The Surgeon-in-Chief (SIC) is responsible to the Chief Medical Officer for the strategic, clinical, and administrative activities of Surgical Services in support of the mission and strategic directions of Dayton Children’s. The SIC is a key member of the leadership team, and will represent the surgical departments and divisions at team meetings and functions. The SIC works in close concert with the Surgical Division Chiefs, Chief of Anesthesiology and Director of Perioperative Services to lead the successful integration of surgical services into the Hospital’s overall strategic plan. This includes leading the development and implementation of programs, policies, procedures, and initiatives that are consistent with, and supportive of the Hospital’s mission, vision and values. The SIC is expected to:
Serve as a champion for patient safety
Set the strategic vision for Surgical Services
Set the quality agenda and support quality improvement initiatives
Identify opportunities for improvement in in operational efficiencies
Build upon the existing program to increase market share for pediatric surgical services in the region
Foster creation of a working environment that inspires physicians and surgeons to want to work at Dayton Children’s
The SIC will lead surgical participation in the design and implementation of innovative programs, processes, and technologies that will ensure that the Hospital achieves its mission of the relentless pursuit of optimal health for all children within its reach. Continuous improvement is expected to strengthen the quality and integration of care, education and research. The SIC will serve as a role model through impeccable interpersonal skills, strong relationships, visibility, and through effective internal and external communications. It is of utmost importance that the candidate demonstrate great compassion and collaboration with others and share our other values which include patient safety first, innovation, ownership and good resource stewardship. The successful candidate must be kind and considerate. He/She must bring out the best in the people around them and encourage open discussion of sharing of opinions in a professional and safe environment.
The successful candidate will possess current board certification in Pediatric Surgery or a Pediatric Surgical Subspecialty, eligibility for an Ohio medical license and credentials for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. The SIC will have the willingness and ability to maintain a clinical practice.
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About Dayton Children's
Dayton Children’s Hospital, a freestanding children’s hospital in Dayton, Ohio, serves a pediatric population from a 20-county region of central and southwestern Ohio and eastern Indiana. The main campus is located near downtown Dayton and a south campus is located just south of Dayton in Miamisburg, Ohio. The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine department of pediatrics and its residency program are based at Dayton Children’s. All of our physicians hold faculty appointments at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.
Dayton is the sixth largest city in Ohio and is noted for its association with aviation most notably due to the Wright brothers’ invention of flight. The city is home to the National Museum of the United State Air Force, some of the best private and public schools in the state, a vibrant arts and entertainment community and a beautiful system of parks, trails and river corridors. For additional information, visit www.dayton.com
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