Assistant Professor of Clinical - Surgery (Surgical Oncology)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-15
Req: R100044798
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Job Family: Clinical and Allied Health

Job Function: Clinical Services

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

FLSA Status: Exempt

General Description (Purpose and Function):

The Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Miami, Leonard Miller School of Medicine is seeking a fellowship-trained surgeon to join our surgical team. We have a strong multidisciplinary group that works to provide high quality clinical care and access to cutting edge clinical trials. The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated cancer center in South Florida and is focused on innovation in cancer care. The candidate will work closely with the Chief of Surgical Oncology to continue to support the gastrointestinal cancer service line.

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

Job responsibilities include participation in clinical and educational activities as they relate to the Division of Surgical Oncology and the Department of Surgery with a special emphasis on gastrointestinal cancer as following:

  • Oversees outcomes, quality, and patient experience for the program

  • Works closely and collaborates with the Chief and all members of the team including medical oncologists.

  • 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 in collaboration with other Faculty in the section and the division.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Along with proper training and certification, the incumbent must have a keen interest in and concern for the needs of cancer patients, and other related surgical oncology anamolies.

  • 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 is greatly valued because our local and regional demographics.

Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):

Applicants should have a strong commitment to patient care and education and an interest in clinical research. Bachelor's degree in pre-medicine or related field, followed by 4 years in medical school and additional residency and fellowship specialty training.

  • Eligible candidates must be board certified in surgery, be able to obtain and maintain a valid DEA Registration and Florida Medical License, and an ACGME approved surgical oncology fellowship.

Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):

3 – 5 years post fellowship clinical experience in the field of gastrointestinal surgical oncology preferred

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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Posted: 2/16/2021
Application Due: 5/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time