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, non-tenure clinical track faculty position in the Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging, Section of Breast Imaging. 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.
The breast imaging section performs mammograms, breast ultrasound and MRI, imaging-guided breast biopsies and wire localization and ductography. The section perform a total of approximately 26,000 examinations and procedures per year
Position Key Accountabilities:
Candidate will conduct breast imaging research, teach medical students and residents, provide clinical services and 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.
- 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 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
- 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. Candidates must be ABR certified and CAQ certified or eligible. Candidates must have completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a breast imaging fellowship. Candidates should have experience/expertise in protocoling, supervising, interpreting all breast imaging studies and perform all breast interventional procedures.
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. Candidates will demonstrate preferred knowledge or skills such as, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
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