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Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine

  • UT Health San Antonio
  • San Antonio, TX

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UT Health San Antonio is seeking a Chief to serve the Division of Hospital Medicine. Learn more or apply within! UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA), a comprehensive academic health university and research center in South Texas, is seeking a Chief to serve the Division of Hospital Medicine. UT Health San Antonio, part of The University of Texas System, is the major source of health professions education and life sciences research in South Texas and is a major center for patient care in South Texas. The Health Science Center is composed of eight campuses across San Antonio and South Texas. It has 4.5 million square feet of owned and leased facilities for education, research, treatment and administration. The University employs approximately 5,400 full-time faculty and staff and has a budget of approximately $806 million.

The Division of Hospital Medicine is one of 12 divisions housed in the Department of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio’s Long School of Medicine. The mission of the Division is to make lives better through excellence in education, health care and research. The Division consists of 91 faculty and is extensively integrated with the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System. The Division provides inpatient care at two primary teaching hospitals, the University Hospital and the and the Audie Murphy VA Medical Center. Division faculty serve prominent roles in undergraduate and graduate medical education, including leadership roles in the Internal Medicine residency program and the School of Medicine Office for Undergraduate Education. Research within the Division is focused on implementation science and represents collaborative efforts between the VA Medical Center and the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH).

Position Overview

Reporting to the Chair of Medicine, the Chief of Hospital Medicine will work with the leadership of the Department and School of Medicine faculty and staff to oversee administrative, academic and clinical activities of the Division. The Chief is responsible for the growth and advancement of clinical, research, and teaching excellence, academic and clinical planning, development and resource management, and for the implementation of inpatient systems of care. The Chief will foster and recruit faculty and trainees, strengthen collaborative departmental and hospital partner relationships, enhance outreach activities and engage local and regional community physicians. She/he also will develop local clinical protocols, clinical pathways and outcomes measures to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care. The Chief will be expected to lead the division to the next level in clinical care, research and training.

The successful candidate will be a clinical educator with national stature and a solid track record of administrative achievement.  She/he will have the in-depth knowledge and ability to effectively lead physicians, researchers, and educators, while also growing the scholarly activity of the division. Integrity, intellect, the ability to work effectively with stakeholders, as well as a vision of how medicine will thrive clinically, scientifically and financially in an age of healthcare reform will be essential to this role.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will offer:

  • M.D. or equivalent medical degree, with Board Certification in Internal Medicine.
  • Eligibility for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
  • Proven and substantial leadership experience is required.
  • Recognized as a leader in Hospital Medicine who is seen as an expert clinician with a record of accomplishment in developing outstanding programs and a passion for delivering patient care of unsurpassed quality.
  • Experience as a successful manager with a track record of effective, cooperative leadership, faculty development, and strategic vision gained within an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, providing effective communication, both verbal and written, and an interest in furthering the research, scholarly and academic missions of the group.
  • A strong mentor with demonstrated success in the recruitment and development of faculty and trainees.
  • A record of research contributions, either in clinical, educational, or translational science.
  • Strong personal and professional ethical values, impeccable integrity, energy and positive attitude to meet the demands of the position.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with ambiguity. The ability to set a clear vision in a fluid and changing environment.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and lead others in developing and implementing successful outcomes.

Expressions of interest, and questions may be directed to the consultant firm assisting UTHSA with this search: Betsy Mullenix, Senior Consultant, Grant Cooper: mullenix@grantcooper.com.

All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

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