Bassett Healthcare Network Posted Oct 14, 2021

Cooperstown, NY

Trauma Medical Director

Bassett Healthcare Network, a progressive health care network in central New York and major teaching affiliate of Columbia University, is seeking a qualified General Surgeon to serve as Trauma Medical Director and Director of Surgical Critical Care.

Applicants should be Board Certified in General Surgery as well as in Surgical Critical Care. Previous leadership in an ACS verified trauma program is preferred. An ideal candidate will be energetic with a desire to innovate the rural trauma experience. Bassett Medical Center serves a complex and hardworking community. The Trauma Medical Director will elevate our current system from a Level III to a Level II Trauma Center by providing the latest in treatment options and critical patient care for our patients.

Bassett Healthcare strives to help each of our practitioners develop a practice mix that allows them to reach their professional goals.

Pertinent Highlights Include:
• Currently ACS COT Certified Level III Trauma Center with multiple regional referral centers
• 180 Bed Primary Hospital with 15 bed ICU
• Full Anesthesia coverage in house
• Compliment services include: neurosurgery, orthopedics, interventional radiology, gastroenterology
• Full Support Staff including PA’s with Surgical Residents and Medical Student Interaction
• Support of the institution to grow and innovate
• Excellent collaborative relations with emergency department personnel
• Time to build elective surgical practice
• Instant Referral Base provided by over 300 Network Clinicians
• State of the Art OR’s with one devoted to the Xi DaVinci Surgical System

Key Responsibilities:
• Will organize and lead all Trauma Performance Improvement and Patient Safety (PIPS) meetings
• Will work with Trauma Program Manager and general surgery residents to review of all trauma mortalities, and morbidities with potential areas of improvement.
• Will work to facilitate good relations and closed loop communication with subspecialty liaisons/services.
• Will oversee quality improvement projects annually
• Will represent Trauma/SCC team at all relevant hospital leadership meetings, the regional EMS committee, and any other ad-hoc meetings relevant to trauma/SCC processes

Key Benefits:
• Group Employed Model with competitive salary
• Comprehensive benefits package, including not limited to medical, dental, CME, transitional stipend and paid malpractice insurance

Bassett Healthcare Network is an integrated health care system that provides care and services to people living in an eight county region covering 5,600 square miles in Central New York. The organization includes five corporately affiliated hospitals, as well as skilled nursing facilities, community and school-based health centers, and health partners in related fields.
Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in this lakeside resort town located south of the Adirondack Mountains and north of the Catskills. Cooperstown, “America’s Favorite Village”, offers an abundance of four-season recreational and cultural activities including the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Glimmerglass Opera, and the New York Historical Association/Fenimore Art Museum and much more.

This position is not well-suited for new graduates or those who have not yet been boarded in Surgical Critical Care.

Bassett Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related condition), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, familial status, status a victim of domestic violence, or any other status protected by law.

How to apply

For confidential consideration, please contact:
Debra Ferrari, Medical Staff Recruitment
Phone: 607-547-6982; email:
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One Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Bassett Healthcare Network
Trauma Medical Director
Cooperstown, NY

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