St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas would like to recruit one neurohospitalist to join its team and support the growth of the stroke program. As a Primary Stroke Center (functioning as a Comprehensive Stroke Center), St. David’s is the hub for several acute hospitals within the St. David’s HealthCare partnership.
This position is primarily clinical with 1/5 weekday call and 1/5 week-end call .
This position includes membership in the NeuroTexas Institute at St. David's HealthCare which was launched in 2008 to provide advanced neurological and neurosurgical care and to perform research in the field of Neurosciences. Today, the Institute has grown to include more than 40 physicians across a range of subspecialties -- all committed to its vision of quality care and research advances. The physicians, together with other neuroscience professionals, provide comprehensive, individualized and high quality care, integrating the most advanced clinical protocols and surgical technologies for the benefit of NeuroTexas Institute patients.
Austin has a lot to offer singles as well as families, from downtown loft living to quieter neighborhoods by the lake or in the hill country. It's a very active and culturally diverse city. The weather is great and we have excellent schools, fine arts, lakes, all sorts of outdoor activities, festivals year round, and live music every night of the week. Austin was also just named one of America's 10 "recession proof cities" by Forbes magazine. You will not be disappointed.
Salary will be based on years of experience and MGMA median compensation schedule.
Please contact Sarah Jayawant, Director of Physician Recruitment, at 512-461-9579 or at Sarah.Jayawant@stdavids.com to apply.
The Center for Computational Neuroscience at NeuroTexas Institute at St. David's HealthCare seeks a highly motivated individual who is interested in the genetics and genomics of glioblastoma multiformae (GBM). Of particular interest, is the development of evolutionary-genetic models suitable for studying the dynamics of mutations within growing GBM tumors and related bioinformatic approaches for model validation using DNA/RNA sequence data from GBM tumors.
NeuroTexas Institute is a highly multidisciplinary clinical, research and educational institute affiliated with St. David's HealthCare in Austin, TX. The Institute enjoys an open and highly productive relationship with the adjacent University of Texas at Austin. This particular research is part of an ongoing collaboration with Claus Wilke at UT - Austin. There may be opportunities for conducting novel DNA/RNA sequencing studies in collaboration with UT-Austin.
The two-year position is available beginning January 1, 2012. Candidates must have completed their PhDs in computational biology, computer science, mathematics or physics. Ideal candidates will be familiar with evolutionary theory and modeling, DNA/RNA sequence analysis and bioinformatics, and systems biological approaches. Previous knowledge and experience with cancer genomics and modeling is an additional plus.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Mathematics, Physics, Biostatistics, Computational biology, or related discipline
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: One year related research experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The successful candidate must have a strong background in evolutionary theory and modeling; knowledge of cancer biology and genetics will be significantly beneficial to the research. The successful candidate will have a strong skillset in computer programming, mathematics and statistical modeling, with proficiency in C/C++, Perl/Python, and R programming.
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POSITION SUMMARY: The Nurse Practitioner performs an advanced practice role in the delivery of high value nursing care to meet the needs of stroke and neurological patients to maintain health and recover from illness. The Nurse Practitioner functions autonomously and in collaboration with the healthcare care team in advanced clinical practice, education, consultation, research and leadership roles.
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:The Nurse Practitioner will facilitate the improvement of clinical practice through the use of clinical expertise, education of staff, consultation, committee involvement, and role modeling. He/s will perform focused or comprehensive initial assessments that the treating physician may use as references in completing the History & Physical. The NP will collaborate with health care team to facilitate continuity of patient care, intervene as necessary to facilitate optimal patient outcomes using the PI process, and demonstrate awareness of the needs of the patient population of their specialty. He/s will conduct rounds, in addition to physician’s rounds, develop and implement patient management plans, and record progress notes; He/s will collaborate with other healthcare professionals in interdisciplinary rounds for patient care and discharge to facilitate continuity of care and integration of evidence based practice.
EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in appropriate clinical nursing specialty.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 3-5 years of direct patient care in stroke care.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Sets priorities and makes decisions of a complex nature. Interfaces directly with physicians, patients, family members, and other health team members throughout the St. David’s Medical Center. Maintains confidentiality of patients medical records. Regular and predictable attendance is required. May be required to care for patients of all ages throughout the lifespan of the patient.
- Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCA’s and St. David’s “Patient First” safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.
- Recognizes that variables such as age, race, nationality, culture, disease-causing vulnerabilities, and socio-economic factors affect the patient populations under their care. Uses interventions appropriate to these factors (e.g., Interpreter, dietary preferences, social services consultation, etc.)
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Texas. Approval from Texas Board of Nursing to practice as a Nurse Practitioner.