IU Health Physicians - Organ Procurement Surgeon

  • Position Code
    909
  • Address
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Preferred Specialty
    Surgery, Transplant: Thoracic
  • Last Updated
    10/26/2018
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Overview

Indiana University Health Physicians is seeking an Organ Procurement Surgeon (OPS) to join their dynamic Thoracic Transplant program in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

The OPS will participate in heart and lung procurement.  When on duty, the OPS will be immediately available to respond to all calls for retrieval of organs from outside institutions.  Travel by jet, helicopter, and ground ambulance is a required component of this position. The OPS may also work as an assistant surgeon with a heart/lung transplant attending physician and assist with office practice and research as applicable.

Essential Functions:

Commitment to Purpose: Demonstrates a commitment to IU Health's mission, vision and values by exhibiting behaviors and delivering results that align with the strategic direction of the organization. Continuously creates meaningful experiences with patients, customers, colleagues, business partners, and the communities we serve.

Quality Assurance:  Maintains records in accordance with the policies of the organization, applicable laws and regulations.  Participates in development of programs and makes recommendations to improve quality and efficiency of care.  Shares specifically designated on-call responsibilities with other physician members of the assigned areas. 

Communication: Shares thoughts and information in a clear, concise and professional manner, in both oral and written communication formats. Demonstrates active listening and seeks further information to ensure clarity and understanding. Proactively asks for input, and remains open to the thoughts and ideas of others. Can clearly articulate a firm decision when needed, while simultaneously ensuring team members understand the "Why", the "How" and the "What". Promptly responds to requests for information, and works to proactively think through next steps and anticipate potential issues, requests, or business needs. Openly shares knowledge and expertise.

Service Excellence: Accountable to demonstrate and foster the organization Service Excellence Service Commitments. Meets expectations of preeminent service, including behavior that models Service Excellence--Every Encounter, Every Time, No Exceptions, No Excuses. Consistently demonstrates the four Service Commitments of the organization (Communication, Quality, Professionalism, and Environment).

The preceding essential function statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of tasks and functions for this position. Job descriptions provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents. Other tasks and functions may be assigned as needed to fulfill the mission of the organization.

Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Requires current, unrestricted Indiana medical license (if not held, assistance in obtaining will be provided)
  • Requires knowledge of policies and procedures for area. 
  • Experience in organ procurement.
  • Demonstrated clinical ability and experience to perform duties and responsibilities as outlined above.
  • Work effectively in a surgical service environment.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to promote high-quality patient outcomes.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal skills and clear written and verbal communication skills.
  •  Ability to successfully interact with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Allow 3-6 weeks of vacation and
  • Take 2 weekends of donor call/month

See how you can thrive, right here at Indiana University Health

Client Description

Rewarding Physician and Advanced Provider employment opportunities await with Indiana University Health Physicians.

IU Health Physicians group, which employs nearly 1,900 physicians and advanced providers at more than 175 locations across the state, is one of the fastest-growing, comprehensive, multi-specialty practice groups in Indiana. IUHP also serves as the faculty practice plan of the IUSM and brings together IUSM faculty physicians, IU Health affiliated physicians and private practice physicians to give highly skilled doctors access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. 

A unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine provides patients with the most innovative treatments and latest technologies offering more treatment options than anywhere in the state. IU School of Medicine also creates unique research and teaching opportunities vital to medical advancement.

About IU Health Physicians:

  • Comprehensive primary and specialty physician network, which provides access to extensive clinical expertise
  • Physician-led and physician-managed practice group which is dedicated to high-quality, patient-focused care comprised of more than 25 physician practice groups
  • Over 1,900 board certified and board-eligible physicians, over 250 advanced providers at more than 175 locations across the state
  • Leader in the use of electronic medical records (EMR); over 90% of IU Health Physicians use EMR to improve communication and coordination of patient records
  • National leader in quality, through maintaining the highest clinical standards and commitment to rigorous quality initiatives
  • Indiana University Health is the fourth largest employer in Indiana (Source: IBJ, 2016)

Indiana University Health National Recognition

  • Indiana’s only healthcare system to be nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report 20 years in a row.
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and is the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Indiana.
  • Six hospitals are designated as Magnet® hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizing excellence in nursing care.
  • IU Health Transplant is the only comprehensive transplant program in Indiana and one of the nation’s largest solid-organ transplant center.
  • With more than 200 physician researchers leading the way to new treatments, IU Health Simon Cancer Center is Indiana’s only National Cancer Institute-designated patient care center.
  • Indiana University Health is the fourth largest employer in Indiana (Source: IBJ, 2016)

Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians and Indiana University School of Medicine are EOE/AA Employers, M/F/D.

Hospital Description

IU Health Methodist Hospital is one of two adult Level One Trauma Centers in Indiana with 782 beds. IU Health Methodist Hospital is a national and regional health care leader through its commitment to excellence, accessibility and prominence. IU Health Methodist Hospital was recognized in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 as the top ranked hospital in the country for quality and safety by University Health Consortium and has been ranked among the top 50 national programs in U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" guide for 10 consecutive years.

IU Health Methodist Hospital is also designated as a Magnet® Hospital, recognizing excellence in nursing services and high-quality clinical outcomes for patients. IU Health Methodist Hospital is one of seven Magnet®-designated IU Health facilities, including Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, IU Health University Hospital, IU Health Goshen Hospital, IU Health Bloomington Hospital, IU Health La Porte Hospital and IU Health West Hospital.

It is home to the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, one of the few clinically-based medical ethics centers in the country, and home to the IU Health Methodist Research Institute which conducts outcomes-based research to understand how medical practices, health policies and health care spending affect the quality of patient outcomes.

Notable facts include:

  • Indiana University Health is the fourth largest employer in Indiana (Source: IBJ, 2016)
  • Nationally ranked organ transplant center based on total transplant volume (bone marrow, heart, intestine, kidney, liver, lung and pancreas); one of only a few centers nationally to have each of these programs certified by Medicare.
  • Largest neuroscience critical care unit in the country.
  • One of the largest critical care departments in the country.
  • Award-winning comprehensive cardiac critical care unit.
  • First, largest and most comprehensive intensive care patient electronic monitoring system (e-ICU) in Central Indiana.
  • Nationally ranked orthopedic services.
  • Statewide leader in staff physician specialties, with specialists onsite 24 hours a day.
  • Nationally ranked urology program and home to the International Kidney Stone Institute.
  • Over 1,500 geriatric patient visits per year for medical treatment, education, counseling and research. 

Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians and Indiana University School of Medicine are EOE/AA Employers, M/F/D.

Community Description

Indianapolis, Indiana, the 14th largest U.S. city, is a sophisticated city blending charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure.  Residents of this dynamic city enjoy:

  • Leading educational system and top-ranked universities paired with a diverse population
  • Vibrant downtown offering arts, theaters, world-class museums, zoo, aquarium, concerts and memorials
  • Top ranked international airport: "Best Airport in North America" five consecutive years
  • Lively nightlife, local wineries, retail, and cuisine with local flavors
  • Historic neighborhoods with surrounding cultural districts and low cost of living
    • "Best Places to Live in America" according to Money in 2017 included Fishers, IN at number one, Carmel at number 16, Avon at number 17 and Greenwood at number 22.
  • Collegiate and professional sports, golfing, boating and unique parks
  • Home of the Colts (NFL), Fever (WNBA), Pacers (NBA), Indians (MiLB), Indianapolis 500 (IndyCar), Indy Eleven (NASL), NCAA and USTA Midwest
  • Nation's largest half marathon (OneAmerica Mini-Marathon) and national biking awards
  • Close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis and Cincinnati




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