Pediatric EM - Director - Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas

US Acute Care Solutions
Austin, Texas
Jun 17, 2021
Jun 17, 2022
Emergency Medicine
Full Time
Position Type


As a medical director at USACS, you will be responsible for collaborating with the hospital and nursing leadership while offering support to your physician staff. You will serve as a leader both within the emergency room, and as a leader within the organization. Through our model of shared ownership, you will influence on broad company decisions and help facilitate the development of new leaders.

With USACS, you'll be part of a team unique in today's industry. USACS provides physicians with ownership, unparalleled benefits and the opportunity to practice within a values-based model emphasizing quality, long-term wealth building a culture of shared ownership. USACS physicians enjoy the security and resources of a large, national group without sacrificing the advantages typically found in local EM groups.

Prior experience is required to be considered for this position.

Position Details:
  • Ability to lead a community and academic emergency department
  • Oversee PEM operations with nursing leadership & hospital administration
  • Supervises PEM staff, implements policies and procedures
  • Represents PEM in community and hospital
  • Sign-On Bonus available

  • Must be BC/BE in ABP or ABEM
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship trained

Pediatric Emergency Department
  • ED Volume: 49,000
  • Provides the highest level of pediatric emergency medicine care in a 46-county area
  • The only Pediatric Level I Trauma Center in central Texas within a 46-county catchment area
  • ED Beds: 45
  • Patients/Hour: 5.6
  • Admission Rate: 12% to 14%
  • Coverage: 8- and 9-hour shifts with 8-63 hours of physician coverage and 8,10, 12-hour shifts totaling 8-20 hours of APP coverage per day
  • Physician Qualifications: BC/BP in Pediatric Emergency Medicine or EM
  • APP Qualifications: BC PA or PNP-Acute Care/FNP with 2 years Peds ED/CC/UC experience
  • In addition to working clinically in the emergency department, physicians serve as faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
  • Documentation: Cerner/CPOE and PowerNote
  • RN training (PALS, ACLS, TNCC, Magnet, Pediatric SANE, etc.)
  • Robust and successful pediatric emergency medicine fellowship with 12-13 fellows annually
  • Attendings oversee residents from pediatric, emergency medicine, family medicine and transitional year training programs
  • Faculty strongly supported to pursue academic, professional, quality improvement, advocacy, research, etc.

  • Member of Ascension Health, the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S.
  • $200 million, 480,000 sq. ft. facility
  • 248 inpatient beds
  • 12-suite surgery center
  • First hospital in the world to achieve Platinum Status under the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council
  • Magnet designation (American Nurses Credentialing Center)
  • Level IV NIC
  • Level IV Epilepsy Center
  • Intense focus on expanding comprehensive congenital heart disease and pediatric cardiology services, including heart transplantation
  • Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, complete with a specialized delivery unit, allowing mothers to deliver and recover in the same hospital where their newborn will receive treatment and care for their complex fetal or congenital conditions
  • A fourth bed tower with 72 beds to be completed in November 2022
  • Groundbreaking for Dell Children’s Medical Center North occurred May 2021; expected completion November 2022
  • Built on 34 acres of land
  • 187,000+ sq. ft.
  • Four-story hospital with:
  • 36 inpatient beds
  • 18 ED beds
  • Level III trauma services
  • Four operating rooms
  • Endoscopy and procedure rooms
  • Sleep labs
  • Shelled space for future growth
    • Affiliated with The UT Austin Dell Medical School, also a member of Ascension Health
    • Expansion into advanced congenital heart disease and cardiology
    • Special delivery unit for mothers of infants who will need immediate surgery after birth


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    Hospital Details:

    Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas

    4900 Mueller Boulevard
    Austin, TX 78723 view map

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