Medical Director in the Thoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit
Location: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA
The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is seeking motivated applicants for a position as a Medical Director in the Thoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit. Eligible candidates must have completed a residency training program in a relevant primary specialty (Surgery, Anesthesia or Pulmonary Medicine) with fellowship training in critical care. A minimum of 5 years of experience beyond training in the practice of critical care is required. Credentials should include board certifications in primary specialty and Critical Care. Candidate should be eligible for and maintain a full medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Appointment as Instructor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School will be commensurate with experience, training and teaching activities.
The Thoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit is a unique unit devoted to the care of complex thoracic surgery patients. The ideal candidate will function well in a team environment, and will excel in their interdisciplinary involvement with associated teams including Critical Care Medicine, ICU teams, Advanced Care Practitioners, and all levels of medical and surgical trainees. Applicant must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and understanding of the independent roles of various allied health professionals. The Director is responsible for promoting high standards of practice through development of policies, protocols and practice guidelines, education programs performance improvement monitoring, resident/fellow and staff education and maximizing research opportunities across the patient population. Areas of influence will include medical staff allocation, evaluation of staff performance, evaluation of clinical complications, development of care pathways and organizing the continuum of peri-operative care for patients in the step-down units. The Director will report to the Chief of Thoracic Surgery and will be the head of the section of critical care in that division. The position holder will also work with the Chief Medical Officer, the Nursing leadership and directors of other ICUs, leadership of ECMO and transplant programs and other designated stakeholders to continually develop processes of care to ensure the highest level of patient care.
Essential Duties include but are not limited to:
- Daily rounds when on clinical coverage which includes teaching of fellows and residents
- Attend and participate in monthly M&M and QI conferences
- Develop and implement clinical pathways and practice guidelines
- Develop specialty specific education relevant to the specific care of the TSICU patient population
- Provide education for hospital staff regarding Department and TSICU program policies
- Review policies and guidelines to ensure compliance
- Coordinate, schedule and facilitate peer review process
- Participate in quality improvement projects and initiatives
- Evaluate patient quality of care and identify opportunities for improvement
- Organize, direct and implement departmental practices to ensure compliance with applicable laws
- Promote a cooperative and collaborative working environment among clinical disciplines
- Direct and supervise research with both residents, fellows and faculty including initiating and securing funding
- Encourage and support research collaboration
- Medical degree from an accredited school
- Completion of residency training in a relevant primary specialty (Surgery, Anesthesia, Pulmonary Medicine) with fellowship training in critical care. Credentials should include Board Certifications in the primary specialty and in Critical Care.
- Permanent medical license in the US and ability to obtain one in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Expertise in Surgery Critical Care including of general thoracic surgical patients
- Minimum 5 years of experience beyond training in the practice of critical care
- Expertise in the design, execution, analysis and publication of clinical and or basic science research studies.
Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and references to:
Gerard M. Doherty, MD, Chair, Department of Surgery
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers with strong institutional commitments to diversity in their faculty. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.