Service Chief of Obstetrics

UT Southwestern, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dallas, Texas
Closing date
Mar 1, 2024

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Full Time
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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, seeks to fill a position for the Service Chief of Obstetrics at Parkland Hospital in its Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division. Academic rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

The position will be responsible for the safety and quality of care for 12,000 births annually, the oversight of Labor & Delivery and Triage in coordination with medical director(s), the oversight of ambulatory clinic services, MFM and 10 WHC, in concert with medical director(s), medical supervision of advanced practice providers: 35-40 APP in L&D, 80-100 APP in WHC, with annual protocol update and policies and procedures, quality review and case review functions for maternal levels of care leading performance improvement committees and meetings for service line.  This position also works with OB anesthesia services, NICU and pediatric services, helps to facilitate Maternal Levels of Care level 4 designation, coordinates regarding nursing policy, procedure, and staffing review and administrative oversight of program projects contracted by hospital.

The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching and providing outstanding evidence-based clinical care. Principal clinical assignment will be to provide clinical coverage and maternal fetal medicine services as well as to provide teaching and mentoring to our students, residents and fellows in labor and delivery, high-risk antepartum inpatient services, clinic, and sonography. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) is the home of the largest residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and one of the busiest clinical programs in the United States. We have over 100 faculty members, 175 classified staff, 72 residents, and 18 fellows. The Department has a robust research program and excellent graduate and undergraduate medical education programs. The Department has faculty at both Parkland Health and Hospital System, which serves a diverse, underrepresented patient population and Clements University Hospital which serves a large MFM referral population. As you consider opportunities, conditions that occur 1% of the time occur every three days in our hospital system as we deliver nearly 15,000 women per year (or 1 of every 270 new Americans).

Candidates must have a medical degree; completed an accredited residency in obstetrics and gynecology and by the time of hire have completed an approved fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine; and have attained or be eligible for Texas medical licensure and certification by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Interested candidates should apply online at: -search for Job# 615130 and upload a letter of introduction and CV. 

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2022-2023 Benefits Summary

Health Benefits: 

  • PPO and ACO Options
  • 100% Coverage for Preventative Health − No Co-Pay
  • Tobacco-Free Incentives
  • Generous Prescription Drug Plan
  • 3 Options for Dental Coverage
  • 2 Options for Vision Coverage
  • Abundance of Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
Retirement Plan:
(Eligibility varies by employment status)
  • The Teacher Retirement System of Texas is a defined benefit plan with 5-year vesting
  • Employee Contribution Max 7.7% of salary
  • Employer Contribution Match up to 7.5% of salary
  • Optional Retirement Program (ORP) defined contribution plan with 1 year, 1 day vesting
  • Employee Contribution Max of 6.65% of salary
  • Employer Contribution Match of 8.5% of salary
  • Optional Tax-Sheltered Annuity
  • Optional Deferred Compensation Plan
PTO Benefits: 
  • 15 Paid Holidays, Eligible Day 1
  • 8 Hours/Month Accrued Vacation
  • 8 Hours/Month Accrued Sick Leave
Other Benefits: 
  • On-Site Day Care
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • Short-Term Disability Coverage
  • Voluntary Group Life Coverage
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage
Bring Your "A" Game
Why are top candidates in so many professional fields – including customer service, finance, and human resources, to name a few – choosing UT Southwestern Medical Center as a career home? Simple. They know that they will work among a team of people who bring their best every day to support a health organization that’s breaking new ground in dozens of ways. That’s what we can offer you.

It takes a lot to keep UT Southwestern at the forefront, where world-class patient care, acclaimed medical education, and innovative research breakthroughs are common occurrences. When you join us, those are the challenges you’ll share. Our organization has taken on serious commitments and responsibilities within a rapidly evolving health care system.

Change is a constant, so our work supporting this complex matrix of business and systems needs must rise to the highest level of professionalism, collaboration, and innovation. That’s true for every role across the Medical Center and represents why this can be the most challenging work of your career.

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