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Trauma Surgeon (SA197056) Trauma Surgery Ocala, Florida
This north Florida health system is seeking a fellowship-trained acute care surgeon who is double board certified or board eligible in critical care to add to their rapidly growing program.
The incoming surgeon will join a well-established and respected 14-person team consisting of 7 acute care surgeons and 7 physician assistants.
Applicants must be board certified or eligible in both general surgery and surgical critical care. Candidates should also be clinically comfortable with a broad range of surgical procedures and have an interest in both research and teaching. The program offers one year in advanced structured call schedules. The practice also covers emergency general surgery and a closed trauma / surgical ICU.
Additional faculty appointment is available through the University of Central Florida. Ocala is the primary site for the UCF-HCA general surgery residency program. The faculty are an integral part in resident education.
The Medical Center is part of the local Health System, a 2-facility health system with 360 beds growing to 410 beds in early 2019. Facilities have been consistently growing over the course of the last 5 years, having invested $136 M in capital improvements through 2016. Facility has another $110 M in construction underway to include expansion of ER, OR, and IP Bed Capacity at both facilities. The system is a high functioning Level II Trauma Center, and is the only trauma center in Marion, Hernando and Citrus counties. The facility also leads a growing GME program in partnership with UCF.
Ocala is a remarkable town for raising a family and includes one of Florida’s top elementary schools. Marion County, with Ocala at its heart, boasts of winding community pathways that are canopied with oak trees and dangling trellises of Spanish Moss, Silver Springs - Nature's Theme Park, the Ocala National Forest, the rolling green fields of horse farms, historic districts, outstanding golf courses, friendly communities, crystal-clear rivers, and fresh-water springs. Also, the subtropical climate makes Marion County a vacation destination year-round. Marion County has a population of approximately 316,000 and is conveniently located one hour from the east and west coasts of Florida and one hour from Orlando.