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Trauma Surgeon


Summary

0.1 FTE ; weekend position

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Under direction of the Trauma Medical Director or his designee, oversees certain aspects of the Trauma Program including but not limited to; clinical, critical care, education, performance improvement, pre-hospital, and Trauma Registry activities. These responsibilities, in coordination with the Trauma Program Medical Director shall be managed consistent with Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation standards and with those policies promulgated by Lancaster General Hospital and the Department of Surgery. Consults with the Trauma Program Medical Director (TPMD), as appropriate, in carrying out duties and responsibilities including setting of priorities. .

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Patient Care, Policies, Procedures, and Admission Criteria: Facilitates, in conjunction with the TPMD, the utilization of patient care and admission criteria policies and procedures for the Lancaster General Hospital Trauma Program.  Implements and assures compliance with all approved policies and procedures.  Participates in the development of protocols and management guidelines necessary for the care of the trauma patient.
    • Patient Care Management:  In conjunction with the TPMD manages the medical and surgical care of trauma patients and intervenes on active cases where there are variances from the standard of care.  Surgical assistant to the TPMD for elective trauma cases.
    • Performance Improvement Activities: In conjunction with the TPMD is accountable for trauma related Quality and Performance Improvement activities such as;
      • Evaluation of patient care and outcome data to provide direction and oversight at trauma service performance improvement meetings.
      • Participation in Trauma Mortality and Morbidity (M & M) conference.
      • Evaluation of Trauma Registry data appropriate to their provider outcomes and program outcomes
      • Utilizes reviewed data and meeting results to improve the system of care.

  • Continuing Medical Education: Participates in nationally recognized trauma forums and professional committees, which would enhance skills and abilities as trauma and critical care surgeon. Participates in trauma related educational programs (internal and external) for Health Professionals and the community. Participates as an ATLS Instructor.
  • Physician Coverage:  Provides coverage as defined by a mutually agreed upon schedule coordinated by the TPMD or delegate  Participates as a member in the Lancaster General Hospital Trauma Service on-call roster.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Planning and Program Development: In conjunction with the TPMD and the Associate TPMD, identifies and recommends objectives for the Trauma Program consistent with Lancaster General Hospital goals. 
  • Represents: the Lancaster General Hospital Trauma Program at National, State, and Regional professional meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M.D., or DO Fellowship trained in Trauma.
  • Fellowship trained in critical care
  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Board Certification in medical specialties of general surgery and surgical critical care within two (2) years of assuming position
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor certification within two (2) years of assuming position
  • High level of interpersonal skills to allow effective communications with a wide variety of hospital personnel and physicians and the general public.
  • Significant hospital-based surgery experience.
  • A health care provider in good standing with Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal and state health insurance programs, i.e. not excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state health insurance program.
  • Documented interest and experience in trauma education and research.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

ATTENTION/CONCENTRATION – The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to focus on certain aspects of current experience and reject others:              

  • The position requires strong concentration skills.  The individual must have the ability to voluntarily sustain concentration to a task over an extended period of time as a result of an effortful and usually deliberate heightened and focused state of attention.

NEW LEARNING AND MEMORY – The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to learn and retain material:

  • A large portion of this position required reliance on verbal memory and new learning.  Efficiency in processing of verbal information, either in written or spoken form, is a major requirement and prerequisite of the job.  The individual must be able to attend to and process multiple bits of information simultaneously.  The individual must be able to organize and categorize this information effectively so that later recall is feasible.

PROBLEM SOLVING, REASONING AND CREATIVE THINKING – The following level of ability that is essential for the jobholder to think (in order to solve a problem) by combining two or more elements from past experience or imaginative thought:

  • The position required much autonomy of thought and problem solving.  The individual must be able to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems.  The individual must be able to think abstractly, which is manifested in the ability to form concepts, use categories, generalize from single instances, apply procedural rules and general principles, and be aware of subtle or intrinsic aspects of a problem.  The development of hypothesis and potential solutions to problems involves careful interpretation, analysis and diagnosis.  The individual must be able to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  The individual must be able to think creatively with a degree of inventiveness, experimentation and intuition.  They must be able to deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables.

APTITUDES:  The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations.  These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act:     

Leadership, control and planning: Ability to accept responsibility for leadership, direction, control, planning, negotiating, organizing, directing, supervising, formulating practices, or making final decisions.

Repetitive work: Ability to continuously perform the same type of work for extended periods of time, according to set procedures, sequence or pace.

Performing under stressful conditions: Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job. Is subject to danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

Variety and change: Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.

Communication:  Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical information.

Interpersonal relations: Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.

EQUIPMENT USAGE REQUIREMENTS

Equipment/Tools: Computer, Phone, Copier, Printer, Fax, Office Supplies

Software: Microsoft Office Products, Basic computer literacy and capability to use the hospital information systems.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%

Body Position/Movement

  • Sit: Occasionally
  • Stand: Frequently
  • Walk:  Frequently
  • Bend: Occasionally
  • Push: Occasionally
  • Pull: Occasionally
  • Kneel/Squat: Occasionally
  • Reach: Frequentlyy
  • Twist: Occasionally
  • Balance: Rarely
  • Climb: Rarely

Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is:

Moderate, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Sensory Abilities specifically required: 

  • Vision
  • Hearing

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

WORKING CONDITIONS: Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:

  • Blood borne Pathogens

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

LGH Part Time Posted on 09/14/2022