Orthopaedic Value-Based Care Fellowship, Department Of Surgery And Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School

University Of Texas At Austin Austin , TX 78719

Posted 3 months ago

Job Posting Title:

Orthopaedic Value-Based Care Fellowship, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School

Hiring Department:

Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care

Position Open To:

All Applicants

Weekly Scheduled Hours:

FLSA Status:


Earliest Start Date:


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Jun 30, 2021



Job Description:

The Fellow will work with Department faculty on research projects related to the design, implementation, and dissemination of value-based care models, outcome measurement (including the effect of interventions on patient-reported outcomes), costs of care, impact of psychosocial aspects in musculoskeletal illness, advances in shared-decision making and patient-provider engagement, and the application of digital health solutions.

Job Details:

General Notes:

The Fellowship will be from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, although there is some flexibility in the dates. The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2020. Phone interviews will be conducted with finalists, and we plan to fill the position by April 1st.

The Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care Orthopaedic Value-Based Care Fellowship gives exceptional medical students an extraordinary opportunity to learn about and investigate topics relevant to value based health care payment and delivery models through first-hand exposure to the UT Health Austin Musculoskeletal Institute. The Institute opened in October 2017 and provides an innovative, multidisciplinary, team-based approach to delivering musculoskeletal care for a wide range of patients including vulnerable, high needs and underserved populations.

The Fellow will have the opportunity to work directly with several leaders in healthcare delivery innovation, including:

Kevin Bozic, MD, MBA, Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care

David Ring, MD, PhD, Associate Dean of Comprehensive Care; Professor of Surgery and Psychiatry

Karl Koenig, MD, MS, Associate Professor and Medical Director of the Musculoskeletal Institute

Alex Haynes, MD, MPH, Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Investigation and Discovery

Prakash Jayakumar, MBBS, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Research and Outcome Measurement

If you have any questions about the position or application process, please contact Lauren Uhler, MPH, Assistant Director of Research, at lauren.uhler@austin.utexas.edu.


  • Research: Core research duties include development of research protocols, management of Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications, patient recruitment in the Musculoskeletal Institute's Lower Extremity Integrated Practice Unit (IPU), data collection, and dissemination through abstracts, presentations and manuscripts for multiple publications. The Fellow will serve as the lead researcher in the Lower Extremity IPU (approx. 2 days/week), supervising undergraduate and medical student volunteers in patient recruitment and data collection.

  • Strategy and Operations: Acquire invaluable insights into the strategic planning and clinical / operational needs of the organization through attending business and management meetings. The Fellow will work with our administrative team to coordinate and serve as a primary contact and host for our quarterly Musculoskeletal Institute Immersion Program, which hosts up to two dozen visitors including a variety of leading stakeholders in orthopaedics and beyond from around the country. The program provides a comprehensive insight into our value-based musculoskeletal care delivery model over two half-days of presentations and interactive sessions and ample opportunity for networking and deep discussions.

  • Value-Based Health Care Curriculum: Complete coursework related to Value-Based Health Care and achieve certification in executive education courses from UT Austin's Value Institute for Health and Care

  • Clinical: Exposure to clinical care of patients and surgical practices through shadowing Surgery and Perioperative Care faculty in clinical activities (operating room, hospital, and outpatient clinic). While the Fellow will be most integrated with our Musculoskeletal Institute team, opportunities exist for shadowing and research in other surgical specialties within the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care based on the Fellow's interests. The Fellow will attend Grand Rounds and be able to participate in resident didactics. He/she will have ample opportunities to interact with orthopaedic surgery residents as well as other residents and students in the Department and throughout Dell Medical School.

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

The applicant must be accepted to or enrolled in medical school at the time of application. Strong critical thinking skills; highly motivated; able to work well independently and in teams; strong written/verbal communication and organizational skills; basic understanding of statistics. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: https://dellmed.utexas.edu/culture.

Preferred Qualifications:

Fluency in Spanish; completion of core clinical clerkships (e.g. current third-year medical student); experience carrying out research projects through publication; experience making PowerPoint presentations; proficiency with data analysis; demonstrated interest in value-based health care.

Salary Range:


Working Conditions:

  • May work around standard office conditions

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

  • Use of manual dexterity

Required Materials:

  • Resume

  • One page Letter of interest

  • 3 work reference names (with contact information)

  • Please submit your CV with USMLE Step 1 (and Step 2, if applicable) scores.

  • If available, please include a sample of previous work (PowerPoint presentations, published research, data analysis, etc.).

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.


The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]


Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2019 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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