Clinician Educator - Primary Care
Department of Internal Medicine - Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Mar 22, 2018
The faculty physician is a member of the healthcare team who works in collaboration with other staff to provide comprehensive healthcare services to patients. The scope of practice of each physician is defined through the Practice's credentialing and privileging committee.
This position is for a faculty physician to assess, maintain, and improve the individual and collective health status of individuals in the communities served, providing direct clinical care in a new primary care practice at UT Health Austin. Participation in scholarly activities is expected to include clinical research and quality improvement projects with an aim to meaningfully improve healthcare system processes and delivery of high value care.
- Systematically assesses patients' health status, arrives at appropriate diagnosis(es), and implements care plan for effective clinical outcomes. Considers thorough range of treatment/preventive options and arrives at a recommended course of action that is age appropriate, culturally appropriate, realistic, and attainable.
- Appropriately manages patient care and health status following initiation of treatment/preventive plan, and monitors and adjusts as warranted. Communicates effectively with patients and family so that they understand their diagnosis, treatment plans, and need for follow-up care
- Contributes to effective and efficient practice management policies and practices that support patient access to medical care. Supports appropriate billing for professional services through timely documentation and maintaining adequate knowledge of the Practice's billing policies and procedures.
- Manages patient care through appropriate use of available resources. Appropriately prescribes and orders ancillary services. Utilizes Practice referral network appropriately. Manages chronic health/disease.
- Participates in the training, orientation, and evaluation of Practice support staff. Regularly attends and actively participates in Practice staff meetings or physician/staff meetings. Participates in short- and long-term planning for the site or care system, providing input to the annual operational and capital budget.
- Participates in appropriate committee structure. Participates in community education and other professional activities to promote Practice services and the site.
- Contributes to the overall academic community in the Department of Internal Medicine and Dell Medical School, through citizenship/service, scholarship, education, community engagement, and/or innovative clinical methods that advance the health of the community.
- Meets applicable credentialing and privileging standards for his/her specialty. Board certification in Internal Medicine or board eligible within two (2) years of completion of training.
- Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas (or the ability to obtain prior to appointment).
- Demonstrated leadership, clinical teaching, evaluation, and communication skills.
- Ability to influence/motivate others at all professional and administrative levels.
- Strong clinical background in evaluation and management of chronic diseases commonly seen in the Medicare and/or Medicaid population.
- Must be an innovative self-starter with a commitment to excellence.
- Must possess tenacity, self-motivation and initiative necessary to drive the development and maintenance of established and new programs.
- A track record of being able to lead, direct, and influence a team (regardless of reporting lines). Demonstrates behaviors of a team player.
- Eligible for appointment as an assistant professor or higher in the Department of Internal Medicine.
- Experience in providing high-quality clinical teaching
- Experience and/or training in performance improvement, quality improvement, or related areas.
- Experience managing advanced practice providers and clinical staff.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.