General Surgeon for Valley Health in Ridgewood, NJ

Job Description

Valley Health in Ridgewood, NJ is seeking a General Surgeon!

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintains a clinical practice, providing consultation, assessment, surgical interventions and follow up care to patients.
  • Demonstrates and models service excellence behavior at all times. Responds with concern, cooperation, and respect. Establishes cooperative working relationships with all individuals with whom contact is made.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Utilizes appropriate and effective patient care plans. Completes documentation concurrently as patients are seen.
  • Assures continuity of care through adequate scheduling and tracking of return visits, completion of treatment plans, and follow-up of chronic problems, abnormal tests, and “no-shows”.
  • Provides appropriate patient education including clear explanation of treatment; the use and side effects of prescribed medications; health maintenance; and the use of appropriate educational “handouts” or other written instructions.
  • Delegates clinical tasks appropriate to the level of training of each staff member.
  • Provides an accounting of services rendered and accurate, specific diagnosis codes for each patient by completing appropriate billing/reimbursement documentation.
  • Utilizes infection control and safety protocols appropriately.
  • Maintains familiarity with practice’s on-site diagnostic procedures and equipment.
  • Ensures the professional development of self and team, i.e. pursues continuing education opportunities and shares knowledge as appropriate with other members of the health care team; participates in professional organizations; reads professional journals and texts; etc.
  • Participates in the practice’s “on-call” schedules as needed. Is available for emergency calls from VMG staff or physicians.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve processes, reports, or systems that take advantage of cost savings, employee satisfaction, and/or customer satisfaction. Promotes and practices economical and effective healthcare.
  • Completes in a timely manner all managed care applications, credentialing and re-credentialing requests from the corporate office.
  • Abides by guidelines established by all managed care and insurance payors including Medicare.
 
Qualifications:
  • MD or DO
  • Board certified in general surgery
  • Maintains up-to-date credentials including: CV, License, DEA, CDS, Board Certification, documentation of hospital admitting privileges.
  • Maintains CME credit hours as required for Board Certification and/or hospital staff privileges.
 
Behavioral Qualifications:
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbal and written
  • Ability and interest to function as part of a team
  • Exhibits a strong orientation toward the provision of high quality, cost effective, comprehensive medical care.
  • Demonstrates behavior that is courteous, caring, respectful and compassionate. Listens and responds in a non-judgmental manner, with clear explanations.
  • Demonstrates behavior that models the Valley Health System values and standards as well as the Valley Medical Group Mission and Vision Statements.
  • Represents the organization positively
  • Respects patient confidentiality at all times
  • Honors commitments to the job and coworkers
  • Speaks constructively about co-workers and the organization.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability of job duties
  • Supports company-wide efforts to improve and maintain a high level of patient/customer satisfaction as evidenced by (but not limited to) customer/patient satisfaction survey scores.
     
About the Mount Sinai Health System:
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. 

The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in six other specialties in the 2018-2019 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology and 44th for Ear, Nose, and Throat. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai South Nassau are ranked regionally.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 
 

Please specify Job Title of interest and send CV with Cover Letter to:

Alex Cano

Director Physician Recruitment

Mount Sinai Health System

alex.cano@mountsinai.org

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