Successful candidate will:
A. Maintain current board certification in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Certification may take several years after a residency approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). If a physician has not been certified within the time frame by the certifying board after successful completion of an ACGME, the surgeon is not eligible for inclusion on the trauma team.
B. Shall be approved by the Trauma Medical Director (TMD) to participate in the resuscitation and treatment of trauma patients to include requirements such as current board certification/eligibility, an average of 9 hours of trauma-related continuing medical education per year, compliance with trauma protocols, and participation in the trauma PI program.
C. Provide on-call Services and maintain communication with the Department Director to ensure proper Panel coverage at all times. Services shall include the acceptance and medical management of patients of the Department, from admission to discharge, including obtaining additional consultations as necessary.
D. Be dedicated to Facility while providing on-call services for Trauma Surgery and shall, at no time, provide any call services for any other Facilities.
E. Accept the referral for treatment or consultation to patients regardless of the patient’s ability to pay for services.
F. Manage patients up to the time of transfer, and transfer patients only upon the acceptances by receiving hospitals and physicians.
G. Provide Hospital’s designee with Physician’s schedule to enable preparation of the on-call schedules.
H. Adhere to compliance of all trauma policies, protocols, and practice guidelines for all team members.
I. As required, ensure surgeon rounding on patients within 8-12 hours of admission of the patient, including all outpatient or post-discharge follow-ups in accordance with prevailing standards of care.
J. Participate in the coordination and integration of the trauma program with all other departments and services within and outside the hospital; while promoting a cooperative and collaborative working environment among the clinical disciplines involved in trauma care.
K. Participate in and provide input on the continued development and maintenance of practice guidelines, policies, and methodologies for Trauma patients being admitted to the medical/surgical care units. Core attending general surgeons that are providing coverage shall attend 50% or greater of multidisciplinary and peer review trauma committee meetings.
L. Maintain an effective working relationship with the medical staff, trauma staff, administration, and all departments involved in trauma services.