Transplant Surgeon (Multi-Organ)

  • University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: Depends on Qualifications USD

Job Description

Position Summary



As an academic medical center with a rich history of providing life-saving treatment in Southern Nevada, UMC serves as the anchor hospital of the Las Vegas Medical District, offering Nevada's highest level of care to promote successful medical outcomes for patients.

We are home to Nevada's ONLY Level I Trauma Center, Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, Burn Care Center, and Transplant Center. We are a Pathway Designated facility by ANCC, and we are on our journey to Magnet status.

Position Summary:
Responsible for the administrative and clinical operations of the Transplant Services including quality management, the evaluation and selection of patients and donors, and the transplant surgery. Responsible for promoting high standards of practice through the development of transplant policies, protocols, and practice guidelines and participating in rigorous performance improvement monitoring.

Job Requirement

Graduation from an accredited school of medicine. Some positions may require three (3) years of clinical practice experience in all aspects of organ transplantation including clinical trials and transplant-related clinical forums. The successful candidate will demonstrate a track record in all aspects of organ transplant program development.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Valid License by the State of Nevada to practice medicine. State of Nevada Pharmacy Board License to Prescribe Medications and DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate. United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) credentialed or eligible as a Primary Surgeon. Some positions may require one or more of the following certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements

The successful applicant will have an interest in pursuing a career focused on kidney and pancreas transplantation as well as laparoscopic/robotic living donor procedures, and laparoscopic/robotic hepatobiliary surgeries.

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Completion of ASTS accredited fellowship in Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery
  • Two years of transplant surgeon experience post-ASTS Fellowship training in multi-organ transplantation and procurement.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

Knowledge of:
Adult and pediatric care, equipment, supplies, and practices; federal, state, local, and accreditation laws, regulations, and standards; related outside agencies, their services, roles, and responsibilities to contact them to appropriate needed information for patient referrals; principles and practices of medical care; quality assurance and performance improvement principles and methods; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and procedures; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures; age-specific patient care practices.

Skill in:
Effective administration and management of medical functions; developing and monitoring capital and operating budgets; developing goals, objectives, policies and procedures; applying leadership techniques; making effective decisions under stress and emergency circumstances; developing programs; solving problems; effective provision of medical care; assessing and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of medical care provided through the use of hospital QI program; ensuring that services are appropriate for meeting patient's medical, social and emotional needs, consistent with sound health care resource allocation practices; developing goals, objectives, policies and procedures; applying leadership techniques; making effective decisions under stress and emergency circumstances; developing care plans; solving problems; communicating with a wide variety people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard equipment, stamina to remain seated and maintain concentration for extended periods of time; vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen; hearing and speech to communicate effectively in-person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Las Vegas, Nevada United States View Map