Career at UTMB Cardiology
The Division of Cardiology at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) provides physicians, health care professionals, and support staff with positive and friendly work environment. UTMB Health is the first medical school in the state of Texas and has been in business since 1891. As such, UTMB Health has built the strongest possible infrastructure for excellence in all three aspects of academic medicine—education, research, and patient care. This includes strong support on faculty development through endowments and competitive compensation and incentive plans. Clinical research opportunity allows faculty to participate in the development of cutting-edge therapeutics. Community outreach efforts provide faculty with an unique opportunity to serve people in the community through education on prevention and early detection of cardiovascular diseases.
Located on the Galveston Island, UTMB Health enjoys natural beauty of the island with beautiful beach, wild-life, fresh air and seafood. Galveston, also called Ellis Island of South, served as one of the 10 biggest immigrant ports of 19th- and 20th century America (Houston Chronicle, Jemimah Noonoo) and is a home for the Victorian architectural style buildings, Federal style mansions, and Greek revival houses. Many faculty members and fellows live on the island and enjoy what the island has to offer—natural beauty, history, and fresh air and food. Finally, UTMB Health offers an excellent benefits package, retirement options, and various employee support programs.
Director of Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, and
Circulatory Assist Device
Strategic Repositioning of the Program: The first task of the new Medical Director of Heart Transplant will be to forge close and productive working relationships across the School of Medicine and with the UTMB Medical Center. Working collaboratively, the new Medical Director will design the strategic direction for the program based on an astute understanding of current and potential referral dynamics and in light of UTMB's recent and future capital expansion plan. Based on a clarification of these programmatic goals, the Medical Director will then define recruitment needs and will work aggressively to recruit the team needed to provide both the geographic and back up coverage needed to support patient identification and referral into the transplant program, as well as world class care at UTMB.
Execution of the Plan: The success of this aggressive strategic plan will turn on not only the recruitment of a sufficient number of cardiologists, but also inculcate an entrepreneurial spirit within the program. The Director will attract other cardiologists with the entrepreneurial spirit required to not only deploy clinical capacity across the broad geographic footprint of UTMB, but also clinicians who understand the critical role of relationships with local referring primary care and general cardiologists across the region. Through provision of continuing medical education as well as the establishment of accessible and responsive referral dynamics, the program will build the virtual system needed to support the program and to provide accessible, high quality heart failure care to citizens of south Texas and the region. The new Director will want to build on the advantageous position of the UTMB program within transplant referral dynamics. Under the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), patients can be listed on any one of three different donor lists in order to access a heart transplant at UTMB. Ensuring that this advantageous positioning of the program is well understood and strong working relationships with UNOS and all accrediting bodies/regulators are maintained will be essential to maximizing access to both donors and recipients.
The new Medical Director, UTMB Heart Transplant program will be:
- A board-certified cardiologist
- Have a record of effective and clinical practice within a certified heart failure/heart transplant program
- Preferably, experience in providing clinical and administrative leadership to a heart transplant program
The new UTMB Heart Transplant Director will be:
- A consummate professional with a record of clinical excellence
- An entrepreneur who is capable of taking a weakened program back to the state of excellence that is congruent with the significant growth, plans, clinical standards and financial success of UTMB
- A person with considerable business acumen, with the capacity to partner effectively with Medical Center leadership to build a firm programmatic foundation for the program
- Creative in aligning program development with the financial demands of this recessionary era and health reform's call for improved integration and transparency in evaluating quality of service
Individuals interested in the opportunity should contact Dr. Ken Fujise for further information.
Career opportunities in the field of cardiology may be available and can be searched at UTMB Human Resources Career Site.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution which proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
UTMB Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
The cardiac catheterization laboratory will have a Nurse Clinician II position that will be posted at UTMB career website soon.
For more information contact Luisa Anderson or call her at 409.747.5312.
UTMB Echo Laboratory (Galveston)
Nurse Clinician II position
A full-time Nurse Clinician II position is available. Minimum Qualifications: RN with six months of clinical experience. Must possess and maintain a current license or valid permit to practice in Texas.
Job Description: Competent-Basic Clinician. Possesses knowledge and skill necessary to meet standards for professional practice specified in Texas Nurse Practice Act without supervision. Recognizes when she/he needs assistance and seeks appropriate resources. Practice is characterized by a balance of dependent and interdependent decision making. Focus is on expanding knowledge and skills for specialty area.
Work Schedule: DAYS
Specific Job Related Duties: Applicant will be required to obtain CVRN certification within year or sooner from hire date. ACLS, and BLS is preferred.
Preferred Work Experience: Two Years of Clinical Experience in cardiac, and/or telemetry. EKG knowledge background.
Contact: For any inquiries or assistance with applying, please contact the recruitment office at 490.747.4800 (Linda Padierna).
The Division of Cardiology seeks dedicated volunteers to continue to excel in cardiology education, research, and patient care.
Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Ms. Suzan Allman, Sr. Administrative Manager of the Division of Cardiology for more information.
Volunteers, when selected, will be trained and assigned to key service sites of the Division. Volunteers in UTMB are recognized by the UTMB Volunteer Corps, a UTMB initiative supporting the University of Texas System's volunteer recognition program called UT Service and Civic Participation. Through the program, participants can earn the President of the United States' Volunteer Service Award. Please visit the website of UTMB Volunteer Corps. In addition, UTMB hospitals seek volunteers to participate in a wide variety of opportunities throughout UTMB's hospitals and clinics. Please visit our hospital volunteer services web site.
The UTMB Center for Global Health Education (CGHE) is dedicated to the training of tomorrow's global health work force to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. Check out their website for more information on the global health programs and education going on in our department.
The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.Currently available protocols are:
- CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
- General Medicine Admission
- Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
- MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
- Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
- Parenteral Opioids
- Sepsis, Adult ICU
All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.
The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.