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UT Health Associate Professor/Professor, Nuclear Medicine - Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, McGovern Medical School in Texas

Associate Professor/Professor, Nuclear Medicine - Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, McGovern Medical School



McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 190002LF

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 faculty position as Section Chief of Nuclear Medicine within the Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging.

The preferred candidate will be a board certified radiologist with special competence in nuclear medicine. The faculty appointment will be at either the Associate or Professor level depending on the candidate’s experience.

McGovern Medical School primarily provides imaging services at Memorial Hermann Hospital and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center and LBJ Hospital in the Harris Health Hospital System. The Nuclear Medicine section performs a broad array of nuclear medicine diagnostic examinations and therapies in both adults and children, including cardiac imaging and PET/CT. The Nuclear Medicine section faculty perform a total of approximately 8,081 examinations and procedures per year.

Position Key Accountabilities:

This position will be teaching medical students and residents, providing direct patient care and supervision of medical students in 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.

  • 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,including efficiency, productivity and patient through put targets across

care continuum

  • 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

  • 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. Required or preferred board certification/eligibility statement. Required or preferred minimum years of clinical experience or years post residency statement.

Candidates must be ABR certified and CAQ certified or eligible. Candidates should have experience and expertise in protocoling, supervising and interpreting all variety of nuclear medicine studies and therapies, with particular emphasis on cardiac nuclear medicine and PET/CT. The position involves teaching of residents, fellows and medical students. Evidence of scholarship is desirable. Academic activities are strongly encouraged and supported.

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.

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


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