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Sr Director MD/DO Surgery St Joseph

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Job ID: 17705
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: Other
FTE: 0.20
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Sr Dir MD/DO Surgery St Joseph for a Part Time, Variable position. 

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

Serves as the institution’s premier surgeon with operational oversight over key surgical programs and will serve as the primary administration liaison with all surgical specialties and departments. Reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer. Works in a collaborative fashion with all stakeholders across all relevant departments with the overarching duty to improve surgical care and processes.


  1. Provides leadership to enhance quality, safety, efficiency, and resource utilization in surgical specialties.
  2. Serves as the administration’s primary liaison for all surgical medical staff departments.
  3. Serves as the CMO’s representative for the medical staff departments of OBGYN, Anesthesia, General Surgery, and pathology
  4. Works to improve surgical quality and in this capacity will have oversight over the medical director of surgical quality
  5. Provides operational oversight and serve as the mentor for the medical directors of Acute Care Trauma Program, Childbirth Center and Perioperative Services.
  6. Works with a wide range of stakeholders and institutional leadership to develop, operational efficiencies, surgical priorities, and quality improvement goals.
  7. Serves as the physician leader for select institution-wide and system-wide quality initiatives at the behest of the CMO. 
  8. Demonstrates to stakeholders such as accrediting bodies, regulatory agencies, patients, and patient advocates our commitment to quality and safety by leading collaborative efforts with these entities as required.
  9. Collaborates with nursing and physician leaders, and administration to help create, implement, monitor, and progressively refine a comprehensive and evidence-based surgical quality program to deliver exceptional care to patients.
  10. Monitors effectiveness of surgical programs through goal setting, establishes timelines for reviewing program effectiveness, tracking of statistics, and quality improvements
  11. Establishes behavioral standards and participate in system-wide networking groups (as indicated) to ensure the achievement of organization-wide clinical and service quality goals.
  12. In concert with leadership - develops, implements, and monitors the effectiveness of evidence-based protocols, standardized order sets, and policies governing surgical care.
  13. Participates in the education/training of caregivers and medical staff.
  14. Performs other duties as required or assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited medical school and complete an accredited residency program in a medical or clinical specialty is required.

  • Minimum 10 years recent clinical practice experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years of high level healthcare leadership experience required.
  • Experience and success in leading and facilitating diverse physician groups.
  • Prior experience and success in enhancing institution wide surgical care.

  • Licensed as a physician in the state where they will reside
  • Board-certification required. 


  • Ability to understand and align day to day work with the PeaceHealth mission, core values and leadership model and reflect the leadership model attributes.
  • Respected member of the medical staff at applicable facility.
  • Adept at interpreting institutional data sources and national registries, such as NSQIP in leading change.
  • Skilled at negotiation and collaborating across and with diverse key stakeholders.  Basic computer skills required.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong focus on customer service. 

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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