Academic Pediatric Intensivist

Facility: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Lubbock 
Address: 3601 4th Street 
Lubbock, TX 79430 
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Specialty: Academic
Pediatrics : Critical Care 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Academic Pediatric Intensivist

The Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine is seeking a third Pediatric Intensivist to join the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The Division currently has two full time intensivists, one part time intensivist and two Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. The current staff provides pediatric critical care at UMC Children’s Hospital, teaches Pediatric Residents, and pursues academic projects. 

The Department of Pediatrics strives to provide the highest standard of medical care for pediatric patients from birth through adolescence, encompassing primary and sub-specialty care. The Department and UMC Health System are committed to ensure excellence in the education of medical students and resident physicians; provide the highest quality medical care for our pediatric patients; and serve as an advocate for pediatric health issues throughout the region and state. Other Pediatric Sub-Specialties Services include: Anesthesia, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Hospitalist, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngolgy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, and Urology.  Patient care includes attending to patients in the PICU, attending the Deep Sedation Service, and consultation to critically-ill pediatric patients around the hospital . The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UMC is a Med/Surg unit that has an average daily census of five.  The Burn Intensive Care Unit has an average daily pediatric census of one.  The Deep Sedation Service has an average daily census of three.

The UMC Children’s Hospital is a hospital within a hospital which has 24 beds on general pediatric floor and 42 beds in the Level 3 NICU. The PICU is a large 15 bed unit with many amenities. The PICU is staffed with an RN only staff.  UMC has a Level 1 Burn Unit where the intensivists provide expertise on mechanical ventilation and pain management for the pediatric burn patients and a Level 2 pediatric trauma center where the intensivists co-manages patients.  UMC Children’s Hospital is the region’s only Children’s Miracle Network hospital, has certified child life specialist and a pediatric playroom. We are a part of the Children’s Oncology Network of Hospitals.

This is an exciting opportunity to expand services while also working with medical students and residents.  Candidate may be MD or DO, must be board certified/board eligible in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  Competitive salary, possible leadership positions, relocation expenses, CME/professional development (APA dues paid by department), and a generous benefits package await the qualified candidate

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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.

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 (

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