OMC Physician - Specialist
This position is a one-year training experience in robotic surgery. Patient care services, both ambulatory and inpatient, are the means through which the resident acquires clinical skills.
Didactics and conferences contribute to the acquisition of cognitive and professional skills. All services are supervised by licensed physicians who have ultimate responsibility. The Fellow is an integral part of the da Vinci Robotic team who has completed the Intuitive Surgical training course for robotic surgery prior to participating in robotic cases.
The minimum qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and abilities needed to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
Graduation from an accredited medical school or osteopathic school. Successful completion of an accredited Residency Training Program in Surgery.
Full (active) MD or DO license. Fellows must have completed an ACGME approved surgical residency and be board eligible or board certified in the specialty of Surgery. Fellows must obtain Washington State license and qualify for medical staff membership and privileges at Swedish.
Experience and Skills:
Medical school training, Residency training, interest and experience in Robotic Surgery. Fellows must possess the intellectual, communication, social, sensory and motor skills to perform the professional role of a doctor of medicine.
Cognitive Skills/Professional Expectations:
The fellow, without the use of an intermediary, must be able to:
- Be an integral part of the da Vinci Robotic team.
- Have completed the Intuitive Surgical training course for robotic surgery prior to participating in robotic cases.
- Provide table-side surgical assistance for daVinci robotics cases, thereby establishing consistency during the robotic procedures.
- Participate in advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures based on the fellow's level of experience and the complexity of the laparoscopic procedure.
- Provide expertise for the set-up and troubleshooting of the da Vinci robot.
- Provide training to other health care providers interested in assisting robotic surgery.
- Work with the OR nurse manager or nurse coordinator of robotics to facilitate periodic instrumentation and supply review.
- Maintain a database to accurately record the results of the da Vinci robotic cases for quality control purposes.
- Evaluate urologic patients pre and post-operatively to establish continuity of care and measure patient outcomes.
- Provide supervised post-operative care to those patients in which the fellow participated in the surgery.
The fellow may
- Participate as an assistant in procedures outside of robotic and advanced laparoscopic cases if available.
- Be involved in supervised on-call activities on a periodic basis.