Under the general direction of the Chair of the Department of Surgery and in compliance with the Bylaws, Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff, the Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery will be responsible for the administrative activities of the Division, including the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of clinical, educational and academic programs, and ensuring Thoracic Surgery coverage at all times. Provides clinical guidance, as appropriate, to all physicians within the Division. Assists hospital administration in evaluating the performance of non-physician managerial, technical and nursing staff assigned to the Division as required from time to time. Evaluates and makes recommendations to the Chair, Department of Surgery regarding the clinical privileges to be exercised within the Division by current and potential members of the medical staff during their appointment or reappointment process.Fosters a collaborative relationship with nursing and other operating room staff members involved in the care of Thoracic Surgery patients in order to provide for effective and efficient surgical services. Conducts ongoing evaluations of the clinical work performed in the Division through a quality improvement program. Counsels and provides guidance to members of the Division regarding performance improvement goals and objectives. Identifies cases requiring peer review and participates in the peer review process. Develops and presents to the Chair of the Department of Surgery an annual divisional plan.As required, assists in preparing the divisional budget and monitoring fiscal activities of the division. Develops strategies to optimize clinical practice revenue of the Division while assisting in the design of cost-effective approaches to high quality care. Participates in other administrative activities of the Department, such as performance improvement programs, practice guideline development and implementation, utilization review, risk management, safety programs, medical records documentation review and education with regard to accuracy/completeness, regulatory affairs, additional programs as required, and house officer recruitment, and serves on departmental committees, such as Resident selection. Participates from time to time in Mass General Brigham-wide activities. Performs other administrative duties as may from time to time be reasonably requested by the Chair, Department of Surgery or by the Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs. Attend and actively participate as a leader in all aspects of Thoracic Surgery care, including management of pulmonary nodules. Establish strong working relationships with affiliated services, such as Radiology, ICU, Pulmonary Medicine, Medical and Radiation Oncology, and Anesthesiology, in collaboration with Chair of Surgery at NWH and Chair of Thoracic Surgery at MGH as necessary to develop patient care management protocols that are appropriate for NWH. Participates in all diversity, equity and inclusion efforts of the department, hospital and Mass General Brigham and demonstrates a commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.B. Direct Clinical ServicesIs available to all clinical services as a consultant on thoracic diseases.Maintains a call/coverage roster for Thoracic Surgery ensuring constant access for consultation. Medical Education
The Chief of Thoracic Surgery:
The Chief of Thoracic Surgery:Coordinates all formal educational activities for surgical students, residents and fellows concerning Chest Diseases, including, but not limited to, electives and clerkships, Surgical Grand Rounds, Thoracic Oncology Conferences, case management conferences, and teaching attending rounds on the general surgical service. Provides on-going instruction in the theory and practice of the clinical subspecialty of Thoracic Surgery to surgical students and residents during required and elective rotations, during interactions established by formal consultation requests and on an ad hoc basis. Participates in the following on-going teaching activities: Educational conferences for residents and students, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Surgical Grand Rounds, and case management conferences with surgical students. Revises and updates the education curriculum for both surgical students and residents on an annual basis. Performs other teaching activities as may from time to time be reasonably requested by the Chair, Department of Surgery. Scholarly
The Chief of Thoracic Surgery:As appropriate, coordinates and participates in research programs, including clinical trials. Assists surgical residents in the preparation of lectures, abstracts and manuscripts appropriate for publication in peer review journals.Qualifications REQUIREMENTS: Current board certification in Thoracic Surgery and a minimum of 5 years in clinical practiceEligible to be fully licensed/certified as a surgeon in the Commonwealth of MassachusettsEligible for active privileges on the medical staffs of NWH and MGHEligible for Harvard medical school appointmentExpertise in Thoracic Robotic resections
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