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Non-Surgical Bariatrician

CentraCare Health, St. Cloud, MN

CentraCare Clinic is seeking a Bariatrician to join CentraCare Bariatric Center and its multidisciplinary provider team.

About CentraCare Bariatric Center:
• 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 450 physicians on Medical Staff
• “Truven Top 100” Hospital eleven times. St. Cloud Hospital is the only hospital in Minnesota that has received the Top 100 hospitals distinction 11 times.
• 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 ~700,000
• 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
• Theatre and arts
• Four colleges

Visit Our Links:
http://www.centracare.com/physician-practice-opportunities/
http://www.centracare.com/services/weight-management/
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http://www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/
http://www.sctimes.com
http://isd742.org/
http://cem.stcdio.org/catholic-schools/
http://www.sartell.k12.mn.us/
http://www.isd47.org/
http://www.stcloudstate.edu/
https://www.csbsju.edu/

Josh Delzer
Physician Recruiter
320-255-5988
joshua.delzer@centracare.com


Bariatric Surgery – Join over 650 physicians!

Community Health Network, Indianapolis, IN

Community Health Network is seeking a BC/BE Bariatric Surgeon to join a busy bariatric practice that has been designated a National Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, and offers an established referral base. Candidates for this position will have laparoscopic fellowship training and strong interpersonal skills.

• Join over 650 hospital employed physicians
• Great work atmosphere with strong team camaraderie
• Possess excellent laparoscopic and robotic skills
• State of the art surgical suites
• Physician led organization
• Support of bariatrician, exercise physiologist, psychologists, behavioral coach and dieticians.

Community Health Network 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.”

Indianapolis 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.

Caitlin Gallagher
Senior Physician Recruiter, Community Health Network
1-317-621-7347 | CGallagher2@eCommunity.com
https://www.ecommunity.com/services/community-bariatric-and-medical-weight-loss-services

Posted: 4/16/18
Expires: 5/16/18


MIS and Bariatric Surgeon

Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Einstein Healthcare Network

The Department of Surgery at Einstein Healthcare Network is seeking a full time attending surgeon to join several other surgeons in our rapidly growing, high volume minimally invasive surgery program. Opportunity to begin seeing patients immediately and participate in quality, research, mentoring and academic activities.

We seek a board certified/board eligible surgeon with minimally invasive surgical skills. The ideal candidate should have experience in all aspects of advanced laparoscopic surgery such as hernia, foregut and colorectal surgery. However, specific bariatric surgery expertise is necessary and will be a focus. Einstein Bariatrics is a full service, accredited bariatric surgery program with a multidisciplinary team committed to quality and customer experience. Responsibilities will include direction and supervision of patient care, elective and emergent surgical procedures, education and teaching of residents. Academic appointments are available. A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package is offered.

Einstein Healthcare Network (EHN) has earned its reputation for quality, excellence, leadership and innovation through more than 150 years of service to the community and a mission to heal by providing exceptionally intelligent and responsive care for as many people as possible. EHN is a private, not-for-profit organization with several major facilities and many outpatient centers located throughout the Philadelphia region – including Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, MossRehab Hospital, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park and Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

All interested applications should forward their curriculum vitae via email to:
Ramsey Dallal, MD, FACS
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Einstein Healthcare Network

dallalr@einstein.edu

Posted: 4/03/18
Expires: 6/03/18


Nurse Manager Orthopedics and Bariatrics-10k Signing Bonus

Tenet Healthcare, Hialeah, Florida

Description: This position is eligible for 10k Signing Bonus. Directs and coordinates clinical activities in the department. Maintains responsibility for planning and managing patient care, departmental activities and personnel. Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational goals and objectives. Maintains responsibility and accountability for 24 hour per day management. Demonstrates the ability to work with the patient’s growth, development and psychosocial needs specific to each population being served.

Qualifications:
● Graduate from an approved nursing educational program as defined by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN); BSN in nursing preferred.
● Current Florida State license as a Registered Nurse.
● ACLS and BLS required.
● Experience as an Assistant Nurse Manager or comparable management/leadership role.
● Excellent communication (oral & written) and interpersonal skills.
● Maintains professional competence through continuing education and learning experiences.
● 3-5 years of experience in related clinical field; 1-2 years management/leadership experience preferred.
● Basic computer knowledge.
● Demonstrates advanced level leadership, problem-solving, decision making, communication skills. High tolerance for stress. Demonstrates positive interpersonal and strong people skills. Demonstrated clinical expertise in area of specialty.
● Ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally with all levels of the organization.

JOB: Managers And Directors
PRIMARY LOCATION: Hialeah, Florida
FACILITY: Palmetto General Hospital
JOB TYPE: Full-Time
SHIFT TYPE: Days

Apply Here: https://jobs.tenethealth.com/job/hialeah/nurse-manager-orthopedics-and-bariatrics-10k-signing-bonus/1127/7348173

Posted: 4/03/18
Expires: 5/03/18


Bariatric & General Surgeon

Western Bariatric, AMC, Inland Empire, California

Western Bariatric, AMC is currently seeking a fellowship trained or experienced Bariatric Surgeon/General Surgeon to practice in San Bernardino and Riverside, California. The area has a more affordable cost of living, but is within 1 hour of most all of the highlights of Southern California.
Practice Details:

• Bariatric surgery practice with a large volume of primary and revision bariatric surgeries, and general surgery as well. The practice is currently 85% bariatric surgery and 15% general, with ongoing growth in both areas. The ideal candidate will have an interest in both specialties, including endoscopy.
• Group is well established, 15 years in the service area, and has 3 fellowship trained Bariatric Surgeons supported by 2 Physician Assistants, managers, and the necessary ancillary staff.
• Compensation is salary plus incentive, and benefits.

Cathie Gentry, Practice Manager
Western Bariatric, AMC
401 E. Highland Avenue, Suite 351
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Phone: (909) 475-8611
Email: cathie@westernbariatric.com

Posted: 3/30/18
Expires: 6/30/18


RNFA – Registered Nurse First Assistant

Northwest Weight Loss Surgery, Everett, WA

Northwest Weight Loss Surgery has been focused exclusively on bariatric surgery for over a decade. We are nationally recognized leaders in the surgical treatment of obesity. We have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of an inspiring weight loss journey with our patients. Come work for a dynamic team with an incredible mission!

We are seeking a highly skilled, experienced RNFA with a keen and accurate attention to detail. In this position, you will be directly supporting our surgeons in the OR in an ASC setting, as well as the main ORs of local hospitals. Must be willing to support on-call shifts when needed. Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are a must.

RNFA Requirements and Qualifications
Associate’s degree, certification as a registered nurse first assistant (CRNFA), certification in perioperative nursing (CNOR), basic and advanced preoperative training, operating room experience required
Understanding of standard practices and procedures
Proven experience as an operating room nurse
Medical expertise in handling and cutting tissue, suturing, providing hemostasis, and using medical devices
Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite or similar software
Can perform scrub and circulating nurse roles
Able to participate in orienting and support cross-training of scrub and circulating nurse roles
Support and mentor fellow RNFAs as appropriate using effective communication
Excellent understanding of multiple surgical procedures
Knowledge of aseptic and sterile techniques

Full job description with responsibilities is available at https://www.indeed.com/viewjobjk=9b71801471948051&tk=1c9mhbeet1d0a14v&from=company

Please apply at https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=9b71801471948051&tk=1c9mhbeet1d0a14v&from=company

Posted: 3/28/18
Expires: 4/28/18


Physician Assistant (PA-C) or Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Northwest Weight Loss Surgery, Everett, WA

Northwest Weight Loss Surgery has been focused exclusively on bariatric surgery for over a decade. We are nationally recognized leaders in the surgical treatment of obesity. We have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of an inspiring weight loss journey with our patients. Come work for a dynamic team with an incredible mission!

Summary: Physician Assistant (PA-C) or Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) to provide clinical care and expertise to our patients for all of their weight loss medical and surgical needs. This provider of care works alongside bariatric surgeons, nursing staff, dietitians, and medical assistants to provide the best support for patients who are treating obesity. Ideal attributes are excellent clinical judgement, work ethic, attention to detail, and a strong team player.

Job Duties: Medical weight loss management, Lap-Band adjustments, Fluoroscopy (UGI swallow studies), patient education for surgical patients who are pre and/or post op, hospital rounding and discharging, lab review and interpretation.

Requirements: Licensed in the State of Washington as an ARNP or PA-C. Must be eligible to receive hospital staff appointments, prescriptive authority with current WA DEA registration, have excellent clinical judgement, and the ability to communicate effectively with other team members.

Benefits: Salary based on experience, Paid Time off, CME allowance, health benefits, and retirement program. Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a good fit for this position. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $85,000.00 to $130,000.00 /year

Please apply at https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=0a81eab6bf0acf56&tk=1c9mhbeet1d0a14v&from=company

Posted: 3/28/18
Expires: 4/28/18


General Surgery- Bariatric focused Advanced Practitioner

Mission Health System, Asheville, NC

Mission Health System, is seeking a full time experienced Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner with a minimum of 5 years’ experience to join its General Surgery Bariatric practice working with Mission Weight Management. Mission Weight Management is a hospital supported out-patient clinic, comprised of excellent patient and bariatric surgeon, supportive multidisciplinary team including: Internist, Bariatrician, Psychologist, LPC, LCSW, 4 Dieticians, PA-C, Exercise Specialist and numerous operation and clinical support staff. The ideal candidate must have significant experience in the operating room, including laparoscopic surgical experience. Additionally, candidate must exhibit compassion, patience and be a strong and clear communicator. Attention to detail is essential and the ability to collaborate necessary.

Opportunity Highlights are as follows:
 Full time position with competitive salary and benefits package.
 Advance Practitioner will provide care under the direction of a single supervising physician.
 Responsibilities include performing history and physical examination, compiling medical data, creating a plan of care under the supervision and direction of supervising physician, providing both preoperative and postoperative care in the ambulatory and inpatient setting, and acting as first assistant in operative interventions.
 Mission Weight Management has earned the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blues Distinction Center + designation. Our program is also designated as an Optum Health Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a Cigna 3 Star Quality Bariatric Center and a Comprehensive bariatric Surgery Center as designated by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
 State of the art hospital clinic providing exercise services on site, demonstration kitchen, telehealth, innovation technology and retail/e-commerce specializing in bariatric retail.
 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 5 years’ experience in surgery, bariatric preferred.

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, pos

Please send CV and letter of interest to Physician Recruiter, Joseph Brown at Joseph.Brown@msj.org.

Posted: 3/26/18
Expires: 5/26/18


Division Chief, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Temple University, Philadelphia

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), a nationally renowned, top-tier medical institution invites applications and nominations for the position of Division Chief, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

The ideal candidate is a rising star/leader in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery with documented achievement in the clinical, education and research spheres. The incoming Chief will be responsible for developing and executing a strategy to expand the clinical, educational, and research activities of the program on two health system sites including Temple University Hospital and Jeanes Hospital. Successful candidates will have an interest in MIS/Robotic Bariatric Surgery, possess clinical expertise in open and laparoscopic/robotic primary and revisional bariatric operations, and have a strong belief in the multidisciplinary approach to weight loss. The new Chief will also possess clinical expertise in general advanced minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery. It is strongly preferred that candidates possess prior leadership and program development experience with demonstrated fiscal and administrative responsibility. Lastly, candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills and strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

The Department of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University has approximately 45 full-time clinical faculty members in eight Divisions: Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Cardiothoracic Surgery (Aortic, Cardiac and Lung Transplantation), Colorectal Surgery, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and Vascular Surgery. The Department provides the highest quality, most compassionate care to its patients, utilizing state-of-the-art and minimally invasive technologies and techniques to achieve successful surgical outcomes.

Successful candidates will possess an M.D., board certification in general surgery by the ABS, advanced training/fellowship in MIS and bariatric surgery and credentials that will support a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor are strongly preferred. Candidates should be active participants in specialty organizations/committees at the regional and national levels and have the ability to obtain medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Those candidates with additional pertinent degrees (Ph.D., M.B.A., and M.P.H.) are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should apply online at: https://goo.gl/Krmzqp. Application materials which should include the following: a current curriculum vita and a comprehensive letter of interest summarizing all relevant experience, clinical, educational, and research interests. A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly preferred. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted: 3/21/18
Expires: 4/21/18


General/Bariatric Surgeon

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

The Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal, Minimally Invasive, and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Iowa invites applicants interested in a faculty position in the areas of Bariatric and General Surgery. Appointment will be for Assistant or Associate Professor in either the clinical-track or tenure track consistent with experience and research interest. This position will join a growing program involved in developing a multi-disciplinary, institutional center for the treatment of digestive diseases. The University of Iowa Bariatric Surgery Program is a MBSAQIP-accredited Comprehensive Center. We are seeking a MIS/Bariatric fellowship-trained candidate to meet the growing demands for our bariatric surgery program. Candidates should be well-trained to perform sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, bariatric revisional surgery, and be able to manage complications at the tertiary referral level. There will be additional opportunity to develop a practice that includes general and foregut surgery.

Applicants must have a medical doctorate from an approved medical college, have completed training in all phases of General Surgery, as well as sub-specialty training in Bariatric and/or Minimally Invasive Surgery. Applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified in General Surgery from the American Board of Surgery. Applicants will need to demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills and experience working effectively in a diverse environment. 1-3 years of experience as a bariatric surgeon is highly desired. Applicants with established research are preferred. Experience in research at a level which enables procurement of outside funding is required for tenure track appointments.

Iowa City is the site of the first state capital and is a cultural hub within the state as well as the home of the world famous Iowa Writers Workshop. It retains its Big Ten college town charm and is home to many collegiate athletic events, outdoor activities, arts, literature, and music. The attached link provides a good sense life in Iowa City. https://youtu.be/ef3rAkmZnYI

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

To apply for this position, please visit http://jobs.uiowa.edu, requisition number 72373.

For additional information, please contact:

Jessica Smith, MD
Section Director, Bariatric Surgery
University of Iowa Health Care
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
jessica-k-smith@uiowa.edu

Posted: 3/16/18
Expires: 5/16/18


Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator

Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, MA

The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS) Coordinator serves as the liaison between Mercy Medical Center, the MBSAQIP, all surgeons performing Metabolic and Bariatric surgery, and if applicable, all general surgeons providing call coverage. As an integral part of a multidisciplinary Metabolic and Bariatric team, acts as an advocate, educator, and counselor for patients. Takes an active role in medical record review, monitoring various regulatory and compliance initiatives, and recommends corrective actions to management. The MBS Coordinator facilitates communication with the primary care provider, specialists, and the patient. Utilizes the nursing process and/or specialized nursing skills to achieve stated and agreed upon patient outcomes in the delivery of holistic patient care. Provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary and other health professionals in maintaining the standards for professional nursing practice. Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care of patients in accordance with facility and departmental policies and in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice.

Requirements:

  • Work responsibilities require the knowledge of theories, principles and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Graduation from an NLN accredited school of nursing.
  • Requires the maintenance of current professional nursing licensure in the state of Massachusetts with current registration.
  • Work requires skills normally obtained through three (3) to five (5) years’ nursing experience. Knowledge and experience in Bariatric surgical patient care preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with facilitating/leading workgroups focusing on clinical issues with minimal oversight from management. Documenting the work of the group, including the use of quality improvement tools, and ongoing monitoring of measures of success.
  • Knowledge of continuous quality improvement tools and techniques and demonstrated past experience in leading, facilitating, and coaching multidisciplinary teams in successfully improving processes.
  • Work requires the analytical ability to resolve highly complex problems requiring the application of scientific or technical principles, theories and concepts and in-depth, experienced-based knowledge.
  • Work requires the ability to act as a resource to staff/departments, assign and follow-up on the work of other employees, or perform other duties requiring a comparable level of communication skill. Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://trinityhealth.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Jobs/job/SPMA—Mercy-Medical-Center/Metabolic—Bariatric-Surgery-Coordinator_00061605.

Diversity is important! An equal opportunity employer.
A member of Trinity Health-New England. A legacy of the Sisters of Providence.

Posted: 02/22/18
Expires: 04/22/18


Obesity Medicine Specialist

St. Luke’s University Health Network, Allentown, PA Warren, NJ and Monroe, PA

St. Luke’s University Health Network is seeking full-time Obesity Medicine Specialist to join a busy multidisciplinary, MBSAQIP Comprehensive Center and Non-Surgical Weight Management Program. We are expanding our program to include satellite offices at our Monroe and Warren campuses in PA and NJ. We plan to include Medical Weight Management (Non-surgical) program as well as pre and post-bariatric surgery visits. This position represents an exciting opportunity for the right physician to work with our current Obesity Medicine Specialist and multi-disciplinary team in the development of satellite programs, and to champion the outreach and education efforts focused on the medical prevention and treatment of obesity. The ideal candidate should be Board Certified in Obesity Medicine or should be Board Certified in IM or FP with anticipation of becoming Board Certified in Obesity Medicine.

Our Warren Campus is laocated in Phillipsburg, NJ and the Monroe Campus is located in Bartonsville, PA in the beautiful Pocono Mountain area. We are about 1.5 hours away from Philadelphia and 1.5 hours away from NYC. St. Luke’s University Health Network, a 10 hospital network with over 800 employed physicians serving the Greater Lehigh Valley, and is a regional campus for the Medical School of Temple University. Our physicians, facilities and technology are consistently recognized as among the best in the nation. Please send your CV to physicianrecrutiment@sluhn.org.

Posted: 02/20/18
Expires: 05/20/18


Bariatric Nurse Program Coordinator

Hartford Healthcare, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse (RN), Bariatric Program Coordinator, to join Hartford HealthCare’s Surgical Weight Loss Center team!

Excellence, Safety, Caring, Integrity….What do you value?

Join us at Hartford HealthCare Medical Group as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group is one of the largest medical practices in New England with multiple locations throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. We consist of a team of professionals ranging from Medical Assistants to Physician Assistants and everything in between. Our physician led medical group enjoys an excellent reputation with patients and the medical community, offering primary care, urgent care and more than 30 different specialties.

The Bariatric Program Coordinator will be responsible for planning and managing all activities and functions of the Surgical Weight Loss Center, including performing strategic planning, program development, and budget management. The selected candidate will work in collaboration with practice manager and senior leadership at Hartford Hospital and Hartford HealthCare Medical Group (HHCMG) along with the medical co-directors to ensure that all program goals and objectives are accomplished. This role will be responsible for assessing the patient experience and evaluating care needs and outcomes across the entire continuum of care.

Successful candidates will have a Current state of Connecticut RN license, a Bariatric Nurse certification or ability to attain after 2 years, a Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related field, advanced clinical; or business credentials preferred as well as a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in surgery, ambulatory or acute care setting for surgical care. The selected candidate will have demonstrated record of human resource management skills with leadership experience managing teams.

To apply please go to the following link: https://hhccareers.taleo.net/careersection/hhc_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=18151924&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WoRKcsmxLRc.mailto

EEO/M/F/D/V

For questions please contact: Scott Gruder, LAT/ATC Practice Manager Medical and Surgical Weight Loss scott.gruder@hhchealth.org

Posted: 02/15/18
Expires: 05/15/18


Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Residency- Bariatrics

West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia

The Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University School of Medicine offers a one or two year fellowship program in Clinical Health Psychology, with an emphasis in Bariatrics. One resident position is offered each year, with the option of a 2nd year pending agreement between the resident and Fellowship Director.

Description of Training Program:
The Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Residency- Bariatrics has been designed to provide trainees with expertise and clinically relevant experience within the field of health psychology, with an emphasis on training relevant to obesity and bariatric surgery. The goal of the postdoctoral residency program is to prepare the trainee for independent practice as a psychologist working within the field of obesity medicine/bariatrics. The resident will become familiar with treatment options for obesity including nutritional, behavioral, pharmacological, and surgical modalities. Additionally, the resident will become knowledgeable regarding the common comorbidities of obesity. To this end, the core rotation of the postdoctoral residency program includes participation in WVU’s multidisciplinary Bariatric Surgery Program. As part of this rotation, the resident receives in depth training and supervision related to the provision of comprehensive pre-surgical psychological evaluations and treatment to patients both pre and post-surgically. Additional rotations within the Bariatric Program will be assigned throughout the year in order to gain an understanding of the various components of the surgical program (i.e., rotation in medical weight management, nutrition clinic, surgical clinic, observation of nutrition courses). Bariatric supervisors will be Stephanie Cox, Ph.D. and Cassie Brode, Ph.D.

In addition, the resident will receive educational experiences to complement knowledge of obesity and related comorbidities. Additional rotations within the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry may include psychological evaluation and treatment of chronic pain. The trainee may also participate in additional experiences within the WVU Medicine system including observation with Diabetes Clinic, Pulmonology, or Cardiology. These additional rotations may be altered in terms of intensity in the event of any changes in clinical demands within the Bariatric Program. Additional rotations will be supervised by appropriate Behavioral Medicine Faculty. Four days per week are spent in clinical services with ½ day allocated for education/ didactic, and ½ day for research.

See more information at: https://www.appic.org/About-APPIC/Universal-Psychology-Postdoctoral-Directory/Detail/id/2873

Posted: 01/19/18
Expires: 04/19/18



Bariatric Physician Assistant

St. Luke’s University Health Network, Monroe Campus, NJ

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at nine hospitals and more than 300 sites in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.

Dedicated to advancing health education, in partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records (EPIC), telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information.

St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Bariatric Surgery program – the only one in the Lehigh Valley with a bariatric fellowship – is an accredited center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. As the regional leader in bariatric surgery, St. Luke’s original two surgeon group performed 527 bariatric procedures in 2017.

The growing bariatric surgery program has added a 3rd surgeon and is seeking a Physician Assistant as a First Assist in the OR, to manage patients post-operatively, to conduct consults, round and to see patients in an outpatient office setting. This position will train at our Allentown campus and work permanently at our Monroe campus.

St. Luke’s offers competitive compensation and benefits packages, including; health insurance benefits from day one, generous PTO, CME reimbursement and time off, retirement plan and more.

Visit us online at www.sluhn.org/careers (requisition number R029124) to apply or contact Samantha White, Recruiter at Samantha.white@sluhn.org or 484-526-6181 for more details.

Posted: 01/16/18
Expires: 04/16/18


Bariatric/General Surgeon

Meridian Surgical Group, Inc., Carmel, IN

Come work with the best!

Meridian Surgical Group, Inc., is an independent private practice group that is recruiting an experienced or recently bariatric fellowship trained surgeon to join our existing four surgeons. MSG is associated with the St Vincent Bariatric Center who just recently performed its’ 20,000 primary bariatric procedure.

The St Vincent Bariatric Center has 6 full-time registered dietitians, a nurse practitioner, a psychologist, an exercise physiologist, and a medical bariatrician. There are 24 support groups held around the state as part of our comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program. MSG surgeons perform the following bariatric surgeries: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic duodenal switch, revisional sugeries, DaVinci assisted sleeve gastrectomies, DaVinci assisted roux-en-y gastric bypass, long-limb roux, as well as the Orbera balloon.

In addition to bariatric surgical cases, MSG has a broad referral base for general surgical cases from our referral sources throughout the community.

St Vincent Carmel Hospital has well-trained and compassionate hospitalists and a cooperative Emergency Department. The dedicated bariatric unit has 25 beds and the hospital is a tertiary referral center with patients coming in from surrounding states.

Meridian Surgical Group employs two Physician Assistants – one is surgical based and the other is office based. We also employee an advanced laparoscopic CSFA. The office has a bariatric board certified RN as well as an extremely competent and knowledgeable office staff. We are in the process of renovating our office space to increase efficiency and productivity.

Carmel is a suburb north of Indianapolis and is one of the fastest growing cities in Indiana. It is currently the fifth largest city in Indiana and has an Arts and Design district, The Center for the Performing Arts, the Monon Community Center and Trail as well as an excellent school system.

Carmel was ranked #1 “Best Places to Live in America” by CNN Money Magazine in 2012 for cities with a population between 50,000 and 300,000. Carmel’s population is approximately 91,000.
Carmel was ranked #1 “Best Town for Young Families” based on public school ratings, median home value, on going cost of home ownership, median income and economic growth.
Carmel was ranked 9th in the nation for the creation of high tech jobs in 2013 and the 14th best place to live by CNN Money Magazine.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or would like to submit an application, please email Colleen O’Brien and attach a Resume/CV.

Colleen O’Brien
Practice Manager
Meridian Surgical Group, Inc.
Email: colleen@meridiansurgicalgroup.net
Phone: (317) 582-8851

Posted: 01/16/18
Expires: 04/16/18