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Chief of Kidney Transplant

Company: WMCHealth
Location: Valhalla
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

The Westchester Medical Center is looking for a Section Chief of Kidney Transplant. This role will be filled by an Abdominal Transplant surgeon (MD or DO), board certified by the American Board of Surgery (or equivalent). The individual will have received surgical training sufficient to meet the primary surgeon requirements outlined in the UNOS/OPTN bylaws, including the criteria for open and laparoscopic retrieval of living donor kidneys. The candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to research and education. Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential. Experience in the selection, surgical, and post- surgical management of living donor patients is essential.Responsibilities:In collaboration with the Director of Surgery and Vice President of the service line, the Section Chief will be responsible for planning, organizing, conducting and directing the Kidney Transplant Program. He/she will devote substantial time to administering the transplant program. Clinical activities will include such activities as: organ recovery, including living donor recovery; organ transplantation; daily rounding; overseeing weekly multidisciplinary transplant evaluations, selection meetings and QAPI activities; teaching residents and training the inpatient nursing staff, transplant coordinators and other members of the transplant team. Administrative responsibilities will include managing coverage of the service, reviewing and updating policies and procedures, physician recruitment and outreach efforts. Serving as the UNOS designated Primary Surgeon, the Section Chief will ensure communication with OPTN, OPO, UNOS, CMS and Department of Health, as necessary. Qualifications: The candidate should be an Abdominal Transplant Surgeon with significant experience performing kidney, and kidney living donor surgeries. Ideally, the candidate should also be trained and capable of performing liver transplant surgery. Excellent administrative and interpersonal skills are essential.About Us:WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley, providing Level 1 Trauma Care, a state-of-the-art Telemedicine program, and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. As a large academic center, WMC supports fellowships in all subspecialties of medicine and a broad variety of advanced clinical services including transplant, trauma, oncology, and a burn unit. Cases are highly complex and intellectually stimulating. There is excellent sub-specialty support. Academic appointment commensurate with experience is available.

Westchester Medical Center Advanced Physician Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: WMCHealth, White Plains , Chief of Kidney Transplant, Other , Valhalla, New York

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