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Cardiovascular Surgeon

Employer
Piedmont Healthcare
Location
Augusta, Georgia
Closing date
Oct 10, 2024

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Specialty
Surgery
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Piedmont Heart, under the parent organization of Piedmont Augusta, located in Augusta Georgia, is recruiting a Cardiac Surgeon with a firm knowledge and skill set in the diagnosing and treating of cardiovascular disease. Piedmont Augusta is a 581 bed acute care facility. The Cardiac Surgeon will share a complement of an advanced practice provider as well as a team of nursing professionals. "On call" assignment of 1:3.

Location: Augusta, GA which is a beautiful mid-sized city with loads of southern charm. In addition, the cost of living is very attractive, and there is easy driving access to several of the South s largest major metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Savannah, GA and Greenville, SC.

Staffing Design: Currently there are three cardiothoracic surgeons who support the Cardiothoracic Surgery service line, with a complement of three Advanced Practice Providers.

Role and Responsibility: Cardiac Surgeon role and responsibility will be the following:

  • Evaluation, diagnosis, treatment/surgery and consultation for patients with congenital and acquired abnormalities of the heart and great vessels, lungs, mediastinum, and pleura; a variety of conditions of the chest wall; and traumatic injuries to the chest and cardiothoracic structures.
  • Non-surgical care as well as pre-, intra-, and post-operative surgical care.
  • Admitting privileges to the facility and support provisions of care for patients in critical care/intensive care settings in accordance with Piedmont Augusta policies and procedures.
  • Assess, stabilize, and determine the disposition of patients with emergent conditions in accordance with medical staff policy.
  • Management of chronic cardiovascular diseases including ordering appropriate imaging or lab tests and recommending treatment plans, including surgical interventions, as indicated by patient s clinical needs.
  • Coordination of care with hospitalists, primary care physicians, cardiology colleagues and other specialty physicians regarding day-to-day operations and participates in meetings for risk and quality management as well as improving clinical quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of medicine
  • Completion of Cardiac Fellowship and MUST BE Board Certified in Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Expertise needed in Cardiac CT and Cardiac MR (MRAs)

Compensation: Base compensation competitive with MGMA median.

Benefit Package: Current contracts include: Insurance; Group plan options for medical/dental/vision/disability/life. Liability insurance for professional practice provided.

Retirement planning: 403(b) retirement account, with additional matching by employer; 457 retirement vehicle available for tax deferred retirement planning.

Allowances for CME, professional membership, publications, and recertification preparation provided.

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