Medical Director
Job Details
Westwood - Westwood, KS
Full Time
Description

The Medical Director is responsible for overseeing development and implementation of policies, procedures and standards related to organ and tissue donation, donor selection and recovery. Provides clinical education and research activities to support the science of improvement efforts and serves as a resource for clinical management of organ donors. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

CLINICAL

 

  1. Participates as a member of the MTN Critical Care Committee and provides (TBD#) days of 24/7 call schedule to provide organ donor management consultation.
  2. Serves as the primary physician to support organ donor management in MTN Donor Care Unit, including interpretation of CAT Scan, radiographic and ultrasound results on donors.
  3. Provides 24/7 on-call support to the Organ or Tissue Administrator On Call (AOC) for organ and tissue donor screening questions when needed.
  4. Responsible for consultation and resolution of situations with tissue processors in which recovery team safety may be compromised during recovery, as determined by the Tissue AOC.
  5. Provides surgical recovery for organ donors in MTN service area as needed; Responsible for recovering a minimum number (TBD) of organs for transplant.
  6. Participates in organ referral and case review meetings to provide clinical expertise to staff.
  7. Coordinates development of manuscripts/abstracts and designs research activities concerning organ donor management, donor recovery, and efforts to further the science of donation and transplantation.
  8. Investigates and discusses surgical injuries with recovery surgeons and maintains oversight of quarterly surgical injury review meetings.
  9. Provides constructive feedback to physicians to address performance or behavioral issues.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

 

  1. Responsible for collegial relationships with referring physicians, including addressing concerns and questions and as needed to, forge, build and mend relationships.
  2. Develops mutually respectful relationships with the transplant physicians and surgeons in MTN service area as well as participating in weekly transplant center debriefing calls.
  3. Serves as the Medical Director of record for organ and tissue programs to meet regulatory requirements.
  4. Performs physician education and in-service or symposium presentations in DSA hospitals for the purpose of increasing organ and tissue donation.
  5. Supports hospital services staff by providing clinical presentations and education as requested, as well as attendance at physician debriefing conferences and after-action reviews.
  6. Responsible for initial and annual certification of recovering physicians.
  7. In conjunction with leadership, directs and assists in MTN clinical staff education, with a focus on increasing the quality and quantity of organs and tissues recovered for transplantation.
  8. Works closely with the Board of Directors, CEO and Corporate Attorney in developing programs to ensure the continued success of MTN.
  9. Helps to maintain strong relationships with DSA Medical Examiners/Coroners in order to further develop sense of service and trust.
  10. Works with a Quality Department to ensure all appropriate notification to state health departments are     completed for positive infectious disease results as required by state law. 
  11. In conjunction with the Director, Risk Management and Education responsible for documentation and follow up on adverse events, including working with the Director of Tissue Services for approving final summary reports for all tissue adverse outcome and complaint corrective actions.
  12. Monitors and approves revisions to the organ and tissue procurement policy and procedure manuals, including tissue processor SOPs.
  13. Maintains an ongoing relationship with local and national agencies and/or medical professionals as it relates to the representation of MTN and its interests. 
  14. Presents the position of MTN to UNOS, AOPO and other organ and tissue procurement related organizations.
  15. Collaborates with MTN laboratory HLA director on research projects, including development of abstracts for presentation on research studies.
  16. Serves as a member of the MTN Advisory Board.

 

GENERAL

 

  1. Maintains confidentiality of MTN business.
  2. Attends and actively participates in departmental and organizational meetings.
  3. Sets and meets realistic goals and deadlines.
  4. Maintains professionalism and poise in stressful, complex and continuously changing situations.
  5. Displays effective motivation, leadership and management skills.
  6. Ability to read and comprehend patient charts.
Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

  1. Active licensure in good standing to practice medicine in the state of KS required.
  2. Critical Care Board Certification or equivalent education and experience.
  3. Surgical experience of five or more years in organ recovery/transplantation of abdominal organs including kidney, liver and pancreas, preferred.
  4. Proven ability to lead a team, coordinate internal and external resources and achieve measurable results against goals.
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  6. Strong organizational, problem analysis and decision-making skills. Demonstrated ability to motivate peers and achieve cooperation.
  7. Must maintain a valid driver’s license in accordance with MTN motor vehicle policy.  Must have reliable personal automobile transportation to be used with company reimbursement using IRS guidelines.  Must be able to travel within the service area by ground or air.
  8. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.
  9. Possess ability to operate telephones, computers and surgical equipment.
  10. Ability to speak and communicate clearly in order to accurately convey information to donor families, hospital staff and transplant/procurement personnel in person or by phone.
  11. OSHA Category I – Exposed regularly to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties.  Bloodborne pathogens protection is required.
  12. Home internet connectivity required.
  13. Proficient in Microsoft office applications, such as electronic mail, PowerPoint and Word.

 

MTN BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

Respect: Builds a positive and supportive foundation inviting open, honest, and clear communication. Fosters a sensitive, supportive, and trustworthy environment, which promotes active listening and strengthens rapport throughout all interactions. Cultivates teamwork through acceptance and inclusion by valuing differences and empowering strengths.

Excellence: Demonstrates excellence by going above and beyond, while maintaining compassion and humility in all interactions. Demonstrates a high rate of achievement and success for the organization through proactive objectives centered on the overall mission and vision. Consistently models a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and a dedication to improvement. Takes full responsibility for their role and challenges themselves to find workable solutions.

Accountability: Demonstrates the highest ethical standards, by honoring commitments to each other and professional partners. Executes all interactions through honesty and transparency. Demonstrates responsibility and integrity through ownership of the mission. Utilizes resources appropriately.

Leadership: Empowers, mentors and encourages all staff, while displaying a high-level of professionalism. Demonstrates ability to cultivate teams and relationships through open lines of communication, honesty and respect. Handles challenges with compassion by developing trust through respectful feedback and support. Acts as a resource by providing the tools, which enable others to reach their highest potential.

 

It is the policy of Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment.  No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic origin, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, arrest record, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  In addition, the organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, employee activities and general treatment during employment

MTN is committed to complying with state and federal disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to enable the applicant or employee to be  considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of MTN’s mission. 

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