Faculty Instructor - Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

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Faculty Instructor - Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Austin, TX
Open Date:
Aug 10, 2018

The Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas (DCMCCT) seeks qualified candidates for a one or two year faculty instructor position in pediatric cardiac surgery. Under the direction of Dr. Charles Fraser Jr., Dell Children’s Medical Center and Dell Medical School have launched the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. This instructor position offers the opportunity to work with internationally-recognized physician leaders.

Candidates will possess experience in caring for children with complex congenital and acquired heart disease. Qualified candidates should also have completed an AGME-accredited cardiothoracic residency program or an international equivalent. Primary responsibilities will include provision of direct care to patients prior to, during, and after cardiac surgery. The candidate will be looking to advance his/her knowledge in Congenital Heart Surgery and patient care management.

A successful candidate will have a faculty appointment within the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care 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.

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/CVICU 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.

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.

Austin has been designated by US News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” for several years. This growing metropolis is considered “the live music capital of the world,” 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, Hiring is contingent upon obtaining medical licensure in the state of Texas.

  • Medical degree from an accredited medical school.
  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited cardiothoracic residency program or international equivalent.
  • Meets applicable credentialing and privileging standards for his/her specialty.
  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas (or the ability to obtain one prior to appointment), or completion of all steps of the United States Medical License Exam (USMLE) prior to starting the position.
  • Eligible for faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.
  • Must be an innovative self-starter with a commitment to excellence.




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Posted: 1/7/2019
Application Due: 10/8/2019
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