Assistant/Associate/Professor, Neonatology - Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant/Associate/Professor, Neonatology - Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2400004I

McGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications for a faculty position inNeonatologyat the Assistant/Associate/or Full Professor level in theDepartment of Pediatrics. The selected candidate will contribute to the department’s missions to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health, with a focus on expanding the Department’s clinical and research program in neonatal follow-up and outcomes. The institution plans to invest in the development of state of the art neurodevelopmental follow-up program with corresponding quality improvement and research activities.

McGovern Medical School is located in theTexas Medical Center (TMC), Houston, Texas. The primary clinical site for the neonatology program is theChildren’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, (CMHH)a 332-bed Children’s and Women’s quaternary care facility with Level IV Maternal and Neonatal Intensive Care designation and a Level I Pediatric Trauma and Surgery Center. Both the CMHH and TMC offer an unparalleled clinical and academic environment for the care of the children of Greater Houston, one of the fastest-growing and most diverse cities in the nation. The Division of Neonatology services extend into the community at an additional six Level II and III NICUs across theMemorial Hermann Health Systemand theLyndon Baines Johnson Hospital,Harris Health System.

Position Key Accountabilities:

This full-time position will report to the Chief, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics. In this role, the successful candidate will:

·Lead the future vision and expansion of the strong foundation of neonatal follow-up clinics at UTHealth Houston. Appropriate institutional resources for the development of this program will be provided.

·Participate in clinical research conducted in the Division of Neonatology aligned with the candidate’s research interests. UTHealth Houston is one of 15 U.S. sites of theNICHD Neonatal Research Network, and one of 7 that is also a member of theNICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network. UTHealth Houston also participates in follow-up studies for theNIH Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Programin addition to a wide range of basic, translational, clinical, and public health research related to neonatal and infant health and medical care. The research facilities of the Division, Department, and University are extensive and the overall research environment in the Texas Medical Center is excellent and collaborative.

·Provide direct patient care as part of a skilled team of neonatology faculty and neonatal nurse practitioners in the 118-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and the Level III NICU at Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital (Harris Health System). Our clinicians care for highly complex populations of neonates, including extremely preterm infants and those cared for by the Fetal Center at UTHealth Houston, one of the largest fetal medicine programs in the nation, the Children’s Heart Institute, and other cutting-edge clinical programs.

· Supervise and educate medical students, residents, and fellows in the care of NICU patients in both the acute hospital setting and in follow-up clinic settings.

·Develop and sustain an environment in the patient care units that supports excellence and innovation in clinical practice and patient care. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate programs and standards that support positive patient care outcomes following NICU discharge.

· Serve as a role model in professional behavior and leadership skills, problem-solving ability, and interpersonal skills.

· Delegate authority and accountability to clinical & nursing staff for clinical practice and patient care decisions that are consistent with professional standards, regulatory agencies, and organizational policies and procedures.

· Participate in and/or chairing committees, work groups, and meetings as appropriate.


The selected candidate for the position must have a Texas Medical License or be eligible for a Texas Faculty Temporary License. Board certification/eligibility in neonatal perinatal medicine required. The successful application will have track record of success in program development, research and scholarly achievement, and recognition as a leader and innovator in neonatal care and follow-up.

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 Houston 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 Houston 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.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.