYN, Peds)
Competitive salary and compensation plan with full benefits package 

BC in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
Fellowship training in Trauma and/or Surgical Critical Care strongly preferred
Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher
Record of peer-reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed activity contributing to the surgical discipline
Interest in teaching and academic medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine has three campuses in Lubbock, Amarillo, and the Permean Basin. Serving the healthcare needs of over 2.5 Million people in a 108-county area, Texas Tech physicians provide care in a comprehensive range of specialties as well as clinical research and teaching.  TTUHSC's campus at Amarillo is a tight-knit community of physicians and surgeons with a mission to train confident and compassionate physicians who deliver evidence-based and family-centered care for a diverse population in an open learning environment. 

Northwest Texas Healthcare System provides comprehensive acute care and outpatient services to the 500,000+ residents of the Texas Panhandle and surrounding region. With physicians in over 40 specialties, Northwest is known in Texas and throughout the Southwest and surrounding states for cardiac, stroke, emergency, and children’s services. The Heart Hospital at Northwest is the only dedicated specialty heart hospital in the Panhandle, and an accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI. As the Trauma Center for the 26-county Texas Panhandle and certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, the hospital treats over 64,000 patients in its Emergency Department each year. Northwest Children’s Hospital is the Panhandle’s primary Pediatric provider, with nearly all Pediatric subspecialties available through the Hospital and Alliance Regional Health Network.  Women’s and Maternity services, Surgical services including the da Vinci Robotic system, Primary Care, and inpatient Behavioral Health care combine with other key specialties to make Northwest the healthcare system of choice in the region. NWTHS is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services (UHS), one of the largest and most respected hospital management companies.

Amarillo, Texas:  At 3,672 feet altitude with consistent breezes and low humidity, Amarillo enjoys 270 days of sunshine annually and four distinct seasons. Top-rated schools, upscale neighborhoods with views, and well-appointed country clubs offer families and individuals an exceptional quality of life. Outdoor recreation opportunities are plentiful at nearby Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States. World class skiing and snowboarding can be found in Taos, NM, only a 5 hour drive away. Amarillo boasts a vibrant cultural arts scene including a Symphony, Ballet, Opera, museums, and art galleries. Sports teams, diverse restaurants and cuisine, great shopping, annual festivals, and a historic downtown with a brand new baseball park and minor league team combine to present a variety of entertainment options. With a metro area population of 250,000 and an international airport with quick flights to other Texas and U.S. cities, Amarillo is an emerging city with abundant opportunities!

If you have interest in this position please contact:

Nathan Arnett

In-house Physician Recruiter


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