The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Division of Palliative Care provides comprehensive and leading edge clinical care to the people of the State of Texas, and regionally to our patients in Galveston and Brazoria counties and Southeast Houston metropolitan area. Its founding Division Director, Dr. Lee Grumbles, has led the Palliative Care Program at UTMB since 2008 and is retiring.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIRECTOR OF PALLIATIVE CARE
Has a clear vision for advancing the missions of the Division of Palliative Care and the organization’s commitments to gender equity and diversity.
Responsible for oversight of palliative care clinical services, personnel, budgeting, scheduling, productivity, and program development.
Responsible for quality monitoring and improvement of palliative care services.
Works with leadership to ensure excellent and appropriate care at all clinical and hospital sites.
Integrate Divisional activities with community Hospice companies/providers
Attend on the inpatient palliative care services.
Lead regular multidisciplinary palliative care service meetings
Demonstrate enthusiasm for education of trainees and mentoring of junior faculty
Recruits, retains and mentors Division Faculty and mid-level providers
Work collaboratively with Health System leadership and administration to grow Palliative care services and programs at UTMB and in collaboration with its strategic partners.
Foster an environment of scholarship and inquiring.
Demonstrate appropriate understanding of and enthusiasm for each of the three missions of an academic medical organization.
Report to the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
MD. or equivalent with Board certification in Palliative Care.
Demonstrated clinical excellence in palliative care
National recognition in palliative care as evidenced by involvement in academic societies at a national or international level
Eligibility for an unrestricted Texas medical license
Track record of sustained scholarship
Education, coursework, or equivalent experience in management of a clinical enterprise
Three years of post-fellowship palliative care experience
Compensation arrangements are competitive and commensurate with both experience and achievement.
GREATER HOUSTON and GALVESTON ISLAND
Many new and beautiful communities to choose from, just south of Houston
You can live on historic Galveston Island or on the Mainland; Friendswood, League City, Clear Lake, Lake Jackson or other nearby communities.
Downtown Houston is a short drive, with 2 major airports.
Island living is modern, safe and comfortable.
Average home cost is less than $220,000 with numerous options.
Great schools, excellent shopping, outdoor activities, sports and theme parks.
The Gulf of Mexico offers; cruises, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, sailing and so much more!
For more information or to be considered for this position, please submit a Cover Letter and current CV to; Skott Harrington at: saharrin@UTMB.edu
UTMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Internal Number: DPM001
About UTMB Health
Established in 1891, UTMB has a long history of advancing health science education, research, and patient care. We were the first Academic Health Center in Texas and home to the state’s first schools of medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences. UTMB is comprised of 4 schools, 3 institutes, with 3 hospitals and clinics throughout the state supporting medical education. The Medical School enrolls 230 students per class and 1 in 6 Texas physicians have trained at UTMB.