Chief Resident

Weslaco, TX
May 20, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details


Posting NumberSRGV4425Working TitleCHIEF RESIDENTNumber of Vacancies1LocationWeslaco, TexasDepartmentSchool of Medicine / Internal MedicineFTE1.0FLSAExemptScope of Job

The chief residents are a vital component to the day-to-day operation of the UTRGV-Knapp Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency program.

Description of Duties

•Act as role model and assist in maintaining a professional atmosphere.
•Be able to problem solve and provide conflict resolution as appropriate and when needed to the Housestaff and medical students.
•Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
oDevelopment and maintenance of the yearly call schedule for all medicine Housestaff (30) on the medical services.
oAvailability for daily changes to schedules for absenteeism including maternity, paternity leave, sickness, and leaves of absence.
•Housestaff Education:
oAttend daily morning check-in rounds with night-float team as part of quality assurance initiative.
oDevelop and coordinate didactic programs and formulate plan to cover when lecture cannot be given.
oSchedule monthly morbidity and mortality conferences.
oSchedule monthly resident conference.
oOrganization and scheduling of biweekly board review lecture series.
oAssist in leading daily intern/resident morning report.
oAssistance with intern learning group.
oAssist with monthly intern/resident journal club schedule.
oAssurance of availability of autopsy records to residents in need of this information.
•Clinical Responsibilities:
oShort-coverage notice to staff resident clinics.
oShort-coverage notice to staff VBMC-UTRVG Hospitalist, RGSC and SCF clinic.
•Oversee professional nature of ward activities:
oPresence at daily “check-out” rounds to decrease “hand-off” error over first quarter of academic year.
oPresent each morning for assistance with ward rules.
oAssist and address daily issues regarding personnel conflicts and difficulties encountered with ancillary services and other medical services.
oAssist with attempts to maintain medical record compliance of all Housestaff.
•Resource to other residents
oClinical decision making when other Attending’ are unavailable.
oProvide support in academic counseling.
oAcademic mentoring and instruction for housestaff.
oMorale improvement with walk-rounds and organization of monthly off-campus festivities.
•Participates in recruitment of future internal medicine residents (September to February), especially the activities such as:
oScreening of applications.
oConduct interviews.
oHospital tours.
oOrganizing Housestaff participation in meeting potential residents.
oFollow–up via phone or e-mail of prospective recruits to this program.
oActive participation in selection process.
•Provide assistance to Internal Medicine Program Director, Assistant Program Director and Program Administrator
oParticipate in weekly to biweekly meetings to address ongoing concerns of Housestaff.
oGenerate innovations to improve dynamic and functionality of residency program.
oAssist in preparation of program for review by ACGME when needed.
oAttend Monthly Key Faculty Meetings.
oAttend PEC Meetings.
•Availability to Internal Medicine Faculty
oAvailable on short notice to assist with visiting faculty.
oAssistance with residents “at risk.”
•Recruiting for Program Functions and Activities
oGenerate support from numbers of the Housestaff for functions and activities.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education

Medical Degree from an accredited Medical School.

Preferred Education



•Maintain Texas Medical Board License or PIT
•Maintain Medical Liability Insurance
•ABIM Certified or Eligible
•Maintain current certification in ACLS and BLS
•ACP Membership

Required Experience

Completion of Residency requirement in specialized program.

Preferred Experience



Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Usual office or clinical ambulatory patient care facility conditions. Some evening and/or weekend work may be required. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens.


This position will be subject to pre-employment Immunization requirements. Tact, diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality of medical information required in all matters.

Physical Capabilities


Employment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date05/01/2020Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration DateEEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or [email protected]

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3
  6. Certifications and Licenses
  7. Training Certificates
  8. Other Document
  9. List of 3 References
  10. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  12. Letter of Interest
  13. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  14. Additional Document

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