Associate Director of Infection Prevention for Parkland Health and Hospital System

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases seeks an Associate Director of Infection Prevention for Parkland Health and Hospital System. Applicant must have an M.D. degree, or equivalent, from an approved LCME medical school and satisfactory completion of an Internal Medicine residency program from an ACGME accredited program. Level of appointment will be commensurate with experience. Candidate must be eligible for Texas medical licensure and be board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. This position will assist the Director in accomplishing the overall enhancements to the current infection prevention program, and will account for appropriately 50% of their effort, including:

academic detailing and implementation of infection control and process improvement efforts to reduce healthcare-associated infections and sepsis mortality; implementation of outbreak response efforts and reduction of multi-drug resistant organisms; enhancement of clinician education with regard to infection control principles, interpretation of epidemiologic data, and clinical safety and effectiveness; improvement of data infrastructures and data reporting, enhancement of collaboration with other clinical and non-clinical departments and programs at Parkland to improve infectious outcomes; evaluating cost-value outcomes for infection prevention efforts; and implementation of efforts to improve utilization of infection surveillance tests and processes. The balance of their effort will be providing infectious diseases inpatient care activities at PHHS, as well as the teaching and training of medical students, house staff, and fellows.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of reference to:

Mark Swancutt, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases

UT Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75390-9113

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