Cardiothoracic Surgeon Job Description

cardiothoracic surgeon job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Job Description

Cardiothoracic Surgeon is a specialized surgical subspecialty often (but not always) related to cardiology (heart) and thoracic surgery (chest, lungs, esophagus, trachea, and diaphragm).

Cardiothoracic surgery is a medical specialty that mostly deals with the surgical reconstruction and treatment of diseases of the chest, heart, and lungs.

The surgery may cure, or relieve symptoms of the diseases.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Cardiothoracic Surgeon to work with us. We’re a highly respected team of surgeons who are dedicated to providing the best care possible. If you’re interested in joining us, please send your CV and a cover letter to

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Duties:

  • Perform surgeries such as heart, lung, and chest surgeries
  • Perform cardiac catheterizations
  • Perform esophageal, gastric, and esophageal surgeries
  • Perform duodenal, stomach, and gastrointestinal operations
  • Perform adrenal and parathyroid surgeries
  • Perform aorta, renal, and vascular surgeries
  • Perform pediatric and adolescent surgeries
  • Perform robotic surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and continually improve interpersonal skills with patients, families, staff, and physicians, so as to foster teamwork and cooperation
  • Interview patients to assess their suitability for surgery, develop treatment plans, prepare operative and post-operative surgical plans, and present the plans to the referring physician for approval
  • Perform surgeries utilizing surgical techniques based on sound judgment, clinical expertise, and on review of current surgical practice guidelines
  • Perform complex operations with emphasis on early detection, appropriate treatment, and accurate surgical technique
  • Prepare, manage, and document patient care throughout the surgical experience
  • Assist in the development and update of department policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the director or the surgeon-in-charge

Requirements And Skills:

  • MD or DO degree required
  • 3+ years’ clinical experience
  • Applicant must have completed cardiac surgical and critical care fellowships
  • Surgical training experience
  • A valid medical license
  • Evidence of patient care and teaching abilities

At [Company Name], we celebrate diversity and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a team that reflects our inclusive culture. We welcome applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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