Emory Healthcare Surgical Director, Emory Structural Heart & Valve Center in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Title Surgical Director, Emory Structural Heart & Valve Center

Job Requisition ID 73254BR

Operating Unit/Division School Of Medicine

Department 739020:SOM: Surgery: Thoracic

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Regular/Temporary Regular

Job Description

The Surgical Director of the Emory Structural Heart & Valve Center (SH&V) is a faculty position with Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardio-thoracic Surgery and Physician Member of the Emory Clinic. The Surgical Director will report to the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and lead all aspects of the SH&V Center to maintain and grow the program’s reputation as an international leader in treatment of structural heart and valve diseases. The Surgical Director will focus on providing outstanding clinical care, maintaining quality and patient safety, access to and management of clinical trials, developing/refining innovative strategies in the field of structural heart and valve disease, as well as budgetary oversight and long-term strategic planning efforts of the program.

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 Emory University Hospital Midtown.

  2. Serve as Surgical Director for the SH&V Center providing clinical oversight and management of the program.

Surgical Directorship Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for clinical oversight of physician personnel working within the SH&V Center, including, but not limited to, monitoring the availability and quality of the physicians as it relates to surgical procedures, completing routine quality assessment and review processes, and promoting professional growth of SH&V physician and non-physician personnel to optimize the clinical proficiency;

  2. Responsible for establishing and communicating physician and APP clinical schedules, operating room and catheterization lab schedules, and call schedules;

  3. Partner with interventional cardiology and cardiac imaging to provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary clinical care model for SH&V patients;

  4. Lead process improvement initiatives to assess and improve the quality and efficiency of the program’s services, including, but not limited to, quality assessment and improvement, utilization review, risk management, cost reduction, and infection control.

  5. Participate in the strategic planning efforts to meet growth targets of the program including, but not limited to, facilities and equipment planning, staffing and resource utilization, marketing and outreach, …

  6. Serve as liaison and program ambassador with the referring provider community in addition to growing national program awareness through speaking engagements at conferences and healthcare publications;

  7. Maintain a robust participation in clinical trials of SH&V therapies in collaboration with industry, academic and government partners;

  8. Participate in the development, evaluation, selection and implementation of new products, procedures and programs related to SH&V disease and monitoring current service modes for their continued medical usefulness and cost effectiveness.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must be board-certified in Thoracic Surgery by the ABTS and have demonstrated administrative and leadership accomplishments as well as an aptitude for mentoring and staff development. Successful candidates should possess excellent clinical skills and a strong track record in research and teaching as well as an in depth understanding of the practice of academic medicine. Candidates should have scholarly accomplishments in the health sciences, as well as recognition in the field of Cardiothoracic Surgery as evidenced by involvement in clinical societies at a national level. The position includes participation in education efforts for the ACGME-accredited general surgery residency program and the ACGME-accredited Thoracic Surgery residency programs. Eligibility for an academic rank of associate professor or professor is required.

This position involves:

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

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