Clinician - Investigator - Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine - Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Open: Nov 28, 2017
The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an exceptional physician to join the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine as a Clinician Investigator.
Dell Medical School's mission is to revolutionize how people get and stay healthy by:
Educating leaders who transform health care;
Evolving new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value;
Advancing innovation from discovery to outcomes;
Improving health in our community as a model for the nation; and
Redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society.
While medical education has been part of the clinical landscape of Austin Texas since the mid-1970s, the Dell Medical School enrolled its first class of 50 undergraduate medical students in June of 2016. As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation's leading research universities, the Dell Medical School will pursue innovation in the re-design of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education.
Dell Medical School (DMS) is the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has already been made to enable its development and success. DMS is partnering closely with the community and regional healthcare providers and payers to provide new models for health promotion, healthcare delivery, and clinical care for the community's underserved population. DMS has developed an innovative curriculum that includes a two-year longitudinal primary care experience, and a 9-month opportunity for a concentrated project in population health and/or care transformation.
The Internal Medicine residency has been in existence since 1974. We are a fully ACGME accredited residency sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. Infectious Diseases clinical faculty have traditionally held a unique role of covering an inpatient Internal Medicine ward team, in addition to providing 24/7 Infectious Diseases inpatient consultation services. Faculty also provide oversight for antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, outpatient antimicrobial therapy, quality improvement of hospital processes related to Infectious Diseases, and education curriculum for medical students, Internal Medicine residents, and faculty. Some faculty also participate in outpatient general ID and HIV care. The new Dell-Seton Hospital at the University of Texas is a state-of-the-art facility with a new microbiology laboratory that services the entire Seton network of hospitals in central Texas. It is also the primary site of a network-wide Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program which provides opportunities for scholarly collaboration. Currently, the majority of clinical research opportunities exist within the hospital setting, with the potential to expand to other outpatient clinical sites and/or the University of Texas main campus.
Development of a strong Infectious Diseases presence for care delivery, education, and research is essential for meeting the goals of Dell Medical School. This position will include direct patient care for vulnerable patient populations and supervision/education of residents and medical students as both an Infectious Diseases consultant and Internal Medicine attending. 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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct patient care (Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine) within Dell- Seton Medical Center, including 1 in 4 weekend call.
Responsibilities may include participation in the design and implementation of a clinical research infrastructure.
Participating in educational efforts and working towards continuous process improvement within the hospital environment.
Helping to implement innovative undergraduate and residency curricula in Infectious Diseases and Hospital Medicine.
MD degree with Board Certification (or Board Eligibility if within 2 years of residency) in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine.
Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas (or the ability to obtain prior to appointment).
Strong clinical teaching and communication skills.
Training and experience in quality improvement initiatives.
Eligible for appointment as an Assistant Professor or higher level.
SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Well-documented speaking, teaching, and writing skills.
Ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable and professional manner in person and on the phone.
Experience in supervising Internal Medicine residents
Effective professional management skills, including the ability to plan, organize and schedule work in an efficient and productive manner, focusing on key priorities and meeting deadlines.
Ability to interact with peers, executives, employees, and consultants in a manner that represents the Dell Medical School positively.
Ability to build and lead high-performing teams; must be able to provide clear and accurate direction and guidance.
Sound judgment in decision-making.
Ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner.
Flexibility and adaptability to change.
Ability to work on multiple tasks and projects and to prioritize.
Plan, promote, demonstrate, recommend and coordinate high standards of medical practice.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Fellowship training that included specialized training in infection control and hospital epidemiology.
Familiarity and experience with newer molecular microbiologic systems (especially with regard to meaningful use/high value care).
Interest and willingness to treat hepatitis C
Record of achievement in academic medicine and evidence of scholarly productivity is preferred.
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.