Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Division Chief
Categories: Faculty / Physician
Department: Pediatric Emergency Med
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
The Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center is seeking a board certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician for an exciting leadership opportunity as Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The Division Chief will serve as the academic leader for a division of 27 faculty within the Department of Pediatrics. The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) provides services at the emergency departments of Children’s Health Dallas and Children’s Health Plano. The Dallas campus is the only ACS verified level 1 pediatric trauma center in North Texas. The Children’s Plano campus is a community hospital staffed with pediatric emergency medicine faculty, general pediatricians experienced in pediatric emergency medicine, and acute care advanced practice providers.
As a major referral center, the Children’s Health Dallas Campus Emergency Department has an annual volume of approximately 125,000 visits/year. The Children’s Plano campus annual volume is approximately 50,000 visits/year. As the only level 1 pediatric trauma center in North Texas, the Emergency Department sees > 700 trauma patients/year. The average ED to hospital admission rate is 17%, with 50% of all hospital admissions coming through the emergency department. On the Dallas campus there is also an Emergency Fast Track with an annual volume of > 50,000/ year.
The Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern has a long and rich history that is interwoven with the roots of Southwestern Medical School and with the development and growth of Children's Health, our primary clinical partner. The Department is structured into 16 academic divisions, consisting of more than 260 faculty members, and a number of clinical multidisciplinary programs, representing the full disciplinary diversity of pediatric medicine today. We have four major practice sites: Children's Medical Center Dallas, a member of the Children’s Health system and our primary pediatric clinical partner, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and our most recent partner Texas Health Resources. While wholly united in our missions, we take pride in our diversity, which encompasses every pediatric subspecialty and a large number of disease-centered and multidisciplinary clinical, research, and educational programs. Our remarkable growth has been and will always remain guided by the ambition of excelling in every area of our activity.
Academic title will be commensurate with academic credentials. Applicants must be eligible for licensure in the state of Texas and must be board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine with strong clinical background and previous leadership experience.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.