Pediatric Heart Transplant and Heart Failure Cardiologist /Open Rank

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The Pediatric Heart Center of UT Health San Antonio, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, is seeking a full-time medical director of pediatric heart failure, transplant and mechanical circulatory support to develop a pediatric heart failure and heart transplant program. The Pediatric Heart Center has been providing care to the children and adults in San Antonio and South Texas for over 30 years and is the only academic Heart Center in San Antonio serving Bexar County as well as South and West Texas with a catchment area of over 6 million people. San Antonio is one of the fastest growing cities in the US and is a family friendly city with picturesque neighborhoods, affordable housing and local attractions including the Alamo, River Walk, Sea World and a vibrant food scene. The pediatric cardiology division is growing and has a strong and collegial relationship with our cardiothoracic surgeons. We have a committed cardiac critical care team, congenital cardiac unit and a growing pediatric transport program. There is growth potential with the building of a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital scheduled to open 2023. Cardiology faculty appointments will be engaged in the training of medical students, 35 pediatric residents and fellows from five pediatric fellowships including neonatology and critical care. The ideal candidate would have experience in pediatric heart failure and transplant and the desire to build and grow a heart failure program. The position encompasses responsibilities in patient care including heart failure, pre- and post-transplant and VAD patients, all forms of mechanical circulatory support and ECMO and will work closely with the University Health Transplant Institute. Education and research are strongly encouraged and supported with access to a dedicated statistician and research team. Qualifications for this position include: Successful completion of training in an accredited pediatric cardiology fellowship and pediatric heart failure fellowship or equivalent pediatric heart failure experience. Preference will be given applicants qualified to serve as an Organ Procurement and Transplant Network Primary Pediatric Heart Transplant Physician. Candidates should be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Pediatric Cardiology Meet the requirement for medical licensure to practice in the State of Texas Please send curriculum vitae and letters of recommendation to: Ginnie Abarbanell, MD Professor of Pediatrics Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology University of Texas Health – San Antonio E-mail: Academic rank, salary and benefits will be commensurate with training and experience. All faculty appointments are designed as security sensitive positions. UT Health offers a competitive salary, comprehensive insurance package, and a generous retirement plan. 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. Benefits Overview UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits. Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists. Dental – Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist. Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates. Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers. Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options: Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire. Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken. Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment. Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year. FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses. Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership. 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, gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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