Transplant Surgery - Surgical Director Opportunity

Employer
Trinity Health
Location
Maywood, Illinois
Closing date
Sep 16, 2023

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Specialty
Surgery
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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The Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) Department of Surgery and the Division of Intra-Abdominal Transplantation are seeking an outstanding, highly motivated Transplant Surgeon to become the Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program located in Maywood, Illinois.

The transplant program at LUMC has demonstrated an annual growth for the past three years, is a CMS/UNOS certified program, and is a member in good standing for liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. To support the growth and fulfill the educational mission of LUMC, an ASTS Transplant Surgery Fellowship was established in 2020 to expand on the Institution's educational mission.

The selected candidate will be expected to support outreach activities conducive to expanding and promoting the Liver Transplant Program. The expectation for the candidate includes an active participation in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows, administrative responsibilities related to the liver transplant program, and outstanding outcomes in clinical care supporting the Institution's academic mission.

The selected candidate will also participate in developing policy, procedures to meet regulatory standards, and be actively involved in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • Associate or Full Professor level
  • Must have completed an ASTS certified program or a program of equivalent certification
  • Board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Illinois at the time of hire
  • The successful candidate must have liver and kidney transplant experience, encompassing both deceased and living donor transplants.
  • Experience in Hepatobiliary Surgery is required. HPB Certification by the AHPBA is desirable.
  • Robotic skills in both hepato-biliary surgery and kidney transplantation are highly desirable.
  • Experience in multi-organ donor recovery for both DBD and DCD is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with split liver transplants, with excellent track record in DCD liver transplants.
  • Experience with Normothermic perfusion technology is desirable.
  • A proven academic track record as a transplant surgeon in education and research is highly desirable. Educational interests, primarily in medical student education and a general surgery resident and transplant surgery fellowship training, are expected from a successful candidate and will be of essential consideration in the selection process.
  • Leadership/Administrative experience is highly desirable.

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right Transplant Surgeon to join Loyola University Health System.

RECRUITMENT PACKAGE

Loyola University Medical Center offers an excellent compensation commensurate with professional experience and benefits package for the right candidate.

ABOUT THE FACILITY

Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) is a 61 acre medical center campus conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop. LUMC is a quaternary care facility with 547 licensed beds, a Level I Trauma Center, nationally recognized Burn Center, renowned Transplant Center, and a special 20-bed unit for patients undergoing stem cell transplant. The center provides top hospital care in all medical specialties, including orthopedics, nephrology, cardiology, cancer, ophthalmology, and surgery.

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (LUCSSOM) is committed to scholarship and the education of medical professionals and biomedical scientists. The school, including its faculty, trainees, and staff are called to go beyond facts, experimentation, and treatment of disease to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives and treat the human spirit in an environment that encourages innovation, embraces diversity, respects life, and values human dignity.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a private, Catholic-Jesuit healthcare provider based in the western suburbs of Chicago. With 800 licensed beds and over $1B in revenues, LUHS is a nationally recognized academic medical center with a rich tradition of going beyond the illness to treat the whole person. LUHS believes that its Catholic heritage and Jesuit traditions of excellence, leadership, inclusiveness, respect and concern for others, and desire to help those who are less privileged in life advances the healing mission in the communities it serves. LUHS also believes that thoughtful stewardship; learning and constant reflection on experience improves all it does as it strives to provide the highest quality healthcare.

LUHS includes a core academic hospital (Loyola University Medical Center) located on its main campus in Maywood, a community hospital (Gottlieb Memorial Hospital) located three miles from the main campus in Melrose Park, and an extensive network of more than 28 specialty and primary care centers in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUHS is home to approximately 7,000 staff members, 650 full-time faculty members, and 600 residents and fellows. LUHS is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic Health Systems in the United States.

For more information on Loyola University Health System, please visit https://www.loyolamedicine.org.

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION

Chicago, Illinois is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles with 2.7 million residents. Chicago s top sights bustle with activity all year round - ice skating in Millennium Park, sightseeing through Lincoln Park Zoo, playing at Navy Pier, shopping along the Magnificent Mile. For more action, take in a professional game like the Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears or make it a fun night out at a piano bar or comedy club like The Second City.

For more information on Chicago, visit www.choosechicago.com/

ABOUT TRINITY HEALTH

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at www.trinity-health.org.

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