Pediatric Cardiac Intesive Care Director
Department of Pediatrics - Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Apr 11, 2018
The Dell Medical School in conjunction with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas (DCMCCT), is seeking a Director of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care to be part of the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. This physician will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to serve the growing need of the regional pediatric population in Central Texas to deliver world class pediatric heart care.
Candidates will possess experience in caring for children with complex congenital and acquired heart disease as well as prior leadership experience in a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Primary responsibilities will include oversight and provision of direct care to patients in the mixed PICU/PCICU and to oversee the creation of a dedicated PCICU as well as the critical care team responsible for taking care of these patients. Other responsibilities include developing and implementing care protocols, overseeing the QI registries pertinent to Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care and to oversee education, quality assurance and ongoing performance improvement initiatives. Candidates will also participate in coordinated outreach efforts for the Center.
A successful candidate will have an appointment within the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School and regular participation in educational activities with medical students and residents will be expected. Opportunities for collaboration with medical and adjunct specialties will be encouraged to allow for the pursuit of innovative program development and clinical research initiatives.
Candidates will be board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Critical Care with additional training in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care (not required if dual boarded in Cardiology). Hiring is contingent upon obtaining medical licensure in the state of Texas.
Dell Medical School, the first new medical school to be built at a tier one research university in nearly 50 years, welcomed its inaugural class in 2016. The school is committed to redesigning academic medicine and revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy, by educating leaders, developing new models of care, and advancing innovation from health products to health care delivery.
DCMCCT, a member of Ascension Texas and the Seton Healthcare Family, is a tertiary children's hospital with 248-beds serving 46-counties that includes 24 pediatric critical care beds and 22 pediatric intermediate care beds in a mixed PICU/PCICU unit and a robust ECMO program. There are approximately 1,800 admissions to the ICU annually. It is the only freestanding pediatric facility in the region with a level 1 pediatric trauma center, level 4 epilepsy center and level 4 neonatal intensive care unit.
Austin has been designated by US News & World Report as one of the top ten \u201cBest Places to Live\u201d for several years. This growing metropolis is considered \u201cthe live music capital of the world,\u201d a high-tech growth hub, and home to one of the largest state universities in the country.
Seton Healthcare Family is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit health network in the nation.
- Meets applicable credentialing and privileging standards for his/her specialty. Board certification 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.
- 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 associate professor or higher in the Department of Pediatrics.
Applicants are asked to send a current curriculum vitae along with a statement of professional interests to Allison Morris, [email protected]
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