Open Rank - Clinical Faculty Physician, Correctional Health
Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Academic Medical Group
17 openings available.
Internal Number: FAC002306
These faculty physicians will be responsible for providing non-emergent primary care/emergency/specialty/general surgery medical care at one or more designated community facility(s) and/or through telemedicine or other virtual health delivery technologies. Ensures organizational compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements. These clinicians will be responsible for all patient care activities related to board certification/licensure which may include chronic care management, acute care, and care coordination. As applicable to board certification/licensure, these clinicians will practice general surgery, emergency medicine, specialty care or comprehensive primary care medicine including the provision of women’s health and some office-based procedures. At this time, all faculty appointments in the College of Medicine are non-tenure track. The College of Medicine anticipates being able to make tenure track positions available for application in the future.
This position will also contribute to the educational mission of University of Houston College of Medicine both in Clinic and through facilitation of team-based learning sessions and didactic sessions for medical students in other pre-clerkship medical school courses.
Specific duties include the following:
Support the mission, vision, values, and standards. Identify and articulate the vision and strategic direction for the Clinical Operations.
Work closely with Practice Administrator of Ambulatory Care Services to cultivate a uniform culture and work toward achieving desired outcomes.
Relate to the Chief of Staff according to medical staff by-laws.
Engage and keep involved in local and health system decision making.
Attend designated meetings, and maintain active participation in medical staff committees.
Provide non-emergent/emergent/specialty medical care at one or more designated community facility(s) or through telemedicine or other virtual health delivery technologies.
Assist with the development of local performance improvement plans.
Responsible for maintaining proper customary documentation in all patient records and medication lists. Responsible for selection of patients that need consultation with specialists when required. All documentation will be in the electronic medical record system.
Promote and foster interdisciplinary approach to health services delivery across the care continuum. Collaborate with other departments and external contemporaries to provide a culture of patient safety.
Identify appropriate controls and compliance issues for service. Assure that patient care services are provided in compliance with all applicable standards and requirements of the State Department of Health Services, and other regulatory agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
All other duties as assigned and agreed by medical staff and executive leadership.
Salary and rank commensurate with academic achievements and experience.
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.
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.
The University of Houston is a comprehensive, Carnegie Tier 1 public research university located in a park-like campus that is close to the Texas Medical Center and major energy companies, with over 45,000 students distributed across 18 different colleges including Nursing, Pharmacy, Optometry and Social Work and home to one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. As a location, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States that has an internationally diverse population, first-rate recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and affordable housing.
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.
Medical Licensure in the State of Texas
Board certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology or applicable specialty
All applicants must be medical specialty board eligible or have medical specialty board certification. Medical specialty board certification is expected within 18 months of employment with the University of Houston College of Medicine.
Experience documenting with an electronic medical record
At least 3-5 years clinical experience
Experience with inter-professional teams
Experience contributing to quality improvement projects
Bi-lingual in Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic or Chinese
About Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
The Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine is taking a bold and fresh new approach to medical education. The status quo hasn’t improved health. The U.S. spends more on health care than any other developed nation; yet, we have some of the poorest health outcomes.
To end the downward trend, Fertitta Family College of Medicine is tackling a key contributor to poor health — a shortage of primary care doctors. We will groom students to become primary care physicians who deliver compassionate, high-value care to underserved communities in Houston and Texas.
At the College of Medicine, our focus is on preventing and improving poor health — not simply treating it. Students will receive the highest quality medical training to provide comprehensive health care. By teaching students to address key factors that affect their patients' health — such as food insecurity, the environment and housing — we can help eliminate health disparities in our urban and rural areas.