Director of Trauma Services & Research, Trauma Surgeon
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Internal Number: 44165
About WakeMed: Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 919-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, delivering health and wellness services that bring added value to the communities we serve. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women's and children's services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children's Hospital, Women's Pavilion and Birthplace, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children's Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed's team of more than 9,400 employees, 2,000 volunteers, 1,300 affiliated physicians, and the more than 300 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, WakeMed provides an inclusive work environment that promotes the valuing of differences, respect for people and cooperativeness among our diverse workforce. WakeMed does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in any terms or conditions of employment. All applicants/employees are considered for employment, transfer, promotion or training without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity/expression, genetics, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Position Information: WakeMed is currently seeking a Medical Director, Trauma Services & Research. As a clinical team we currently have 15 physicians, 16 Physician Assistants and resident support. Call is no more than 1 in 10 nights and is staffed with residents or physician assistants. Call coverage and clinical responsibilities will be shared among team members. The Trauma director will lead the medical multidisciplinary activities of the Trauma Program for the WakeMed system. The role of the Trauma Medical/Surgical Director will be to pursue the full development of the trauma center in terms of quality of care, volume, scope of services and cost-effectiveness, and to organize and manage the overall physician/surgeon component of the trauma service. Reports to Executive Medical Director of WakeMed Physician Practices General Surgery/Trauma. Develops, coordinates and provides input on the development and maintenance of practice guidelines, policies and methodologies for trauma medical/surgical patient care. Demonstrates consistent, efficient, cost effective, quality trauma medical/surgical care at all times. Reports quality of care issues promptly to appropriate individuals, including Trauma Program Manager, Risk Manager, Chief of Staff and Administration. Coordinates, chairs and participates in all relevant trauma medical QA/PI/UR and peer review activities as required by the Medical Staff, Trauma Service and Hospital. Manages patients in consultation with referring physicians and provides feedback regarding clinical care in the trauma region. Collaborates with the Trauma Program Manager to establish trauma program goals and objectives consistent with those of the hospital and ensure that those of the trauma service are being met. Collaborates with the Medical Director of Surgical Critical Care to assure appropriate care policies and practices are in place. Consistently demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, hospital personnel, and patients/family in order to achieve maximum operational effectiveness and customer satisfaction. The ideal candidate will have served for a minimum of 2 years in a leadership capacity related to trauma and/or surgical services. This position reports to the Director of Surgery and supports the mission, values, and management of WPP. Qualified candidates must be currently Board Certified or Board Eligible by an American Medical Specialty Board in Surgery. Position will be 60% clinical and 40% administrative.
Experience Requirements: Fellowship/Internship/Residency - Related Area Required
Education Required: Doctorate Medicine Required
Licensure/Certification Requirements: Licensed Medical Physician Required
At WakeMed Health & Hospitals, we are guided by a simple – yet powerful mission: to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding and compassionate care to all.To deliver on this mission, WakeMed employs the “best minds and the biggest hearts” in the business. Our team includes over 8,500 experienced registered nurses, technologists, medical professionals, support staff, and a medical staff of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice providers who are dedicated to putting patients first.When it comes to culture and benefits, we recognize that when we take good care of our employees, our employees can take even better care of our patients. We proudly offer competitive salaries that reflect background, experience and special skills. Our benefits programs are designed to give you and your family the support you need for today while planning for a successful tomorrow. We promote diversity in the ...workplace, provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified applicants, and we participate in E-verify.We think it’s pretty simple – we care for our employees and our employees care for the community.
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