Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.3013CA; CH SummaryBaylor College of Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of SanAntonio, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, atthe Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (CH of SA) is seeking aqualified candidate to fill a full-time role as an AssistantProfessor.Location: Children’s Hospital of San AntonioWork Schedule: Days, Nights, Weekends, HolidaysJob DutiesResponsibilities include, but not limited to the following: Establishing criteria and conducting patient care reviews forthe purpose of analyzing and evaluating the quality andappropriateness of care and treatment provided to patients withinthe Department or Service. The Department/Service shall routinelycollect information about important aspects of patient careprovided by the Department/Service, periodically assess thisinformation, and develop a process for use in evaluating patientcare. Patient care reviews shall include all clinical workperformed under the jurisdiction of the Department/Service,regardless of whether the Practitioner whose work is subject tosuch review is a member of that Service.Recommending criteria for clinical privileges relevant to careprovided in the Department and recommending clinical privileges foreach member of the Department.Reviewing and evaluating Department/Service adherence to: (a)Medical Staff policies and procedures; (b) sound principles ofclinical practice; (c) integration of the Department/Service intothe operations of the Hospital.Reviewing and evaluating patient care services provided outsidethe Hospital via contractual or other agreements.Coordinating patient care provided by the Department/Servicemembers with nursing and ancillary patient care services.Calling a Department/Service meeting at the discretion of theDepartment Head or Chief of Service as necessary for the purpose ofconsidering quality and outcomes management findings of patientcare and the results of the Service’s other review and evaluationactivities, as well as reports on other Department, Service andStaff functions.Taking appropriate action when important problems in patientcare and clinical performance or opportunities to improve care areidentified.Acting as the designated agent of the respective Department orService, or on behalf of the Medical Executive Committee, inconnection with all peer review functions.Submitting any required reports concerning: (a) the Departmentsor Service’s review and evaluation activities, actions takenthereon, and the results of such action, and (b) recommendationsfor maintaining and improving the quality of care provided withinthe Department, the Service and/or the Hospital.Providing for orientation and continuing education of allpersons in the Department or Service.
Kupchak has strongly suggested this sentiment throughout the 2014-15 season, mindful that Bryant’s contract that will pay him a league-high $25 million next season in the final year of his contract. But after tearing the rotator cuff in his right shoulder in late January, Bryant soon said he would not know his future until the end of the 2015-16 campaign. Bryant reiterated his position Friday on Twitter: “My thoughts on next season being my last season are the same as the last time the media asked me last season #nadanew,” he wrote. Last summer, Bryant told some around him he had no intentions in playing past his current contract, according to a source familiar with the discussions.“There have been no discussions about anything going forward. I don’t think there will be,” Kupchak said. “A year from now, if there is something different to discuss, we’ll discuss it then.”Lakers coach Byron Scott has held out hope that would not be the case.He argued that Bryant could become enticed to prolong his NBA career depending on a few obvious variables. The Lakers would need to upgrade their roster significantly enough this offseason through the NBA draft and free agency, starting with the No. 2 pick. Bryant would also have to play at an elite level and stay healthy next season, something Scott believes remains possible with a reduced workload and a stronger supporting cast.“He is recovering, running and getting movement and strength in the shoulder,” Kupchak said. “We expect a full recovery. But he’s much closer to the end than he is to the beginning.” That’s why Lakers president Jeanie Buss has spearheaded an effort to honor Bryant with unspecified tributes at home games to commemorate Bryant’s 20th season with the organization.“He will be recognized appropriately with great gratitude,” Kupchak said, “when it is time.”That time could be next season, which explains why Kupchak believes he can offer clarity to prospects and free agents on how the Lakers will rebuild following Bryant’s eventual retirement.“It is clear. He is on the last year of his deal. There have been no discussions. And he hasn’t indicated that he wants to continue to play,” Kupchak said. “But having said all that, we’re kind of guessing.”There has also been lots of guessing in recent seasons on why the Lakers failed to attract free agents. After all, the Lakers failed to retain Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol in consecutive seasons. The Lakers also could not convince LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony last year to wear a Lakers uniform.Although Gasol and Bryant hold each other in high affection after winning two NBA championships together, Howard had personality and role conflicts with Bryant. Yet, Kupchak strongly dismissed any notion that Bryant would hurt the Lakers’ free-agency efforts.“If somebody doesn’t want to play with Kobe this year or if he decides to come back another year, first of all, he is so much closer to the end than he is at the beginning. But if there is a player out there like that won’t come here for that reason, then we don’t want him,” Kupchak said. “Every great player is demanding and focused, and if you don’t want to play for a guy like him who is driven to do nothing but win championships and work hard, then you shouldn’t be here. You should go someplace else.”Yet, Kupchak said Bryant has hardly been demanding to him about which players to acquire.In an appearance Thursday on ESPN’s “On the Herd with Colin Cowherd,” Kupchak described Bryant as “kind of aggressive eight to 10 years ago with an opinion and wanting to be involved.” That also coincided with Bryant demanding a trade in the 2007 offseason because of frustration with the Lakers’ consecutive first-round exits to Phoenix and doubts about the front office rebuilding into a championship contender quickly enough.But the Lakers refused to trade Bryant, whom Kupchak said has since avoided exerting his influence on how the Lakers assemble their roster.“He said, ‘You guys know what you’re doing,’ which was flattering,” Kupchak told Cowherd. “‘I’m just going to do what I’m going to do this offseason. If you need me, I’ll help recruit. If you want my opinion on a player, give me a call.’”Yet, Kupchak doubts Bryant will have much opinion on the college prospects, noting his expertise mostly relies on watching elite programs like North Carolina, Duke and Kentucky.Said Kupchak: “I don’t think he wants to be involved in the draft at all.” So many unanswered questions surround Kobe Bryant and whether he can return and stay healthy for the 2015-16 campaign after suffering season-ending injuries in three consecutive seasons. But Bryant apparently has answered one other looming question.That involves his future, and whether the 2015-16 campaign will mark his last season of a 20-year career.“He’s indicated to me this is it,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Thursday on “SiriusXM NBA Radio” with Rick Fox and Jared Greenberg.• Photos: Lakers roster breakdown: Who stays, who goes? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Larisa Ceric, a Bosnian-Herzegovinian judo, is on the third place in the new rankings of the International Judaic Federation (IJF) in the category of +78 kg.The best BH judo has since the last success on the international scene, increased by four positions on the list.The first two positions remained unchanged and first is Idalys Ortiz, a Cuban, and the second is Kayra Sayit, Turkish.Aleksandra Samardzic, in category up to 70 kg, holds 19th place, which is for two positions better than the previous list.(Source: klix)