Open Rank Clinical Faculty Physician – Primary Care (College of Medicine) - (FAC002323)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

This clinical faculty physician position will staff the inaugural direct primary care clinic for the UH College of Medicine. This clinician will be responsible for all patient care activities, including chronic care management, acute care, and care coordination.

Direct primary care (DPC) is a relatively new method of delivering primary health care services in which patients pay a modest monthly membership fee for a broad, defined spectrum of services. The UHCOM model of direct primary care intends to serve medically underserved communities. This differs from a concierge DPC practice model. Protected time for team huddles and administrative time for care coordination is a part of this model.

This clinician will practice comprehensive family medicine including the provision of pediatric care, women’s health and some office-based procedures for underserved community adopting the DPC model. This position will also contribute to the educational mission of University of Houston College of Medicine through precepting medical students in their longitudinal primary care course. This clinician will provide direct primary care at a University of Houston direct primary care practice site in Southwest Houston.

This position will report directly to the Chairman of the Clinical Sciences Department. This is a non-tenure track faculty position.

Specific duties include the following:

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Direct Patient Care Evaluate and treat adult and pediatric patients at a University of Houston College of Medicine Direct Primary Care site.
  • Provide input for the development of clinical protocols and guidelines for the Direct Primary Care practice.
  • Contribute to quality improvement initiatives.
  • Participate in community outreach activities.
  • Educational Mission Precept medical students at a University of Houston College of Medicine Direct Primary Care practice as part of the Longitudinal Primary Care course.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and experience, recent students’ evaluations of the applicant’s teaching, if available, research interests, and names and contact information of three professional references.

Salary and rank commensurate with academic achievements and experience.

Full-Time: 1.0 FTE

Houston is nation’s fourth largest city that offers a great quality of life that includes affordable housing options in excellent school districts, world-class arts, pro sports, award-winning cuisine and employment opportunities in numerous industries throughout the region. The University of Houston is located in close proximity to the Texas Medical Center, which is home to The MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Medical School, Michael E. DeBakey Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, among other institutions. This environment is rich in potential for numerous collaborative opportunities.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Qualifications :
  • Medical Licensure in the State of Texas
  • Board certification in Family Medicine
  • Experience documenting with an electronic medical record
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish
  • At least 3-5 years clinical experience
  • Experience with inter-professional teams
  • Experience contributing to quality improvement projects
Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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