Organ Procurement Surgeon – Heart Transplant – Orlando- Per Diem
Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire a Organ Procurement Surgeon (OPS) who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
The Organ Procurement Surgeon (OPS) will participate in heart and lung procurement. When on duty, the OPS will be immediately available to respond to all calls for retrieval of organs from outside institutions. Travel may be by fixed wing aircraft helicopter, and ground ambulance or other vehicles approved by the organ procurement organization is a required component of this position. The OPS can also function as first assistant to the recipient transplant surgeon physician when necessary.
A working knowledge of the responsibilities of a Transplant Surgeon in organ and tissue procurement organization for a thoracic organ transplant program per OPTN guidenlines
Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, problem-solving, and customer service skills
Ability to direct, and lead highly skilled team during all aspects of organ recovery
Ability to adapt and be flexible to changing situations
Able to work with a variety of individuals from different professional disciplines
Work effectively in a surgical service environment.
Requires excellent interpersonal skills and clear written and verbal communication skills.
The surgeon must have an M.D., D.O., or equivalent degree from another country
The surgeon must be currently licensed to practice surgery in the State of Florida.
The surgeon has maintained a current working knowledge of all aspects of heart and lung organ procurement, defined as a direct involvement at least 10 heart or heart/lung procurements as primary surgeon or first assistant under the supervision of a qualified heart transplant surgeon.
The surgeon must be qualified for inclusion in the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Credentials Information Network (ACIN).
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Completion of a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Pathway (Preferred)
Completion of a 12-month Heart or Lung transplant fellowship (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Currently eligible for certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or thoracic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Currently certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or thoracic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Maintains current industry knowledge of organ procurement and preservation technology and protocols by attending clinical conferences and continuing medical education.
Ensures all aspects of the organ recovery process are performed to optimal levels in adherence with regulatory policies and organizational procedures, including, but not limited to:
Communicate with partner services related to organ recovery and transplant activity throughout the entire process
Maintains the core values of Florida Hospital while procuring organs with in Florida Hospital or other health care systems
Oversee administration and documentation of medications required for organ procurement and preservation.
Use standard surgical techniques in a sterile environment
Effectively present clinical information regarding the organ donor to the transplant surgeons, nurses and other stakeholders in the donation process. This includes, but is not limited to, presentation of status of other surgical teams or donor hospital issues; organ viability; abnormalities; and surgical damage, if any.
Ensure all donor hospital, host OPO policies, applicable state and local statues or regulations are followed for all Donation after Neurologic Determination of Death (brain death) and Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) organs recovered.
Ensure recipient safety by performing all required verifications per Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) policies during the procurement process, to include, but limited to:
Verification of donor death and donor ID, donation authorization, organ (laterality if applicable), donor blood type and subtype prior to organ recovery
Ensuring packaging and labeling, and regulatory documentation of organ per OPTN policies
Participate in cross organizational activities to improve organ recovery and/or transplant process when requested. This can include organ-specific quality meetings and process meetings.
Participates as First Assistant in the recipient operating room under direct supervision of the attending surgeon
Remain current on OPTN policies, AOPO standards and Florida Hospital policies related to the procurement of organs.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Organ Procurement Surgeon (OPS) opportunity with Orlando and apply online today.
Organ Procurement Surgeon, OPS, MD, Surgeon, Surgery, Orlando
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.