The Transplant Surgeon is responsible for assisting in the implementation and monitoring donor and recipient program treatment protocols, while assuring optimal utilization and delivery of state-of-the-art surgical transplant medicine. This includes decreasing patient length-of-stay while increasing patient/graft survival rates by overseeing implementation of surgical program policy and procedures and providing educational material and seminars to all staff and network physicians all of which will assure constant competency within the program. The position requires the acquiring, utilization, and appropriate supervision and implementation of rapidly growing new transplantation technologies. In addition, this position requires on-going unification of the physician transplant patient referral network through communication, support and intervention. The Transplant Surgeon shall assist the Surgical Director in providing surgical supervision in the donor assessment, management and procurement process, in order to maximize organ and tissue viability and improve both the quality and number of transplantable organs and tissues. The Transplant Surgeon actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
- Meets criteria as a transplant surgeon or is eligible for full transplant privileges at AdventHealth Transplant Institute.
- A working knowledge of Immunosuppressive Drug Therapy (Preferred)
- A working knowledge of the responsibilities of a Transplant Surgeon in the area of organ and tissue procurement organization and the abdominal or thoracic organ transplant program (Preferred)
- A working knowledge of the surgical selection of patient candidates seeking transplantation therapy (Preferred)
- Able to work with a variety of individuals from different professional disciplines (Preferred)
- Holds a M.D. or D.O. degree
- Experience in the field of organ transplantation
- Fellowship training in organ-specific area. (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
- American Board Certified or Eligible in area of specialty
- Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida
- Eligible to participate as a provider in the Medicare/Medicaid program(s)
- An active staff member in good standing of the Medical Staff of AdventHealth with all privileges and responsibilities accorded such membership or meets requirements for Medical Staff approval.
Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth's Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program.
- Evaluate the processes and outcomes to enhance the delivery of excellent, cost-effective health care.
- Provides effective leadership with a primary focus on teamwork, maximizing deployment of personnel and departmental services in the delivery patient care while maintaining cost accountability.
- Assesses the Transplant department and ensures that it applies and meets standards of National Accrediting/Regulatory Bodies.
- Actively participates and performs the duties for all assigned committees
- Provides professional guidance to members of the Medical Staff as said assistance relates to Transplant Institute and its program which shall include participation in Medical Staff conferences, teaching programs and other pertinent activities relating to the Program as may be reasonably requested.
- Implements quality assurance activities and assumption of responsibility for assisting in the surgical supervision of the quality assurance activities conducted by program personnel.
- Participates in community education projects conducted by Transplant Institute (i.e. public speaking engagements, television/radio productions, editorial reports, and health newsletters).
- Assists in the annual review of all surgical policy and procedures of the program.
- Promotes the endeavors of the AdventHealth Foundation in the promotion of community support for the provision of Transplant Services.
- Diagnoses acute and chronic conditions affecting all organs systems.
- Participates in the participation of the program in drug studies as directed by the Surgical Director.
- Participates in immunosuppressive drug therapy protocols to maximize patient and graft survival rates as directed by the Surgical Director.
- Evaluates patient medical and physiological health status through physical examination, past medical history, diagnostic testing, non invasive and invasive procedures, blood results and all related pertinent patient data to determine candidate acceptance into the transplant program.
- Prescribes interventions and performs therapeutic measures to ensure the appropriate individualized plan of care is implemented. Applies knowledge of age-specific needs i.e.: pediatric adolescents, adult and geriatric patients related to plan of care interventions and patients responses to care.
- Performs the responsibilities as primary care physician during the patient's hospital course from admission to discharge.
- Participates in medical rounds with multidisciplinary team and coordinate treatment plan with other caregivers.
- Writes and/or dictates progress notes, procedure notes, history and physical examination, transfers/discharge summaries in accordance with medical policies.