University of Texas Medical Branch: Vice Chair of Clinical Operations

Why join The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)?
Innovative and Compassionate Patient Care – State-of-the-art Facilities

UTMB Health is a billion-dollar health science center comprised of four schools (School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Health Professions, and School of Nursing), three Institutes and over 10 exceptional research centers. UTMB has a long and marvelous history of advancing health sciences education, research and patient care. It was the first academic health center in Texas and is home to the state’s first schools of medicine, nursing and allied health sciences. For 125 years, the University has maintained a forward-thinking spirit that has enabled it to serve its students, its patients and the people in Texas and beyond in innovative ways.

Position Purpose:
To provide leadership for the Department of Neurology’s clinical mission. The Vice Chair of Clinical Operations will collaborate with UTMB Health System Administration to manage both inpatient and outpatient clinical operations to ensure the delivery of high-quality health care in alignment with institutional priorities.

Position Requirement:
The Vice Chair of Clinical Operations must have a M.D. or D.O. degree and a current license to practice medicine in the State of Texas. The Vice Chair of Clinical Operations should be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and will have demonstrated leadership capabilities within and academic environment and be able to work collaboratively and effectively with other clinical departments and administrative staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide medical leadership for physicians.
  • Provide coordination and support for medical directors.
  • Assure physician compliance with all UTMB policies and procedures.
  • Assure physician compliance with all state and federal regulations required.
  • Collaborate with medical directors to ensure the availability and adequacy of services.
  • Collaborate with nursing leadership and ancillary services to improve quality of care.
  • Ensure the highest quality of care and quality of service to patients.
  • Strive to provide patient care that is Safe, Timely, Effective, Equitable, and Patient-Centered.
  • Work to achieve organizational goals with respect to the clinical enterprise.
  • Monitor physician productivity and efficiency metrics.
  • Participate in strategic planning and business plan development.
  • Coordinate physician schedules accounting for vacations and absences.
  • Promote and facilitate referrals to the Faculty Group Practice and UTMB HealthSystem.
  • Attend meetings as required.

Reports To: Chair of the Department of Neurology; Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Income Package: A negotiable income package is offered based upon level of Academic experience. Superior benefits and retirement program along with relocation and other incentives are also provided.

The Greater Houston area and Galveston Island:

  • Many new and beautiful communities to choose from, just south of Houston in Friendswood, League City, Clear Lake, Webster, Texas City or any other nearby community.
  • Downtown Houston is less than an hour drive and has two 2 major airports to choose from.
  • Great schools, excellent shopping, outdoor activities, sports and theme parks.
  • The Gulf of Mexico offers; cruises, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, sailing, beautiful beaches and so much more!

Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter and current Curriculum Vitae (CV) to Skott Harrington via email, Please be sure to include a preferred contact method.

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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