WVU Medicine is developing a comprehensive transplant service to meet the needs of patients in West Virginia and the region. The candidates for this exciting opportunity will help develop and lead our new transplant program. In addition to the primary and secondary physicians for this program, an opportunity to be Director is available for the appropriate candidate.
Duties: The transplant surgeon will have teaching responsibilities to include general surgery and urology residents and medical students, as well as nurses and other clinical personnel in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Therefore, the surgeon must display superior communication and interpersonal skills. This faculty member will have research opportunities in both clinical and translational research. The physician will demonstrate high standards of practice through the development of transplant policies, protocols, and practice guidelines while participating in QAPI initiatives. In addition to transplant responsibilities, the surgeon will be expected to practice and support the overall department of surgery and/or urology clinical practice needs on a regular basis.
Qualifications: Successful candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree (the employer accepts foreign educational equivalent) and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidates must have completed general surgery or urology residency and transplant surgery fellowship from an American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) accredited program. The transplant surgeon must be UNOS-certified or eligible as a Primary Surgeon and must meet OPTN requirements.
WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine includes the physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West Virginia University School of Medicine; four community hospitals; three critical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital, all anchored by a 690-bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 15,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.
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