Director, Trauma Surgery, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

  • Geisinger
  • , PA

This position has been filled.

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator and ProvenCare. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service.

Position Overview

Geisinger Wyoming Valley (GWV) Medical Center is seeking the Director of Trauma Surgery to oversee trauma surgery and critical care services for trauma patients. S/he will provide clinical and program leadership for the provision of trauma services at GWV, a busy Level II Trauma Center has which sees more than 2,300 traumas and 41,000 ED visits per year. GVW is committed to attaining level I status in the very near future. The Director of Trauma Surgery must clearly and effectively articulate the goals, directions, missions, critical issues, and values of the Geisinger Health System to the Associates and employees who work within the SSL and its related areas. S/he must effectively communicate the opinions, concerns, and suggestions of Associates and employees to SSL, campus, and System leadership. The Director of Trauma Surgery will provide strong leadership, expanding the Department’s clinical and research programs, assist in recruiting high caliber talent into the organization, and promoting quality of care. S/he will support the provision of a strong customer service orientation toward patients, Geisinger Associates, and referring community physicians.


  • An MD or DO degree with board certification in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, and an unrestricted state medical license.
  • Previous leadership experience and five years’ clinical experience in Trauma Surgery and Critical Care.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to advance and develop a superior clinical service.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills for both clinical and non-clinical audiences, in group settings or one-on-one.
  • Expertise in establishing physician relationships combined with the ability to manage an interdisciplinary team while appreciating and fostering collegial and peer participation from all disciplines.
  • Effective supervisory skills, including clinical mentoring and coaching expertise.
  • Demonstrated experience with capital/operating budgets and an understanding of the challenges facing academic medicine.
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