Assistant Professor (Texas Children's Hospital Surgical Wound Care)
This extraordinary recruit will provide leadership, direction and development to all clinical activities first and foremost, followed by research and academic activities, within the Division of Surgical Wound Care. In addition, the Chief will motivate and develop providers and staff by accurately assessing and addressing their develop-mental needs. The Chief will also be expected to maintain a robust clinical practice; to continue to treat patients as appropriate; to be responsible for the clinical education and training of students, residents and fellows; to oversee their interaction with and treatment of patients; and to sustain and advance opportunities in research.
- Provides strategic direction and leadership for the Division of Surgical Wound Care at Texas Children's Hospital in its clinical, education, research and administrative missions.
- Translates a vision for the division into exemplary clinical, educational and research programs with the goal of achieving a top-tiered, nationally recognized division, with a focus on growing the clinical program.
- Serves as or designates a champion and leader for the provision of quality healthcare and clinical performance excellence.
- Provides leadership and oversight of provider team and staff for clinical care, research, and education, as well as performance improvement initiatives.
- Facilitates and ensures that the division achieves high performance levels in financial performance, clinical service, and support of education, research and collaboration with colleagues.
- Provides assistance to the Surgeon-in-Chief in the successful management of the relationships with hospital partners and other clinical partnerships in reference to wound care.
This person will have ideally served as a program or service line leader. Additional training in management or administration is preferred. Experience in working with providers is essential as is working knowledge of hospital operations, quality improvement, and strategic planning.
- Strong leadership as well as organizational skills needed to effectively operate in the complex environment of an academic medical center and to effectively manage conflicting agendas.
- Experience in facilitating and coordinating provider alignment activities, including building relationships with both community and academic providers.
- Outstanding clinical experience with understanding of the clinical enterprise and the patient care delivery process, and the knowledge to manage and build clinical practices.
- Knowledge of and experience in developing quality infrastructure, including development and implementation of decision tools, clinical protocols and guidelines, care management programs, and outcome measurement assessments.
- Working knowledge of information technology and medical informatics with a track record of introducing information technology into clinical practice.
- Record of success in mentoring and developing providers and supporting them in their academic, teaching and clinical endeavors.
- Understanding of quality, accountability and the balance between clinical care, investigation and teaching.
- High energy and enthusiasm balanced with a highly professional demeanor.
- Ability to build bridges and function as a team player who is willing to work with other departments to leverage individual and team strengths.
- Must have or be able to obtain an unrestricted Texas medical license or licensure for advanced practice (APN, FNP, NNP, PNP-BC, or PA-C).
- Must have a doctoral level degree in a related healthcare field (PhD, DrPH, MD, DO)
- Must be qualified for faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery at the rank of Associate Professor; exceptions will be considered.
A comprehensive and competitive compensation package commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications will be offered.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.