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Medical Director of Infection Prevention

Job Number: 512667
Categories: Faculty / Physician
Dallas, TX

Department: Infectious Disease
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, seeks a Medical Director of Infection Prevention to support its two tertiary referral teaching hospitals.  The William P. Clements, Jr. University Hospital is a 460 bed, state-of-the-art hospital opened in November 2014. The hospital serves the Heart, Lung and Vascular Service Line, Transplant Services, the NCI-designate Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center, Women’s and Infant’s services, Surgical Services and Internal Medicine Services.  Zale Liphsy University Hospital is a 155 bed hospital dedicated to the Neurosciences.  Programs include Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Skull-based surgery and spine surgery.  Combined, the hospitals provide approximately 36,000 ED visits per year and 22,000 admissions.  The position also supports an Ambulatory Surgery Center and a variety of hospital-based clinics.  The hospitals have a large teaching faculty and training programs affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center.  The University Hospitals provide intellectually stimulating challenges and rich learning opportunities with great administrative support.   


The Medical Director of Infection Prevention is responsible for all hospital epidemiology, incident investigations, the development and implementation of the annual Infection Prevention Plan, and all policies related to Infection Prevention.  The position is supported by a Director of Infection Prevention and 5 Infection Preventionists and will work closely with the Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship.  The Medical Director will commit approximately 50% effort to hospital responsibilities, with the balance of effort devoted to clinical responsibilities within the Division of Infectious Diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings.


Candidates must have a MD degree, or equivalent, from an approved LCME medical school, and satisfactory completion of an Internal Medical residency program from an ACGME accredited program, be eligible for Texas medical licensure, and be board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.  Position with hold a faculty position with the Department of Internal Medicine, the level of which will be commensurate with experience.


Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of reference to:


Dr. Mark Swancutt, MD, PhD

Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases

UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX  75390-9113

To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability.

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