The largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) was born from the 2013 combination of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare. BSWH provides a new vision and more resources, offering patients continued exceptional care. BSWH includes 53 hospitals, more than 1,000 patient access points, more than 7,500 affiliated physicians, 49,000 employees and the Scott& White health plan. BSWH hospitals rank amongst Texas' Top Ten by U.S. News & World Report. The Central Texas Division (CTD) comprises the legacy Scott & White system, with 20 hospitals, nearly 1,800 beds, and over 60 regional, specialty and community clinics. 1,400 providers and an extensive academic and research mission, including nearly 500 residents and fellows in five regions, predominantly focused in Temple, Texas. Their flagship hospital facility is consistently listed among the "Top 100 Hospitals" in America and is the main tertiary clinical education site for the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine. BSWH is closely aligned with both Texas A&M Health Science Center and the Central Texas Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple, sharing many clinical, educational and research programs.
Department of Anesthesiology:
The Temple Region of Baylor Scott & White Health, Central Texas Division has a total of 1,009 medical staff members, with 419 APP staff, 472 residents, and 38 ACGME programs. In 2019, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Temple Memorial/Pavilion and McLane Children's hospital performed a total of 35,621 OR cases.
The Chair of Anesthesiology reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer, Temple Region and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Central Texas Division of Baylor Scott & White Health. The Chair will provide leadership, direction and development to all clinical, research, and academic activities within the Department of Anesthesiology.
The fellowship-trained anesthesiologists and pain specialists at Baylor Scott & White Health combine medical education and scientific research to provide the highest quality care in the region.
The appointment of a new Chair of the Anesthesiology represents a unique opportunity to revitalize and build upon a strong clinical foundation throughout the five regions of the Central Texas Division of Baylor Scott & White Health. The Chair will provide leadership, direction and development to all clinical, research, and academic activities within the Department of Anesthesiology. The Chair will work collaboratively with clinical, academic, and administrative leaders to establish and execute the strategic vision of the Surgical Departments and perioperative teams within the greater medical enterprise. In addition, the Chair will motivate and develop faculty and staff by assessing and addressing their developmental needs. The Chair will also be expected to maintain a clinical practice; to be responsible for the clinical education and training of students, residents, and fellows; to oversee trainees' interaction with and treatment of patients; and to sustain and advance opportunities in translational and clinical research. The Chair has historically held an academic appointment with Texas A&M at the level of Professor.
Specific Responsibilities: The Chair will have the following specific responsibilities:
-Provides strategic direction and leadership for the Department in its clinical, education, research and administrative mission
-Translates a departmental vision into exemplary clinical, educational and research programs with the goal of achieving a top-tiered, nationally-ranked department
-Serves as a physician champion and leader for the provision of the highest quality healthcare and clinical performance excellence.Responsible for the financial results of the Department and will form strong working partnerships with the Department Administrator and Regional Medical and Administrative leadership to develop the annual department budget including setting financial goals, establishing budgets, and setting RVU targets for each faculty member. Will regularly review financial statements and available performance indicators, and will routinely report progress against goals, adjusting resources and services to meet requirements for the business.
-Responsible for the Physician Salary Budget and the Physician Compensation Plan. The budget is prepared in collaboration with the administrative partner, i.e. Director of Anesthesiology.
-Is the supervisor for the faculty within the Department, and will oversee recruitment efforts for new or replacement faculty positions, set standards for each faculty and hold them accountable, monitoring performance, establishing staff development plans, and providing individual mentoring and counseling as necessary.
-Displays high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision making to achieve organizational objectives.
-Establishes an atmosphere of positive, supportive physician and employee relations.
-Leads by example and teaches others to create a mutually respectful, courteous and compassionate atmosphere
-Integrates institutional priorities within the Department, and collaborate with other stakeholders, including Central Texas Divisional and Temple Regional leadership, to achieve institutional objectives and lead positive change.
-Builds relationships with CTX Division and Regional Leadership, to achieve Departmental, Temple Regional, Central Texas Divisional, and BSWH goals.
-Facilitates and participates in development activities in the areas of promotion of extramurally-funded clinical research, efficient and effective organization and delivery of clinical services, generation of gifts and endowments, creation and licensing of intellectual property, and the negotiation of contracts for clinical research and other services.