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 Pediatric Emergency 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 Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Health San Antonio maintains a thriving clinical practice treating over 80,000 patients in the Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments at University Health System/University Hospital. University Hospital is a premiere quaternary care hospital designated a Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, Joint Commission accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center, STEMI center, and Pediatric Burn Center. In fact, it houses South Texas’ only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center with 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons and other pediatric specialists. Additionally, it is the only hospital in San Antonio with a 24-hour emergency department dedicated to the special needs of women for obstetrics emergency services and gynecology emergency services.
Actively involved in undergraduate and graduate medical education, the department trains 36 Emergency Medicine Residents, medical students though a mandatory 3rd-year clerkship, 4th year selective, and several other Emergency Medicine specialty electives, and sponsors several fellowships including Clinical Ultrasound, Global Health and Clinical Ultrasound, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Education, Disaster Medicine, and Wilderness Medicine.
Reporting to the Chair of Emergency Medicine, the Pediatric Emergency Medical Chief will be involved in all aspects of managing the Pediatric Emergency Department and will work closely with the Chair of Emergency Medicine, UHS EM Medical Director and hospital administration. The Chief will direct the Pediatric Emergency Department clinical service while also advancing the academic mission of Pediatric EM. The Chief will have opportunity to collaborate closely with University Health System administration to grow pediatric ED volume, improve the care of pediatric patients in the region, and support strategic planning towards the opening of the new Pediatric ED as UTHSA completes construction of its new Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
- MD, DO, or equivalent degree from an accredited institution.
- Board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine through ABEM or ABP.
- Licensed, or eligible to be licensed, for practice of medicine in the state of Texas.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience as a practicing emergency medicine physician.
- Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience at an academic medical center.
- Established track record of peer-reviewed research, excellence in education and outstanding clinical service.
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.