Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Posted Apr 3, 2019
Academic Trauma Acute Care Surgeon
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery is seeking applicants for the position of Acute Care Surgeon, working within a supportive team model that allows for work-life integration and time to pursue scholarly activities. The successful candidate must be BE/BC in General Surgery, with preferred additional qualifications in trauma, burn and/or 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.
As the only academic medical center serving a large area, Texas Tech receives the entire tertiary referral volume of trauma, burn and emergency general surgery from a large West Texas/ Eastern New Mexico region. This allows flexibility in job description, as we are committed to crafting a career that best optimizes each surgeon’s needs and skill set. Surgeons will cover emergency general surgery and trauma shifts, as well as round on the ACS floor and ICU services. Participating in our longstanding ABA-verified burn service, or developing a small-volume elective surgical practice, are additional options that can be explored.
All surgeons participating in this model will be full faculty members required to participate in activities of the department and medical school. 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. Mentorship of faculty to grow in their careers and fulfill their personal and academic goals is a personal commitment of the Chair (Sharmila Dissanaike MD FACS FCCM) and senior faculty have a strong track record of helping newer members seamlessly become part of the team.
Our 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.
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.
How to apply
Please apply online: You may use any of these links to apply. All questions can be directed to Sarah.Harris@ttuhsc.edu , Director of Faculty Recruitment and Enrollment
3601 4th Street
LUBBOCK, TX 79430
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Academic Trauma Acute Care Surgeon
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