Assistant Professor-General Palliative Care & Hospice Medical Director

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Oct 21, 2022
Administration and Management Education and Training Public Health

Job Description

Position Description

Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Major/Essential Functions

The Texas Tech Physicians Family Medicine Clinic is committed to providing high quality patient care! The Department of Family Medicine is a team-oriented environment where the patient always comes first. Family Medicine is the proud home of the Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship, and this position will join a dynamic team of Physicians!

This position in Family Medicine is for a full-time faculty Physician to provide the general duties of Palliative Care medicine. In addition, the Physician will be willing to serve as Medical Director of the Hospice Service affiliated with University Medical Center (UMC Hospice Care, an Amedisys Partner) through a separate agreement between TTUHSC and UMC Hospice Care. This faculty position will also participate in medical student, resident and fellow education.

Candidates should have strong clinical and educational skills, a demonstrated commitment to all missions of the division, and proven excellence in mentoring, leadership, and administrative abilities.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build on an enormously strong foundation of excellence, including innovative research, renowned clinical services, and prominent educational programs including a fully accredited HPM fellowship program.

General duties for the position are as follows:
  • Provide educational and medical services on a full-time basis except for official holidays, scheduled vacations, CME leave, and other leave permitted by TTUHSC
  • Maintain Professional Staff membership and privileges in Family Medicine and
  • Palliative care at UMC.
  • Provide inpatient and outpatient palliative care services at UMC
  • Attend rounds with the palliative care team
  • Participate as a member of the Physician team for palliative care call and accept consultations within the palliative care unit and other patient care areas as appropriate.

Required Qualifications

D.O. or M.D. degree.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition, it is preferred that applicants be hospice and palliative medicine certified or eligible in a medical specialty related to Palliative Care. Applicants should have a valid professional license of documentation that application for license is in process.

Optional Attachments

Professional/Personal Reference, Recommendation/Referral

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Job Address

Lubbock, Texas United States View Map