Job Description

Extended Job Title
Department Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Administers affairs of a clinical, basic science, or college department.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Provides leadership of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to enhance scholarship, education, patient care and academically-related public service
  • Serves as the clinical chief of Orthopaedic Surgery services at University Medical Center of El Paso
  • Leads by example and develops personal and professional credibility within the department, across the health sciences center, and within the community
  • Employs entrepreneurial vision and leadership in strategic planning, identification and implementation of new service lines to meet community needs
  • Enhances the department’s reputation
  • Operates the department in a fiscally prudent, transparent, and sustainable fashion
  • Develops, maintains and expands high quality orthopaedic and rehabilitation services and programs at the affiliated hospitals of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
  • Cultivates a reputation for educational excellence in undergraduate education and supports the pre-clerkship and clerkship curriculum in the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
  • Collaborates with William Beaumont Army Medical Center on operation of the current combined military and civilian, ACGME-accredited orthopaedic surgery residency training program
  • Collaborates with clinical leadership of other Texas Tech and hospital departments to achieve school and hospital goals
  • Supports both pediatric and adult patient orthopaedic surgery service needs of a Level 1 Regional Trauma Center
  • Successfully recruits and retains additional high-quality Orthopaedic faculty to fulfill the academic and clinical mission of the department
  • Serves as a mentor and role model for a diverse body of faculty, fellows, residents, staff and students
  • Maintains an active clinical practice as a provider of surgical and outpatient services
  • Promotes institutional values-based culture by fostering service, respect, accountability, integrity and advancement, high quality clinical services, scholarship/research and collaborations with colleagues and partner institutions
  • Adheres to institutional and departmental policies and procedure
  • Ensures compliance with HIPAA and billing regulations and requirements
  • Demonstrates professionalism in accordance with PLFSOM’s Declaration of Faculty Professional Responsibility

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • A distinguished record of clinical care, teaching and scholarship with national stature
  • Experience as a faculty member or leader of a graduate medical education program
  • Fellowship trained in an orthopaedic subspecialty
  • Experience in the development and successful implementation of new clinical programs and services while growing existing services
  • Master’s degree in business administration, healthcare administration, public administration, medical management, or equivalent administrative experience
  • Experience in managing quality outcomes for surgical and outpatient care services
  • Track record of leading a diverse body of faculty, staff and learners
  • Experience in growing revenue, meeting budgets, assessing clinical and economic performance, and strengthening the department
  • Collaborative leadership skills to direct clinical, educational and research programs
  • Ability to relate well within and outside the department
  • Experience in recruiting, retaining, mentoring and developing highly qualified faculty, staff, and residents
  • Experience in or a willingness to learn philanthropy pertinent to an academic department
  • Experience with undergraduate medical education
  • Experience leading and developing an orthopaedic research program
  • Experience in a Level 1 trauma center

HSC - El Paso

Orthopaedics Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Full Professor


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • MD/DO degree or equivalent
  • Texas medical license or eligibility for Texas medical license
  • Current board certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery or the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Qualified for faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or higher
  • Leadership experience as a chair, program director, vice chair, division chief, or director in an academic orthopaedic surgery department
  • Experience as an actively practicing orthopaedic surgeon in an academic medical center
  • Orthopaedic trauma program experience in designated Level 1 or Level II Trauma Center

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