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Trauma Surgeon/Medical Director – (East Coast location)

Wilmington, Delaware | Permanent

Trauma Surgeon/Medical Director       (East Coast location)


Are you tired of the hectic pace of large Level 1 Trauma Center, yet invigorated by the body of work you do?   We are seeking an experienced Trauma Surgeon who wants to lead an expansion efforts that are underway with current Level 3 Trauma Center to a Level 2 Trauma Center as Medical Director/Trauma Surgeon who could enjoy a nice work/life balance yet maintain a significant professional body of work that will still edify the soul of the trauma surgeon.   You can enjoy your career with one of the top financially stable organizations in the nation that offers a terrific quality of life, in an extremely low cost of living area, yet close access to many large urban historical venues, restaurants, cultural events and recreational opportunities!       The foundation has been built and still has about two years to reach that next level and we are seeking that dynamic individual who would enjoy building out a program and being part of a smaller health system that enjoys turning heads nationally with the quality work they are doing.  This organization is nimble and not bogged down with layers of bureaucracy that tends to stifle clinicians in larger systems, thus enabling you to be totally edified by the support provided to clinical staff and keeping the patient at the center of care for best quality outcomes!


Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer for the system, this position will provide clinical and academic leadership to the surgical residency program, lead the Trauma Program and clinical management of trauma patients.  You will join a hospital-based group of general and specialty surgeons. ED volumes are about 60K a year and increasing due to growth in the area.   Join one of the most dynamic, supportive, professional teams in the nation who enjoy a high level of engagement with their unique culture.


If you can check YES to the items below, you may have found your next rewarding career opportunity where you can work at the top scope of your license and enjoy a quality of work/life balance unparalleled in today’s post-pandemic healthcare environment.

  • Experienced board-certified trauma surgeon
  • Collaborative team player
  • Expert in their field
  • Loves teaching residents and medical students
  • Good sense of humor
  • Excellent critical thinking and communication skills
  • Values entire team and focused on quality outcomes
  • Well rounded individual who enjoys outside interests as well as professional scope of work that is truly valued
  • Passionately driven for improvements, new ideas, and creative mindset and appreciated for that
  • Committed to the community they work in and interested in finding “a home” where they can thrive personally and professionally
  • Desiring to live in safe community where your dollar will go much further due to lower cost of living with terrific weather throughout the year
  • Wants a boss that is supportive, open, and provides autonomy to do what you do best
  • Desires a competitive and generous comp/benefits package to remunerate you for your work!

If this has piqued your interest to learn more, let’s set up a time to chat to provide more specifics!   I’ve taken many calls from Trauma Surgeons while they are sitting there on call on a Saturday night and changed many people’s lives with new career opportunities, so text me and let’s talk – anytime!  (BTW -Thanks for all you have done in your career for your trauma patients!   Your work has significant meaning not just to yourself but to those you touch!)


Sue Forster

Managing Partner and NOT your typical recruiter

The Healthcare Initiative


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