UT Southwestern is one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, world-renowned for its research, widely respected for its teaching and training, and highly regarded for the quality of clinical care its faculty provides to patients at UT Southwestern University Hospitals & Clinics, Children’s Health, and its other affiliated hospitals. UT Southwestern has a proud history of supporting basic and translational research that has changed the world, counting among its faculty 6 Nobel laureates, 23 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 19 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 14 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. UT Southwestern physicians provide medical care in about 70 specialties to more than 105,000 hospitalized patients and oversee approximately 2.4 million outpatient visits a year.
The Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center is structured into 17 academic divisions, consisting of approximately 300 faculty members, and numerous multidisciplinary programs, representing the full spectrum of pediatric medicine today. The Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Program provides state-of-the-art cardiovascular critical care services for children with congenital heart disease as well as other cardiac diseases.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is seeking a Director for their Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine Program. Care for children with heart disease and adults with congenital heart disease at UT Southwestern is provided within the construct of the Heart Center, which is composed of four UT Southwestern divisions: Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology.
The Heart Center at Children’s Health has grown exponentially in recent years, making substantial advancements in research, innovative treatments and procedures, and, most importantly, better outcomes. As a program with one of the highest pediatric cardiac surgical volumes in the nation and the lowest observed-to-expected mortality ratio among the 40 largest pediatric surgical programs, the Heart Center clinicians, administrators and support staff offer an unmatched level of expertise through their multidisciplinary approach and family-centered care.
The Director of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care will serve as a leader for the planning and organization of pediatric cardiac critical care services. This is an exciting time of growth for the program as it has been experiencing a significant increase in volumes. Their 32-bed cardiac critical care unit, which sees approximately 600 admissions per year, is one of the largest dedicated pediatric CICUs in Texas. This leader will be highly involved in recruiting a number of additional faculty members to meet the growing needs, education of fellows, and will help with the establishment of new training programs, including but not limited to a “Fourth Year” fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine.
- MD or equivalent degree.
- American Board of Pediatrics sub-specialty board certification in Pediatric Cardiology and/or Critical Care Medicine.
- Must hold, or be eligible for, unrestricted state medical license in the state of Texas.
- A strong commitment to patient care, reflecting a service-oriented philosophy with hospital administration and with colleagues in other specialties.
- Evidence of promoting and supporting teaching and scholarly activities.
- Demonstrated potential for building clinically strong programs. A successful record of accomplishment in recruitment and development of faculty.
- A distinguished record of scholarly activity, teaching, and clinical care.
- Ability to build and lead teams, as well as relationships with referring physicians and other departments.
- Experienced in balancing complex needs of the academic mission, research and clinical productivity with fiscal responsibility.
- Excellent communication skills, both in group settings and one-on-one.