Emory University Navicent Health Medical Director (Cardiothoracic Surgery) in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



739020:SOM: Surgery: Thoracic

Job Description:

The Medical Director of the cardiothoracic surgery program at Navicent Health (Macon, GA) is a faculty position with Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery and Physician Member of the Emory Clinic, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The Medical Director will serve as the primary liaison between Navicent Hospital leadership and the cardiothoracic surgical program in all aspects of service line management including, but not limited to, clinical care, quality and patient safety, interfacing with the local cardiology and referring provider community, budgetary oversight, and strategic planning.

Clinical Role & Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as a cardiothoracic surgeon for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery within the Department of Surgery with an active inpatient and outpatient practice, based primarily at Navicent Hospital in Macon, GA.

  2. Serve as Medical Director for the cardiothoracic surgical program Navicent Hospital and provide clinical oversight in accordance with the Emory / Navicent Hospital Medical Director Agreement.

  3. Schedule may be adjusted to meet practice demand as necessary.

Medical Directorship Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for routine clinical oversight responsibilities for the Cardiothoracic Surgeons, including, but not limited to, monitoring the availability and quality of the physicians as it relates to cardiothoracic surgical procedures; promoting the professional growth of the cardiothoracic services and providing input to Hospital's Manager concerning physician's clinical performance;

  2. Responsible for establishing and communicating physician and APP schedules, operating room schedules, call schedule rosters, conflict resolution, and liaison with the medical staff;

  3. Participate as requested in Hospital's plans and programs adopted to assess and improve the quality and efficiency of Hospital's services, including, but not limited to, quality assessment and improvement, utilization review, risk management, and infection control;

  4. Maintain a professional approach with communication and cooperation between cardiologists, pulmonologists, cardiothoracic staff, anesthesia staff, Hospital management, and the Medical Staff to promote the provision of quality patient care and the further development of the program;

  5. Assist the Medical Director of Anesthesia, as needed, in coordinating the prioritization of emergency and elective cases according to established Operating Room rules and regulations;

  6. Provide medical supervision and management of all aspects of Cardiothoracic Surgery Services provided in the Program, including, but not limited to: facilitating and monitoring to ensure consistent and reliable performance among Cardiothoracic Surgery providers; appropriate recording of Cardiothoracic Surgery procedures in medical records, licensure and accreditation requirements; compliance with requirements of Cardiothoracic Surgery Certifying Board, JCAHO, and pertinent State and Federal regulatory bodies; patient scheduling; Program budget; equipment; supplies; space; personnel; infection control practices; policies and procedures; safety and quality improvement;

  7. Participate in the development, evaluation, selection and implementation of new products, procedures and programs related to Cardiothoracic Surgery Services and monitoring current service modes for their continued medical usefulness and cost effectiveness;

  8. Participate in such other efforts that advance the standing and image of the Hospital and the surgical program; students and professionals; and participation in marketing efforts for Hospital and its surgical program;

  9. Participate as requested in the long range planning of Hospital, including, but not limited to, equipment selection, budgeting, and staffing.

Operating Unit/Division:

School Of Medicine

Job Title:

Navicent Health Medical Director (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

This position involves::

Involve working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

Medical Director is duly licensed to practice medicine in the State of Georgia Board certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery, and has been admitted as an active member to the Hospital's medical staff and is employed by Emory.

Full/Part Time:




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