University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
March 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

Posting Number SRGV6523

Working Title CHIEF RESIDENT (UTRGV EMPLOYEES ONLY) Number of Vacancies 1 Location Weslaco, Texas Department School of Medicine / Graduate Medical Education FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Scope of Job

The chief resident is a vital component to the day-to-day operation of the UTRGV-Knapp Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency program.

Description of Duties

• Act as role model and assist in maintaining a professional atmosphere. • Be able to problem solve and provide conflict resolution as appropriate and when needed to the Housestaff and medical students. • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times. • Scheduling: o Development and maintenance of the yearly call schedule for all medicine Housestaff (30) on the medical services. o Availability for daily changes to schedules for absenteeism including maternity, paternity leave, sickness, and leaves of absence. • Housestaff Education: o Attend daily morning check-in rounds with night-float team as part of quality assurance initiative. o Develop and coordinate didactic programs and formulate plan to cover when lecture cannot be given. o Schedule monthly morbidity and mortality conferences. o Schedule monthly resident conference. o Organization and scheduling of biweekly board review lecture series. o Assist in leading daily intern/resident morning report. o Assistance with intern learning group. o Assist with monthly intern/resident journal club schedule. o Assurance of availability of autopsy records to residents in need of this information. • Clinical Responsibilities: o Short-coverage notice to staff resident clinics. o Short-coverage notice to staff VBMC-UTRVG Hospitalist, RGSC and SCF clinic. • Oversee professional nature of ward activities: o Presence at daily “check-out” rounds to decrease “hand-off” error over first quarter of academic year. o Present each morning for assistance with ward rules. o Assist and address daily issues regarding personnel conflicts and difficulties encountered with ancillary services and other medical services. o Assist with attempts to maintain medical record compliance of all Housestaff. • Resource to other residents o Clinical decision making when other Attending' are unavailable. o Provide support in academic counseling. o Academic mentoring and instruction for housestaff. o Morale improvement with walk-rounds and organization of monthly off-campus festivities. • Participates in recruitment of future internal medicine residents (September to February), especially the activities such as: o Screening of applications. o Conduct interviews. o Hospital tours. o Organizing Housestaff participation in meeting potential residents. o Follow–up via phone or e-mail of prospective recruits to this program. o Active participation in selection process. • Provide assistance to Internal Medicine Program Director, Assistant Program Director and Program Administrator o Participate in weekly to biweekly meetings to address ongoing concerns of Housestaff. o Generate innovations to improve dynamic and functionality of residency program. o Assist in preparation of program for review by ACGME when needed. o Attend Monthly Key Faculty Meetings. o Attend PEC Meetings. • Availability to Internal Medicine Faculty o Available on short notice to assist with visiting faculty. o Assistance with residents “at risk.” • Recruiting for Program Functions and Activities o Generate support from numbers of the Housestaff for functions and activities. • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education

Medical Degree from an accredited Medical School.

Preferred Education



• Maintain Texas Medical Board License or PIT • Maintain Medical Liability Insurance • ABIM Certified or Eligible • Maintain current certification in ACLS and BLS • ACP Membership

Required Experience

Completion of Residency requirement in specialized program.

Preferred Experience



Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Usual office or clinical ambulatory patient care facility conditions. Some evening and/or weekend work may be required. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens.


This position will be subject to pre-employment Immunization requirements. Tact, diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality of medical information required in all matters.

Physical Capabilities


Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 02/20/2023 Grant Funded Position No If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: Date of Birth Gender Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or [email protected]

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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