Catholic Health Initiatives Surgery - Trauma in Des Moines, Iowa

Mercy is seeking a BC/BE Trauma Surgeon with a passion for teaching to join our Acute Care Surgery Service. The selected candidate will receive an academic appointment at Des Moines University and will be faculty of the Mercy General Surgery Residency program. The role offers competitive compensation including a sign on/retention bonus, paid malpractice and a generous retirement program.

Candidate Requirements

  • BC/BE General Surgery w/Fellowship Training in Surgical Critical Care and or Trauma

  • Teaching and research experience

Faculty Responsibilities

  • Emergent general surgery & trauma

  • In-patient rounding including critical care

  • Continuity clinic for follow up & post op patients

  • Facilitates education of residents & med students

  • Scholarly activity

  • Trauma/ACS call rotation (one location)

  • Supervision of Advanced Practice Clinicians

Mercy General Surgery Residency

  • Founded in 1936

  • AOA accredited seeking ACGME accreditation

  • 5 year non-pyramidal program

  • Graduates span the US serving rural & urban communities

Mercy Medical Center

  • Level II ACS accredited trauma center

  • 86,865 ED visits annually

  • 1,947 trauma patients /year

  • 600 acute care surgery cases per annum

  • 17 OR’s (Mercy Medical Center)(One Hybrid/DaVinci)

  • Leading referral for CT and Neurosurgical surgery

  • Rural network of 16 Hospitals

  • Member of the statewide Mercy Health Network

Des Moines

  • #1 Best State to Live in America - U.S. News & World Report

  • #1 Place to Live and Work - Physicians Thrive

  • #1 Best State to Practice Medicine in US – WalletHub

  • #4 Best City to Live in America - U.S. News & World Report

  • Best City for Families – Kiplinger

  • Fastest Growing Metro in the Midwest - U.S. Census Bureau

  • Voted as the Safest City in America – Gallup

  • Best City for Young Professionals – Forbes

  • Leading place for Business and Careers – Forbes

  • Wealthiest City in America – The Today Show

Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is a not-for-profit Catholic health care provider. Mercy – Des Moines, with a total of 875 beds, includes:

  • Mercy Medical Center – West Lakes

  • Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics

  • Mercy Medical Center – Centerville

  • Skiff Medical Center – Newton

For more than 100 years, Mercy – Des Moines has been an outstanding presence in the health care community in Iowa. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines.

With approximately 7,000 staff members and a medical staff of about 1,200 physicians and allied health professionals, Mercy is one of the state’s largest employers and one of the Midwest’s largest referral centers.

Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is a member of Mercy Health Network (MHN) and is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. MHN was founded in 1998 under a joint operating agreement between CHI and Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Michigan. They are two of the country’s largest Catholic, not-for-profit health organizations. MHN consists of 15 owned hospitals, one joint venture surgical hospital, 26 affiliated community hospitals, 207 owned physician clinics and one joint venture primary care physician enterprise.

In addition to operating the state’s largest medical center, Mercy has several additional ministries including: Mercy Clinics, Home Health Services, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Mercy Foundation, the Mercy Health & Fitness Center and Mercy ACO.

At Mercy, we train doctors and attract faculty by offering four medical residency programs: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Psychiatry.

Recognition and Awards

  • Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award

  • Mission: Lifeline’s Bronze-Plus Award

  • Best Regional Hospital for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report

  • Recipient of the 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation (NRC) for the 18th consecutive year

  • Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and Mercy West Lakes were the first centers in the nation to earn accreditation in cardiac electrophysiology (EP) by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)

  • Mercy Ruan Neurology Clinic was named a Corporate Stars Award Sylvie recipient by the National MS Society – Upper Midwest Chapter

  • Skiff Medical Center was named one of the 2017 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the U.S.

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities. One of the largest health systems in the nation, Englewood, Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives operates in 17 states with 100 hospitals, including two academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health services organizations; nursing colleges; home health agencies; senior living communities; and other facilities and services. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, Catholic Health Initiatives provided $2.1 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unpaid cost of government programs.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers and support a drug-free work environment.