The position is accountable to the Chief, Urology Section of the Surgical Services Department for assuring the most effective delivery of state-of-the-art urological care by meeting or exceeding compliance standards. Duties include but are not limited too: · The Urologist will provide urologic care to the spinal cord injury and female population including admissions, work-up, diagnosis, consultation, and prescribing or ordering medications. · The Urologist will provide operative and non-operative care in Urology patients to diagnose, correct, treat or rehabilitate conditions, illnesses, and injuries of the genitourinary tract to include adrenal glands, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, testicles, and external genitalia. · The Urologist should be qualified to approach the kidneys through the chest, flank, or peritoneal cavity. · Must be able to quality for and accept the responsibility of being a UT faculty member, must participate in our global call schedule, must be able to work with and supervise residents · Responsible for involving family member or members/guardians in the patients' care, taking after duty hours (weekdays, weekends, and holidays) call, perform invasive procedures; such as, TRUS PNBX's without sedation, cystoscopies (with intra-urethral topical anesthetic), vasectomies, circumcisions, infrared coagulation and/excision of genital lesions, urethral meatotomies, and dorsal slits (with local anesthetic), and assume total responsibility for all perioperative care for his or her patients. Procedures performed are included but not limited too: Appendectomy(incidental),exploratory laparotomy, excision/drainage of retroperitoneal tumor/cyst, ESWL, Diverticulectomy, Herniorrhaphy, Hydrocelectomy, Hysterectomy/oophorectomy in conjunction with pelvic exenteration, treatment of female incontinence, laser ablation of prostate, lymphadenectomy, percutaneous nephrostomy placement and nephrostolithotomy, insertion of penile prosthesis, urinary diversion including bowel substitution for conduit or reservoir, ultrasonography and US-guided biopsy of urinary tract organs. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (7:30am - 4:00pm) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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