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Physician Assistant – C

Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians, Salt Lake City, UT

Established in 1979, Rocky Mountain Associated Physicians is well know and respected as one of the Nation’s pioneers in Bariatric Surgery. We are looking to add an bariatric experienced Physician Assistant to our staff. This is a full time M-F position that includes first surgical assist responsibilities, as well as clinic patient follow up. Exceptional benefits include 100% Health and Dental premiums paid for you and your family, Profit Sharing, 401k Match, Disability Insurance, Paid Vacation and Holidays, to name a few. You can find us on the web at www.utahbariatrics.com.

Please submit your resume to Ray Wilde, Practice Administrator at rwilde@rmapinc.com, or via fax at 801-268-3997.

Posted: 4/17/15
Expires: 6/17/15


Bariatric/General Surgeon

Park Nicollet Health Services, Minneapolis suburbs, 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, and 3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. For more information contact Ms. Nelson at 952-993-2826 or nelsokl@parknicollet.com.

Posted: 4/16/15
Expires: 5/16/15


Bariatrician

Park Nicollet Health Services, Minneapolis suburbs, MN

Park Nicollet Bariatric Surgery Center, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons, is seeking a Bariatrician (.6 – .8 FTE) to join it’s 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: 4/16/15
Expires: 5/16/15


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: 04/14/2015
Expires: 06/14/2015


Bariatric Co-ordinator

Shady Grove Medical Center, Rockville, MD

We are looking for a highly skilled Nurse Practitioner who possesses effective verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal talents. One who desires a leadership role, educating patients and staff while maintaining 50% clinical duties in a Premier Bariatric Surgery Program

Job Description/Duties

  • Responsible for direct clinical care of all bariatric surgery inpatients to include diagnosing, treating, pre-op education and discharge.
  • Perform H&P’s on all pre-op bariatric surgery patients as well as inpatient consultations as requested, ED admissions and daily interdisciplinary rounds
  • Manage the accreditation process and ensure continued compliance with MBS-AQIP standards, relevant policies & procedures
  • Monitor outcomes and participate in performance improvement initiatives
  • Coordinate staff education throughout the facility on the various aspects of caring for the bariatric surgical patient with a focus on patient and staff safety
  • Serve as liaison between Shady Grove Medical Center (SGMC) and all bariatric surgeons performing metabolic & bariatric surgery at SGMC

Experience/Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing as an Adult/Acute Care or Family NP
  • Certification and licensed as NP in Maryland
  • 3-5 years of nursing experience
  • BLS/ACLS
  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office, Windows

Here is your opportunity to join an exciting and experienced multidisciplinary team, working at a suburban Maryland hospital that greatly supports the Bariatric Surgery Service. Our program has been performing Bariatric surgery for 13 years and has completed over 2500 cases with a very low complication rate. We have twice been recognized as a Center of Excellence. SGMC is accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The American College of Surgeons as a comprehensive Quality Improvement Program for Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric surgery is a challenging and rewarding field that gives patients back their lives. Diabetes and other co-morbid conditions are markedly improved and patients experience a great improvement in quality of life. Be prepared to be impressed by our compensation package to include a competitive salary and full benefits suite.

This position provides an amazing opportunity for career advancement. As a leader, you can teach, perform research or continue program expansion. With a very supportive staff, the possibilities are endless and most importantly guided by your desires.

Contact

Barry S. Greene MD, FACS, FASMBS
Dr.BarryGreene@gmail.com
301.943.4216

Posted: 4/8/15
Expires: 7/8/15


Dietitian

Center for Surgical Weight Loss and Wellness at Atlanticare, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ

TITLE: Dietitian (Registered)

JOB CODE: 1326
EXEMPT: X
NON-EXEMPT:
DATE: 5/2008 REVISED: 4/2015

Position Summary

The Dietitian is a member of the interdisciplinary team working in the bariatric surgery and medicine program. The Dietitian utilizes the care process consistent with their license or certification including initiation of interventions within individual scope of practice. The Dietitian, CDE is responsible to oversee any necessary coordination of the interdisciplinary plan of care and provides for its consistency with the medical treatment plan. The RD incorporates education principles that are current and reflective of the standards of care.

Licensed and registered care providers responsible for utilizing the care process relative to their scope of practice and knowledge base, may document the assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation. All patient care activities are administered according to standards, procedural guidelines and organizational policy.

By participating in educational activities, the Dietitian assumes responsibility for continued professional and personal growth.

Qualifications

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and graduate of an accredited program for Registered Dietitians, Master’s degree preferred. CDE eligible.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Registered by the American Dietetic Association.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 3-5 years of experience

Performance Expectations

Demonstrates the competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool for this position.

Work Environment

Position requires considerable walking and standing. May require some evening and weekend work.

Essential functions of this position are listed on the department specific Assessment and Evaluation Tool.

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the Bariatric Program Manager

The above statement reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Contact

Contact aonopchenko@atlanticare.org for additional information and to apply for this position.

Posted: 4/6/15
Expires: 7/6/15


Bariatric Program Coordinator

Nanticoke Health Services, Seaford, DE

Nanticoke Health Services offers a work atmosphere that is nationally recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Best 150 Place to Work in Healthcare!

Position Summary

Under direction of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS) Director, serves as the liaison between the center and MBSAQIP (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program). The MBS Coordinator assists in maintaining the documentation of the call schedule provided by all covering surgeons. He/ She assists in center development, managing the accreditation process and ensuring continuous compliance with MBSAQIP requirements, maintaining relevant policies and procedures, patient education, outcomes data collection, quality improvement efforts, and education of relevant staff in the various aspects of the metabolic and bariatric surgery patient with a focus on patient safety. The MBS Coordinator supports the development of written protocols and education of nurses detailing the rapid communication and basic response to critical vital signs that is specifically required to minimize delays in the diagnosis and treatment of serious adverse events. The MBS Coordinator will also perform as the clinical reviewer.

Education

Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college/university is preferred. Other experienced, licensed health care professionals may be considered.

Experience

  • 3 years of specialized experience related to Bariatric Surgery.
  • 3 years supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of trends in care of surgical patients with extensive knowledge of gastric bypass surgery.
  • Experience with computer processing and spreadsheets (Microsoft applications).
  • Master’s Degree preferred.

Qualifications

  1. Licensed clinician in Delaware as applicable.
  2. Evidence of a) Effective communications, b) Self-motivation, c) analytical, d) Accountability, e) Flexibility, g) Effective Planning, h) coaching, i) leadership, j) interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  3. Education and /or experience related to Bariatric Program management is required.
  4. Active membership in the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Nanticoke Health Services offers a work atmosphere that is nationally recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Best 150 Place to Work in Healthcare.

Posted: 3/30/15
Expires: 4/30/15


Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS) Coordinator

MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL

We’re proud of our Magnet® recognition.

And the nursing professionals who have helped us earn it.

It’s nice to achieve Magnet recognition for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in nursing practice. But the real honor is having the opportunity to work with the incredible team at MacNeal Hospital – the individuals who are in large part responsible for realizing this accomplishment. Serving Chicago’s western suburbs from our location in Berwyn, Illinois, we pride ourselves on advancing the health of the neighbors in our local communities. If you would like to be recognized for your commitment to the well-being of others, and advance your career, become our new:

METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC SURGERY (MBS) COORDINATOR
Reporting to the COO and assisting the MBS medical director, this self-motivated professional will work independently to provide oversight/coordination of our bariatric program. This individual will ensure continuous compliance with MBSAQIP accreditation standards; provide ongoing education and support to hospital staff to ensure clinically excellent, compassionate care of bariatric patients.

Required Credentials:

  • Three or more years of inpatient clinical expertise.
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in the state of Illinois.
  • Demonstrated clinical knowledge regarding the care of bariatric patients and metabolic and bariatric surgery patients.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Clinical knowledge regarding the care of surgery patients and extensive working knowledge of gastric bypass surgery.
  • Ability to work well with other staff members and interact well with the medical director, other physicians, and staff.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed. MacNeal Hospital offers growth opportunities, excellent benefits, and the flexible schedules that are essential to real work/life balance. Learn more and apply now, at:

Apply here: www.macneal.com

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Posted: 3/25/15
Expires: 4/25/15


Certified Physician Assistant

William A. Graber, MD, PC, Utica, NY

Immediate full or part time position available. Certified Physician Assistant, practice limited primarily to Laproscopic Bariatric Surgery. Position will include hospital rounds, clinical hours, first assist operating room. Physician will train. Competitive salary and benefits including 401K.

The team of healthcare professionals at William A. Graber, MD, PC is dedicated to helping people achieve their weight loss goals. Since 2002 we have treated moret than 6,000 patients. We perform gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and revisional surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, NY and Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare in Utica/New Hartford, NY- Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited centers.

Visit www.drgrabermd.com for more information.

Send resume to tsullivan@drgrabermd.com

Posted: 3/20/15
Expires: 5/20/15


Physician Assistant – Surgical

Allina Health, Minneapolis, MN

Physician Assistant-Surgical
Job ID# 7893

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 15 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Provides advanced clinical consultation and education to patients and health care team members at the Allina Health Bariatrics Program

Evaluation

  • Obtain medical history from patients
  • Perform evaluation, delineated problems, record and present data

Monitoring

  • Assist in provision of continuity of care
  • Assist physician in conducting rounds in acute care setting
  • Record progress notes

Diagnostics

  • Interpret and evaluate patient data
  • Order and/or perform diagnostic procedures

Therapeutics

  • Perform routine procedures
  • Develop and implement patient management plans (or refer to pain teams)
  • Counseling

Instruct and counsel patients regarding the following:

  • Emotional problems
  • Prescribed therapeutic regimes

Referral

  • Facilitate the referral of patient to other health care providers and specialists when appropriate

Counseling

  • Instruct and counsel patients regarding emotional problems and prescribed therapeutic regimes

Provides education to patients and clinical expertise in specialty area to enhance programs for identified patient populations

Provides clinical expertise in specialty area to enhance programs for identified patient populations

Graduate of an accredited PA school
Licensed and eligible for required boards

Bariatrics experience preferred but not necessary

  • Demonstrated clinical expertise with patients with complex medical issues
  • Skills normal expected to treat and diagnose and treat patients
  • Maintain surgical site sterile environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate patient care in multiple settings
  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexibility in job responsibilities
  • Strong collaborative background

Physician Assistant will work at Bariatric Programs at both Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and United Hospital in St. Paul.

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EOE/AA/Vet/Disabled Employer

Please apply online at www.allinahealth.org/careers Job ID # 7893

Posted: 3/19/15
Expires: 4/19/15


Bariatric, Foregut and MIS General Surgeon

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia

The Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine is seeking an academically oriented surgeon with or completing fellowship training and interest in Bariatric, Foregut and MIS General Surgery to join our growing faculty at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, non-tenure eligible.

Candidates must be Board-Certified or Eligible and should have strong interest, training and/or track record in clinical, health services, outcomes and/or basic science research; a commitment to education and training and excellent clinical, surgical and interpersonal skills. Current fellows and recent graduates of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgical Fellowships are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required.

Please submit a letter of interest, 3 references and curriculum vitae to:
Guilherme M. Campos, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Professor and Chair, Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Surgery
1200 E. Broad Street
P.O. Box 980519
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: (804-827-0045)
Fax: (804-828-9299)
Email: gcampos@mcvh-vcu.edu.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.
Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact Us: gcampos@mcvh-vcu.edu

Posted: 3/18/15
Expires: 4/18/15


Bariatric Nurse Practitioner or PA

Lovelace Medical Group – Westside Hospital

Beautiful & Sunny – Albuquerque, NM

We enjoy over 300 days of sunshine and less than 9 inches of rain per year! If you love the outdoors Albuquerque is ideal, with our temperate climate you can enjoy over 400 miles of bike trails, hiking, camping, golf, fishing and more year round. We are NOT as hot as Arizona! At over 5000 ft above sea level with a river and mountain right here in the city, life here is fantastic.

Nurse Practitioners / PA’s will work alongside bariatric surgeons, and a multidisciplinary team of dietitians, medical assistant, insurance coordinator, and psycho-social provider. Providing care and education, performing procedures, including but not limited to fills, with a c-arm and swallow studies, surgical post ops, and hospital discharging and rounding.

Lovelace Medical Group is a patient centered multi-specialty group practice in Albuquerque, NM. Our providers are committed to quality and the delivery of compassionate care and we work closely with our hospitals to benefit patients through better coordination of care, improved communication between facilities and providers, and improved patient flow through our integrated health system.

We offer a nationally competitive salary and benefits combined with a generous signing bonus and up to $10K in relocation assistance. Our providers also enjoy 25 days of vacation, 5 days of CME time and $3K in CME funds.

For more information and to apply call

Victor Jensen
Physician Recruiter
Lovelace Medical Group
Ofc. 505-727-5415
Cell 505-503-3364
Fax 505-727-9684

Posted: 3/9/15
Expires: 6/9/15


Bariatric & General Surgeon

Northern New Jersey Bariatric Group (25 miles from NYC)

Established and busy bariatric and general surgery group practice with offices in northern and central New Jersey seeks a fellowship-trained, board-certified bariatric and general surgeon to join our practice. Our program is an ASMBS center of excellence designate, with surgeons we support them with a strong multi-disciplinary team of physician assistants, nutritionists, psychologists and insurance experts. We pride ourselves in a collaborative and team approach among the entire staff, with all surgeons having an equal call schedule, and we’re looking for surgeon with strong surgical skills, excellent patient communication ability and willingness to work hard to build his/her practice with our support.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, including malpractice coverage, medical/dental insurance, paid vacation/CME and 401K.

Interested candidates please send your curriculum vitae to njbariatrics@gmail.com.

Posted: 3/9/15
Expires: 6/9/15


Physician Assistant

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

The Physician’s Assistant, under the direction and supervision of the collaborating physicians and surgeons, will provide specialty surgical care to patients in the General, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Division. Incumbent will provide direct patient care in outpatient and inpatient settings.

Primary responsibilities include performing physical examinations; providing educational support to patients and advocates; screening patients to determine the need for medical attention; and making decisions regarding data gathering and appropriate management and treatment of patients being seen for initial evaluation or follow-up.

Additional responsibilities include collecting specimens for commonly performed office procedures; identifying normal and abnormal findings on history, physical and labs; reviewing patients records to determine health status; initiating requests for commonly performed labs and studies; initiating treatment based on abnormal results and facilitating ongoing communication with patients and primary physicians. Incumbent will perform clinic procedures as needed and directed; assist with surgical procedures in the operating room, provide input to the physician regarding patient treatment care plans and initiate appropriate evaluation and management of emergency situations as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Certification as a Physician Assistant within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A minimum of one year prior experience as a Surgical PA.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Must have prior experience caring for surgical and/or sub-specialty patients.
  • Ability to manage projects.
  • Working knowledge of all applicable computer software.
  • Knowledge of applicable professional principles.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and patients.

Preferred:

  • Prior experience caring for morbidly obese/bariatric patients

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at http://www.temple.edu.

Posted: 3/5/15
Expires: 6/5/15


Bariatric/General Surgeon

Center for Weight Loss Surgery, Seattle, WA

The Center for Weight Loss Surgery is an independent and comprehensive ASMBS Center of Excellence Bariatric Surgical Practice with an excellent reputation. We have more than 2,000 active patients in the practice currently. The Center is located in a major metropolitan area with two different offices located within two Center of Excellence facilities where surgeries are performed, currently by one experienced bariatric surgeon. Surgeries typically performed are: Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass and Revisions; Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch; Laparoscopic Revisions from AGB to Duodenal Switch; complex Revision Gastric surgeries: e.g., conversion of Proximal Gastric Bypass to Duodenal Switch, and upper Endoscopy (both diagnostic and therapeutic). The bariatric surgeon also performs body contouring operations after massive weight loss such as Lower Body Lifts, Belt Lipectomies, Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstructions after massive weight loss and other procedures.

The practice is well equipped with an Electronic Medical Record System, an experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner and nursing staff. Call for the practice will be shared among the providers. Bariatric surgery call will be shared with other bariatric surgeons in both facilities.

This is a non-academic position that offers a competitive salary, plus a generous benefit package, including health and malpractice insurances, paid vacation/CME, and 401K plan.

The practice is located in the greater Puget Sound area, which offers an exceptional quality-of-life, top-rated schools, several colleges and universities, vibrant and diverse economy, very good home values and an abundance of social, cultural and recreational activities – with ready access to the mountains, ski resorts, hiking trails, fishing, biking, Kayaking, San Juan Islands, Victoria B.C. and more.

If you are interested in learning more about this excellent professional opportunity, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Please also email a copy of your curriculum vitae as well as a short narrative about yourself to admin@c4wls.com.

Posted: 3/3/15
Expires: 6/3/15


Bariatric Scheduling Coordinator

Bend Memorial Clinic, Bend, OR

Summary

The Bariatric Scheduling Coordinator is responsible for scheduling and coordinating all activities and appointments related to the care of bariatric procedure patient. Schedules appointments and follow up appointments with bariatric patients to ensure continuous flow of business and optimal care of patients.

Reasonable Accommodations

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and physical demands satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

  • Schedules and coordinates the patient experience for bariatric procedures Records procedures in the appointment book and advises staff and doctors of any changes
  • Ensure coordination between psychology, dieticians, consultants, surgeons and hospital for bariatric patients
  • Instructs patients as to the preparation of the procedure including the workup process, post-operative period and follow-up
  • Schedules patient’s follow up appointment after procedure is completed
  • Verifies patient’s insurance eligibility and secures pre-authorization and referrals
  • Refers self-pay patients to Patient Financial Counselors
  • Determines necessity and urgency for appointment
  • Verifies that new patient policy for doctors is abided by
  • Performs preparations for next day appointments by confirming appointment time, schedules test ordered by provider, and prepares chart.
  • Alerts patient of any preparation needed for test and arrival times
  • Ensures all reports such as laboratory, x-ray, pathology, and diction are included in chart
  • Confirms providers’ schedules 48 hours in advance in order to condense appointments to allow for an efficient use of time
  • Monitors department telephone
  • Routes callers to the appropriate areas
  • Schedules and coordinates patient seminars and support groups

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or equivalent required. One year experience required in the medical field as medical assistant, coordinator or scheduler required, three years preferred. Experience with medical electronic health records systems required.

Previous experience with bariatric patients and coordinator role preferred. Intimate knowledge of insurance qualifications for bariatric surgery preferred.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong typing skills and working knowledge of computer systems particularly with a windows based environment. Excellent written and verbal communication. Knowledge of healthcare computer scheduling system and medical office procedures. Ability to successfully work independently and may work some weekend or evening hours at support groups or informational meetings. Essentially this person coordinates the bariatric program in conjunction with the surgeon.

Contact

Kristin Bishop
Bend Memorial Clinic
541-706-6434 – office
541-610-5160 – cell

Posted: 2/27/15
Expires: 5/27/15


Nurse Practitioner

Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center, Springfield, IL

Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center is a multidisciplinary center that offers a comprehensive approach to the treatment of overweight, obesity and the co-morbidities that accompany excess weight. Services offered under the center include our accredited bariatric surgery program, medical weight loss program (non-surgical), diabetes services and outpatient nutrition counseling. Nurse Practitioners of the center collaborate with bariatric surgeons, bariatricians and a multidisciplinary team of dietitians, social workers and physical therapists, providing care for patients in both a clinic and hospital setting. If you thrive in a busy, growing, team-oriented, patient-centered environment, this position is one to consider!

Nurse Practitioner – Weight Loss & Wellness Center: Facilitates the delivery and evaluation of evidence-based comprehensive care to patients. Collaboration and referral to other health care providers, patient advocacy, teaching, and family counseling are major components of the role. Under the direction physician or designee, provides coordination of their respective department or work area.

Requirements for the position include:

  1. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner required.
  2. Must possess and maintain licensing as required by Illinois State law for APN.
  3. Valid CPR required. ACLS certification where required.
  4. Maintains DEA license where required.
  5. Minimum of two years post-school experience as an APN preferred, but not required.
  6. Bariatric Nurse Certification through the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) required within 2 years of appointment.

Please visit our website to apply online at MemorialCareers.com or contact Michelle Krall by email at krall.michelle@mhsil.com or by phone 217-788-0034.

Posted: 2/23/15
Expires: 5/23/15


Bariatric/General Surgeon

New York Bariatric Group

Bariatric Surgeon Northern Westchester County

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.

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

Posted: 2/12/15
Expires: 5/12/15


Bariatric and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon

Prime Surgicare, Freehold NJ

If you are a young dynamic board certified general and bariatric surgeon looking to go into private practice this may be for you.

This is an opportunity to join a growing practice in an affluent community in central New Jersey. Excellent renumeration, bonus incentive and benefits are offered. 1 in 4 general surgery/ER call.

Send your CV to drseun@primesurgicare.com

Posted: 2/9/15
Expires: 5/9/15


ARNP – Medical Weight Loss

Puget Sound Bariatrics, Shoreline, WA

Puget Sound Bariatrics offers a fantastic career opportunity for a skilled nurse practitioner to join a growing program specializing in physician supervised weight loss. You’ll be able to immediately contribute to a lively practice, while participating in the design and development of the program as it matures. You’ll work closely with our physicians and other clinical provider to provide care. Duties include patient evaluation, individualized program design and follow- through.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in nursing with completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Progressively responsible ARNP experience. Prefer 2 – 4 years’ experience with family practice, internal medicine or a medical weight loss program.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Current ARNP license to practice in state of WA with prescriptive authority.
  • Certified by one of the national certifying bodies approved by the State of Washington.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Demonstrated skills in collaboration, teamwork and problem-solving to achieve goals. Demonstrated skills in verbal communication and listening to provide excellent service to customers and program participants. Demonstrated skills in managing the care of program participants.

Salary: DOE

Contact Linda Mangone(lmangone@pssurgicalcenter.com) for inquiries.

Posted: 2/5/15
Expires: 5/5/15


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