Instructor, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery - Children's Heart Institute, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Instructor, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery - Children's Heart Institute, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Instructor/Lecturer/Faculty Associate

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230002H9

McGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houstonis seeking a motivated applicant for one Instructorship position for theChildren's Heart Institute.Eligible candidates must have completed training in cardiovascular surgery and should be eligible for full medical licensure in the state of Texas.The ideal candidate will function in an interdisciplinary environment with associated teams including Heart Failure Cardiology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, ICU teams, Advanced Care Practitioners, and all levels of medical and surgical trainees. The Instructorship will provide comprehensive exposure to the management of heart and lung disease and advanced cardiovascular procedures with the highest level of care and the best surgical outcomes for neonates, infants, children, and adults with congenital heart defects. In addition, the candidate will participate in research projects and any trials including innovative therapies and devices for patients with end-stage heart and lung disease.

In collaboration with pediatric sub-specialists at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, the affiliated team provides comprehensive care for newborns, children, and adolescents, with a smooth transition into adult congenital cardiac care. The program performs a significant number of advanced cardiovascular procedures and ECMO support each year. There is currently additional growth in our program in each of these areas to meet our growing clinical needs.

The program is looking for candidates who are looking to gain the knowledge and skills to prepare them for a career in this field. At the end of the training period, the instructor will be competent in advanced cardiovascular procedures and the initiation and care of ECMO. Under the direction and supervision of the Chief, Associate Chief, and attending staff the candidate will participate in the care of end-stage heart and lung failure patients in the pre-surgical phase of care.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Collaborate with the cardiology and pulmonary services in optimizing the care of Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Patients.

  • Prepare and medically optimize Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease patients for surgery. Receive referrals, assist, and discuss with the attending surgeon.

  • Participate in the preservation, maintenance, resuscitation, and ex-vivo assessment of pediatric CV surgery patients.

  • Actively participate in the operative planning, the intraoperative decision-making, and the performance of cardiovascular and surgical procedures

  • Actively manage patients in the PICU and NICU

  • Initiate immunosuppression and prophylaxis against opportunistic infection in pediatric patients.

  • Manage the complications of drugs and surgeries.

  • Collaborate with the Pediatric cardiology service to manage complications in patients readmitted to hospital.

  • Participate in daily morning and evening rounds on all patients in the PICU and NICU service.

  • Participate in weekly multidisciplinary rounds on the Pediatric Cardiology Service.

  • Participate in teaching junior medical staff, undergraduate students, and other non-medical staff as required.


The selected candidate for the position must havecompleted training in cardiovascular surgery and should be eligible for full medical licensure in the state of Texas.Required or preferred board certification/eligibility statement.

Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery and service, have 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.

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.

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