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Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - Physician

Company: Methodist Hospital - HCA Healthcare
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

*Description*
*Specialization:*
Cardiothoracic Surgery

*Job Summary:*
Methodist Healthcare System & Texas Transplant Institute is recruiting a heart & lung procurement surgeon to join our growing program in San Antonio, Texas.


*Qualified Candidates:*
* MD or DO degree with board certification in cardiac surgery, fellowship in cardiothoracic transplant, lung transplant & thoracic surgery preferred.
* Board certified or board eligible required
* Eligible for an unrestricted medical licensure in Texas required
* Visa sponsorship not available
*Clinical responsibilities include:*
* Evaluation of donor organs (heart, lung, and heart/lung) and organ procurement including DCD recoveries
* Participation in normothermic regional perfusion
* Supervision of surgical assist, preservation, perfusion, or other organ recovery support staff
* Participation in VA ECMO
* Assist with Mechanical Circulatory Support Implant and Explant
* Management of Heart Failure and Transplant Program Patients
* Availability on a rotational basis to provide 24/7 coverage and to work in teams when needed to support multiple or sequential procurement
*Required skills:*
* Extensive surgical experience
* Leadership, time management, teamwork and problem-solving
* Knowledge of transplant/organ procurement regulations
* Excellent communication skills in normal or high-pressure situations
* Flexibility and ability to respond in urgent situations
* Ex vivo perfusion experience preferred

*Incentive/Benefits Package:*
* Ability to join established transplant team & program with Methodist Healthcare System
* Sign-on bonus
* Competitive salary
* Comprehensive benefit package that includes health and dental coverage
* Relocation assistance
* Paid malpractice

*About Methodist Heart and the Methodist Healthcare System:*
* 25 operating suites and 811 beds
* Methodist Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in South Texas performing cardiothoracic transplant & MCS.
* Methodist Heart Hospital consistently performs more open-heart surgeries than any other hospital in San Antonio, making it the busiest program in the region
* Largest Heart Transplant program in South Texas, saving over 500 lives
* South Texas' only comprehensive Aortic Aneurysm Program
* Over 2,000 TAVR procedures performed; 400 annually
* Lung transplant program established in 2021
* Over 150 ECMOs annually
* Over 1600 open heart surgeries each year
* Programs include VATS minimally invasive thoracic surgery and lung nodule program
* Over 90 cardiology physicians in Methodist Physician Practices
* 4 diagnostic cath labs
* 3 electrophysiology labs
* 5 dedicated cardiovascular operating suites

* Five accredited chest pain centers
* Two heart failure clinics
* Methodist Healthcare System is the largest provider of health care in South and Central Texas with 28 facilities, including nine acute care hospitals serving over 94,000 inpatients and 500,000 outpatients annually

San Antonio is home to 2.5 million people and is experiencing solid economic growth in industries such as bioscience and healthcare, aerospace, IT and cybersecurity and green technologies. San Antonio's MSA is expected to add up to 1.1 million new residents and 500,000 new jobs by 2040. This growing city offers big-city amenities and world-renowned attractions coupled with a relaxed and inviting atmosphere for all ages. San Antonio residents also enjoy a cost of living slightly below the national average due to lower housing costs, as well as no state income tax.

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