The Pediatric Surgeon in Chief is responsible for the management of the pediatric surgical subspecialty divisions that are financially accountable to the hospital as opposed to their academic divisions. This individual has the authority to correct deficiencies in pediatric surgical subspecialty care by working with nursing and surgical Departmental Chairs to provide the highest quality of safe and efficient medical care for all pediatric patients within Doernbecher and OHSU Health. This individual will work collaboratively with the perioperative nursing director and the pediatric anesthesiologist in chief to co-direct the Doernbecher management group, manage block time and utilization, develop strategic budgets and perioperative programmatic growth.
The Pediatric Surgeon in Chief participates in the credentialing of surgeons with childrens privileges via consultation with the Chief Medical Officer and Department Chairs, develops treatment protocols along with the surgical teams, and helps coordinate the performance improvement and peer review process in alignment with OHSUs quality and medical staff structure. Working with OHSU leadership, this position will ensure regulatory compliance with CMS, DNV, and OHSU. This individual will serve as DCH surgical champion for pediatric NSQIP and the medical director for the Childrens Site Verification program of the ACS.
An appointment as Vice Chair for Pediatric Quality through the Department of Surgery is also expected for the appropriate individual.
Certifications by the American Board of Surgery
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