Human Resources Consulting Services
HR Consulting Services provide subject matter expertise on a variety of HR issues including assistance with job evaluations, qualifications assessment, recruitment, management counseling,
policy development and staffing metrics. For more information, contact HR Administration at (409) 772-8699, and they will direct
you to the appropriate contact.
Office of Continuing Education (OCE)
OCE is dedicated to helping physicians and other health care providers fulfill their continuing medical education requirements. For information on CME courses over the Internet or other upcoming OCE events, visit its web site at /oce/. Interested parties can also email the office at email@example.com or call (409) 772-9300.
Organizational Development, Training and
A division of Human Resources, ODT&R provides professional
developmental opportunities through educational and consultative
services to all levels of UTMB staff. ODT&R offers three levels
of Leadership Development, General Employee Training Courses,
Emotional Intelligence Courses/Assessments, Values in
Professionalism, New Employee Orientation and other developmental
assessments such as Birkman. Those interested should contact their
supervisor about these programs. ODT&R can also be contacted
about these programs or other facilitation, consultation and
coaching services at (409) 747-6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compliance, Ethics, Medical Errors Reporting
Ask the HIPPAA Team
A member of the HIPAA Team can respond to your questions or concerns about HIPAA, in general, or as it relates to your department. For other HIPAA information, contact (409) 747-8708 or email@example.com.
Clinical Ethics Consultation Service
Available to physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and administrators, this service helps facilitate discussion, analysis
and understanding of ethical issues in patient care and research
involving human subjects. The service also provides recommendations
for solving ethical problems that arise in health care practice and
research. Every effort is made to preserve confidentiality and the
service is provided at no charge to the patient or department.
Ethics consultations can be initiated at (409) 747-1230.
Clinical Risk Management (CRM)
Services A department of the Hospitals and Clinics, CRM works to reduce and control loss to patients, employees and visitors with a
focus primarily on loss resulting from the delivery of health care.
Reports of hazardous situations and adverse events may be made by
completing an Occurrence Report, or by calling CRM directly 24
hours a day at (409) 772-4775.
Conflict of Interest Committee (COI)
The Compliance Office has a web page describing conflict of interest policy. If you still have
questions, contact UTMB Conflict of Interest Committee's
administrative support at (409) 772-3023.
Fraud and Abuse Hotline
This toll-free hotline enables staff and faculty to anonymously
report suspected wrongdoing, including waste, fraud, abuse and violations of any federal or state laws and UTMB or U.T. System
policies. The Hotline number is (800) 898-7679.
Office of Institutional Compliance
This office provides a broad range of assistance for
compliance-related issues including medical billing coding,
standards of conduct guidelines, teaching physician guidelines,
compliance training issues, and many other compliance issues. For
more information call (409) 747-8700 or visit /compliance/.
Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD)
OEOD works to assure compliance with all UTMB, UT System, federal and state laws, and other regulations regarding equal opportunity,
sexual harassment and affirmative action. It also works to promote
cultural tolerance and competency by fostering a culturally diverse
environment. For more information, contact (409) 747-8823.
Professionalism AgreementUTMB Diversity Council
The Professionalism Agreement is the
product of a 2009 collaborative effort between the Ambulatory
Clinics, the Professionalism Committee and Nursing, to have
employees sign a commitment of understanding for maintaining
professional conduct and behavior. The agreement is included
in new employee orientation. Many areas annually review the
agreement with the Professionalism Charter. Also available is, "Professionalism Agreement Talking Points
New president-appointed working group committed to fostering an environment in which everyone-regardless of gender, age, ethnicity,
physical capability, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or
cultural background-can be a productive member of the UTMB
community. Visit http://hr.utmb.edu/diversity/diversity_council.aspx
for additional information on the group.
The John P. McGovern, M.D. Academy of
This School of Medicine organization is dedicated to the
application of Oslerian principles of compassion and humanism to
contemporary health care and health care education. The Academy is
led by William Osler Scholars, practicing physicians in the School
of Medicine faculty selected for their history of giving highly
competent, humane, compassionate care who serve as outstanding
teachers and role models for these qualities. The McGovern Academy
meets twice a month to study Osler and to develop ways to integrate
his ideals into the UTMB curriculum and culture. Every six weeks,
the meeting is open to everyone at UTMB and the public as the UTMB
Osler Club. For more information, watch for upcoming events in the
UTMB Daily Announcement listings, contact America Hayward at (409)
772-9327 or visit /osler/.
UTMB Professionalism Committee
This working group of UTMB faculty, staff and students meets
monthly. For information on how to get involved with the
committee's professionalism activities, contact Rebecca Saavedra at
Student Honor Pledge
A student-run committee that works to promote the UTMB Honor
Pledge and academic integrity in general. For information, contact
the Student Life office at (409) 772-1996.