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Bariatric Dietitian

Minimally Invasive Surgeons of North County, Vista, CA

Minimally Invasive Surgeons is a new General and Bariatric surgery practice starting a bariatric surgery program at Tri City Medical Center although we will also be serving Palomar West Hospital and Scripps Encinitis Hospital. We will be offering Laparoscopic Band insertions, Roux-en-Y gastric bypasses and Sleeve Gastrectomy. We are seeking a motivated, innovative, and progressive Registered Dietitian to help develop our program that will begin with a concentration on preparing and sustaining patients for Bariatric surgery but with a plan to develop a medical weight loss program as well. Initially part time position with the plan to transition to full time.

Essential Functions

  1. Performs initial nutrition assessment and pre-operative education as well as participates in the screening of potential candidates for bariatric surgery.
  2. Conduct pre-surgical evaluations of bariatric surgical candidates working as part of a broader treatment team consisting of surgeons, mental health professional, and wellness advisers.
  3. Provide pre-surgical dietary consultations to prepare bariatric candidates for successful surgery.
  4. Review clinical and biochemical data to formulate a nutrition care plan encompassing socio-economic and psychosocial factors.
  5. Provide comprehensive post-surgical nutrition consultations guiding the bariatric patients through all phases of the post-surgical diet, conduct nutrition focused examinations to detect post-surgical complications, and communicate progress to the broader treatment team headed by a bariatric surgeon.
  6. Counsels post-op patients to ensure dietary compliance, nutritional adequacy and formulation of weight management goals throughout their 2-year post-operative course.
  7. Assesses and adjusts diet regime based on diet tolerance, weight changes, laboratory values and clinical parameters.
  8. Monitor and tailor each patient’s vitamin and mineral supplementation according to daily requirements, absorption capacity, supplement tolerance, food consumption, and clinical parameters.
  9. Lead bariatric support groups.
  10. Conduct bariatric information and education sessions.
  11. Counsel non-bariatric patients on non-surgical weight loss while addressing using nutrition to treat chronic lifestyle diseases.
  12. Work as part of a team with wellness advisers, mental health professionals, exercise physiologists, physicians, surgeons and other healthcare professionals.
  13. Complete all necessary documentation and communicate the nutrition care plan through written and verbal systems.
  14. Interprets, evaluates and utilizes pertinent research in obesity and nutrition to assist in “best practice” outcomes for the bariatric patient.
  15. Makes follow up telephone calls, emails, and/or letters to patients with questions regarding the bariatric diet, vitamin and mineral supplementation, and laboratory results.

To be a part of this exciting opportunity to develop a new program please send your curriculum vitae and contact information to Karen Hanna MD at kjhanna@surgical.net

Posted: 1/28/15
Expires: 4/28/15


Surgeon – Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgical Program

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

The Section of Gastrointestinal/Bariatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, at Yale University School of Medicine is seeking an academically oriented and qualified surgeon to join our faculty in our growing Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgical Program. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking candidates with excellent clinical and interpersonal skills and the commitment to make important contributions to the field of Bariatric Surgery.

Qualified candidates will have a strong record of clinical excellence with accomplishments in basic or clinical research, a strong commitment to surgical education and teaching, and an interest and expertise in Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hernia Repair, and Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Candidates should have completed or will complete a Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgical Fellowship by July 2015, and should be BC/BE in Bariatric surgery.

Current fellows and recent graduates of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgical Fellowships are encouraged to apply.

Please direct inquiries and curriculum vitae to:

Alison Davis, MBA, BSN, RN Project Manager
Yale School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
P.O. Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06520-8062
alison.davis@yale.edu

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and members of minority groups. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted: 1/22/15
Expires: 4/22/15


Bariatric Surgeon

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

The Opportunity

The Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Section of Gastrointestinal/Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is seeking a Bariatric Surgeon to be an integral part of our team and our nationally accredited Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. UNMC is a world-class health science center and is an international destination for top educators, researchers, clinicians and students — as well as patients seeking advanced care. UNMC is widely known for its programs in transplantation, cancer research, genetics, and bio-terrorism preparedness.

Job Requirements/Description

We are now accepting applications for an Academic BC/BE General/Bariatric Surgeon who has completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Responsibilities will include clinical care, education and research. Interested candidates should also have a strong interest in teaching residents and medical students. Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications. Applications are now being accepted online at http://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/22215. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Posted: 1/22/15
Expires: 4/22/15


Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric Care Centers, Houston, TX

Seeking a fellowship trained bariatric surgeon to join a private practice in bariatric surgery. Busy practice requires an additional surgeon with experience in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery to join its team which has developed a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program for the life-long care of the bariatric patient. We provide a comprehensive program of education and care for morbidly obese and our allied health members include internal medicine, mental health providers, registered dietitians, and surgical staff who are specialists in the management of obesity. Presently we offer the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric band as well as revisions. Candidate must be board certified in general surgery, have completed a formal MIS fellowship and laparoscopic bariatric surgery fellowship. Our practice has strong built in referral network and would expect the new surgeon to be involved in Bariatric cases to support workload.

The surgical practice is located in a major metropolitan area with two different offices located near two Center of Excellence facilities where surgeries are performed.

Full benefit package includes: competitive salary, bonus, health insurance, malpractice insurance, PTO

Interested candidates please send CV to: egarcia@bariatriccc.com, or contact the poster if you have any questions or require further information.

Posted: 1/20/2015
Expires: 4/20/2015


Bariatric Medical Biller

Delray Beach, FL

Medical Facility in Delray Beach in search of a Medical Biller.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepares insurance claims for submission to third party payors and/or responsible parties
  • Reviews claims for accuracy, including proper diagnosis and procedure codes
  • Reviews claim rejections and communicates with payors to resolve billing issues
  • Prepares and reviews routine billing reports
  • Recommends process improvements based on findings
  • Serves as primary liaison between patients, third party vendors and organization concerning payer issues. Resolve reimbursement issues for complete adjudication of claim in timely manner meeting carrier guidelines
  • Advises management of any payer issue or trends for resolution
  • Researches and interprets commercial carriers and government payers rules, regulations and method of reimbursement to ensure proper billing practices, reducing A/R
  • Compile and submit claims to insurance companies and then subsequently bill patients.
  • Using coded data to produce and submit claims to insurance companies
  • Working directly with the insurance company, healthcare provider, and patient to get a claim processed and paid
  • Reviewing and appealing unpaid and denied claims
  • Verifying patients’ insurance coverage
  • Answering patients’ billing questions
  • Handling collections on unpaid accounts
  • Managing the facility’s Accounts Receivable reports

Please call this number for inquiries:

561.358.1399

Posted: 1/20/2015
Expires: 2/20/2015


Bariatric Surgeon

Kaiser Permanente, The Permanente Medical Group, Inc., Richmond, CA

The Permanente Medical Group is searching for a board certified or board eligible Bariatric Surgeon to join their outstanding team at Kaiser Richmond. Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its accredited Bariatric Surgery Center. One of only five in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region, the Richmond Bariatric Surgery Center performs up to 400 cases per year, and has received Healthgrade’s Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award every year since its The position includes 50% Bariatric Surgery and 50% General Surgery.

Kaiser Permanente’s Richmond Medical Center (Kaiser Richmond) offers the appeal of a warm, closely-knit community hospital plus the resources of a large health care system. Here, near the birthplace of Kaiser Permanente in the Richmond Shipyards, we provide both complex and family-based care. Physicians find that they can fulfill their desire to contribute to community and to disadvantaged patients under the umbrella of a stable, financially successful healthcaresystem. We say that “Richmond is a place where an individual can really make a difference.”

Kaiser Permanente Richmond’s stability as a small hospital rests upon the support of a large, integrated healthcare system and our partnership with the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Together, we call ourselves Kaiser Permanente East Bay. Our two hospitals share a single license, and the physicians have formed a single medical staff covering both campuses. The affiliation with Kaiser Permanente Oakland also augments the medical education opportunities for Richmond-based physicians. Between these two medical centers, we serve 300,000 Kaiser Permanente members in western Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Outpatient care is distributed among four locations in Oakland, Richmond, Pinole and Alameda.

Physicians who join The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. (TPMG) enjoy competitive salaries and an unparalleled benefit package, including; generous retirement plans, malpractice coverage, medical/dental insurance, vacation time, holiday pay, educational time, paid sick leave and a Home Loan Program in which, upon approval, 10% of the cost of a home is loaned with interest forgiven over ten years. Reimbursement of relocation expenses is available as well.

Kaiser Permanente is a successful, integrated health care organization with a competitive salary and an excellent retirement and benefit package. We have a significant market share in Northern California and can communicate easily amongst our 21 regional facilities. We look forward to hearing from you.

EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

For immediate consideration, please contact Christine Stough at Christine.K.Stough@kp.org or (800)777-4912.

Posted: 1/20/2015
Expires: 2/20/2015


Bariatric Surgeon

Park Nicollet Health Services, Minneapolis, MN

General Surgeon/Bariatric Surgeon Minneapolis, MN

Park Nicollet’s Surgery department is seeking a General Surgeon/Bariatric Surgeon to join its General Surgery and Bariatric Center team of 12 general surgeons, 2 bariatric surgeons, 2 bariatrician, 4 physician assistants, experienced general and bariatric nurses, dietitians, psychologists, physical therapists and great support staff. We are a designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence that includes a medical weight management program and extensive pre-op and post-op processes.

We believe outstanding health care is delivered when we merge the science and intellect of medicine with the compassion, spirit and humanity of our hearts. We refer to this as “Head + Heart, Together,” and it exists to inspire constant improvement and lasting success. We achieve this by partnering with patients and families in everything from care decisions to service and facility design. As we work together as a unified team, we engage patients, families and the community, and put them at the center of everything we do.

Park Nicollet Health Services, which includes Park Nicollet Clinic and Methodist Hospital, has been repeatedly recognized nationally for quality improvement and care activities. Park Nicollet clinic is one of the largest multispecialty clinics in the United States, with over 700 clinicians providing care in 45 medical/surgical specialties and subspecialties. Park Nicollet also was named one of America’s Top 150 Workplaces for 2013 by WorkplaceDynamics. The Twin Cities are vibrant communities with excellent schools, parks, lakes, theater, professional sports and an international airport.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For immediate consideration, please send CV and letter of interest to: Kelly Nelson, Clinician Recruitment, Park Nicollet Health Services, 3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. For more information contact Ms. Nelson at 952-993-2826 or nelsokl@parknicollet.com.

Posted: 01/13/2015
Expires: 02/13/2015


Bariatrician

Park Nicollet Health Services, Minneapolis, MN

Family Medicine/Internal Medicine
Bariatric Medicine
Minneapolis, MN

Park Nicollet Bariatric Surgery Center, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons, is seeking a Bariatrician (.6 – .8 FTE) to join its collaborative team of 2 bariatric surgeons, 2 bariatricians, 2 physician assistants, experienced bariatric nurses, dietitians, psychologists, physical therapists and great support staff. Ideal candidate will be board certified in bariatrics or board certified in IM or FM with anticipation of becoming board certified in bariatrics. Duties will include pre-op medical screening, post operative follow-up for vertical sleeve gastrectomy and roux–en-y gastric bypass, post-operative acute visits and medical weight management of the non-surgical patients. No weekends or call and a flexible work schedule is available.

We believe outstanding health care is delivered when we merge the science and intellect of medicine with the compassion, spirit and humanity of our hearts. We refer to this as “Head + Heart, Together,” and it exists to inspire constant improvement and lasting success. We achieve this by partnering with patients and families in everything from care decisions to service and facility design. As we work together as a unified team, we engage patients, families and the community, and put them at the center of everything we do.

Park Nicollet Health Services, which includes Park Nicollet Clinic and Methodist Hospital, has been repeatedly recognized nationally for quality improvement and care activities. Park Nicollet clinic is one of the largest multispecialty clinics in the United States, with over 700 clinicians providing care in 45 medical/surgical specialties and subspecialties. Park Nicollet also was named one of America’s Top 150 Workplaces for 2013 by WorkplaceDynamics. The Twin Cities are vibrant communities with excellent schools, parks, lakes, theater, professional sports and an international airport.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For immediate consideration, please send CV and letter of interest to: Kelly Nelson, Clinician Recruitment, Park Nicollet Health Services, 3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. For more information contact Ms. Nelson at 952-993-2826 or nelsokl@parknicollet.com.

Posted: 01/13/2015
Expires: 02/13/2015


Bariatric Surgeon

Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, ME

BARIATRIC SURGERY OPPORTUNITY IN MAINE: Central Maine Medical Center seeks a BC/BE fellowship trained Bariatric Surgeon to join it’s recognized and growing practice. Our Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence boasts a state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical suite. We have a dedicated team of RNs, mental health professionals, and Associate Professional Staff providers who serve our patients in Central and Southern Maine. The Lewiston/Auburn community is situated in a great location close to the coast and also close to the mountains where outdoor activities abound.

Interested candidates should contact Julia Lauver, Medical Staff Recruiter, Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240. Email: JLauver@cmhc.org. Fax: 207/755-5854.

Posted: 01/13/2015
Expires: 04/13/2015


Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Morgantown, WV

Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for a PA/NP to work closely with supervising physician sharing patients in clinic. Round on patients: First Assist in Surgery to include General and Bariatric Surgery. The ideal candidate will possess a mature, calm, even-keeled personality and compassionate bedside manner. A self-starter mentality and excellent work ethic along with a positive, flexible attitude are critical.

Benefits and insurance are provided. www.akkarysc.com

Contact

To learn more about this opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume to Ehab Akkary, MD, FACS at eakkary@akkarysc.com

Posted: 01/8/2015
Expires: 04/8/2015


Bariatric Surgeon

St. Elizabeth Physicians, Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

BC/BE bariatric surgeons wanted to join our growing, well-respected group with the full support of our award winning hospital system, St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Join the St. Elizabeth Physicians team and enjoy it all–a competitive compensation and benefits package, a great place to live and work, and a very substantial referral base.

This opportunity allows you to enjoy Kentucky’s natural charm and all that metropolitan Greater Cincinnati has to offer. Northern Kentucky is on the banks of the Ohio River and boasts affordable costs of living, award winning schools, college and professional sports, exceptional fine arts, and is sixth in the nation for its number of Fortune 500 Company headquarters.

St. Elizabeth Physicians is a multi-specialty physician group organization consisting of 331 physicians, 74 mid-level providers and more than 1000 non-provider associates. We serve more than 279,000 patients in our 109 conveniently located sites in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. Integrated with our five St. Elizabeth Hospitals, together we are innovating how healthcare is delivered in our region.

Contact

Kathy Robinson
kathy.robinson@stelizabeth.com
859.344.7200

Posted: 12/17/2014
Expires: 03/17/2014


Bariatric Surgeon Physician Assistant Opportunity

Northeast Georgia Health System, Gainesville GA

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG), one of the largest multi-specialty groups in North Georgia, brings together more than 200+ talented physicians, advanced practitioners and other clinical staff and represents 23 specialties at over 52 locations. NGPG is an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS). NGPG is currently recruiting a Board Certified/Board Eligible Physician Assistant to join our growing practice.

  • Group Practice; 5 General Surgeons, 1 Bariatric Surgeon and 3 PA’s
  • Clinic 2-3 days/week; Surgery (including general and bariatric cases) 2-3 days/week (however, not a “set” schedule)
  • Work closely with supervising physician sharing patients in clinic – 25-30 patients daily
  • Round on patients; First Assist in Surgery to include general surgery, robotic surgery and advance laparoscopy
  • Eventually be comfortable giving Public Information Presentations to potential Bariatric Surgery patients
  • The ideal candidate will possess a mature, calm, even-keeled personality and compassionate bedside manner. A self-starter mentality and excellent work ethic along with a positive, flexible attitude are critical.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center, (NGMC) is a 557-bed regional referral center located in Gainesville, Georgia providing a wide array of healthcare services complemented by a medical staff of over 550+ members that represent a vast range of primary care and sub-specialty physicians.

To learn more about these opportunities, contact Erica Morrison at 770.219.3021 or Erica.Morrison@nghs.com

Posted: 12/11/2014
Expires: 3/11/2015


Bariatric Surgeon

Northern Westchester County, NY

Join one of the fastest growing most lucrative private bariatric surgical practices in the New York Area. Currently have offices in Manhattan, Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk County), and Westchester County. Excellent starting salary with bonus incentive and partnership opportunity. Bariatric Surgery fellowship or experience is necessary. Have full support structure built into practice with physician assistants, nutritionists, psychologist, etc. The New York Bariatric Group provides extensive marketing and physician outreach to get your practice up and running very quickly.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send resume to garber@nybariatric.com or call 516-616-5500. Position available to start immediately

Posted: 12/04/2014
Expires: 03/04/2015


BC/BE Fellowship Trained Laparoscopic Surgeon

Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors, East Setauket, NY

Expanding Laparoscopic/Bariatric Practice

Seeking BC/BE fellowship trained laparoscopic surgeon to join group of two surgeons. Senior surgeon fellowship trained in Laparoscopy in self-established practice for last thirteen years. Second surgeon fellowship trained in Bariatric Surgery from Cleveland Clinic. Work at four area hospitals. Cases include general surgery, advanced laparoscopy, and Bariatric Surgery (hiatal hernias, nissen fundoplication, heller myotomy, lap cholecystectomy, cbde, lap appendectomy, lap colon, lap ventral & inguinal hernias, lap spleen, lap gastric bypass, sleeve and lap band).

Position offers

  • Three year contract w/instruction in practice management
  • Salary with additional CME reimbursement
  • Medical/Dental coverage
  • Malpractice insurance coverage during course of employment
  • Reasonable call schedule
  • Generous amount of personal time off

Contact Office Manager: Susan Silvester

Contact Info:
Office: 631-476-9296
Email: ssilvester@optonline.net

Local Environment

  • Located on the north shore of Long Island, 60 miles outside of NYC
  • NYC accessible by car and LIRR
  • Township population: 1/2 million people
  • Excellent local school districts
  • Abundance of local attractions and family friendly environment
  • Nearest airport within twenty miles

Offices Located at 4 Technology Drive, East Setauket, NY 11733

Websites: www.JourneyToTheNewYou.com and www.LILapDoc.com

Posted: 11/13/2014
Expires: 2/13/2015


Physician Assistant

Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center, Cleveland, OH

Full-time, office-based Physician Assistant who will participate in all aspects of pre- and post-operative bariatric patient care as part of a comprehensive bariatric surgery program located in suburban Cleveland, Ohio.

Background in nutrition preferred but not required.

Position offers significant job satisfaction in a friendly, supportive environment.

Interested parties should email resume to: Courtney.Holbrook@lakehealth.org

Please let me know if you need any additional information.

Posted: 10/28/2014
Expires: 1/28/2015