Medical Director Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program
Medical Director Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program
College/School/Unit: Dell Medical School
Department: Internal Medicine
Posted: Oct 13, 2020
Apply By: Open until filled
Dell Medical School at the University of Texas in partnership with Seton Family of Hospitals/Ascension Texas, is seeking a visionary and dynamic Medical Director for its new kidney and pancreas transplant program. This represents a unique opportunity in a rapidly growing market for which the partnership is prepared to commit resources to build a regionally and nationally recognized program. The partnership envisions a stepwise approach to implementation of kidney and pancreas transplantation, followed by liver transplantation over the next few years.
The Medical Director for the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program will be responsible for all aspects of the medical care of ESRD patients referred for transplant and their post-transplant medical care. In close partnership with the Abdominal Transplant Program Director, (s)he will spend considerable time building relationships with the nephrology community in Central Texas and beyond. Reporting to the Abdominal Program Director for clinical and administrative roles and to the Chair of the Department of Medicine through the Division Chief of Nephrology for academic roles, (s)he will assure compliance with regulations in the evaluation and management of transplant candidates, recipients, and living donors. The Medical Director will collaborate with the Transplant Program Director on the development of program policy, and performance related to pre-transplant and post-transplant management of kidney and pancreas transplant patients and living donors. Performance hinges on achieving predefined outcomes that track performances and results of the overall program.
Opportunities for participating and developing educational programs for all levels of learners abound at the University of Texas. The Medical Director will also have to opportunity to participate in or develop his/her research program.
Health System and Partnerships
As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation's leading research universities, the Dell Medical School is creating innovative new models of care delivery, excellence in health care and biomedical research, and programs in interdisciplinary and interprofessional education.
Dell Medical School is the fifth medical school in the UT System and 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. The new Director will have the full array of collaborative opportunities for interprofessional research and teaching across the University of Texas.
Seton is part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system. In Texas, Ascension operates Providence Healthcare Network in Waco and Seton Healthcare Family in Austin. With 11 hospitals, including the region's only Level I adult trauma center and the region's only comprehensive pediatric hospital and pediatric Level I trauma center, a mental health hospital, specialty and primary care clinics, Seton serves an 11-county population of more than 2 million people each year. Seton partners with Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and shares a common vision of transforming healthcare through a focus on quality and value. As part of this innovative partnership connecting healthcare and education, doctors train other doctors, conduct groundbreaking research and implement new treatments. In 2017, Seton opened Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas at Austin, a 211-bed teaching hospital located on the newly designated campus for the Dell Medical School; the hospital is currently expanding to add 15 beds in preparation for the development of transplant services.
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The University of Texas at Austin values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. This position is security sensitive; conviction verification will be conducted on applicant selected.
- Board certified or eligible in nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine
- Completion of an AST accredited transplant nephrology fellowship or equivalent training in transplant nephrology
- 5 years of post-fellowship experience in transplant nephrology in a leadership role is preferred
- Qualify as Primary Transplant Physician for kidney and pancreas transplantation under UNOS Bylaws
- Qualify for unrestricted medical licensure in the state of Texas
- Strong decision making capabilities
- Excellent communication skills
- Eligible for appointment to Dell Medical School Department of Medicine faculty at the Associate or Professor level
Confidential Inquiries Interested faculty should submit their current CV, along with an email that describes their interest in this position to InternalMedicineDMS@austin.utexas.edu. Submissions will be accepted until 5:00pm on November 6, 2020.
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To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/65624