CVICU System Medical Director - AdventHealth Orlando, Florida

AdventHealth Provider Recruitment
Orlando, Florida
Aug 31, 2021
Aug 31, 2022
Pulmonary Disease
Full Time
Position Type


AdventHealth Orlando is looking for a dynamic and energetic physician with leadership experience to join and lead our Advanced Cardiac Surgical Critical Care (ACSU) Team for the AdventHealth System. This position would have dedicated administrative time and clinical involvement within our ASCU unit in Orlando managing ECMO, cardiothoracic, heart and lung transplant patients. The physician will work with our currently experienced and established intensivists, cardiology and pulmonology transplant medical/care team to help continue to grow and establish a high quality and highly sustainable Cardiovascular, Heart & Lung Transplant Critical Care program throughout the AdventHealth System in Central Florida. This is an opportunity to continue to build and cultivate one the busiest CVICU/Transplant programs in the Southeastern United States. In Orlando we have a full comprehensive Transplant Institute that includes both thoracic and abdominal transplant teams. Our team performs over 50 hearts, 20 lungs, and 30-50 VAD's per year with multi organ transplant capability. AdventHealth Celebration, AdventHealth Waterman and AdventHealth Daytona are campuses in our Central Florida Division with successful and busy open-heart programs and Cardiovascular Critical Care Units.

Responsibilities would include the following: leading the clinical quality for CVICU care including quality metrics and quality assurance teams; active participation in regional, national, and international meetings and conferences; education of fellows and staff; community outreach; and program development. The medical director would also be involved with building a core team of physicians working to improve the CVICU services within our system of nine Central Florida hospital locations and eventually within our statewide hospitals.

Additional responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Leading our employed ASCU/CVICU physicians and multidisciplinary team
  • Setting performance criteria for our entire system CVICU
  • Evaluating and maintaining an appropriate database of vital statistics
  • Formally reviewing M & M's occurring in the CVICU's
  • Hiring and retaining superior physicians & APP oversight
  • Developing subspecialty staffing models
  • Advising senior administration on system cardiovascular critical care strategy
  • Helping to advance AdventHealth into a world class critical care service

The Medical Director will also provide administrative liaison activity with key core members surrounding the CVICU structure in our system. These include physician members of the medical staff, Emergency Department, Department of Surgery and other critical care units, respiratory therapy, imaging, nursing services, pharmacy, clinical laboratories, and referring health care facilities and providers. The Medical Director's primary location will be at AdventHealth Orlando, Florida just outside downtown Orlando. AdventHealth Orlando just opened (September 2020) a state of the art 32 bed critical care unit dedicated to the cardio thoracic transplant service. AdventHealth has a hospital based organ procurement organization, Our Legacy, a top performing OPO in the USA.

System Medical Director Requirements:

  • Board Certification in Critical Care (ABIM) or Surgical Critical Care (ABS) required
  • Experience as a Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgeon is preferred but not required
  • 3-5 years of experience as a CVICU physician leader that includes transplant, ECMO and VAD
  • Comprehensive clinical experience in large volume program with advanced cardiac surgery, heart and lung procurement, acute shock, heart failure and mechanical circulatory support 
  • Communication skills/ability to build relationships with private and employed physicians

Practice Description

Our AdventHealth Cardiovascular Institute is one of the busiest centers of its kind in the nation. We are a leading provider of cardiovascular and thoracic services among Medicare patients with national rankings that include: #1 in Cardiology volume, #1 in Vascular Surgery volume, #5 in Thoracic Surgery volume and #8 in Open Heart Surgery volume. The AdventHealth CVI is centered in a tertiary facility known as AdventHealth Orlando with a beautiful Ginsburg Tower. This 15-story sanctuary of healing offers patients a full range of comprehensive heart and vascular care, including 12 hybrid operating rooms housing electrophysiology, vascular and invasive cardiology.

This is an employment opportunity that includes the benefits of call coverage and competitive compensation. Other benefits include occurrence-based malpractice coverage, paid leave days, CME days and allowance, 403b retirement plan, health insurance for physician and family, and relocation allowance. This aligned model and practice management experience provides the opportunity for the physicians to focus on the clinical aspects of medicine.

Hospital Description

AdventHealth Orlando is an internationally renowned hospital that specializes in life-saving medical treatments, preventative care and pioneering research. Our healing network includes 30 hospitals and more than 100 extended service locations across the state of Florida. Everything we do is designed to fulfill our ultimate goal — to help people live a healthier, fuller life in mind, body and spirit. 

AdventHealth Orlando is our 1,364 bed tertiary facility with close to 160 ICU beds. It is at the center of nine other hospitals around the greater Orlando area, which total approximately 3,000 beds. AdventHealth operates many hospitals across nine different states; 30 of which are in Florida. Our mission has remained the same and is to Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ.

Since 1908, AdventHealth Orlando has cared for the Central Florida community as well as patients from around the world. AdventHealth Orlando is an acute-care, tertiary hospital caring for approximately 300,000 patients a year. As the primary campus for more than 1,000 physicians, AdventHealth Orlando is home to nationally recognized Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Cardiology, Children, Diabetes, Neuroscience, Orthopaedics, and Abdominal and Cardiothoracic Transplant. AdventHealth Orlando continues to meet the growing needs of our community with the addition of the Ginsburg Tower, a $255 million 15-story facility that is home to the AdventHealth Cardiovascular Institute and a football-field-sized emergency department that can accommodate the treatment of more patients in less time.

Location Description

AdventHealth is conveniently close to many gorgeous homes, downtown urban living, shopping and great schools. As the most visited American city in 2014, Orlando has world-class attractions including Universal Studios, Walt Disney World and numerous beaches. Orlando is home to major league soccer (Orlando City Lions), NBA basketball (Orlando Magic) as well as University of Central Florida sports. The city also has many public and private universities and colleges. The newly built Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts hosts variety of musical and theatrical performances throughout the year.

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