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Assistant or Associate Professor of Surgery

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Date Posted: Apr 12, 2021
Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 2695
Job Family: Physicians
Specialty: Surgery, General
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 31601040036701-Trauma Service
Location: MMP - 1025 Morehead Medical Dr


If it’s possible, you will find it at Atrium Health—the leading community-focused academic healthcare system serving North Carolina and South Carolina. We invite Surgeons to discover all that we can do when we bring healing hearts, inquisitive minds and progressive visionaries together in our Department of Surgery team at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Candidates should be committed to excellent patient care, education, and leadership.  Candidates with fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery and experience or expertise in health services research are preferred.

Section of General Surgery

The priorities of the Section of General Surgery are to:

  • Provide excellent patient care
  • Educate the next generation of surgeons and allied surgical professionals
  • Quality improvement and optimization
  • Health services research and leadership development 

This unique opportunity in the Section of General Surgery entails the following:

  • A broad-based general surgery practice at Atrium Health’s flagship hospital, Carolinas Medical Center, as well as a nearby community hospital, Atrium Health Mercy.  This 4-physician collaborative practice comprises both an elective group practice and coverage of emergency general surgery
  • Staffing a chief resident rotation with additional mid-level and junior surgery resident participation at Carolinas Medical Center and at Atrium Health Mercy.  Medical students are also active learners.  Additional support is provided by Advanced Practice Practitioners (APPs)
  • Minimum of one non-clinical week a month for scholarly and leadership activities
  • Call schedule approximately 4 weeknights a month, no more than 1 in every 4 weekends
  • No trauma call or coverage

Job requirements

  • Qualified candidates must be BC/BE in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery
  • Fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery is preferred

Our cohesive group of surgeons has expertise in minimally invasive techniques and emergency general surgery care and are dedicated to the priorities listed above.  These missions are achieved through care for elective, non-elective and emergency general surgery patients across our health system and region.  Successful candidates will also be expected to support the missions and vision of the Department of Surgery at Atrium Health as described below.  Job satisfaction and collegial partnership in patient care are core to our personal and professional values.

Provide excellent patient care:

Atrium Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive and integrated, public, not-for-profit systems in the nation compromising more than 7,500 licensed beds, employing nearly 62,000 people and accounting for more than 12 million patient encounters on an annual basis.  The General Surgery Section performs elective general surgery cases and covers emergency general surgery services at Carolinas Medical Center and Atrium Health Mercy.  The Carolinas Medical Center is an 874-bed tertiary/quaternary care hospital, ACS-verified Level I trauma center with 141 ICU bed and 74 operating rooms.  Carolinas Medical Center provides 24/7 support for complex and critically ill patients including a 29-bed dedicated Surgical ICI with surgical critical care boarded coverage, advanced interventional radiology and gastrointestinal support, and a wide range of surgical subspecialists.

Atrium Health Mercy is a 232-bed acute care hospital located 1.5 miles from the Carolinas Medical Center campus.  CMC-Mercy has a medical and surgical ICU with similar interventional radiology and gastrointestinal support.

Freestanding emergency rooms in the Carolinas Medical Center provide additional surgical volume to both locations.  The Physician Connection Line (PCL) through Atrium Health’s TeleHealth Solutions® coordinates patient transfers, primarily to Carolinas Medical Center, for urgent or emergent surgical evaluation and treatment.

Educate the next generation of surgeons are actively engaged in a wide variety of leadership opportunities within the healthcare system and nationally.  This includes:

  • co-leading the EGS Guidelines meeting
  • active participation in the Acute Care Surgery Network
  • chairing Peer Review committees at the hospital level
  • participating in System-level Peer Review
  • grant-funded research projects
  • resident-led research projects
  • supporting resident journal club on a quarterly basis
  • many national surgical society committee roles, including SAGES, AWS, AHS and AAS

Department of Surgery, Atrium Health

The Department of Surgery has 75 full-time clinical faculty and 6 PhD translational and basic science researchers.  The Divisions in the Department of Surgery are Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, General and Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery, Hepatopancreatic and Biliary (HPB) Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, and Urology.  This position will be in the Division of General and GI Surgery, which has 17 faculty members in the Sections of Colorectal Surgery, GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and General Surgery. 

The Department of Surgery has finalized a Strategic Roadmap to execute upon those values for which the faculty believe will determine success.  Specifically, the Department of Surgery Divisional leadership has prioritized:

  • To focus on quality and evidence-based practices in surgery
  • To foster innovations in surgical practice, education and research
  • To support all faculty in achieving their full academic potential while recognizing the importance of work-life balance
  • To welcome new affiliated partners and facilitate their engagement within the Department of Surgery
  • To promote greater integration and interdisciplinarity across divisions, departments, hospitals, research laboratories and other academic units for increased impact in research, education and surgical care
  • To pursue a courageous, no regrets advancement agenda
  • To embody transparency and fairness in all of our strategic directions and academic pursuits and to extend our reach regionally, and nationally to fulfill our academic and social responsibility

The Department of Surgery established the Carolinas Center for Clinical Outcomes Science in 2018, in order to promote a culture of excellence in surgical research, investigation and scholarship through the optimization of care delivery by improving clinical outcomes using innovative data analytics methodologies.  Among the Centers personnel include a Senior Data Scientist, Senior Data Manager and Senior Data Analyst, Research Coordinator, Scientific Writer and Medical Editor.  The candidate will have access to the resources of the Center for collaborative and independent health services research.  The general surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center matches 6 categorical residents per year and 2 preliminary residents for the PGY-1 year.  There are ACGME programs in Surgical Critical Care, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics and Urology.  Fellowship programs are offered in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Breast Oncology, GI/MIS, HPB Surgery, and Acute Care Surgery. 

When you join Atrium Health, you will be welcomed into an inclusive culture that celebrates and respects the contributions a diverse team can make together. Practice where your voice is valued, your passion for advancing medicine is rewarded, and you get the resources and support you need to thrive personally and professionally. In our nationally-renowned integrated health system, you can work alongside the most advanced minds in medicine to improve medicine, elevate hope and advance healing—for all.

Recruiter Info

Kyle Audette

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