Lung Transplant Surgeon

AMN Healthcare
Closing date
Dec 6, 2024

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Full Time
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Job Description & Requirements
Lung Transplant Surgeon
StartDate: ASAP

The UK Lung Transplant Program in highly desirable Lexington, KY, seeks a surgeon to perform transplants, see clinic patients, and conduct surgeries in a mainly clinical role. This is an excellent opportunity to join the UK Transplant Center's growing program, work for the state's largest transplant center, and help change the healthcare landscape in Kentucky.

Opportunity Highlights
  • Embrace the significance of mentorship and teamwork at our facility
  • Join a high-reliability organization committed to quality improvement and exceptional outcomes, reflected in top-decile Vizient mortality rates across specialties
  • Be part of the UK Transplant Center, a mission-driven, world-class transplant program with more than 500 life-saving lung transplants completed
  • The center is in a newer building and offers single-lung and double-lung transplants for adults and children with a variety of life-limiting lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, coal worker pneumoconiosis, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis
  • Bring your expertise to one of the most experienced and successful lung transplant centers and serve the people of Kentucky and beyond
  • Perform leading-edge transplant techniques, including ECMO and ventilator bridges
  • Advance the field through clinical trials and research - Access the resources of an NIH Center for Clinical and Translational Science to develop new therapies
  • Practice at a nationally ranked academic medical center and enjoy the resources and reputation of the University of Kentucky, named a Best College by US News
  • Excellent work-life balance with schedule flexibility
  • The lung transplant program uses advanced technologies, such as OCS Lung, LungGUARD, and Lung Bioengineering
  • UK HealthCare has been named the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky for 8 consecutive years
  • CCI designation is coming in 2027

Community Information Live in Beautiful Lexington, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, offers the charm and splendor of a place where history meets modern amenities. Enjoy the city's rich heritage by exploring the Kentucky Horse Park, Mary Todd Lincoln House, and Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate. The location is in the heart of Bluegrass Country, filled with numerous historical, natural, and cultural attractions to explore and enjoy. Home to a remarkable university with exciting NCAA sporting events, Lexington is perfect for families and individuals.
  • Overall grade of A and one of the best places to live in Kentucky (Niche)
  • Named a Best Place to Live, a Best Place to Retire, and a Best Place to Live for Quality of Life (US News)
  • Affordable cost of living
  • Some of the best public and private schools in the state
  • A safe, walkable downtown area with plenty of day and nightlife activities
  • Gorgeous scenery and an abundance of outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, camping, golfing, and horseback riding
  • Convenient access to Louisville (home of the Kentucky Derby), Cincinnati, and Nashville


Facility Location
Known as the "Horse Capital of the World", Lexington has a distinct Thoroughbred breeding and racing culture. The city is also home to the University of Kentucky, whose men's basketball team is often noted as one of the best in the NCAA with eight championships and one of the most winning programs in college basketball history. Here you'll also find a wide array of historical sites, including Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, and various cultural festivals, the most popular of which are the Mayfest Arts Fair and the Festival of Bluegrass.

Job Benefits

About the Company
At AMN Healthcare, we strive to be recognized as the most trusted, innovative, and influential force in helping healthcare organizations provide quality patient care that continually evolves to make healthcare more human, more effective, and more achievable.

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