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UT Health Assistant /Associate Professor, Surgical Critical Care - Surgery, McGovern Medical School in Texas

Assistant /Associate Professor, Surgical Critical Care - Surgery, McGovern Medical School



McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 1900001N

McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenure clinical track Assistant/Associate, Surgical Critical Care position in the Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery - LBJ and outside hospitals.

The selected candidate will contribute to the department’s mission 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 through research, teaching, clinical service, administrative activities, and other service.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The Rank of Assistant/Associate Professor (depending upon qualifications) will provide direct patient care and supervision of medical students and residents in clinic and hospital settings.

  • Developing and sustaining an environment in the patient care units that

support excellence and innovation in clinical practice and patient care through

assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs and standards

that support positive patient care outcomes to include excellent risk adjusted


  • Performing a variety of staff management functions including the interviewing,

hiring, evaluating, counseling and terminating of assigned management,

clinical, and support staff.

  • Facilitating, reviewing, and approving the budget for UTHealth and Surgery Services, including estimates of future personnel and equipment needs;

ensuring that hospital resources are optimally utilized through participation in

strategic planning and financial budgeting processes, and development of

practices that achieve specific objectives and resolution of unfavorable

performance variances; providing leadership and implementing strategies to

provide cost effective quality care.

  • Providing coaching, mentoring, support and consultation to clinical managers, attending physicians, research personnel, colleagues, and clinical staff.

  • Serving as role model in professional behavior and leadership skills,

problem- solving ability and interpersonal skills

  • Delegating authority and accountability to clinical & nursing staff for clinical

practice and patient care decisions that is consistent with professional

standards, regulatory agencies and organizational policies and procedures.

  • Identifying patient and family needs of the populations served; recommends

and/or developing new programs and services to meet those needs; assuring

that age specific equipment, supplies and educational resources

are available for assigned units/services

  • Collaborating with UTHealth and hospital administration and physicians to

identify future opportunities, and define the direction of department services;

developing, and implementing plans to achieve identified goals.

  • Maintaining an ongoing departmental Quality Improvement Plan and process

consistent with the organizational Quality Management Plan; developing and

implementing unit specific standards, policies and procedures that guide and

support the provision of care and services; continuously assesses and

improves assigned departments' performance while enhancing service

  • Reviewing appropriate financial reports and making appropriate modifications

in UTHealth and MHH to reduce costs associated with supplies, staffing, and

service agreements and/or identifies sound alternatives for purchasing

equipment and supplies

  • Participating in and/or chairs committees, work groups, and meetings at as


  • Assuring interdisciplinary performance improvement programs are active,

maintained and ongoing. Following up to ensure that complaints have been

satisfactorily handled. Collaborating to maintain a focus on providing excellent

clinical services

  • Maintaining professional growth and development through seminars,

workshops, in-services, current literature and professional affiliations to keep

abreast of latest trends in fields of expertise; supporting and promoting

education and research

  • Supervising a highly specialized clinical team of direct care providers

and administrative staff.


The selected candidate for the position must have a Texas Medical License or be eligible for a Texas Faculty Temporary License. The selected candidate must be board certified in general surgery and board eligible in surgical critical care.

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. Preferred applicants will possess and demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong potential for a leadership role within the department.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University 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 schiences, 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 and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Herman Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon b. Johnson Hospital.

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