Thoracic Surgeon Job Description

A thoracic surgeon is a surgeon who specializes in the treatment of diseases and injuries of the chest, including the lungs, heart, esophagus, and the chest wall.

Thoracic surgeons often work together with surgeons of other specialties, such as general surgeons, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, and radiologists.

They may also work with other medical professionals, such as respiratory therapists and nurses.

Thoracic surgeons treat both adults and children.

Thoracic surgeons may perform surgery to repair a damaged esophagus, open or remove a tumor in the chest, repair a lung affected by a tumor or cancer, or reconstruct a breast after cancer

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Thoracic Surgeon to help us out with a case.

Thoracic Surgeon Duties:

  • Diagnose and develop treatment plans for diseases and disorders of the lungs, chest, esophagus, stomach, and intestines
  • Conduct surgery and other medical procedures
  • Treat organ transplant patients
  • Perform research

Thoracic Surgeon Responsibilities:

  • Board-eligible or board-certified in thoracic surgery
  • Extensive experience in a surgical practice setting, including general thoracic, esophageal, and pulmonary/cardiac thoracic surgery
  • Exhibits expertise in a range of minimally invasive thoracic surgical procedures
  • Demonstrated experience with robotic procedures

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Supervise personnel, including direct supervision of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, including schedulers, medical coders, record clerks, and administrative assistants
  • Participate in hiring, training, and general administrative duties
  • Participate in comprehensive preoperative and postoperative care planning for all thoracic surgery cases
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with thoracic pathology, including patient care and documentation
  • Apply knowledge of patient demographics, symptoms, and physical exam findings to diagnose and treat patients
  • Communicate with patients and families, explaining test results, treatment options, and post-surgical instructions
  • Participate in cardiology-related research projects
  • Attend conferences, meetings, and educational opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned
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