Chief Surgeon Job Description

The chief surgeon is the highest ranking medical officer of a Navy hospital ship.

The chief surgeon also assists the chief medical officer in overseeing medical staff and is the head of the medical department on the hospital ship.

The chief surgeon reports to the hospital commander and is responsible for daily administration, including personnel, supplies, and finances.

The chief surgeon is responsible for the overall functioning of the hospital, including patient care, but also for providing leadership and technical expertise to oversee the medical department on the hospital ship.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Chief Surgeon to lead our team of medical professionals and provide the highest quality of care to our patients. As Chief Surgeon, you will be responsible for the medical direction of the surgical team and the overall quality of patient care. You will also be responsible for the training and education of surgical residents and medical students. If you are a highly skilled and experienced surgeon with a passion for patient care, then we encourage you to apply for this position.

Chief Surgeon Duties:

  • Execute surgical techniques and procedures
  • Provide consistent, high-quality patient care
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the surgical department
  • Work with a team of doctors and medical staff to devise and implement new approaches to patient care
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of quality assurance/improvement processes
  • Manage patient flow, staffing, and scheduling
  • Adhere to legal regulations, professional standards, and other requirements

Chief Surgeon Responsibilities:

  • Lead and oversee all surgical operations, including scheduling, staffing, and preparation of patients, and oversee all records, reports, and documentation
  • Maintain the purchasing department to ensure an adequate supply of surgical equipment, supplies, and pharmaceuticals
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for patient care, including patient care protocols, and insure compliance with HIPAA regulations
  • Oversee operations, ensuring delivery of quality patient care
  • Meet regularly with department heads and human resource representative to develop goals, objectives, and annual operating plan
  • Conduct job performance reviews to assure appropriate compensation for staff
  • Provide oversight of operating rooms, and make certain they comply with fire, electrical, safety, and sanitation regulations
  • Develop and oversee policies and procedures for facility and infection control, including acquiring and maintaining necessary certifications
  • Meet regularly with department heads and human resource representative to develop goals and objectives

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine, nursing, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience as a surgeon
  • Knowledge of surgical procedures, techniques, and devices
  • Ability to train staff in surgery techniques
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to complete tasks in a timely fashion
  • Excellent interpersonal

[Company Name] is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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