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Trauma Medical Director

UNC Health Pardee
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Closing date
Feb 19, 2025

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Surgery, Surgery, Trauma
Full Time
Position Type

Trauma Medical Director Opportunity

UNC Health Pardee is seeking a dedicated and experienced Trauma Medical Director to develop and lead our new level 3 trauma program. The successful candidate will have a strong clinical background in trauma care, exceptional leadership skills, and a vision for providing high-quality emergency medical services to our community.

Position Summary

As the Trauma Medical Director at UNC Health Pardee, you will play a pivotal role in the advancement of our trauma services. If you are passionate about trauma care and have the leadership skills to drive change and improve patient outcomes, we encourage you to apply. Position includes:

  • Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive level 3 trauma program, ensuring alignment with local, state, and national standards.
  • Collaborate with hospital administration to strategize and execute plans for the trauma service line, including budgeting, staffing, and resource allocation.
  • Supervise and mentor a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in trauma care.
  • Ensure compliance of the trauma program with all regulatory and accreditation bodies, including the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
  • Provide direct patient care in the trauma center and participate in the on-call
  • Lead performance improvement and quality assurance initiatives related to trauma
  • Foster relationships with other hospitals and healthcare organizations for patient transfer and referrals.
  • Develop and facilitate educational programs and training for the trauma team and hospital staff.


  • Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree from an accredited
  • Board-certified in General Surgery with an additional Fellowship in Trauma Surgery or Surgical Critical Care.
  • Current, unrestricted medical
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in trauma care, with at least two (2) years in a leadership role.
  • Proven knowledge of regulatory and accreditation standards for a level 3 trauma
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and team-building
  • A patient-centered approach to care, with a commitment to improving the health and well-being of our community.

Compensation Package:

Enjoy the stability of employment and a compensation package which includes:

  • Competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Professional liability insurance provided (FTCA Coverage)
  • Comprehensive benefits (health, dental, vision, 401K)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • CME/dues allowance
  • Relocation assistance

Why Choose Pardee?

UNC Health Pardee is a not-for-profit health care system that was founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health. It is the first hospital in the Carolinas to be accredited with the International Organization for Standardization for quality health care standards. We are a licensed for 222 acute care beds and are the second-largest employer in Henderson County. We have several locations separate from our main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, multiple urgent care locations and orthopedic clinics.

Area information

Where you work is as important as where you play. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Western North Carolina is not only a beautiful place, but a dynamic region filled with natural resources, a variety of cultural and educational opportunities, and some of the highest quality health care in the country. Physicians and medical professionals have settled here, drawn by the exceptional beauty and quality of life in Hendersonville. Hendersonville is unique in having the feel of small town America, yet is geographically situated within convenient driving distance of the urban areas of Asheville, NC, Greenville, SC, and only a few hours from Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC. In 2022, Hendersonville was ranked on the list of The South s Best Mountain Towns in Southern Living, and in 2019, ranked on the list of Top 12 Small Towns in the South by TripAdvisor. Nature is always close by with nearly twenty national, state, county and city parks, recreational areas and forests, many within of just outside the city limits of Hendersonville.

No Visa sponsorships available. No recruitment firm or placement agencies accepted.

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