Trauma Acute Care Surgeon (12hr Shift Model, No 24hr Call)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Lubbock
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Facility: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Lubbock 
Address: 3601 4th Street 
Lubbock, TX 79430 
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Specialty: Surgery 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: No
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The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery is seeking Trauma Acute Care Surgeons to join our growing team, at the only Level 1 trauma and burn center in the region. We receive a huge tertiary referral volume of trauma, burn and emergency general surgery from the West Texas/ Eastern New Mexico region. Our patient volume has doubled in the past 3 years, leading to the need to expand the division. This large, high acuity patient volume affords an excellent variety of surgical experience, a great opportunity for clinical/outcomes research and education.

All ACS surgeons follow a 12 hour shift model, with no 24 hour call. Elective general surgeons serve as back-up at all times. This model allows for work-life integration and dedicated time for administrative roles, education and research. In addition to the core requirements of covering trauma, emergency general surgery and the surgical ICU, there is the option (not a requirement) to participate in our ABA-verified burn center, develop a focused small elective surgical practice or explore other avenues that can lead to a well-rounded, fulfilled career tailored to the individual surgeon’s preferences.

The successful candidate must be BE/BC in General Surgery, with additional qualifications in trauma, burn and/or critical care. The candidate should have exemplary clinical skills, a team spirit, collegiality and an interest in teaching and/or scholarly activity. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience.

The department is active in both basic science and clinical research, and our medical school was recently ranked #1 nationally among graduates as “The best place to learn”. Surgical education is a core mission of the department, and the acute care surgery section will include general surgery residents and medical students in addition to advanced practice providers. The Chair and senior faculty have a strong track record of helping newer members seamlessly become part of the team, and mentoring them in their career growth locally and nationally. Faculty enjoy competitive salaries benchmarked to national medians, along with a generous state benefits package which includes PTO, paid medical insurance, dental and disability insurance, as well as an attractive retirement package.

Lubbock is a growing educational, commercial, medical and cultural center with a college-town atmosphere. The metropolitan population in excess of 300K residents of whom 30K+ are Texas Tech students, lives in mild seasonal conditions with an average of 267 days of sunshine per year. Lubbock residents enjoy an easy lifestyle with low housing costs, unique restaurants, bars and boutiques, and a drive of less than 25 minutes to anywhere in the  city. Lubbock also has great public and private school systems and over 66 public parks, resulting in a very family- friendly atmosphere.

 

All questions should be directed to Sarah.Harris@ttuhsc.edu , Director of Faculty Recruitment and Enrollment

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The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Welcome to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where a dedication to education, patient care and research has made an impact on the health of West Texas and beyond for almost 50 years. We meet the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people who live throughout a vast 108-county stretching from the Texas Panhandle south to the Permian Basin and west into Eastern New Mexico.

We have established ourselves as a leader in education and patient care and are building a top-ranked research environment with significant studies under way in areas such as aging, cancer, reproduction, genetic diseases and rural health.

• The AAMC has ranked Texas Tech #1 in faculty satisfaction  (Promotion & Tenure, Transparency, Women's satisfaction in the workplace)
• Top 10% in the U.S. for diversity
• TTUHSC Graduating Medical students are in the top 15% 
• Clinical Research institute available to faculty-Biostatisticians, research nurses
• Collaboration with two local hospitals, including a Children's Hospital

Build your legacy with us:
• TTUHSC-School of Medicine
• Texas Tech Physicians Clinics

 

 

 

About Lubbock, TX

Lubbock, Texas is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas.  The city is located in the northwestern part of the state. The Lubbock metro population is 318,679 with a catchment area of over 1.2 million. 

Lubbock is a growing educational, commercial, medical and cultural center with a college-town atmosphere. The metropolitan population in excess of 300K residents of whom 30K+ are Texas Tech students, lives in mild seasonal conditions with an average of 267 days of sunshine per year. Lubbock residents enjoy an easy lifestyle with low housing costs, unique restaurants, bars and boutiques, and a drive of less than 25 minutes to anywhere in the city. Lubbock also has great public and private school systems and over 66 public parks, resulting in a very family- friendly atmosphere.

Known as the “Hub City” of West Texas, our diverse economy is based on manufacturing, agriculture, wholesale and retail trade services, as well as government, education and health care. Lubbock is the only city in the nation with a comprehensive university, a health sciences center, an agriculture college and a law school in one location, making Texas Tech University the second largest contiguous university campus in the United States.

Schools The Lubbock area is home to more than 54,000 college students and nearly 13,200 college graduates annually, a number that continues to grow each year.  Lubbock is home to a variety of public and private schools. See school rankings here.

Weather Lubbock has a mild climate with predominately warm days and cool nights throughout the year. Summers are hot with relatively low humidity, while winters are typically sunny and mild with infrequent extended cold periods. Lubbock sits 3,200 feet above sea level, making it comfortable year round.

  • Summer – low 90s
  • Winter – mid 50s
  • Average annual precipitation – 18.69 in
  • Wettest month – June = 2.98 in (average)

Cost of Living The cost of living in the Lubbock area is far below the national average. According to the Council for Community and Economic Research, Lubbock’s overall cost of living index is 89.4 percent. Lubbock ranked No. 61 out of 268 urban areas in the nation and No. 12 out of 30 urban areas in the state of Texas for lowest cost of living. 

Median Existing Single-Family Home Price:

  • National – $223,900
  • State – $197,900
  • Lubbock – $138,800

Utilities: Ranked #18 in U.S. for low cost of utilities Tax Rate: 1.5%

Culture & Attractions The “Hub City” has long been recognized as a birthplace for original music, producing greats like Buddy Holly & The Crickets, Waylon Jennings, Mac Davis, Roy Orbison, Tanya Tucker and Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks.  Today, Lubbock continues to launch some of the best musical talent and is home to a diverse music scene ranging from Classical and Country & Western to Bluegrass, Tejano and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Lubbock’s vibrant art scene includes festivals, shows, performances and exhibitions throughout the year.  From art galleries to music to dance, Lubbock’s art culture is thriving. In addition, the Lubbock area hosts numerous special events each year, including the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, Texas Tech Carol of Lights, Pumpkin Trail, The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Lubbock, Downtown Farmer's Market, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, Texas Tech sporting events, and many more.

The wide open space and temperate weather of West Texas also provides the perfect environment for thriving vineyards. From award-winning wine to stunning architecture, you can indulge all your senses during a wine tour of the Llano Estacado Winery, CapRock Winery, McPherson Cellars, and Pheasant Ridge Winery.

Lubbock in the News

1. Lubbock ranks as one of the top 25 cities for people under 35 (Growella)
2. Ranked #1 on top U.S. cities with the shortest commutes to work (Safeco)
3. Ranked #20 for best performing cities in the U.S. (Milken)
4. Ranked #7 on opportunity cities list (Forbes)
5. Ranked #4 best city in the U.S. for job seekers (Business.com)

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