ID CLINICAL FACULTY POSITIONS
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications for full-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenure clinical track faculty positions in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.
The selected candidates will contribute to the department’s mission to strive to improve the quality of health care through excellence in the education of students, physicians, and the public; the advancement of biomedical knowledge through discovery, integration, and translation to the clinical setting; and the provision of comprehensive, compassionate, and accessible patient care.
Position Key Accountabilities:
The faculty responsibilities in the Division of Infectious Diseases will be primarily inpatient infectious diseases consultation service and outpatient infectious diseases clinics at our affiliated hospitals; teaching medical students, internal medicine residents, and/or infectious diseases fellows. While both positions will include general ID, one of the positions will have a specialty focus on transplant ID, including a directorship, at one of our affiliated hospitals. The other position will have a specialty focus on surgical infections and infection prevention. There is potential for clinical or basic research for the positions depending on qualifications and experience.
- 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, evaluating programs, and standards that support positive patient care outcomes to include excellent risk-adjusted outcomes.
- Providing coaching, mentoring, support, and consultation to clinical managers, attending physicians, research personnel, colleagues, and clinical staff.
- Serving as a 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 are consistent with professional standards, regulatory agencies, organizational policies, and procedures.
- Identifying patient and family needs of the populations served; recommending 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 Houston 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 productivity and patient throughput targets across the 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 assessing and improving assigned departments' performance while enhancing service
- Participating in and/or chairing committees, work groups, and meetings 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 the 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.
- MD degree
- Texas Medical License or be eligible for a Texas Faculty Temporary License
- Board certification in Internal Medicine and board certification or eligibility in infectious diseases are required with a minimum of 2 (two) years of infectious diseases fellowship training
- Transplant ID training is highly desirable for the transplant position.
Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery and service, have the potential to be outstanding in their field of expertise, and share an interest in fulfilling the common goals of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Preferred applicants will demonstrate skills such as excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong potential for a leadership role within the department.
Candidates will only be considered after applying online at: http://p.rfer.us/UTH.QcFi6
UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.