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Asst/Assoc/Professor - Trauma Acute Care Surgery

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Job Location:


HSC - Lubbock

Position Description
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery is seeking Trauma Acute Care Surgeons to join our growing division. Our ACS teams, covering two major tertiary referral hospitals, receive a large number of emergency general surgery, trauma and burn patients from the entire West Texas/ Eastern New Mexico region; our Level 1 trauma center is in the top decile for penetrating trauma among TQIP centers in the nation. This large, high acuity patient volume affords an excellent variety of surgical experience, and a great opportunity for clinical/outcomes research and education. All ACS surgeons follow a 12 hour shift model, with no 24 hour call. This model allows for work-life integration and time for administrative roles, education and research.
The successful candidate must be BE/BC in General Surgery, with additional qualifications in trauma/critical care. The candidate should have exemplary clinical skills, a team spirit, collegiality and an interest in teaching and/or scholarly activity. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience.

The department is active in both basic science and clinical research, and our medical school was recently ranked #1 nationally among graduates as "The best place to learn". Surgical education is a core mission of the department, and the acute care surgery section will include general surgery residents and medical students in addition to advanced practice providers. The Chair and senior faculty have a strong track record of helping newer members seamlessly become part of the team, and mentoring them in their career growth locally and nationally. Faculty enjoy competitive salaries benchmarked to national medians, along with a generous state benefits package which includes PTO, paid medical insurance, dental and disability insurance, as well as an attractive retirement package.

Lubbock is a growing educational, commercial, medical and cultural center with a college-town atmosphere. The metropolitan population in excess of 300K residents of whom 30K+ are Texas Tech students, lives in mild seasonal conditions with an average of 267 days of sunshine per year. Lubbock residents enjoy an easy lifestyle with low housing costs, unique restaurants, bars and boutiques, and a drive of less than 25 minutes to anywhere in the  city. Lubbock also has great public and private school systems and over 66 public parks, resulting in a very family- friendly atmosphere.

Department: Surgery Dept Lbk Genl

Major/Essential Functions
Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population.

Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical condition.

Utilizes specialists and referrals as appropriate.

Trains and supervises residents and medical students as appropriate.

May manage the daily operations of a specific medical program, patient care unit, or research function.

Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing and support staff as required.

Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives and safety environment, and/or infection control standards.

As appropriate to the position, participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.

Occasional Duties
Performs miscellaneous and job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
MD/DO degree

Board Certified in Surgery.

Preferred Qualifications

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

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 website.

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Pay Basis: Monthly

Pay Grade Minimum
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Grade Maximum
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Travel Required: None

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: No
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