Swedish Health Services is seeking an experienced Bariatric Surgeon to serve as the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery program in Seattle, Washington. Build upon an already impressive MBSAQIP-accredited Bariatric program with the resources of a large system, physician and administrative support, and excellent referral base. As part of The Swedish Digestive Health Institute (DHI), the medical director will partner with DHI Executive Medical Directors on clinical quality, safety and growth initiatives in efforts to ensure a high-quality, innovative, comprehensive, and patient-centered program that meets the needs of the community and a growing medical field. Furthermore, this position will join an incredible multidisciplinary team of surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and psychologists, and partner with Obesity Medicine and Endocrinology leadership to develop a collaborative and coordinated approach to care. The Bariatric Surgery program at Swedish Weight Loss Services was established in 2006 and performs over 450 primary and revisional weight loss cases annually. This role is an exciting opportunity to build upon and further develop an already successful program in the heart of the Pacific Northwest.
Board-Certified in General Surgery
Completed a Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship
8+ years of bariatric surgery experience required in a MBSAQIP-accredited institution
Excellent communicator who will be an advocate for change and a champion for the department
Previous experience in a leadership role preferred
Where You'll Work
Swedish Medical Center's First Hill campus is a 697-bed, general medical and surgical hospital in downtown Seattle. The largest of Swedish's five hospitals, First Hill is considered the main Swedish campus. In addition to the hospital and emergency department, the campus is home to the Swedish Cancer Institute and the Swedish Orthopedic Institute. The hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including the area's largest childbirth center, NICU and specialty pediatric care.
Where You'll Live
Seattle is the Pacific Northwest's largest urban center, with a metro population of 3.25 million, and is home to world-class arts and entertainment, a robust economy and an outstanding school system. The city hugs Puget Sound and offers magnificent mountain views to the north, east and south. Home to the world's biggest tech giants, Seattle offers some of the highest minimum wages in the country, along with a notable music and arts scene, outdoor lifestyle and amazing coffee.
Who You'll Work For
Swedish is a comprehensive health network with a long history of excellence. The Seattle-based system operates five hospitals with more than 1,500 beds, and more than 115 primary and specialty care clinics. Part of the Providence family, Swedish is world-renowned for its innovative and ground-breaking diagnoses, treatments and medical research at its five award-winning institutes: cancer, digestive health, heart and vascular, neuroscience and orthopedic. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person it serves.
Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran
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