Duke Department of Surgery seeks Heart Procurement Surgeon

Duke Health
Durham, North Carolina
Oct 19, 2017
Surgery, General
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The Duke Department of Surgery-Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center has an immediate need for a full­ time, Board-Certified/Board Eligible general or cardiac surgeon with organ harvesting/transplant experience to fill a position as a heart procurement specialist. Opportunity exists to be involved with ECMO care.

The Heart Procurement Surgeon will be an integral member of the heart transplant surgical team and will provide collaborative patient care.  He/she will actively participate in heart procurement procedures and has the responsibility to ensure smooth team work through effective communication with donor coordinators, operating room staff, other members of the procurement team, and recipient surgeons. The Duke program is also heavily involved in artificial donor organ support, which requires a high level of technical skill and understanding of cardiac physiology. He/she will be responsible  and  accountable  for  reviewing  donor  documentations,  ensuring  safe  organ  transport  according  to  guidelines,  assessing  and  discussing  organ  compatibility  with  recipient  surgeons,  and  delivery  excellent  patient  care. 

Assumes on-call responsibilities as the leader of a team of transplant fellows to assure adequate coverage for donor activity and will participate as requested to assist in the recovery of organs for transplant within the region or nationally. He/she will be expected to have thorough knowledge of clinical, laboratory, and regulatory standards and procedures and have the ability to work effectively with a broad range of medical professionals.

The Greater Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area is family-friendly, offering many options for an active outdoor and social scene. The Research Triangle Park (RTP), a globally prominent high-tech research and development center, was conceived around the three main academic centers in the region - Duke, UNC, and NC State. This trio of world-renowned universities coupled with the bio-tech companies of RTP, has made the area culturally diverse, economically resilient and nationally recognized as a great place to live.



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Stacey Armistead


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