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Vice Chair, Department of Medicine at the all-new UT Tyler School of Medicine

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Company: Ardent Health Services Profession/Specialty: Administration & Executive Location: Tyler, Texas Job Type:Employee
Job Description

Department of Medicine Inaugural Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Quality, and Strategy

UT Tyler School of Medicine, Tyler, TX

Job Description

July 3, 2023

Background:  The vision of the Department of Medicine is to promote the health and quality of life of residents in East Texas by providing exceptional clinical care, conducting transformative research, and promoting excellent clinical education.  Our clinical mission is to expand access to high-quality healthcare in East Texas.  Currently, the Department consists of 97 faculty across multiple divisions.  Faculty in the Department provide care to more than 175,000 individual patients each year across both the inpatient and outpatient setting.  These clinical activities support our educational mission to develop a diverse and representative healthcare workforce focused on reducing health disparities in East Texas.  Currently, we offer post-graduate training for internal medicine residents and fellows in cardiology, hematology/oncology, pulmonary/critical care, and gastroenterology.  The new UT Tyler School of Medicine welcomes its first incoming class in July, 2023.

Position Summary:  The Inaugural Vice Chair will report directly to the Department Chair and will have a mix of clinical and administrative responsibilities.  The Vice Chair will be charged with the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Develop a Departmental strategy to expand clinical service lines in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.  The Vice Chair will work closely with the Chair and Division Chiefs to develop and implement a clinical faculty recruitment strategy to support our expanding clinical enterprise.
  • Work with the Chair, UTHET Leadership (Chief Medical Officer, Medical Directors, and Senior Clinical Administrators), and Program Directors to promote engagement of faculty, fellows, residents, and students with quality improvement priorities. 
  • Develop strategies to promote population health through creative ambulatory quality improvement initiatives.
  • Work closely with UTHET ambulatory clinical administrators, staff, and clinical faculty to promote effective outpatient clinical operations.
  • Maintain a clinical practice with both inpatient and outpatient responsibilities within the Department.

Candidate requirements: The candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) or foreign equivalent
  • Board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine with active and ongoing clinical experience in both the inpatient and outpatient environments.
  • Prior leadership roles within a health system related to clinical operations and/or quality improvement.
  • A commitment to the education and training of medical students, graduate students, residents, and fellows.
  • A commitment to support efforts to promote a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the Department.

Recruitment Package may include:

  • CME Allowance and Paid Malpractice Coverage
  • Sign-on bonus, Relocation allowance, and Residency Stipend available
  • Medical debt assistance & Consultative services by Navigate Student Loans
  • Competitive medical, dental, vision, pharmacy and retirement plans
  • Marketing + practice growth assistance
  • Potential Eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
  • H-1B and O-1 support available

About UT Health Science Center:

From its beginnings as a hospital during World War II, The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, joining the world-renowned University of Texas System, has an expanded mission that today includes patient care and community health, medical and health education, and biomedical and clinical research. The Center is home to a three-story, $67-million Academic Center housing a cancer treatment and prevention center with some of the most advanced technology available. Over the years, the academic center has added a family practice, rural family medicine, psychiatry, occupational medicine, and internal medicine residency programs. And the growth continues - as the UT Tyler School of Medicine is scheduled to open its doors in 2023.

Welcome to Tyler, Texas: The Rose Capital of America.

Charming brick streets. Antique shops and unique specialty stores. Crystal-clear lakes. Challenging golf courses and scenic campgrounds. Tyler, Texas has something for everyone. Centrally located in Northeast Texas, Tyler is a hub for the region and easily accessible to several major cities (

  • Fastest growing region in Texas
  • Population of over 100,000 (233,00 in the Tyler metropolitan area)
  • Outstanding area public and private schools
  • Small-town comforts with easy proximity to metropolitan cities
  • Fun attractions including Tyler Rose Garden, local vineyards, and Caldwell Zoo
  • A family-oriented lifestyle
  • Affordable housing and low cost of living w/ home options from lakefront or historical to modern
  • No State Income Tax
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Tyler is an affordable metropolitan city of over 100,000 offering cultural diversity, a major university campus, a healthy range of medium to large size businesses, and is known for its rolling hills, forested landscapes, lakes, pine trees, Rose Garden, and a number of arts and educational venues.  Dallas and Shreveport, Louisiana are within 90minutes driving time from Tyler.

  • Outstanding area public and private schools – high test scores
  • Small-town comforts with easy proximity to metropolitan cities
  • A family-oriented lifestyle
  • The many lakes, tall pines and ideal climate make for scenic views and great outdoor recreation
  • Affordable housing and low cost of living
  • Various lifestyle choices for living – lake front, historical homes, or suburban – all within 10 to 15 minutes from the clinic/hospital
  • No state income tax
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About UT Health East Texas

The UT Health East Texas

Our purpose is to care for our patients, their families and each other. We do so while educating and developing the caregivers of the future.

  • 10 hospitals
  • >50 physician clinics
  • >300 employed providers
  • 13 regional rehabilitation facilities
  • two freestanding emergency centers
  • regional home health services covering 41 counties
  • an EMS fleet of more than 45 ambulances and four helicopters
  • a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including a Level 1 trauma center. 
  • Our primary service area has a population over 600,000. 

As a partner with the University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide east Texas patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals.  Graduate Medical Education is an integral component at UT Health East Texas and includes accredited residency programs in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Psychiatry.  An Internal Medicine and General Surgery residency took their first classes summer 2020, with two new programs starting in 2021.

The University of Texas has also approved a medical school in Tyler, and we expect to take our first class in 2023.  We encourage you to learn more by visiting our websites at and 

UT Health East Texas offers the opportunity to build a career with a thriving health system. Continued investment in facilities and services, as well as strong physician leadership, make UT Health East Texas an ideal fit for physicians at all stages of their careers. East Texas offers a family friendly lifestyle as well as easy access to major metro areas.

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