The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), a leading academic health center-McGovern Medical School, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure clinical track Assistant/Associate Professor-Neurointensivist faculty position in the Department of Neurosurgery.
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, and clinical service.
This position will work collaboratively with Neurology and Neurosurgery to provide comprehensive care to patients in the Neuroscience ICU. We are the highest volume stroke and trauma center in the country. Our flag ship hospital at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center has 32 beds and is growing. We have two satellite hospitals at Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann Memorial City.
The McGovern Medical School at UTHealth is the sixth largest medical school. The Houston neuroscience center brings together a team of world-class clinicians, researchers and educators whose insights and research findings are transforming the field of neuroscience. The candidate will be joining a group of 8 neurointensivists. Our group has active research projects which span translational to clinical trials. You will find it easy to form basic science/bioinformatics/translational medicine collaborations within our institution. McGovern Medical School is a CTSA with opportunities for young investigators.
Position Key Accountabilities:
- 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
- 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 OR
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
- 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
- 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. Candidate must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Neurocritical 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.
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