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Professor - Department of Surgery-Division of Trauma Surgery - 65291

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Job Description:

Min Qualifications

Candidate should be a graduate of an accredited medical school, have completed an ACGME approved residency training program and interest and training in Trauma Surgery, be Certified/Board Eligible in Trauma Surgery and have a Texas Medical License without restrictions.

Salary Range

Salary: $475,000 annually

Specific Job Related Duties

Department of Surgery

Division of Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Surgery

Professor and Section Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Serving in the Department of Surgery as Section Chief for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, the person in this position will oversee the evolution of comprehensive surgical services that covers all UTMB locations (Galveston, League City, Clear Lake, and Angleton-Danbury Campuses). This will include oversight of the surgical aspects of the Trauma and Acute Care Service. This position will also concurrently serve as the Medical Director of the Trauma Service for the UTMB Health System and will be responsible for Level I Trauma verification in Galveston and subsequent Trauma Center verifications at other locations.

Essential Job Functions:

--- Work with the Health System and the surgical departments to develop a vision and strategic plan for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
--- Create an overview of the services currently provided and/or to be developed at the various locations/campuses.
--- Create a timeline for meeting goals and tactics.
--- Define how Trauma/Acute Care Surgery services will be covered at the various locations to meet the needs of the patients and the emergency rooms and operating rooms.
--- Supervise faculty in the Section and determine which general surgeons(s) will participate in the trauma panel.
--- Partner with community surgeons and physicians at all locations.
--- Lead the evolution of ICU care in conjunction with Anesthesia and Pulmonary/Critical care at various locations resulting in a single multidisciplinary service. (The goal is to create a single unified surgical ICU with one team covering the care of the surgical patients).
--- Maintain the Level I Trauma status of our flagship hospital and potentially evolve the Clear Lake and/or the League City Campuses into a Level III or greater Trauma Center(s), based on campus capability.
--- Supervise and participate in the call schedule/coverage of the various facilities and in-house call coverage of Jennie Sealy Hospital.
--- Focus on efficient use of resources.
--- Work with the trauma, acute care surgery faculty and Health System leaders to continually improve the cost of care through process improvement and cost of care initiatives based on evidence.
--- Focus on optimal quality outcomes as measured by Vizient, CMS, Texas Medicaid and TQIP with an emphasis on meeting annual quality and value targets.
--- Oversee recruitment of individuals in Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Services in conjunction with the Division Chief of Burn, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and the Department Chair.
--- Partner with the Health System leadership, faculty, and nursing to create a culture of safety and a culture of professionalism with a focus on patient safety.
--- Work with the Health System leadership, faculty, ED physicians, and nursing, create a work environment in the trauma services that is collegial and collaborative where open communication creates an environment to provide the best care for patients.
--- Assure that the students, residents, fellows and other trainees have a learning experience that emphasizes the most contemporary approaches to trauma care in a professional learning environment.

Closing Statement

#facu

Equal Employment Opportunity
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Req id: 65291

Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Professor - Department of Surgery-Division of Trauma Surgery - 65291, Healthcare , Galveston, Texas

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