The Department of Surgery at The University of North Carolina is seeking applications for a full-time academic trauma, critical care, and acute care surgeon to join our Division of General and Acute Care Surgery as the Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. The Division of General and Acute Care Surgery is among 9 clinical Divisions in the Department of Surgery. The Division currently includes 8 faculty members that provide a broad array of clinical services while caring for injured and critically ill patients as well as emergency general surgery patients. Academic appointment will be commensurate with the candidate's experience.
Our current Surgical ICU is a 16 bed unit that houses trauma, emergency general surgery, and elective surgical patients from the Department of Surgery and many surgical subspecialties. This ICU will be expanded to 28 beds in late 2021 with the construction of our new OR Tower. The Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit is a member of the ICU Advisory Committee, and works frequently with the Directors of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic ICU (CVTICU), the Neurocritical Care Unit, the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, the Burn Intensive Care Unit, and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Adult ECMO patients are cared for both in the SICU and the CVTICU. The Department of Surgery also has a one-year Surgical Critical Care fellowship with two fellows each year.
Faculty members within the Division of General and Acute Care Surgery must possess a desire to commit to all three mission of the department and school of medicine, including the clinical, education, and research missions. Regarding the education mission, faculty members are expected to regularly participate in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows in our Surgical Critical Care fellowship. Additionally, Acute Care faculty participate in outreach to our many rural referring hospitals and to EMS providers from rural North Carolina counties. Regarding the research mission, a commitment to any one of a broad array of research interests is desirable, including but not limited to clinical, outcomes, health services, basic science, translational, ethics, education, or global surgery research. Regarding the clinical mission, faculty members must be committed to delivering high quality clinical care that is of value to the patients of UNC. Selected candidate must be team-oriented and have the ability to interact well with colleagues inside and out of the Division. Outreach to our many rural referring hospitals is highly encouraged.
Education and Experience:
The ideal applicant will have an interest in trauma, critical care, and acute care surgery. Experience with ECMO is desirable, but not required. Applicants with research experience in clinical outcomes, quality and safety, health services research, and basic and translational research are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 140914
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