Chief Anesthesiologist Assistant-(Anesthesiologist Assistant Academic Program)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Chief Anesthesiologist Assistant-(Anesthesiologist Assistant Academic Program)

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Advanced Care Providers

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001U5

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Academically, will direct and oversee all aspects of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program, ensuring that the program fulfills its mission, goals, and objectives by performing the ascribed duties personally or through subordinate faculty and staff; complies with all accreditation standards and those established by the School of Medicine and the Department of Anesthesiology.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Performs quality anesthesia care services to surgical patients at Memorial Hermann Hospital and ASC.

  2. Acts as the liaison between the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program and the department, hospital staff, surgeons and Anesthesiologist Assistants.

  3. Coordinates and manages the monthly OR schedule, call schedule, and meeting/vacation/sick schedules of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program program faculty

  4. Manages HR activities for direct reports regarding: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

Academic Responsibilities :

  1. Manages all aspects of the educational program consulting with the Medical Director when appropriate.

  2. Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans; gathers, interprets and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates program activities with other programs and departments as needed.

  3. Develops, implements and modifies curriculum. Recommends changes in curriculum, policy, and program requirements to the Dean and appropriate committee, as needed. Ensures that the educational curriculum is innovative and quality driven and (1) focused on student needs and requirements; (2) aligned with UT's priorities and in accord with the program's strategic objectives; and (3) effective, efficient and providing value for money.

  4. Provides collaborative leadership and guidance to faculty and instructional staff in developing and delivering instructional programs.

  5. Ensures that the program is in compliance with all policies, procedures, and accreditation standards as set forth by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs, the University of Texas, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and SACSCOC.

  6. Responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of program operations. Prepares quarterly and annual financial statements, reports, special analyses, and information reports to review with the School of Medicine and Department of Anesthesiology.

  7. Develops and directs the implementation of strategic business and/or operational plans, projects, programs, and systems.

  8. Develops, implements, and monitors the program's marketing plan for recruiting new students.

  9. Teaches students in didactic and clinical setting.

  10. Collaborates with key stakeholders such as the Office of Educational Programs to ensure best practice on strategic implementation. Acts as a liaison between the MSA Program office and outside organizations, as well as other schools, committees, and task forces within the University.

  11. Maintains standards of clinical performance in accordance to institutional objectives, professional standards of practice, regulatory, and accreditation agency standards.

  12. Manages human resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned including clinical assignments

  14. Other duties as assigned.


Completion of an accredited program in Anesthesiologist Assistant, professional certification as an Anesthesiologist Assistant. Computer and technology literate using Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office applications, planning and communication technology, and the internet.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree and successful completion of a Commission Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited, two-year Anesthesia Assistant program.

Minimum Experience:

Three years of experience as an Anesthesiologist Assistant.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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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.