This position represents an outstanding opportunity for a distinguished and dynamic surgeon to provide strategic leadership, direction, and coordination for all clinical, teaching and administrative components of the Departments of Surgery, working collaboratively with medical and administrative leadership across the System. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Chairman recruits, appoints, evaluates and directs the site chiefs and division directors through whom he/she monitors, and re- credentials staff as appropriate. S/he is a vital partner with the Hospital administration in the creation, development and management of its clinical programs, assuring that CKHS provides quality, state of the art, cost effective surgical care in each of its locations while strengthening and building its market share. The Chairman is a key leader in the application of quality standards and measurements, allocation of resources, and optimizing OR utilization and efficiency. The Chairman is also responsible for development, oversight and enhancement of medical education programs within the department and for promoting and maintaining excellence and integrity in both patient care and teaching. As a member of the Medical Executive Committee, the Chairman of Surgery shares in the governance of the entire medical staff and the quality of care at CHKS. It is anticipated that he/she will be an active clinician and educator and will be a visible leader and mentor. Priorities will include: Providing the vision, leadership and direction necessary to build a strong, cohesive culture for the departments of surgery, advancing the department to its fullest potential to meet the strategic goals and community needs of the Crozer-Keystone Health System. Developing and implementing a three to five year strategic plan including an assessment of existing clinical programs to identify critical areas of need and opportunities for programmatic growth, a physician manpower plan and a clinical effectiveness plan. Facilitating opportunities to develop and grow programs, recruiting well-trained surgeons, align incentives, maximize revenue generation, and enhance the effectiveness of the Department including collaborating with other departments to build Centers of Excellence, and generally building new clinical programs. Fostering collaboration and developing clinical trust with the employed and voluntary surgeons while driving achievement of hospital and department objectives. Building an infrastructure that promotes and supports the highest level of safety and quality, performance improvement and resolution of patient flow issues in the OR, and setting policies through the OR Committee and administrative leadership to support those changes. Nurturing relationships with and engaging voluntary physicians, developing strategies to be inclusive and responsive to their needs, and encouraging their involvement in the Department's activities. Supporting and mentoring Division chiefs and Faculty to grow and manage their respective areas, consistent with goals of clinical excellence, strong academics and fiscal responsibility. Recruiting, developing and mentoring physicians with high standards of clinical excellence in response to identified needs and enhancing and building upon existing services while adding depth to the services within the Departments. Continuing the development of innovative community based outreach and deployment strategies to expand market share, enhance delivery of the highest quality of care to both hospitalized and ambulatory patients, and maintain a competitive edge. Collaborating with senior leadership, the Director of Graduate Medical Education and others to complete the required “due diligence” in order to determine the viability of developing a future free-standing General Surgical Residency Program. Creating an environment that inspires, stimulates and enhances teaching and clinical research/scholarly activity throughout the Department. Forging collaborative, productive relationships with other departments and disciplines to plan for, address and resolve issues that cross departmental lines. Anticipating and preparing for changes in the healthcare climate including changes in potential reimbursement. EDUCATION: The successful candidate will be a licensed M.D. or D.O. or equivalent, Board Certified in Surgery, with possible added qualifications in a subspecialty area, and licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Pennsylvania. EXPERIENCE: In order to accomplish the above, the System Chair of the Department of Surgery will be a respected surgeon of stature and reputation, well versed in current medical literature and research, with a track record of clinical, academic and administrative accomplishments. The Chair will be a strong, visionary leader and committed advocate for the Department, function in the role of surgeon-in-chief, and will serve as role model and teacher while inspiring and fostering an environment of learning, quality, patient safety, physician and patient satisfaction. Candidates will have a background in working with voluntary and full time physicians within a complex clinical department and in a diverse community, as well as a strategic track record of creating the necessary infrastructure to support the department's growth as well as setting the vision for the Department's future. Program development, collaborative problem resolution and strong communication skills are essential as is being a visible, inspiring, collegial and effective change agent, attuned to financial realities and committed to quality. Candidates should have a minimum of five years’ experience in a relevant leadership capacity.