Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical - Surgery (Pediatric Cardiac Surgery)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-19
Req: R100043874
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Job Family: Clinical and Allied Health

Job Function: Clinical Services

Job Title: Surgeon

Pay Band:

FLSA Status: Exempt

General Description (Purpose and Function):

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Miami currently has 5 faculty members with strong clinical, research and educational activities and sponsors a fully approved ACGME program in Thoracic Surgery. This is largest academic cardiothoracic program in Southern Florida comprising of the University of Miami Healthcare System, and additional sites of Holtz Children’s Hospital practice and Jackson Memorial Healthcare System. Our Congenital Heart Surgery Program is involved in surgical treatment of congenital heart and lung defects in children. Inclusive of Neonatal, infant and adult congenital surgical procedures.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities (For-exempt Employees Include Percent of Effort):

The pediatric cardiac surgeon:

Performs the complete scope of surgical services including consultations and surgical care for congenital heart problems including a wide spectrum of defects in newborns, infants, children and adolescents. Examples of heart operations include arterial switch, Norwood operations, closure of septal defects, repair of tetralogy of Fallot, staged palliation of single ventricle defects including Fontan Procedures, heart rhythm disorders, complex defects, ECMO/VAD and transplantation. Inclusive of Neonatal, infant and adult congenital surgical procedures.

  • Coordinates and provide scheduling services for physicians to ensure coverage to perform services when scheduled

  • Maintain administrative records pertaining to the scheduling of all physicians and ensure the hospital (s) has/have reasonable access to such records

  • Perform daily unit rounds on all assigned inpatients and perform all inpatient follow up during the inpatient stay

  • Provide outpatient professional medical services performed in all scheduled clinics related to the Program.

  • Participate in regular outpatient clinics for the Program

  • Coordinate inpatient care and clinic care under the Program with the patient’s primary physician

  • Collaborate with other physicians and hospital personnel (including case managers) to reduce medically unnecessary use of resources and length of stay and coordinate interdepartmental patient care.

  • Provide assistance as needed to bed control and other hospital personnel to facilitate patient throughput

  • Respond in a timely fashion to patients, other physicians or hospital personnel making patient care-related inquiries

  • Work collaboratively to implement clinical effectiveness programs, including clinical pathways and other similar guidelines and protocols as needed

  • Participate in all root cause analysis and related activities conducted for the Program at all sites of service

  • Work collaboratively with hospital personnel to implement the quality goals of the Program and implement quality initiatives to address any identified deficiencies

  • Participate in periodic meetings with unit personnel at the hospital related to core measures and patient and physician satisfaction

  • Implement teaching activities related to residents and fellows rotating through the Program

  • Work with hospital personnel to obtain all mutually agreed upon program designations of distinction

  • Provides professional medical services twenty four hours a day and seven days a week for 365 days (or 366 as the case may be) a year to all inpatients/outpatients in the Program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Along with proper training and certification, pediatric cardiac surgeons must have a keen interest in and concern for the needs of newborns, children and adults with congenital cardaic anamolies. Pediatric surgery involves treating patients in various stages of development, therefore a clear understanding of child physiology and pharmacology is essential to apply extreme precision in treatment. A high degree of sensitivity is also important in interacting with families and patients. Inclusive of Neonatal, infant and adult congenital surgical procedures.

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures, and techniques

  • Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used in patient treatments

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills along with proper telephone etiquette

  • Performs duties in tactful and professional manner.

  • Fluency in Spanish and Creole preferred

Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):

Bachelor's degree in pre-medicine or related field, followed by 4 years in medical school and residency training

  • M.D. degree.

  • Florida Medical License required

  • Successful completion of a fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery Subspecialty Certification required.

Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):

3 – 5 years of work-related experience in the field of pediatric cardiac surgery

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/20/2021
Application Due: 4/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time