Acute Care Surgery/Trauma Physician

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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 158804-1A
Date Posted: Jun 4, 2020
Category: Physician

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Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

 Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon Opportunity

Burlington, MA 

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health,  seeks a full-time  BC/BE Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon.  Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (LHMC) in Burlington, MA is an American College of Surgeons Level I Trauma Center and a member of the Boston Medflight helicopter consortium.  LHMC Trauma Service has recently been recognized by  ACS-TQIP as having best-in-nation outcomes. LH&MC is a 335 bed inpatient hospital with a multi-specialty group practice clinic. LHMC has a new, state of the art Emergency Department that opened in 2017 (50,000+ annual visits).

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 Responsibilities

Working in a team of Acute Care Surgeons, the surgeon while on-duty will be responsible for a service with an average daily census of 20-40 patients.  The surgeon will also be responsible for all trauma activations and cover all consults and surgical procedures. If the surgeon is boarded in surgical critical care, nighttime SICU coverage will be provided by the surgeon when in-house for night call. Dedicated daily operating room time is available to the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Service. Willingness to be part of a team approach as it relates to the care and well-being of this patient population is essential.

Candidate Description

Candidates must have completed an accredited general surgery residency program, and preferred candidates will have fellowship training in trauma/critical care. Board certification in Surgery is required, or if Board eligible, the candidate should be on-track for board certification.  Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with patients and physicians, and a desire to optimize an excellent patient experience are required. Close communication with hospitalists and specialists is very important, as is an outstanding “bedside manner.”  Clinical research in trauma and Acute Care Surgery is expected and supported

  About Lahey

 Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a physician-led, multi-specialty group practice of approximately 500 physicians. Lahey is an academic affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine, and teaching appointments are available through Tufts. Lahey maintains a free-standing surgical residency program, completing three chief residents per year with recent ACGME approval to expand to five chief residents per year.  The Trauma and Acute Care Service is staffed with a chief resident, several junior residents and an experienced group of dedicated advanced practitioners.

 Conveniently located in  Burlington, Massachusetts, LHMC is  17 miles north of Boston and is  a short drive to the lakes, mountains, and shores of New England.  Schools in the area are outstanding, and Boston’s cultural opportunities are readily accessible. 

On March 1, 2019, Lahey Health System, which included LHMC , Winchester and Beverly Hospitals, merged with four other local hospital organizations (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, New England Baptist, Mount Auburn, and Anna Jaques hospitals) to form Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH). BILH employs over 35,000 individuals making it the second largest employer in the state. The integrated health-care delivery system consists of over 200 care locations including 13 hospitals, greater than 2400 beds and 5 ambulatory surgery centers. The system maintains behavioral health facilities, long-term care facilities, home health organizations, and care management programs. Approximately 4,300 physicians are associated with BILH including 840 primary care physicians managing 1.3 million patients.

Interested candidates should forward their CV and cover letter to:

David M. Brams, MD, FACS, Chair, Division of General Surgery, [email protected] and to Kate Schnabel Senior Physician Recruiter, Lahey Health [email protected].

Lahey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans