Director of Surgical Services at NH Camp Pendleton

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The Director for Surgical Services (DSS) maintains overall fiscal, operational and clinical oversight for all surgical specialties at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP). Oversight includes responsibility for over 260 personnel and a $17M budget. Areas of clinical responsibility include:

  • Ambulatory Procedure Unit
  • Anesthesiology
  • General Surgery (including Bariatric)
  • Main Operating Room (including Central/Sterile Processing and Recovery Room)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  •  Ophthalmology
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopedics (including Podiatry)
  • Otolaryngology (including Audiology and Speech Pathology)
  • Pain Management
  • Urology

The DSS is a core member of the NHCP Executive Steering Council requiring involvement in the governance of hospital operations, the Personnel Management Committee, the Equipment Program Review Committee and the Space Utilization Committee. Although the Director position requires full­-time participation, there is an expectation that ongoing involvement in clinical activities will be maintained on a part-­time basis. The position is open to Navy Medical Department officers of all Corps at the O­5/O­6 level with a professional surgical background. Individuals not already in the local commuting area will need to be available for a summer 2018 PCS move in anticipation of a 2-­year assignment.

The preferred candidate will have the following attributes:

  • A track record of broad superior performance in both clinical and leadership positions including military, civilian, and contract supervision/awareness
  • Effective organizational, interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills
  • Proven ability to function in operational and academic settings with the ability to support currency and academic imperatives through strategic planning
  • Understanding of surgical quality initiatives and accreditation standards
  • Business acumen, including fiscal stewardship and program accountability
  • Superior military bearing, including no PFA failures in the past 3 years

Interested candidates should send an e­mail to CAPT Thomas J. Nelson (e-mail address is in the global) no later than Friday, 29 December 2017 with the following attachments (templates available here):

  • Letter of intent
  • CV
  • Bio

Interviews will be conducted in early January for assumption of the position in Early May.

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