Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery

Nemours Children’s Health System
Wilmington, Delaware
Dec 28, 2018
Dec 28, 2019
Full Time
Position Type

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

Nemours is seeking a Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery to join our team in Wilmington, DE.

The Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery is a Physician leader who provides the vision, oversight and guidance to achieve the two primary goals of a clinical division at Nemours:

1. Superior health care service to our patients, and

2. Satisfying professional careers for our health care providers and other associates.

The Division Chief’s vision, strategy and tactics must be developed and implemented in harmony with that of the Department, and must be consistent with the Nemours Mission and Strategic Destination. Nemours leadership will allocate the necessary resources, authority and autonomy to provide the Division Chief the tools necessary to be successful in this role.

Essential Function

The Division Chief is an active and respected clinical member of the Division, and is considered to be an expert in her/his field. She/he is charged with the clinical, administrative, and academic performance of the Division. The Chief leads the effort to achieve the Division’s strategic, clinical, academic, operational and financial goals within the available constraints and resources provided. The Chief supports the Department Chair in determining the Division and Department’s strategic goals, provides leadership as well as support to the Director of Cleft Palate program and works collaboratively with other medical and administrative leaders at Nemours to develop and achieve these goals. The Division Chief reports to the Department Chair.

Scope of Practice

The Division Chief will define the scope of practice of their Division consistent with the mission and goals of Nemours. In the case of Plastic Surgery, she/he will lead the expansion of the Division so expertise spans four discrete sub-specialty areas:

  • Cleft/craniofacial & congenital surgery
  • Hand surgery& Peripheral nerve reconstruction
  • General reconstruction including trauma and oncologic patient
  • Burns, wounds & vascular malformation surgery

She/he will collaborate with leadership to create and seek new initiatives to further the Nemours mission which can bring value to Nemours and its patients, both within and external to their specialty. In collaboration with the Department Chair, Cleft Palate program Director and medical staff, this effort will include defining appropriate patient populations to be served, as well as executing strategic initiatives as aligned with the Nemours True North strategic management system.

To learn more about this opportunity please contact Ja'Nikka Caraballo, Physician Recruiter at

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.


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