Job Description

Extended Job Title
Department Chairperson

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
513001 - Pedi Administration Lbk Genl

Position Description
Administers affairs of a clinical, basic science, or college department.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
  • Provide administrative and academic direction to the department and all its pursuits, following all institutional and School of Medicine policies and procedures.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to the faculty in education, research and clinical care.
  • Recruit the best possible staff and faculty to carry out the department’ and School of Medicine’s missions.
  • Assure efficient administration and responsible financial management of the department. Audits conducted by various institutional groups on the department must show appropriate and sufficient management and control of business, personnel, finance, and billing/coding processes.
  • Collaborate with and support co-endeavors with the University Medical Center and Covenant Medical Center, seeking new opportunities with the teaching hospitals that will strengthen the teaching and clinical missions of the department and school.
  • Work with School of Medicine leadership to keep a positive Department of Pediatrics operating budget and fund balance.  Assist with determining and negotiating the best possible compensation for services provided to UMC and other affiliated hospitals.
  • Maintain high quality clinical programs in Pediatrics and all sub-specialties including efficient referrals and management thereof.  Maintain first-rate clinical and research programs.
  • Manage the Medical Practice Income Plan in the department in compliance with the plan bylaws, federal, state rules and guidelines, institutional and School of Medicine policies and procedures.
  • Comply with all LCME requirements.
  • Assure high quality teaching programs for students, residents, fellows, faculty and post-graduates.
  • Maintain high quality residency and fellowship programs with all the necessary accreditations, and recruit the best possible residents and fellows to the School of Medicine.
  • Continue collaboration and develop positive working relationships with other departments on the Lubbock campus and on the regional campuses wherever appropriate.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location

HSC - Lubbock

Pedi Administration Lbk Genl

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional License or Certification, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
*MD or DO Degree

*Board certified in Pediatrics

*Must provide three professional letters of reference.

*In regards to relocation reimbursement, this is only for out of Lubbock County residency.

Terminal degree in specialty or skill taught in the department Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Mathematical Skills : Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Reasoning Ability : Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Salary Grade

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

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