Seattle Children's is seeking a seasoned, strategic and collaborative physician executive to serve as their Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief (SVP/SIC) for one of the country’s premier academic pediatric institutions. The SVP/SIC will have the credentials to be an Associate Professor or above in his/her respective Pediatric Surgical Discipline at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM).
Seattle Children's is a top-tier pediatric institution, united by a compelling mission: to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Dedicated to delivering superior patient care and identifying new discoveries and treatments through research for over 100 years, Seattle Children's annual net operating revenue of $1.4 billion places it among the largest children's hospitals in the country today. It includes a 407-bed hospital, a foundation supported by thousands of donors and guild members, and the Seattle Children's Research Institute - one of the top five pediatric research centers in the country, internationally recognized for its work in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention and bioethics with over $120 million in extramural funding. Seattle Children’s is the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the faculty physicians of the UWSOM. It serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho - the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. In 2018, for the 26th year in a row, U.S. News & World Report again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals, with rankings in all 10 specialty areas. Seattle Children's continues to experience growing demand for services, and has frequently expanded and updated its facilities in response. Its most recent significant facilities expansion began late last year, when the organization broke ground on a $400 million, 310,000 square-foot building addition. The new building will feature eight additional operating rooms, two cardiac catheterization labs, 20 additional inpatient beds and new spaces for pharmacy, laboratory, sterile processing and the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. It will open in the spring of 2022.
Serving as a liaison between Seattle Children's senior leadership, UWSOM surgical department chairs, UWSOM faculty and associated medical staff, the SVP/SIC will develop and maintain an appropriate environment and structure for the implementation, improvement, delivery and evaluation of all surgical services. The SVP/SIC will serve on the executive leadership team, reporting directly to the CEO of Seattle Children's, Jeff Sperring, M.D.
Candidates will have excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, leadership experience in a pediatric surgical environment, strong clinical and research skills in pediatric surgery or subspecialty surgery, a strong academic record and a broad understanding of all surgical disciplines. The selected candidate will be skilled in supervising, evaluating and guiding other care providers and multi-disciplinary treatment teams, and will possess the ability to collaborate effectively with leadership, providers and staff to plan for and develop a broad spectrum of clinical services. Familiarity with continuous performance improvement systems is necessary, along with excellent customer service skills, financial and business acumen. Candidates must have a strong and successful record of accomplishment in all aspects of academic surgical operations, including clinical and research program development, staffing, resource allocation, electronic health records, etc., as well as significant academic accomplishments marked by a profound dedication to the education of surgical residents and fellows. We seek individuals with strong emotional and social intelligence, and a demonstrated ability to connect with others in a meaningful way, at all levels of an organization.
Please submit nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a cover letter and CV/resume) via email to Jim King, Michelle Johnson or Beth Frye, M.D. at Witt/Kieffer, in care of Sue LeGrand at SLeGrand@wittkieffer.com or (314) 754-6073. Thank you for your consideration of this matter; all inquiries will be treated with confidentiality.
Seattle Children's is an equal opportunity employer.