Southcoast Health Posted Sep 29, 2021

Fairhaven, MA

Vice Chief: Acute Care Surgery and Trauma

New Bedford, MA

Vice Chief: Acute Care Surgery and Trauma

Southcoast Health Trauma Center is a new Trauma / Acute Care Surgery program and is the only regional trauma center on the southeastern coast of Massachusetts, an area of need defined by American College of Surgeons trauma system evaluation. We are seeking an experienced clinician (5-15 years’ experience) who wishes to gain increased leadership and management experience with the objective of transitioning to Chief of the Division within the next 3 years.

Program Highlights

• Join existing group of 5 fellowship trained Trauma / ACS surgeons
with experienced leadership.
• ACS Verified Level II Trauma Program
• 24/7 support from advanced practice providers
• This is an exciting opportunity to develop and grow a new program in
a geographic area of need.
• Emergency Department sees over 90,000 patients annually with a
significant volume of both blunt and penetrating trauma.
• Pre-verification, the program admitted 1,000 patients in the first
year with 1500-2000 annual admissions expected within the next 3
• Opportunity to learn about trauma center / system design, program
implementation and development, performance improvement programs, and
trauma center economics.
• Clinical responsibilities will include an equal balance of all three
aspects of Acute Care Surgery with a favorable work-life balance in a
highly supportive environment

Position Highlights

• The successful candidate will gain direct experience in all phases of
trauma center design, start-up, and program implementation including
but not limited to American College of Surgeons verification,
management of performance improvement programs, registry design and
operations, and programmatic fiscal management.
• The successful candidate will acquire skills in management of the
three conventional segments of Acute Care Surgery programs: trauma,
emergency surgery, and surgical critical care including but not
limited to delegation of sectional leadership, design of metrics for
outcome and performance, growth and operations of outpatient
practice, and advanced practice provider recruitment and retention.
• Competitive salary with productivity-based incentives
• Sign-on/Retention Bonus Program
• Excellent benefit package including; 41 days PTO and 6% match on
retirement after 2 years
• Relocation assistance
• Malpractice coverage of $2M / $6M
• Excellent work life balance


• 5-15 years of clinical experience in Acute Care Surgery
• Some level of clinical administrative experience is desirable but not
• ABS certificate in Surgery with added qualifications in Surgical
Critical Care
• ATLS certification
• Membership in at least one regional or national organization (EAST,
AAST, WEST) demonstrating focused interest in Acute Care Surgery

Community Highlights

• Four-season coastal living in the gateway to Cape Cod / Martha’s
Vineyard with surf, sand, trails and a whole host of outdoor
• Multi-cultural communities with great family-oriented neighborhoods
and opportunities for coastal and “farm coast” living
• Excellent private and public schools
• Situated 60 minutes south of Boston, 30 minutes west of Cape Cod and
30 minutes southeast of Providence, RI with convenient access to
major highways

About Southcoast Health

Southcoast Health is one of the largest and fastest growing health systems in New England. Since its inception in 1996, Southcoast has become a sought-after destination for health care professionals. As a thriving part of the New England medical community, Southcoast Health offers practice excellence in an environment you want to call home.

Southcoast Health includes Southcoast Physicians Group, with more than 500 providers and continuing to grow. This integrated multi-specialty group spans our three hospitals in Southeastern Massachusetts and extends into parts of Rhode Island. We strive to recognize each community's identity while sharing one mission: To care for and improve the health and to promote the wellness of the individuals and communities we serve.

Southcoast Health provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

Southcoast Health is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at

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How to apply

Email CV to Holly Lestage, Manager Provider Recruitment @


200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

Southcoast Health
Vice Chief: Acute Care Surgery and Trauma
Fairhaven, MA

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