Chief of Trauma/Trauma Medical Director, Division of Acute Care Surgery

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35233
Sep 23, 2016
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Chief of Trauma/Trauma Medical Director, Division of Acute Care Surgery
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Surgery

The Division of Acute Care Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief of Trauma/Trauma Medical Director. The next Chief of Trauma/Trauma Medical Director will play a key leadership role in advancing the mission, operations, and service of the division within the Department of Surgery. Reporting to the Director, Division of Acute Care Surgery, s/he will be responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising the systematic delivery of care to trauma patients and ensuring continual evaluation of the quality of care being provided.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Surgery has earned a national and international reputation for its unique blending of advanced medicine, excellent patient care, and research, with some of its innovative surgical programs being among the largest in the country. The Department provides quaternary surgical care for the entire state of Alabama. The Department has ten divisions, including cardiothoracic, trauma, burns, and surgical critical care, orthopedic, otolaryngology, pediatric, gastrointestinal, vascular, surgical oncology, plastic, and transplantation surgery.

Together with the regional and statewide EMS program, the Division of Acute Care Surgery provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary program of care for the severely injured multisystem trauma or burn victim. UAB Hospital is an American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Verified Level One, high volume Trauma Center and has become one of the major treatment centers in the southeastern US for patients suffering a traumatic injury.

The Chief of Trauma/Trauma Medical Director is responsible for providing overall direction in trauma patient care. S/he will develop, administer, direct, and coordinate trauma services. This includes evaluating the components along the continuum of care currently in place and developing the areas in which there are gaps. In addition, the leader will serve as the chair of the Multidisciplinary Trauma Committee and will actively participate in the clinical case review of trauma cases that have been identified through trauma performance improvement. Finally, the Chief of Trauma/Trauma Medical Director will develop and implement trauma outreach education and injury prevention programs for the community at large.

The successful candidate ideally should have a record of collaborative leadership and be highly regarded as a clinical and research leader in his/her fields. S/he will be a passionate supporter of diversity programs and the Department's mission of service excellence and continuous improvement focused on patient-centered care, quality, safety, and fiscally sound operations.

Nominations and expressions of interest will continue to be considered until the position is filled. The Search Committee will initiate the screening of candidates upon receipt of information. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred), a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:

Division of Acute Care Surgery - University of Alabama Birmingham
c/o Mindy Kairey
Russell Reynolds Associates

University of Alabama, Birmingham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. In addition, physicians and other clinical faculty candidates, who will be employed by the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities, must successfully complete a pre-employment drug and nicotine screen to be hired.

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