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RWJBarnabas Health is Seeking a Section Chief of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Sup...

RWJBarnabas Health
Newark, New Jersey
Closing date
Oct 13, 2024

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Full Time
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RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care provider in NJ, is seeking a Section Chief within the Northern Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery for Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC). This surgical leader will be expected to help pilot the defining program for NBIMC, the health system s principle heart transplant center. Clinically, this leader will oversee the surgical section through excellence in care, modernized protocols and care algorithms, and ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies.

The Section Chief will provide clinical oversight over all heart transplants and ventricular assist device implantations at NBIMC, while working in conjunction with the Clinical Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery, hospital s administrative team, and system service line. Clinically performing cardiothoracic surgery while administratively providing leadership, strategy, and oversight over the core competencies of the Northern Region regarding transplantation, VADs, and ECMO.

Candidate Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience
  • B/C in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • NJ licensed, or eligible for licensure
  • Candidates must be prominent leaders in surgical heart transplantation
  • Candidates have demonstrated high quality outcomes in both heart transplantation and the implementation of mechanical surgical support devices/LVADs
  • Experienced in multiple location/large systems-based transplant and mechanical circulatory support programs
  • Proven track record of success in growth, quality, and achieving the highest level of patient care

As the largest integrated health care system in New Jersey, RWJBarnabas Health offers competitive compensation and a robust benefits package including health, life, disability and malpractice insurance, 401k/retirement, plus PTO and added time off for CME. The position is based in highly desirable areas with near top-notch schools, beautiful suburban neighborhoods, with easy access to New York City, Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore.

To learn more about this position and other opportunities with RWJBarnabas Health, please contact Valerie Alvarez, Senior Physician Recruiter, at

About Newark Beth Israel Medical Center:
First established in 1901, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a 665-bed quaternary care, teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care for the region. Staffed with more than 800 physicians, 3200 employees, and 150 volunteers, our hospital is ready to provide you and your family with the quality care you need.

Newark Beth Israel is home to one of the nation s 10 largest heart transplant centers, RWJBarnabas Health s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program; and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs), than any other center in the state. Our medical center is home to the most comprehensive robotic surgery center in the state, and we were the first hospital in NJ to establish an accredited sleep disorders center. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide seamless integration of cancer prevention, specialized care, and treatment options.

Newark Beth Israel is renowned for its many preventive health programs that promote wellness in the community. As part of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest healthcare delivery system in the state, we have access to advanced technology and a variety of medical specialists.

About RWJBarnabas Health:
RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey s largest integrated health care delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than three million patients each year. With 12 acute care hospitals, 3 children's hospitals, a growing number of our outpatient facilities and physician practices, our healthcare system is committed to providing the highest quality of patient care and health education to the community and region.

Our dedication to serving the people of New Jersey extends far beyond the care we provide within our hospital walls. We support programs that promote health and wellness in our communities and provide access to services that would otherwise be unavailable. We are committed to the ongoing improvement of the health, quality of life, and vitality of our communities. We strive to bring the best healthcare to meet the evolving needs of residents in New Jersey whether that be enhancing the coordination for treating complex health conditions or improving community health through local programs and education.

Our partnership with Rutgers University creates the state s largest academic healthcare system dedicated to providing high-quality patient care, leading-edge research, and world-class health and medical education, further advancing our mission of providing high-quality healthcare in New Jersey.

RWJBarnabas Health is an equal opportunity employer.

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