Assistant Professor/Clinical

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School of Health Professions
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21000473 Requisition #

UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Assistant Professor and EMS Assistant/Deputy Medical Director

  • This physician position is specifically aimed at assisting with public health functions, specific epidemiology and disease surveillance, and emergency management response involving the San Antonio Fire Department. Through a long-term contract and working relationship between the City of San Antonio and the UT Health Science Center. This position is in the School of Health Professions, under the Office of the Medical Director, Department of Emergency Health Sciences at the UT Health Science Center. The Office of the Medical Director assures that the practice of EMS services utilizes the latest clinical evidence to provide high quality, innovative out-of-hospital-care to the community.  

Essential Functions

The major expectations of the Assistant/Deputy EMS Medical Director are to:

  • Maintain effective communication with members of the Fire Department and EMS, city government, University, medical community, media, and the public;
  • Serve as a patient advocate and an advocate for EMT and Paramedic personnel throughout the City and University;
  • Validate knowledge and skill proficiency of EMS personnel to include classroom and direct field observation, laboratory and field instruction, and chart audit;
  • Establish procedures for conducting medical reviews, chart audits, and field evaluations;
  • Improve and supervise a Quality Assurance program for the EMS system of San Antonio combined with a system of continuous quality improvement;
  • Evaluate and recommend medical equipment and supply standards;
  • Participate in the education and continuing education of emergency personnel;
  • Participate in and promote research in EMS clinical and educational programs
  • Maintain communication and liaison with the medical community, hospitals/facilities and agencies providing clinical and field instruction for students;
  • Establish clinical guidelines for pandemic response by the SAFD;
  • Liaison with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District;
  • Remain credentialed and eligible to practice in the Emergency Department at University Hospital under the cross appointment with the Department of Emergency Medicine;
  • Participate in the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills for the Position

  • License to practice medicine in the State of Texas
  • Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services
  • MPH or higher
  • Must have an understanding of epidemiology and public health practices
  • Experienced epidemiologist with a special interest in prehospital emergency response (Fire/EMS), pre-hospital medicine, and EMS.
  • Must provide best methodological approaches to daily research questions
  • Demand a deep knowledge on predictive and preventive medicine concepts
  • Require relevant patient outcomes research experience
  • Help build a public health care model for San Antonio
  • Define population-based causal frameworks for a wide set of diseases
  • Intensive data search and data collection using COSA data bases
  • Provide the evidence base for in-house predictive models with the most reliable and accurate data
  • Analysis of large databases in collaboration with multiple stakeholders to quantify the prevalence and incidence of risk factors and disease as well as establishing causal associations between risk factors and diseases
  • Close collaboration with team of physicians and doctors in relation to disease-related symptoms, disease-disease links and disease management and treatment
  • At least 5 years of professional working experience
  • Relevant experience in disaster/pandemic/emergency/healthcare epidemiological and statistical methods and concepts with focus on observational research (e.g. sampling, representativeness, design, causality, bias, statistical modeling, data analysis, etc.)
  • Experience with performing systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses (e.g. search engines, search strings, quality of the studies, data extraction, etc.)
  • Familiarity with public health concepts and needs with an understanding of health inequities and disparities Excellent computer skills covering a range of application and statistical analysis software packages, including Excel, SAS, R, SPSS, and STATA.
  • Relevant peer-review publications in indexed journals are highly valued
  • Knowledge of communicable diseases, infection prevention, healthcare associated infections, antimicrobial resistant organisms, and antimicrobial stewardship principles.
  • Knowledge of various types of surveillance systems and their applications, including NSHN
  • Knowledge of information technology systems, particularly as they apply to surveillance systems, such as Geographic Information System

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

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UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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