Director of Trauma Services & Research, Trauma Surgeon
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Internal Number: 44165
About WakeMed: Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is the leading provider of health services in Wake County. With a mission to improve the health and well-being of our community, we are committed to providing outstanding and compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.
Position Information: WakeMed Physician Practices is a multi-specialty group with over 400 physicians in a variety of specialty areas. Our organization places a high value on quality and compassionate care. We are committed to providing state-of-the-art health care to our patients and the community we serve. WakeMed is currently seeking a Medical Director, Trauma Services & Research. As a clinical team we currently have 15 physicians, 16 Physician Assistants and resident support. Call is no more than 1 in 10 nights and is staffed with residents or physician assistants. Call coverage and clinical responsibilities will be shared among team members. The Trauma director will lead the medical multidisciplinary activities of the Trauma Program for the WakeMed system. The role of the Trauma Medical/Surgical Director will be to pursue the full development of the trauma center in terms of quality of care, volume, scope of services and cost-effectiveness, and to organize and manage the overall physician/surgeon component of the trauma service. Reports to Executive Medical Director of WakeMed Physician Practices General Surgery/Trauma. Develops, coordinates and provides input on the development and maintenance of practice guidelines, policies and methodologies for trauma medical/surgical patient care. Demonstrates consistent, efficient, cost effective, quality trauma medical/surgical care at all times. Reports quality of care issues promptly to appropriate individuals, including Trauma Program Manager, Risk Manager, Chief of Staff and Administration. Coordinates, chairs and participates in all relevant trauma medical QA/PI/UR and peer review activities as required by the Medical Staff, Trauma Service and Hospital. Manages patients in consultation with referring physicians and provides feedback regarding clinical care in the trauma region. Collaborates with the Trauma Program Manager to establish trauma program goals and objectives consistent with those of the hospital and ensure that those of the trauma service are being met. The ideal candidate will have served for a minimum of 2 years in a leadership capacity related to trauma and/or surgical services. Position is 60% clinical surgeon and 40% administrative/leadership. Qualified candidates must be currently Board Certified or Board Eligible by an American Medical Specialty Board in Surgery, Trauma..
Experience Requirements: Fellowship/Internship/Residency - Related Area Required
Education Required: Doctorate Medicine Required
Licensure/Certification Requirements: Licensed Medical Physician Required
At WakeMed Health & Hospitals, we are guided by a simple – yet powerful mission: to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding and compassionate care to all.To deliver on this mission, WakeMed employs the “best minds and the biggest hearts” in the business. Our team includes over 8,500 experienced registered nurses, technologists, medical professionals, support staff, and a medical staff of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice providers who are dedicated to putting patients first.When it comes to culture and benefits, we recognize that when we take good care of our employees, our employees can take even better care of our patients. We proudly offer competitive salaries that reflect background, experience and special skills. Our benefits programs are designed to give you and your family the support you need for today while planning for a successful tomorrow. We promote diversity in the ...workplace, provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified applicants, and we participate in E-verify.We think it’s pretty simple – we care for our employees and our employees care for the community.