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Minimally Invasive General & Bariatric Surgeon

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

MedStar Health is fast becoming one of the largest integrated, multi-specialty medical groups in the U.S. You can play a key role in our 2020 vision of creating one of the top Distributed Care Delivery Networks in the country. MedStar Health is the largest provider of health services in the Baltimore-Washington region with 10 member hospitals and numerous geographically-dispersed ambulatory services.

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, a member of MedStar Health, is a community teaching hospital licensed for 350 beds with accredited residency programs in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. The hospital also has general surgery residents from MedStar Union Memorial Hospital rotating at Franklin Square. The Hospital, which opened its new patient tower with all private rooms in November of 2011, is located in Northeastern Baltimore County of Maryland with a broad community as its service area.

The bariatric surgery program is a Comprehensive Center under MBSAQIP, a Blue Distinction Center Plus with Blue Cross Blue Shield, and a Women’s Choice in Bariatric Surgery. In addition, the program has been designated an Epicenter by Intuitive Surgical for training other bariatric surgeons in robotic surgery. Two robotic surgical systems are available, one of which is the new Xi platform. In addition to the adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass, we offer vagal nerve blocking therapy, endoscopic suturing interventions, and the intragastric balloon.

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is seeking a full-time, board-certified/board-eligible, fellowship-trained General & Bariatric Surgeon to join an established practice with one bariatric surgeon and one general surgeon. The candidate should have both endoscopic and robotic experience. The position involves an active clinical practice and potentially resident education. PA coverage is also provided in the hospital. Initially, time will be split between general and bariatric surgery but can evolve as the candidate’s practice becomes established. Opportunities for clinical research can be made available through MedStar Health’s Research Institute. The current practice is located in our newly constructed office as well as a new satellite office in Bel Air, MD. Surgical and endoscopic procedures are performed in the hospital and the newly constructed Center for Digestive Disease, respectively. The candidate will work collaboratively with other MedStar sub-specialists, including gastroenterology, psychiatry, endocrinology, and nutrition.

When you join MedStar Medical Group, you can expect:

  • A very competitive salary and signing bonus
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid malpractice insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • CME leave and CME allowance
  • Retirement plan – 403-B with % employer match
  • Opportunity to join the largest Medical Group in the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia area

MedStar Medical Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates, please forward your CVs to Marcus Guynn at marcus.j.guynn@medstar.net

Posted: 2/17/17
Expires: 4/17/17


RN / BARIATRIC PROGRAM COORDINATOR

South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY

RN / BARIATRIC PROGRAM COORDINATOR Full time

Transcend Your Career to a Higher Level

Situated on the sunny south shore of western Long Island, minutes from Jones Beach and thirty minutes from NYC, is an exceptional Magnet-designated Communities Hospital focused on quality and excellence, one that celebrates professional achievement and a passion for patients . . . South Nassau Communities Hospital. We are an award-winning, 455-bed, acute care, not-for-profit teaching hospital located in Oceanside. Our dedicated staff serves the entire South Shore with world-class surgeons and residents, a Newly Certified Level ll Trauma Center and baby-friendly designation.

We are currently seeking full time Bariatric Coordinator. You will work closely with the Medical Director and Administration leading the development of all aspects of our Weight and Life Management, managing accreditation process and ensuring compliance with all MSBAQIP requirements, ensuring the highest quality. You will also lead patient and staff education, overseeing multidisciplinary teams as well as acting as liaison between hospital and bariatric surgeons. You will also coordinate and facilitate monthly community lectures and support group meetings, as well as pre-op patient education classes.

You must possess:

  • Current NYS RN licensure
  • Clinical experience in Bariatrics (surgical weight loss program)
  • Program Development experience with the ability to lead and direct interdisciplinary work group
  • Demonstrated ability to make administrative and clinical decisions related to the assessments, treatments, and/or age-specific care of patients
  • Marketing experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to compile statistics, including attention to detail
  • Ability to regularly travel between the hospital and physician practice site

For immediate consideration, please apply online at: www.SouthNassauJobs.org

South Nassau is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status. EOE M/F/D/V

Posted: 2/15/17
Expires: 4/15/17


Bariatric Surgeon

CHRIAS (Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery), New Castle, DE

Must be board certified. DE Medical License. Fellowship in open and advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgery required Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery (CHRIAS) is seeking a General and Bariatric Surgeon to join their office in Newark and Dover, Delaware. We are looking for an independent, self-starter who is an enthusiastic and caring individual to provide comprehensive healthcare, enabling our patients to maintain a full and active lifestyle. This full-time position offers excellent quality of life, competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including medical insurance, paid discretionary time and holidays, CME allowance and much more.

Contact information:

Kemal Erkan
ke@umusa.net
302-451-5600

Posted: 2/10/17
Expires: 5/10/17


Bariatric Dietitian – Waco & Ft. Worth, TX

My Bariatric Solutions/Wise Health System , Waco & Ft. Worth, TX

POSITION: Bariatric Dietitian

REPORTS TO: Bariatric Clinical Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY: In consultation with physicians and other members of the health care team; coordinates the nutritional care and education of adult patients undergoing bariatric surgery; optimize patient outcomes and improve the quality of life for the morbidly obese. Must have a sensitive approach and high customer service attitude for obese patients; effective teaching skills; attentive to detail and accuracy; ability to perform professional duties independently; ability to work with multidisciplinary teams. Must return patient telephone messages and emails promptly; participates in offsite functions; inform physicians and/or surgeons of any concerns regarding patient dietary compliance; assess, communicate, and implement plans for nutritional needs; monitor nutritional status and eating behaviors and adjust as necessary; organize, maintain, and manage the supplement store in the office and on the website; educates physicians and nurses on Nutrition/Food Service-related issues; create and/or assisting with the production of marketing/educational; write educational blogs for the website; actively follow-up with post bariatric patients.

REQUIREMENTS: 1) Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. 2) Registered by the American Dietetic Association 3) CPR 4) Preferred 1 year experience working with clients desiring weight loss and/or who have undergone bariatric surgery

OSHA TASK CATEGORY TWO: There is an occasional risk of exposure to mucous membranes or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills or splashed during the performance of the job. Universal precautions must be observed and protective devices worn by the employee when performing a task that is likely to cause exposure.

Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Health System policy.

Exempt

For more information contact:

Colleen Walker, R.T. (R)(CT)
Recruiter, Nursing/Allied Health
Wise Health System
940-626-1308 (Direct)
cwalker@wisehealthsystem.com

Posted: 2/8/17
Expires: 3/8/17


Bariatric – Director of Bariatric Program

My Bariatric Solutions/Wise Health System, Decatur, TX

JOB TITLE: Director of Bariatric Program

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Direct the operations and budget of the Bariatric Program and maintain Center of Excellence. Meet with Administration, Department Heads, and external agencies in planning patient care services; develop and maintain good working rapport with other clinics, agencies and all staff; facilitate Bariatric Team Meetings; budget management; coordinate, develop, and implement patient education material, sessions and seminars; track patient data, advertising campaigns, and generate patient referral outcomes. Must have excellent communication skills and be detail-oriented; ability to work with the public, and have broad computer skills. Must be able to function independently and work effectively with patients, personnel and support agencies.

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Director, Rehabilitation & Wellness

QUALIFICATIONS: 1) B.S. Degree in Health Related Field 2) 3 years’ experience in management

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
OSHA TASK CATEGORY THREE: There is no anticipated risk of exposure to mucous membranes or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills or splashed during the performance of the job. Universal precautions must be observed and protective devices worn by the employee when performing a task that is likely to cause exposure.

Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Regional policy.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to move intermittently throughout the work day and to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

Exempt

For more information contact:

Colleen Walker, R.T. (R)(CT)
Recruiter, Nursing/Allied Health
Wise Health System
940-626-1308 (Direct)
cwalker@wisehealthsystem.com

Posted: 2/8/17
Expires: 3/8/17


Bariatric Nurse Practitioner

My Bariatric Solutions/Wise Health System, Waco, Decatur and Ft. Worth, TX

POSITION: Bariatric Nurse Practitioner

REPORTS TO: Operationally Bariatric Program Director and Clinically the Bariatric Medical Director

JOB SUMMARY: Practices in an expanded role to provide health care to individuals, families and/or groups in a variety of settings; acts independently or collaboratively with other health professionals in the delivery of health care services; provides teaching and consultation and performs research; performs comprehensive physical examinations on patients who present with acute/chronic illnesses; performs appropriate medical screening procedures, interprets laboratory data and orders laboratory investigations; recognizes abnormalities and provides services and treatments; answer patient questions and triage problems to the surgeon; provides teaching and counseling that assists families to become responsible for their own health care. Participates in education, research (reporting and publishing, and performance improvement; collaborates with Bariatric Team in support of quality improvement and institutional policies; actively participates in and serves on institutional committees; lead support group meetings 1-3 times per year; and On-Call to patients with emergent issues on limited basis. Must have excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills; effective time management and organizational skills; self-directed and the ability to make independent decisions with strong problem solving skills; meet tight deadlines, with high volumes and multiple interruptions; competency in the use of a variety of computer hardware and software systems. Must attend Bariatric staff meetings; Return patient telephone messages promptly; and participate in offsite functions.

REQUIREMENTS: 1) Graduate of an accredited school of nursing 2) CPR, ACLS 4) Certified Bariatric Nurse or working toward certification within two years of hire 5) Minimum of 2 years nursing experience.

OSHA TASK CATEGORY: Category One employees are all exposed to a specific hazard as a regular part of their job.

EOE

For more information contact:

Colleen Walker, R.T. (R)(CT)
Recruiter, Nursing/Allied Health
Wise Health System
940-626-1308 (Direct)
cwalker@wisehealthsystem.com

Posted: 2/8/17
Expires: 4/8/17


Physician Assistant – Bariatrics Surgery

The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY

Creating positive change for the community ─ and your career.

The Brooklyn Hospital Center has been a leader in the provision of complete, efficient, and community-responsive care since 1839, and is a Top Performer for Key Quality today. The hospital is recognized for its restless drive for excellence and commitment to improve the health of its diverse community. An integral part of the Keeping Brooklyn Healthy promise is offering a Bariatric Surgical Center with all the latest surgical weight loss interventions—including sleeves, bands and other minimally invasive surgeries—and nutritional counseling.

The following professionals are needed to join this growing specialty practice:

Physician Assistant – Bariatrics Surgery Job #4465
Strong interest in Bariatrics. Support the complete assessment, admission, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up evaluation of patients. This includes interviews and medical histories, physical exams, assisting in procedures and post-op care, inpatient consults, patient education, clinical paperwork and related functions. Must be graduate of an ARC-PA Program, have current NYS PA License, and National Board Certification. BCLS and NYS mandated Infection Control Certificate a must; related experience a plus.

Team members here enjoy a stimulating work setting, a location in the heart of vibrant and historic downtown Brooklyn, and a complete salary/benefits package. To be considered, please visit www.tbh.org then click About Us and Careers. Follow the link for Job Search and choose External Career Center. Apply to and input the corresponding job requisition number 4465 into the What field and apply.

EOE

Posted: 2/1/17
Expires: 3/1/17


Clinical Director Bariatrics

UMMS-Upper Chesapeake Health Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, MD

Job Summary: Working under the direction of the Vice President of Clinical Service Lines, our Bariatric Surgeons, the Clinical Director is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining our comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program at University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital. Must demonstrate knowledge of the clinical care processes and continuum of care for the patient population diagnosed with disease of obesity and pursuing surgical and non surgical treatment. Serves as a resource for staff training, outpatient program development, performance improvement principles and processes, clinical outcomes monitoring and data management and accreditation processes. The incumbent will support the mission, vision and values of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health and create an environment within departments that fosters improving the health and life of individuals with obesity.

Qualifications: Education & Training: Registered Nurse in the state of Maryland (or meets licensure requirements to apply for state of Maryland) BSN required. Master’s degree in Nursing is preferred. Willingness to acquire appropriate specialty certification (i.e Certified Bariatric Nurse(CBN), Clinical Specialist Obesity Weight Management(CSOWM))

Work Orientation & Experience: Experience in the development and implementation of a Bariatric Surgery Program. Experienced in staff training and outpatient program development in an effort to sustain the optimal patient health outcomes known for surgical and non surgical obesity treatment.

Skills & Abilities: Ability to maintain confidentiality, communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, build collaborative relationships with key inpatient and outpatient constituents. Ability to work successfully with diverse types of individuals including physicians, management, staff and the general public. Computer literate with proficiency in the use of analytical tools.

If interested or have any questions please contact:
Dawn Dixon
443-643-3437
ddixon@uchs.org

Posted: 1/31/17
Expires: 3/31/17


Bariatric Program Coordinator

Central Carolina Surgery, PA, Greensboro, NC

Position Opening in beautiful north central North Carolina. Location offers many cultural amenities, universities, private and public education. Greensboro is an exciting, progressive community that can provide both family and singles with diversity of life styles and offers boundless outdoor and indoor activities.

The Bariatric Program Coordinator is responsible for the daily coordination of all bariatric patients both pre-operatively and post-operatively. Schedules all appointments, verifies insurance benefits, obtains prior approval and manages the day to day functions in a manner that is consistent, timely and compliant with all practice requirements.

Other Duties:

  1. Attends all Bariatric Seminars
  2. Works closely with the Program Director of the Cone Hospital Bariatric Program
  3. Responsible for all patient contact being seen by surgeons in the practice
  4. Responsible for completing the patient flow sheet to ensure accuracy and completion of all patients
  5. Responsible for making all appointments to include intitial, pre-op, post-op, multi-disciplinary appointments prior to surgery
  6. Responsible for retrieving and receiving of any incoming medical records on bariatric patients and will distribute accordingly to physicians
  7. Responsible for all patient financial processes
  8. Responsible for all pre-authorizations before surgery
  9. Responsible for conducting all work activities and efforts in a manner that is productive and meets the needs of patients, team members and the practice as a whole

Position Requirements:

  1. High School Diploma/GED
  2. Minimum two years experience in a medical office setting
  3. Must have knowledge of medical terminology
  4. Must be computer literate and have accuracy in keyboarding skills
  5. Ability to work as a team member with exception customer service skills

Position Skills

  1. Excellent communication skills to include oral and written communication
  2. Highly organized and detail oriented

Salary and excellent benefits commensurate with experience

Interested candidates contact carolp@centralcarolinasurgery.com or call 336-387-8100.

Posted: 1/30/17
Expires: 3/30/17


Chief of Bariatric Surgery

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), a premier bariatric surgery and MBSAQIP accredited comprehensive center, is recruiting a Chief of Bariatric Surgery. Located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, OHSU is the only academic medical center in the state and faculty are actively involved in the training of medical students, residents, and fellows. OHSU provides a wide range of patient care programs at its Portland campus, the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as well as other affiliated health systems in the region.

Successful applicants will have a national reputation and demonstrate exceptional leadership, teaching, surgical, clinical and research skills. The candidate should have scholarly accomplishments in the health sciences, as well as recognition in the Bariatric Surgery field, which is evidenced by involvement in clinical societies at a national level. This role will include developing the strategic initiatives for expanding the regional program. Candidates must be board certified in general surgery, be accomplished in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, and eligible for licensure in the State of Oregon.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu

Letters of interest, including complete curriculum vitae should be forwarded by email to: Kenneth S. Azarow, MD Colonel (retired) US Army, Interim Chair, Department of Surgery, Helen B. Tracy Professor in Pediatric Surgery, Surgeon-In-Chief, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital C/O: Elspeth Rogers E-mail: rogerse@ohsu.edu

Posted: 1/27/17
Expires 3/27/17


APRN/PA for med/surg weight loss and general surgery practice

Shoreline Surgical Associates, Middletown, CT

PA or APRN to join a well established bariatric and general surgery practice under supervision of Dr Jonathan Aranow. Responsibilities are office based and would include basic office procedures, seeing preop and postop general and bariatric surgical patients. In addition, APRN/PA would be tasked with running a medical weight loss program in collaboration with Dr. Aranow and our in office dietitians. 40 hr/wk M-F

For more information contact:

Doreen Akehurst
Shoreline Surgical Associates
400 Saybrook Rd
Middletown, CT 06457
860-346-9167
dakehurst@shorelinesurg.com

Posted: 1/26/17
Expires: 3/26/17


Laparoscopic Bariatric/General Surgeon

New Jersey Bariatric Center, Springfield, NJ

Established and busy bariatric and general surgery 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 a 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, 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 CV to jobs@njbcenter.com

Posted: 1/26/17
Expires: 4/26/17


Bariatric Nurse Practitioner

Mount Sinai Downtown, New York, NY

The Nurse Practitioner will join a collaborative team of 4 Bariatric Surgeons, dietitian, endocrinologist and excellent support staff to provide surgical care to bariatric patients at the Mount Sinai Downtown MBSAQIP Accredited Bariatric Center in the heart of New York City. S/he will see patients only in the outpatient setting for initial bariatric evaluation and follow-up. Duties will include obtaining patient history, performing physical examinations and some common office procedures, entering clinical information into the electronic medical record, ordering laboratory and radiological studies, interpreting and acting upon their results, formulating and executing treatment plans, facilitating patient navigation of the perioperative bariatric evaluation process, managing certain emergency clinical situations, and ongoing communication with the patients and their families. There is no call requirement.

A minimum of 1 year prior experience as a surgical NP is required.

Experience in taking care of bariatric patients is preferred but not required. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, a sense of empathy for morbidly obese and other patients, strong ability to multitask and collaborate with multiple health care providers as needed to coordinate patient care, proficiency in the use of the electronic medical record, word processing and spreadsheet software, as well as a high level of professionalism and integrity. The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Downtown Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

For more information contact:

Saleha Ahmed
Administrative Director
Department of Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
deptofsurgerypostings@mountsinai.org
212-241-5124

Posted: 1/25/17
Expires: 2/25/17


Bariatric Program Coordinator

Baystate Health, Inc., Springfield, MA

The Metabolic and bariatric surgery centers coordinator reports to and assists the MBS Director.The MBS Coordinator 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 serves as the liaison between the facility and all surgeons performing metabolic and bariatric surgery at the center and any general surgeons providing call coverage.The MBS Coordinator assists in maintaining the documentation of the call schedule provided by all covering surgeons.

What You Will Do:
Facilitate the assessment of the patient’s nutritional status, diet history, food habits and other aspects of lifestyle that may impact body weight and patients future success at weight loss and life style changes after surgery.
Facilitates the provision individualized patient nutrition counseling pre and post op and the development and implementation of a plan of care. Follows patients progress.
Plans multiple support groups to meet needs of patients through various stages of the process.
Develops and implements new educational material in accordance with current standards.
Maintenance of pre surgery program insurance requirements and updates as needed and shares this with appropriate personnel.
Assures that surgery protocols for discharging patients from the program are followed and properly documented.
Facilitates and coordinates the monthly program meeting with agenda planning, preparation, meeting minutes and distribution of materials.

Qualifications:
Registered Dietitian or Registered Nurse
Minimum 3 years of experience
Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of patients, family and staff.
Able to serve as an effective key member of interdisciplinary team in case conferences and other settings.
Able to assess and counsel patients individually or in group.

To Apply: www.baystatehealthjobs.com/job/springfield/bariatric-program-coordinator/156/3690619 Or contact Donna Novak at Donna.Novak@baystatehealth.org.

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Posted: 1/19/17
Expires: 2/19/17


Fellowship in Clinical Obesity and Metabolism

UT Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance, Houston, TX

UTHealth Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance invites applications for our comprehensive Clinical Fellowship in Obesity Medicine. This one-year fellowship, the fifth in the nation, is designed for current residents or recent graduates of internal medicine, family medicine, or endocrinology training programs who wish to obtain rigorous, comprehensive subspecialty training in the area of Obesity Medicine. We are currently recruiting fellows seeking to begin the fellowship program on August 1, 2017 The deadline is February 15th for 2017 applicants. This fellowship has been designed to provide trainees with expertise and clinical experience in the emerging field of Obesity Medicine, with a primary focus on the evaluation and management of patients with obesity. Fellows will learn how to treat obesity through intensive lifestyle intervention, nutritional, behavioral, pharmacological and surgical means, as well as how to address the comorbidities of this disorder most effectively. We anticipate that trainees who complete this fellowship program will be prepared to pursue clinical and/or academic careers focused in obesity medicine and to become leaders in this emerging discipline.

Fellowship training in Obesity Medicine will occur over 1 year. Trainees will spend the majority of time in the clinical environment learning about obesity and its comorbidities. By the end of the fellowship, fellows will have a good understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of body weight regulation and a fundamental knowledge of current research in the field of Obesity medicine. They will be able to assess a patient with obesity or other metabolic disorders and to determine an appropriate treatment plan. Trainees will understand and utilize standard and innovative approaches to the treatment of obesity, including body composition and metabolic measurement, novel combination therapies, surgical and medical integration of care, and they will participate in outcomes related research and/or new and emerging treatment trials. They will be able to complete a full evaluation for patients with indications for obesity treatment both medically, surgically, and the med/surg combination patient and provide comprehensive care that leads to disease improvement.

Fellows will also develop the skills to be a competent teacher of Obesity Medicine to medical students, family medicine residents, and endocrinology fellows rotating in the center. Outcomes and standard of care research will be completed under the guidance of a member of the Program faculty.

This fellowship is available to physicians who will have completed an accredited residency program in internal medicine, family medicine, and endocrinology. Other backgrounds considered on a case by case basis.

To apply to the Clinical Obesity Medicine fellowship, please forward a cover letter and curriculum vitae to:

Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, FOMA
Program Director, Allison Family Foundation Fellowship in Obesity Medicine and Metabolism Medical Director, UT Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance Houston, Texas Deborah.B.Horn@uth.tmc.edu

For further information or application materials, please contact Salome Roe at Salome.R.Roe@uth.tmc.edu.

Posted: 1/17/17
Expires: 2/15/17


Bariatric Surgery Program Clinical Coordinator

Grand View Health Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Sellersville, PA

Bariatric Clinical Coordinator

This full-time position will work in Grand View Bariatric and Metabolic Institute in the Grand View Surgical Associates office, under the supervision of the Medical Director. The role is part administrative and part clinical. The Clinical Coordinator will play a key role in the acquisition of new patients, chart patient volumes, offer marketing and community awareness of the program. This position will implement and grow the existing Bariatric program and educate the community and healthcare providers on the services offered for obese patients 18 years of age and older. The goal will be to optimize patient outcomes and improve the quality of life of patients. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Conduct and oversee Information Sessions, Support Group meetings, and educational classes.
  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate the admission process of the bariatric program, working with the Bariatric team including the insurance navigator.
  • Perform all responsibilities/duties required by the department as defined in the scope of service, to ensure that the unique needs of the patients are addressed. Responsible for maintaining required manuals and policies and procedures as well as identify and implement performance improvement initiatives.
  • Participate in meetings and coordinate with various teams within the hospital system to improve patient care, patient satisfaction, and outcomes. Participate in the clinical management of the patient, including bariatric surgery.
  • Collaborate with physicians, staff, and all departments to best meet the bariatric patient care needs.
  • Remain current with research and treatment options of the bariatric patient.
  • Conduct daily rounds on the bariatric patient in the hospital to assess hospital care and post-operative status of patient.
  • Conduct follow-up phone calls after discharge to assist patient with post-discharge instructions and keep the patient from readmission. Seek patient feedback regarding program.
  • Serves as an educational resource for staff; assist in developing multidisciplinary training programs.
  • Create and oversee ongoing quality improvement plans.
  • Track outcomes, patient satisfaction, and financial data to support the program, processes, and improvement activities. Report key statistics as necessary.
  • Keep abreast of latest clinical research and incorporate evidence based medicine into program.
  • Work to meet the requirements set by ASMBS for Center of Excellence distinction.
  • Remain compliant with regulatory standards, ie. JCAHO.
  • Network with referring physicians and conduct com munity outreach programs.
  • Work with Marketing to develop meaningful materials for patients and referring providers.

Clinical Bariatric Advance Practice Provider:

  • Proven laparoscopic surgical skills and a strong desire to work in bariatric surgery are mandatory.
  • Excellent communication

Intrested candidates should contact Diane Roberts droberts@gvh.org

Posted: 1/17/17
Expires: 4/17/17


Bariatric Surgeon

Bariatric Associates, Livingston, NJ

Wanted: Board Certified or Board Eligible General Surgeon
Qualifications: Fellowship trained in Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery
Where: New Jersey large private practice
Our purpose: We seek a surgeon with an inner compulsion for their work
Package: Excellent benefits, compensation, malpractice coverage, and opportunity for further education.
Why apply? So you can do something every day you care about and believe in deeply, and do your work with people who will help you do it.

Applicants should send résumé to Shannon Cooper ats.cooper@bariatricassociates.com or call (800) 200-5553.

Posted: 1/17/17
Expires: 4/17/17


Bariatric Coordinator

Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, Davenport, FL

Job Description
Bariatric Coordinator – FT-1675703

Exciting opportunity for right person! Responsible for the development and operational approach to the management of comprehensive weightless program/patients. The program coordinator will develop, coordinate and implement the program’s clinical and business activities, as well as evaluation of patient outcomes through chart audits/database entry and reports. Responsible to the COO. The bariatric coordinator will develop a collaborative relationship with other departments, physicians, and outside agencies. Facilitates staff education in bariatric surgery and has a relationship with nursing education department as well as the public. The bariatric coordinator will ensure the fiscal and financial resources of the hospital by meeting budget guidelines and developing and implementing cost saving programs and promoting the hospital in the community.

Qualifications

Requires an associate’s degree and a current Florida RN license. BSN is preferred. At least 3 years of nursing with 1 year of management experience. Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills. Proven managerial skills. Proficient with computers especially: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel. Has knowledge of the hospital setting and understands and is proficient with hospital databases.

  • Job Nursing Services
  • Primary Location- FL-Davenport
  • Organization Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center
  • Working Location Administration
  • Shift Day Shift
  • Forecasted paid hours per shift 8
  • Forecasted hours per pay week 40
  • Employee Status Full-time

Interested candidates please contact Sharen Duverger; sharen.duverger@heartofflorida.com or 863-419-2560.

Posted: 1/17/17
Expires: 4/17/17


Physician Assistant

Temple University Hospital, 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 Bariatric, General and Minimally Invasive Surgery Division. Incumbent will provide direct patient care in outpatient and inpatient settings; perform physical examinations; provide educational support to patients and advocates; screen patients to determine the need for medical attention; make decisions regarding data gathering and appropriate management and treatment of patients being seen for initial evaluation or follow-up; collect specimens for commonly performed office procedures; identify normal and abnormal findings on history, physical and labs; review patients records to determine health status; initiate requests for commonly performed labs and studies; initiate treatment based on abnormal results and facilitate ongoing communication with patients and primary physicians; perform clinic procedures as needed and directed; and assist with surgical procedures in the operating room. He/she will provide input to the physician regarding patient treatment care plans and initiate appropriate evaluation and management of emergency situations as needed. The incumbent will also deliver individualized patient care in a manner that is sensitive to age, socio-economic status, cultural/ethnic background as well as medical condition(s). Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Certification as a Physician Assistant within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A minimum of 1 year prior experience as a Surgical PA required. Experience taking care of morbidly obese/bariatric patients preferred, but not required. 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.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety.

Please visit our website at www.temple.edu interested candidates should apply for Position number 17000009.

Contact Patricia Bernard, Bariatric program manager via e-mail at Patricia.Bernard@TUHS.Temple.edu for any questions.

Posted: 1/9/17
Expires: 4/9/17


Bariatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Mission Hospital Weight Management, Asheville, NC

BARIATRIC NURSE PRACTIONER OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY
MISSION WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, MISSION HEALTH SYSTEM IN BEAUTIFUL ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

Mission Weight Management, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons, is a well-established Medical and Surgical weight management program. We are seeking a FT Bariatric Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner to join its collaborative team of bariatric surgeons, bariatrician, internist, physician assistant, experienced bariatric nurses, dietitians, psychologists and behavioral health providers, exercise specialist and great support staff. This position would spend time seeing patients in our state of the art clinic inclusive of Virtual patient care. Best of all, there is no call requirement.

Job Highlights and Requirements are as follows:

  • Full time position with competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Advanced Practitioner should be passionate about wellness, weight management and providing exceptional patient care.
  • Advance Practitioner will provide care under the direction of 2 supervising physicians.
  • Responsibilities include performing history and physical examination, compiling medical data, creating a plan of care under the supervision and direction of supervising physician.
  • No Call Requirement.
  • Excellent Referral Network that includes 18 counties and over 1 million people.
  • Hospital Privileges at Mission Hospital, a Level II Trauma Center with 750 beds.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Family Practice preferred.
  • Experience working with bariatric patients is also preferred, but not required.
  • Sign on bonus and possible re-location allowance available for qualified candidates.

About Mission Health: Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems 2012-2014 by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. Mission Health is the only medium-sized health system to receive this recognition three years in a row, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve that distinction. Mission Health, which traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 795 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care.

Joseph Brown
Physician Recruiter
Mission Hospital
1 Hospital Drive
Asheville, NC 28801
joseph.brown@msj.org

Posted: 1/9/17
Expires: 3/9/17


Medical Bariatrician

Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Center for Bariatric Surgery is recognized by The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Center of Excellence for its record of quality outcomes. Our exceptional multidisciplinary team of Surgeons, Endocrinologist, Physician Assistants, Dietitians, and Psychologist) have provided renowned bariatric services for over 7,000 patients in and around Northeast Ohio for nearly 20 years. Located in the heart of Cleveland and founded by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has a rich history of providing quality, faith based healthcare for over 150 years. Our caregivers enjoy a mission focused work environment along with a competitive compensation and benefit package that includes healthcare, pension, continuing education allowance, and generous paid time off. We’re searching for a Medical Bariatrician to add to our established program. Board certification in family medicine, internal medicine or related specialty is required. Board certification by the American Board of Obesity medicine is preferred. The provider will be seeing pre-surgical medical weight loss patients as well as post-surgical patients in collaboration with the bariatric surgery team. They will also be in charge of developing a non-surgical weight loss program. There is an opportunity to work with residents in our internal medicine program.

Contact Information: CV/Resume may be sent via email to ted.monczewski@stvincentcharity.com or you may submit your application/CV/resume though our recruitment page at https://www.stvincentcharity.com/careers/

Posted: 1/9/17
Expires: 4/9/17


Bariatric Surgeon

Weight Loss Institute of the Central Coast, Santa Maria, CA

Busy community bariatric surgery practice in Central Coast of California, is seeking to add another board-certified bariatric and general surgeon. ASMBS comprehensive program offers primary and increasing volumes of revision bariatric and foregut surgery at a new 200 bed community hospital. Fellowship training or extensive bariatric experience is required. Ability to operate Independently using laparoscopic or robotic techniques in bariatric surgery (gastric bypass, sleeve, revision. Band explant) as well as general surgery is required. Flexible work and call schedule – 1:3 call schedule.

Weight Loss Surgery Institute of the Central Coast
David Maccabee MD – Director
dlmaccabee@gmail.com, 541-490-8682

Posted: 1/9/17
Expires: 3/9/17


Private Practice Bariatric/ Laparoscopic Surgeon

New York Bariatric Group, Fairfield, Connecticut

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

Posted: 1/9/17
Expires: 3/9/17


Assistant Professor of Surgery

NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY

We are currently recruiting for a full-time laparoscopic-trained surgeon at NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital.

For more information please contact:
Manish Parikh MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, NYU School of Medicine
Director of Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery, Bellevue Hospital Center
550 First Ave NBV 15 South 7
New York, NY 10010
212 562 3917
F 212 263 8640
manish.parikh@nyumc.org

Posted: 1/4/17
Expires: 4/4/17


Nurse Practitioner

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

.8 to 1.0 FTE Nurse Practitioner The FNP provides direct advanced practice nursing care for patients. S/he assesses patient and family needs both pre- operatively as well as post- operatively, develops a plan of care, implements and evaluates the care delivered. The Bariatric Services Nurse Practitioner serves as key communication link between the referring providers, patient, his/her family, and the care team and is a continuous advocate for patients and their families. The nurse practitioner practices in accord with professional standards, core values, and with a commitment to service excellence.

  • Obtains an H&P of individual patient upon entry into the Bariatric Services Program.
  • Orders appropriate diagnostic studies and laboratory tests to aid in the preparation for bariatric surgery
  • Prescribes therapy based on clinical, radiologic, and laboratory indications
  • Documents patient care in a clear and concise manner within Epic
  • Collaborate with other health care providers as needed to provide coordination of patient care
  • Provide clinical instruction to residents, fellows and medical students related to the delivery of surgical weight loss
  • Assists team with the development of educational tools and processes that promote patients and family understanding of the treatment plan, including planned procedures, outpatient care, hospitalization and recovery.
  • Participates in Bariatric Services quality assurance activities, enhancement of cost effectiveness and quality of care

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • 3 – 5 years of clinical experience
  • Demonstrated ability to satisfy standards of performance delineated by law and associated professional practice standards
  • Ability to manage heavy workload with multiple priorities and inflexible deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Proficient in the use of computing hardware and software, including personal computing equipment, electronic medical record, word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Regular and consistent attendance at work
  • Current licensure
  • Demonstrates flexibility and creativity in response to sudden unexpected changes in workload as well as the patient status
  • Completes work assignment, project assignments and other commitments on time
  • Models ethically appropriate behavior, professional standards, compliance and personal integrity

Additional Details
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@oh.

Send CV to Elspeth Rogers; rogerse@ohsu.edu
Apply online: http://bit.ly/2hxmTwv

Posted: 1/3/17
Expires: 2/3/17


Medical Bariatrics Surgeon/Physician

Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, IN

This physician will join an employed group of over 600 physicians in Indianapolis, IN.

Highlights Community Physician Network is seeking a BE/BC Family Medicine or Internal Medicine trained Bariatrician to practice in Central Indiana, at Community Hospital North. Ideal candidates will have a passion for managing a busy medical weight loss program and a willingness to provide support throughout the entire process.

  • Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®
  • Focus on medical bariatrics
  • No Call
  • Non-surgical
  • Established referral system
  • Interest in practice and program building
  • Looking for a well-trained, team-oriented physician with consistent training
  • Employed position with competitive salary
  • Paid malpractice, full benefits, vacation and CME time

Licensure & Certifications Board certified/board eligible in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine trained Bariatrician.

About Us Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is guided by a simple mission: “Deeply committed to the communities we serve, we enhance health and well-being.” We fulfill this mission by making exceptional health care easy to access, as well as by involving ourselves deeply in the well-being and quality of life of the communities that gave birth to our network nearly six decades ago. Our organization’s values are represented by the acronym PRIIDE: Patients First, Relationships, Integrity, Innovations, Dedication, and Excellence. These values drive the work we do every day and the attitude we bring to every task.

Site Description With an appealing blend of big-city amenities, cosmopolitan style, small-town affordability and communities which boast top notch school systems, the Indianapolis area is consistently ranked nationally among the best places to live. Indiana is also consistently ranked one of the top 5 physician friendly states.

For more information, contact: Caitlin Gallagher, Senior Network Physician Recruiter
Phone: 317-621-7347 | Email: CGallagher2@ecommunity.com

Posted: 12/28/16
Expires: 2/28/17


Bariatric and General Surgeon

Center for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Inc., Los Angeles, California

Busy bariatric surgery solo practice in Los Angeles and Orange County, California, is seeking a board-certified bariatric and general surgeon. Fellowship training or extensive bariatric experience is required. This is a comprehensive, COE-designated program, with an excellent infrastructure. Strong surgical skills in bariatric surgery (gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy and Lap-Band) and general surgery is required. Endoscopic experience is a plus.

Competitive salary and benefits included.

Interested candidates please send you CV to PHalse@TheNewProgram.com, or FAX to 949-631-6585 (co Paula Halse)

Posted: 12/27/16
Expires: 3/27/17


Registered Dietitian for RGH Bariatric Surgical Unity

Rochester Regional Health System, Rochester, NY

Position Summary: To provide for the nutritional care for all patients within the scope of responsibility and act as consultant to other health care professionals in determining the best nutritional care options for patients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Completes Nutritional Assessments for all patients that fall within our scope of responsibility. Provides oversight to dietetic technicians in providing patient care. Develops plan of care per clinical data, interview, diagnosis and treatment goals.

Bariatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Park Nicollet Health Services, Minneapolis, MN

Park Nicollet Bariatric Surgery Center, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons, is seeking a FT Bariatric Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner to join its collaborative team of bariatric surgeons, bariatricians, physician assistants, experienced bariatric nurses, dietitians, psychologists, physical therapists and great support staff. This position would spend time assisting in the operating room and seeing patients in the clinic, but will not be taking call. Surgical experience is required.

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. 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 email CV to Missy Fisher, Clinician Recruitment, Park Nicollet Health Services, at melissa.fisher@parknicollet.com. For more information call (952) 993-6025.com.

Posted: 12/21/16
Expires: 2/21/17


Director – Bariatric Surgery

WVU Medicine / WVU School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery is actively recruiting a Director of Bariatric Surgery to join the faculty in Morgantown, WV. This position will involve expanding and developing a program with statewide impact by building upon the accredited surgical program of excellence.

Successful candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree (the employer accepts foreign educational equivalent) and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidates must be board certified and fellowship trained in bariatric/minimally invasive surgery. Additionally, candidates should be at an Associate Professor rank or higher, and have at least 5 years of experience in an academic medical center. Responsibilities will include providing excellent patient care as well as teaching medical students and surgery residents. Opportunities exist to participate in clinical and translational research.

This position provides the successful candidate a unique and exciting opportunity to build upon our already accredited surgical program with an ultimate goal of achieving a comprehensive, statewide program. West Virginia holds the 2nd highest adult obesity rate in the country, and the opportunity to make an impact at the state level is immense.

We offer a team approach to treating our patients with support from a committed group of dieticians, clinical psychologists, physician assistants and nurses. Not only are we a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Program of Excellence, but there are multiple programs and initiatives in place at West Virginia University that provide a solid foundation for growth and development. Some of these programs include multiple medical management programs, a statewide extension service for wellness, human performance lab, addiction research programs, neuroimaging research programs, and a robust infrastructure for clinical translational research and clinical trials.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked West Virginia University Hospitals as one of the top hospitals in the state for the last several years. WVUH provides the most advanced level of care available to the citizens of West Virginia and bordering states. Major expansion is underway to Ruby Memorial Hospital, adding a 10-story tower and an additional 114 licensed beds. WVU Medicine has also opened a three story, 110,000 square foot ambulatory care facility to help address the growing demand for services. The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center has a full complement of academic programs in the clinical and basic sciences.

Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a difference from day one. To learn more, visit http://wvumedicine.org/services/surgery/bariatrics-weight-loss-surgery/ or submit your CV directly to Callista McNair at cmcnair@wvumedicine.org.

WVU is an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.

Posted: 12/21/16
Expires: 3/21/17


Physician Assistant

Holyoke Medical Center Weight Management Program, Holyoke, MA

Holyoke Medical center is a 200 bed community hospital in Western MA. We have rapidly growing Medical Weight Loss and Surgical Weight Loss programs with a combined panel of 500 patients since opening in March of 2016. We are presently applying for COE designation.

Our bariatric team consists of 1 Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon, and a Surgical PA, along with a full time RD and Behavioral Health specialist. We are dedicated to excellence in patient care and are involved in multiple research projects. We will be part of a FDA trial starting in Spring 2017 and are presently waiting for notification for approval of a NIH grant for another project. Over the upcoming year we will be moving to a brand new state of the art office building on campus.

We are looking for a dynamic PA to join our team and be involved in all aspects of patient care. The PA will work alongside our bariatric surgeon and PA to provide office consultations to Medical and Surgical Weight Loss patients, act as first assistant in bariatric surgery procedures, round on inpatients and perform consultations in the Emergency Department as part of a shared call schedule. We will train the appropriate candidate in nutrition counseling and weight management techniques. Join our bariatric team and be involved in comprehensive patient care and exciting research opportunities! Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a certified Physician Assistant’s Program
  • Current NCCPA Certification
  • Two years’ experience as a Surgical Physician Assistant required, experience in bariatric surgery preferred.

Elana Davidson, PA-C, MPAS, Clinical Lead, davidson_elana@holyokehealth.com

Posted: 12/13/16
Expires: 2/13/17


Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Clinical Reviewer – MBSCR

Holyoke Medical Center Weight Management Program, Holyoke, MA

Holyoke Medical center is a 200 bed community hospital in Western MA. We have rapidly growing Medical Weight Loss and Surgical Weight Loss programs with a combined panel of 500 patients since opening in March of 2016. We are presently applying for COE designation.

Our bariatric team consists of 1 Board Certified Bariatric Surgeon, and a Surgical PA, along with a full time RD and Behavioral Health specialist. We are dedicated to excellence in patient care and are involved in multiple research projects. We will be part of a FDA trial starting in Spring 2017 and are presently waiting for notification for approval of a NIH grant for another project. Over the upcoming year we will be moving to a brand new state of the art office building on campus. The MBSCR will participate in data compilation for initial COE designation, audits and (re)accreditation or site visits. Responsible for collecting and submitting accurate, complete and timely data to the MBSAQIP Data Registry Platform. Will work closely with members of the metabolic and bariatric surgery team to identify opportunities for clinical quality improvement and be involved in ongoing research activities and other special projects that may be identified. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree preferred. LPN/LVN, RD, RN or BSN preferred. Successfully completes the ASMBS MBSCR Online Training Program., periodically attend in-person professional development seminars offered at various annual meetings such as ASMBS, ACS NSQIP, or ACS Clinical Congress. The applicant will have the ability to learn and utilize new software and Web applications for data entry and report generation. Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel and basic statistical skills are needed.

Elana Davidson, PA-C, MPAS, Clinical Lead, davidson_elana@holyokehealth.com

Posted: 12/13/16
Expires: 2/13/17


Physican Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, First Assist

William A. Graber, MD, PC; Utica, NY and Syracuse, NY

Immediate opening in a well established private surgical practice in Central New York. Busy two location practice focuses primarily on laparoscopic Bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and revisional procedures. Position will include first assistant in OR, hospital rounding and clinical hours. Surgeon will train.

Excellent, competitive compensation and benefits package including 401K with employer match.

The team of healthcare professionals at William A. Graber, MD, PC is dedicated to helping people achieve their weight loss goals with our expert bariatric surgeons and staff. William A. Graber, MD, PC is an equal opportunity employer.

Email resume to Theresa Sullivan, Practice Manager at tsullivan@drgrabermd.com

Posted: 12/2/16
Expires: 2/2/17


Bariatric Coordinator

Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, TN

Erlanger Health System is seeking an outstanding Bariatric Coordinator to join our growing practice. Those with experience in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, program coordination, MBSAQIP accreditation and who have energy and vision for a growing practice should apply.

Our program is in accredited Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Preferred candidate will have an RN; BSN or higher degree preferred. Certified Bariatric Nurse preferred or to obtain within 2 years of hire. Bariatric surgery experience preferred. Active or eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee.

Benefits of working in Erlanger Health System:
-Excellent compensation and benefits package
-established and accredited bariatric program
-Clinical research available . -di Vinci Xi Robot
-Erlanger is the only level I Trauma Center in a 100 mile radius
-Erlanger is a teaching hospital and is affiliated with UTCOM Chattanooga
-Erlanger/UT Chattanooga office 10 residency programs
-Chattanooga has a thriving economy with a low cost of living
-No Tennessee state income tax
-100 miles to Atlanta, 130 miles to Nashville, 90 miles to Knoxville

Erlanger Health System – Dramatically Different
Erlanger is a nonprofit, academic teaching center affiliated with University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Erlanger also is a Level-One Trauma Center for adults in the only provider of tertiary care services for the citizens of an entire 4 state region, encompassing Southeast Tennessee, North Georgia, North Alabama, and Western North Carolina. With a history that dates back more than a century, Erlanger is the seventh largest public hospital in the US, and recognized as one of the Nations Finis public hospitals in a leader in health care.

Please contact:
Karen Sarnosky, MSN, FNP-BC, CBN
karen.sarnosky@erlanger.org
979 East Third Street
Suite C 620
Chattanooga, TN 37403
phone: 423-778-2975
fax: 423-778-9482

Posted: 11/09/16
Expires: 2/07/17


Bariatrician

CentraCare Bariatric Center St. Cloud, Minnesota

CentraCare Clinic is seeking a Bariatrician to join CentraCare Bariatric Center and its multidisciplinary provider team.The Center provides a comprehensive approach to weight loss through a variety of medical and surgical options designed to meet a person’s specific needs and achieve the best long-term outcomes.

Position Summary:

  • Provide medical weight management of non-surgical patients, pre-operative medical screenings, post-operative follow-up care and post-operative acute visits in partnership with the bariatric surgery team.
  • Collaborate with service line leaders for the oversight of quality and safety, comply with accreditation guidelines for bariatric surgery programming, participate in multidisciplinary committees and expand program initiatives.
  • Assist with the development of an organization-wide weight & wellness program.

Qualifications:

  • Board certified in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine or other related specialty
  • Board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine upon hire or eligible for board certification
  • Fellowship preferred
  • Ability to take a leadership role

Highlights:

  • Clinic Employed position- over 250 physicians
  • “Top 100” & Magnet Hospital
  • Regional referral center of 489 beds with $225 million hospital expansion-new surgical suites, new ICU/CCU & private rooms
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Serving a 12 county area of 690,000
  • CentraCare Health has been on “Best Places to Work in Minnesota” by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

St. Cloud, MN

  • 60 minutes from Twin Cities
  • Family Friendly
  • Excellent School options
  • Four season recreation
  • River and Lakes area
  • Theater and arts
  • Four colleges

http://www.granitecountry.com/
http://www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/
http://www.co.stearns.mn.us/Government
http://isd742.org/
http://www.stcdio.org/
http://www.sartell.k12.mn.us/
http://www.isd47.org/
http://www.sctimes.com
http://www.stcloudstate.edu/

Contact:
Karla Donlin
Director-Physician Recruitment & Relations
St. Cloud Hospital/CentraCare Health
320-255-5822
donlink@centracare.com

Posted: 11/07/17
Expires: 02/07/17