Having recently completed the largest public hospital construction project in the U.S., Parkland Hospital features a brand-new 2.5 million-square-foot facility with 870 inpatient adult beds and 96 NICU beds. Parkland Hospital houses a certified Level I Trauma Center, the second largest civilian burn center in the U.S., and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Parkland is the primary teaching hospital for the UTSW Medical School. UTSW Hospitalist Medicine at Parkland includes a group of 45-50 full-time hospitalists and 10-15 advanced practice practitioners. The hospitalist program manages an average daily patient census of 290 patients and an average of 53 admissions per day. As part of its academic mission, the program provides faculty supervision to two Internal Medicine teaching services.
The chief will provide administrative, fiscal and operational leadership for the support of clinical service, research, and educational objectives for the hospitalist program. This role will interface with multiple leaders across the organization, ensuring the highest quality of care to hospitalized patients and while continuing to promote excellence in medical education.
- A minimum of five years’ experience as a hospitalist in a large hospital medicine program, with proven leadership and managerial skills. Training and experience in clinical research, quality improvement, and patient safety activities are also desirable.
- Evidence of academic accomplishment consistent with an appointment to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor level.
- Direct experience managing complex inpatients, including competency in standard inpatient procedures.
- Solid understanding of the hospitalist role and function, and an interest in teaching and growth in an academic setting.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, providing effective communication, both verbal and written, and an interest in furthering the research, scholarly and academic missions of the group.
- Board certification in Internal Medicine. Eligible for licensure in the state of Texas.
- Completion of a formal hospitalist fellowship is preferred but not required.