General Surgery Program Director needed to begin an ACGME Residency in Jacksonville, FL
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Orange Park Medical Center, Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Medical Center is a full service, acute care hospital with 297 inpatient beds located in the heart of Orange Park, providing medical care to the counties of Clay, St. Johns and southern Duval. The continuous commitment to providing the highest level of quality care and service has taken Orange Park Medical Center from being a small community hospital to a top healthcare provider in northeast Florida. In November 2011, Orange Park opened a Provisional Level II Trauma Center that will save countless lives.
Recent growth projects include expansion of the Emergency Department (ED) and a bed expansion to the North tower. Orange Park Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Orange Park Medical Center was again named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. Only 7 of eligible hospitals nationwide earned the award for both 2010 and 2011. Orange Park consistently receives top scores from CMS for patient care in the categories of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care.
Included among Orange Park’s awards and accreditations is recognition for effectively treating stroke and heart patients. This was highlighted in 2011 with the Chest Pain Center Accreditation and the American Heart and Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus” award and in 2012 the “Get with the Guidelines Heart Failure Bronze” award.
Orange Park Medical Center’s mainstay is its well-trained, dynamic medical staff. Its medical staff of more than 700 physicians represents nearly all specialties and is supported by over 1,450 highly skilled employees. Board certification/eligibility is a requirement for credentialing for the facility.
Services at Orange Park include:
• 24-hour Emergency Services
• Acute Care Center, Express Care
• Adult Critical Care
• Behavioral Health Services Inpatient and Outpatient
• Comprehensive Breast Care Center
• Bronchoscopy Suite
• Cardiothoracic (Open Heart) Surgery
• Chest Pain Center
• Diabetes Education
• General Surgery
• Gynecologic Surgery
• H2U Health and Wellness Program
• Intensivist Program
• Interventional Cardiology
• Interventional Radiology
• Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
• Maternity Services
• Medical Imaging Inpatient and Outpatient with 64-slice CT & Digital Mammography
• Minimally Invasive Surgery daVinci Robotic Surgery
• Occupational Health
• Orthopedic Surgery
• Primary Stroke Center
• Provisional Level II Trauma Care
• Rehabilitative Services
• Vascular Surgery
• Wound Care
Orange Park is located in Clay County just south of Jacksonville on the banks of the St. Johns River. Orange Park is part of the Jacksonville Metropolitan area, which comprises over a million people. About 20 minutes from the beaches, Orange Park offers excellent public and private schools, and a scenic riverside lifestyle.
Job SummaryOrange Park Medical Center is seeking a General Surgery Residency Program Director to lead the hospital in the development and implementation of a new General Surgery Residency Program. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, motivated leader to have input on building a program from the ground up.
• Must be Board Certified in General Surgery
• Must have a minimum of five years of experience as a Residency Program Director or Associate Residency Program Director with recent publications
• Must have previous leadership/administrative experience
• Must be willing to combine administrative and diagnostic (teaching) responsibilities (50/50)
• Must have strong administrative and team building skills
• Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Responsibilities will include:
• Authority and accountability for the operation of the General Surgery residency program
• Development of curriculum, policies, and procedures for the program
• Obtaining and maintaining ACGME accreditation and state approval
• Recruiting residents into the program and developing evaluation process for performance
• Participating in competency evaluations of residents
• Additional responsibilities to ensure program of excellence
At Orange Park Medical Center, we are committed to quality care and a heightened focus on extraordinary service. Founded in 1974, Orange Park Medical Center has grown from a small community hospital to a top healthcare provider in northeast Florida. We are a full-service, acute-care hospital with 317 inpatient beds located in the heart of Orange Park, providing medical care to Clay County and surrounding communities. Orange Park Medical Center's residency program includes physicians in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Dermatology and a Transitional Year Program which focuses on subspecialties. The programs vary from 1-4 years in length. During their time at Orange Park Medical Center the residents see patients both in the hospital and in a clinic setting, at one of Orange Park Medical Center's partner facilities. The partner facilities include Palms Medical Group and Park Avenue Dermatology. All residents are licensed physicians and practice under a supervisor attending. The Orange Park Medical Center residency program currently has 50 residents with an additional 15 starting next July. The hospital is now considering additional programs for the future which they anticipate will bring their residency population to 100 residents by the year 2020.
With a population of 1.3 million people, a low cost of living, high quality of life and wonderful climate, our region is one of the few places in the United States that is experiencing a growing population of young professionals; and trailing spouses are in luck because Forbes ranked Jacksonville in the "Top 10 Best U.S. Cities to Find a Job." Jacksonville was ranked in the top 10 of Mobility magazine’s "Best Cities for Relocating Families." Families are able to choose from a variety of top-ranked K - 12 schools and excellent colleges and universities for their children. Northeast Florida is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, featuring 90 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and the majestic St. Johns River. A short drive southeast from Memorial Hospital is Ponte Vedra Beach, home of the PGA Tour and The Players Championship (TPC) which are played at TPC Sawgrass, home of the famous 17th-hole island green. Here you will also find elegant shopping and fine dining as well as some of the highest sand dunes in Florida! Top rated beach clubs from the Lodge and Club to the Cabana Club make living here fun and exciting. Enjoy playing golf, playing tennis or other popular sports such as wakeboarding, surfing, waterskiing and boating. Another short drive northeast from Memorial Hospital is Amelia Island. This was Florida’s first luxury tourist destination. Amelia Island is named among the top 10 North American islands by Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards for seven consecutive years and is also recognized as a Top 25 Island in the World!