Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Medical Director

Baylor Scott & White Health
Waco, Texas
Closing date
May 31, 2023

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Surgery, Surgery, Trauma
Full Time
Position Type

Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Medical Director
Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Hillcrest

Baylor Scott and White Medical Center - Hillcrest is seeking an experienced General Surgeon and Trauma Medical Director within our Central Texas Division of Baylor Scott and White Health. This is a leadership position at our American College of Surgeons (ACS) - verified Level II Trauma Center in Waco, TX.

Candidates must be board certified in General Surgery, with added qualifications in Surgical Critical Care, and with a history of medical director leadership capabilities.

The Opportunity:

  • Serves as the Medical Director of the Trauma Program and the Surgical Critical Care Program and provides, or coordinates, all clinical, administrative, and consulting services for these surgical programs.
  • Candidates must have leadership, clinical, and administrative experience, with a focus on trauma and critical care to ensure quality treatment to all patients of the program. 5 - 7 years of trauma, critical care surgery, and leadership experience is required.
  • Position will provide general oversight and medical quality review of the Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery Programs.
  • Creates, maintains, and participates in the trauma & back up, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery call schedules.
  • Supervision of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care staff credentials, and maintenance of Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE), and continuing medical education requirements for State designation and national verification as a trauma center.
  • Participates in trauma education and support of the nursing, allied health, and the general population as instructed by hospital administration.  
  • Works in conjunction with the Trauma Program Manager to ensure compliance with quality programs of the State of Texas and the ACS Committee on Trauma.
  • Guides the trauma program’s participation in the Texas and ACS Trauma Quality Improvement Programs to develop best practices for trauma care by benchmarking outcomes data from the program against State and National benchmarks.

Baylor Scott and White also has a generous benefits package for clinical physicians.  This will provide a number of other components, which add a considerable value to the total compensation, among them:

  • Malpractice coverage Life, AD&D, disability and long-term care insurance contributions
  • Medical and dental contributions
  • Annual retirement contribution
  • Paid vacation and administrative (“CME”) leave
  • Relocation allowance
  • Academic funds (dues, fees, travel) provided pursuant to departmental and institutional
  • CME fund policies.


  • MD/DO degree.
  • Fellowship training in Trauma, Surgical Critical Care or Acute Care Surgery
  • Board Certification by the American Board of Surgery or Osteopathic Board Certification
  • Texas Medical License
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Current in PALS; ATLS; BLS/ACLS
  • Experience in surgical care of trauma patients 5 to 7 years of Leadership experience

About Waco, TX

Nestled on the banks of the Brazos River, and conveniently located between Dallas and Austin in the heart of Texas, Waco is a diverse and bustling city with small town charm. Waco boasts a dynamic economy and thriving academic community with five colleges and award-winning school districts. Waco has something for everyone with a flourishing urban downtown and tourism mecca featuring Magnolia Market, Cameron Park Zoo, numerous museums, and endless shopping and dining options. A tremendous setting for outdoor recreational activities, Waco is home to Cameron Park, one of the largest municipal parks in Texas, which spans 416 acres and contains 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. It’s easy to see why Waco, the heartbeat of Texas, is the perfect place to call home.

The largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas, Baylor Scott and White Health was born from the 2013 combination of Baylor Health Care System and Scott and White Healthcare. Known for exceptional patient care for more than a century, Baylor Scott and White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 1,027 patient access points, 9,600 affiliated physicians, 48,000+ employees and the Baylor Scott and White health plan.

Please apply online at  

Please direct all inquiries, applications, and referrals to:

Scott G. Sagraves, MD
Medical Director, Trauma Services
Central TX Division
Email –
Phone: 254-724-4681

Teresa Washington, SHRM-CP, Sr. Physician Recruiter
Email -
Phone: 512-509-0034

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