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Medical Director Surgical Oncology

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
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Medical Director Surgical Oncology

Job Class Code: 10021
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1282
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Division of Health Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 1 year
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
The primary purpose of the Medical Director of Surgical Oncology is to provide broad direction and coordination of all activities within the discipline of oncologic surgery. The Medical Director is responsible for the strategic planning, budgeting, coordination, performance, and evaluation of all activities within the department. In carrying out the institution's mission, the department head will develop and maintain programs to provide (1) excellent, compassionate, and comprehensive interdisciplinary care for cancer patients; (2) opportunities for faculty to conduct fundamental and clinical investigations at the level of the departments; (3) education for fellows, residents, medical students, and other trainees at the level of the department; (4) support for global activities. In addition, the Medical Director will, through the department chairs, provide documentation of the quality of patient care and its efficient and cost-effective management. The Medical Director is responsible for overseeing recruitment and retention of faculty and staff within the departments. Establish standards of academic and clinical performance for the Department of Surgical Oncology. Lead strategic planning for laboratory, clinical and population-based research and for clinical activities in the department. Provide an environment that values the development and facilitation of quality clinical and research programs. Promote and facilitate integration of clinical care and research within the department. Promote scholarly activities within the department. Practice surgical oncology in an exemplary manner adhering to standards set forth by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and the American College of Surgeons or equivalent. Requires the ability to visually monitor patient progress, verbally communicate with the patients, comprehend complex medical data, and communicate either verbally or in writing with referring and consulting physicians. Actively engage in and encourage clinical or basic research and scholarly activity to enhance the academic environment of the Department through the development of programs in the sciences which are in keeping with the goals of the Department. Requires the ability to synthesize a myriad of information pertaining to the area of research and provide verbal or written communication with faculty members in this regard. It will be necessary to seek appropriate funding mechanisms to support the research activities and will require the ability to communicate with granting agencies either verbally or in writing. Demonstrated experience in multidisciplinary research and cooperative group protocols is particularly important. Provide a balanced and integrated educational program for the fellows, residents and students who either are in, or rotate through the Department. Demonstrated commitment to surgical educational programs and development of trainee education is expected. Actively manage state and federal regulatory requirements for surgical oncology. Demonstrate knowledge of surgical oncology reimbursement issues. Provide peer review for assessing the clinical practice of the faculty within the Department. Serve as a role model in surgical oncology as a practitioner for faculty, fellows, residents, and students. Direct the investment of capital expenditures for enhancement of the clinical and research missions.

Minimum Qualifications:
The applicant should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in academic surgery, with a practice that is predominantly oncology focused. The candidate must have demonstrated experience in administration at the departmental or institutional level in addition to a proven track record in clinical and/or laboratory research. The candidate must be board certified in surgery or a surgical specialty and must hold or be eligible for a Texas Medical License.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Completed an accredited surgical oncology fellowship

Preferred Qualification:
At least ten years post completion of fellowship training

License or Certification Required?: Yes
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 03/01/2022

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 11/17/2021

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 *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race 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.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

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