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Posted 39 days ago
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine, is seeking applicants for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level and above. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Applicants must have an M.D. degree, or equivalent, from an approved LCME medical school, and have satisfactorily completed an Internal Medicine residency program, and an Infectious Diseases fellowship program from an ACGME accredited program. Candidates must be eligible for Texas medical licensure and be board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. The primary roles and responsibilities will be to serve as the Associate Director of Antibiotic Stewardship at University Hospitals. In this capacity, the Associate Medical Director guides the development, implementation, and refinement of policies, guidelines, and initiatives to improve antimicrobial use; participates in the development and delivery of education for clinical providers and staff as well as for patients and families; participates as the medical content expert in prospective audit of antimicrobial orders; communicates feedback with prescribing clinicians regarding opportunities to improve antimicrobial use identified through prospective audit; works with medical service leaders to develop best practices for antimicrobial use;partners with leaders from departments including Quality, Accreditation, Pharmacy, Clinical Informatics, Clinical Education, Nursing, Infection Prevention and Control, and Microbiology to incorporate Antimicrobial Stewardship activities efficiently and effectively into hospital operations, to enhance other complementary initiatives, and to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory standards. Other duties can include providing patient care on the Infectious Diseases Inpatient Consult Services at Clements University Hospital and Parkland Hospital and in the Parkland and UTSW clinics. Participation in the teaching and training of medical students, residents and ID fellows is also expected. Consideration may be given to applicants seeking less than a full time schedule.