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UT Health Assistant Professor & Medical Director at Squatty Lyons Clinic (Family Medicine) McGovern Medical School in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor & Medical Director at Squatty Lyons Clinic (Family Medicine) McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 190001PX

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position and Medical Director for the Squatty Lyons clinic with the McGovern Medical School, Department of Family and Community Medicine.

The selected candidate will contribute to the department's missions of providing quality healthcare and training the next generation of physicians.

This position shall provide leadership and supervision to physicians and advanced practice providers (“APPs”) providing medical care in their specific area of responsibility (to be assigned on an individual basis). The MDR acts as a role model to their peers and leads an interdisciplinary, collaborative team approach to ensure delivery of high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care; creates a culture of excellence in clinical care, drives patient and provider satisfaction, promotes evidence-based practices, and leads continuous performance improvement, while ensuring adequate support for education and research; ensures compliance with medical staff bylaws, policies and procedures, and regulatory and accreditation requirements; supports and promotes the mission, vision, and values of both Harris Health System (“HHS”) & UTHealth McGovern Medical School; works collaboratively with the Chiefs of Staff (“COS”) and Assistant Chiefs of Staff (“ACOS”) to achieve the targeted outcomes of HHS improvement, specifically accepting delegated tasks from his/her direct and indirect reports.

Duties & Responsibilities:

· Model transformational and participative leadership techniques: by fostering an environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and optimal provider satisfaction and decreases physician burnout. Attend designated monthly administrative and quality meetings and maintain active participation in medical staff committees for the purpose of representing and disseminating information to frontline medical staff, APPs, and trainees. Provide performance data to physicians and trainees on a regular basis, including patient satisfaction, quality/ outcomes, and cost.

· Assist with a quality improvement and performance improvement activities and initiatives by acting as a point of contact and champion for patient safety activities, quality initiatives, and performance improvement. Actively engage in adverse event review and develop strategies to address identified issues, taking into consideration results of data reporting. Participate in development of policies and procedures for clinical care (where appropriate), including emergency preparedness and responsiveness. Host education sessions for initial implementation and provide ongoing education (both for new hires and current employees).

·Work with physicians to develop and implement best practice guidelines and treatment protocols in conjunction with HHS’ Chief Medical Officer, including adequate documentation. Incorporate guidelines within improvement initiatives and actively provide education on the benefit of these items; ensure provision of education on implementation and utilization of policies and procedures. Provide ample education and feedback for physicians, trainees, APPs, nurses, and support staff. Ensure this is a key outcome of all initiatives and update education based on current issues. Maintain expertise on national quality benchmarking and standards and other pertinent healthcare industry updates. Ensure current practices are in line with market standards and bring areas of consideration to notice of HHS leadership and ACOS/COS.

. Collaborate with COS and ACOS to review and determine critical business needs including finance, human resources, capital planning, strategic initiatives, operating metrics, communication strategies, budget, and performance metrics. Assist with equipment selection processes and monitor service area for specific needs. Respond to clinical patient complaints and escalate as needed; respond to any physician requests or concerns; utilize information provided within patient and physician feedback to drive improvement initiatives. Assist in approving provider schedules, including scheduling of clinic sessions, paid time off, and call schedules. Ensure attendance at designated training programs for all providers. Oversee the orientation and onboarding process of new physicians (inlduing locums tenens), nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and trainees. Ensure appropriate safety protocols, including those relative to medical reconciliation, are in place and improved on an ongoing basis. Evaluate patient and provider satisfaction data followed by implementing improvement initiatives to work toward achieving targeted patient and provider satisfaction survey scores.

· Perform other duties as assigned and mutually agreed upon.

Minimum Requirements:

Medical degree from an accredited medical school with excellent post-graduate medical education and experience as follows:

  1. Board certified or plans to become board certified within one year of placement in MDR role.

  2. Two years of direct patient care.

  3. Experience with quality outcomes or managed care environment strongly preferred.

  4. One year of experience in medical group management and/or leadership such as participation in performance improvement projects, committee involvement, or experience in a community-based organization or large, integrated medical group/health system.

  5. Comfort with use and interpretation of complex and disparate data sources.

  6. Excellent interpersonal skills and high degree of emotional intelligence required.


Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with disparate individuals to drive collaboration. Demonstrates passion for improving patient outcomes and experiences and is willing to work one on one with physicians on improvement initiatives. Ability to identify areas of opportunity within an organization and willingness to report these for purposes of defining and operationalizing improvement strategies in a timely manner.

Keen eye for detail and interest in utilizing data to drive certain results. Comprehensive understanding of current healthcare trends and ability to utilize this knowledge for establishing targets within personal organization.

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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