Physician – General Surgery- Acute Care Surgery

Fairview Health Services


Fairview Health Services is seeking an Acute Care General Surgeon who is a Board Certified/Board Eligible to join our general surgery team located at M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital.

The ACS surgeon is responsible for the clinical care of patients in critical care, emergent general surgery and level 3 trauma. The Acute Care Surgeon will be responsible for the surgical needs of M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital, a busy 390 bed hospital and level 3 trauma center. This includes cases such as appendicitis, cholecystitis, bowel obstructions, bowel perforations, wounds, and Level 3 type trauma. The Acute Care Surgeon will rotate in the general surgical call pool at night, approximately 1:7. 

Key Position Details:

  • Surgeon will operate at Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • Rounding volumes on acute care service 5-15pts/day, 3-5 surgeries/day
  • 190 shifts/year (mix of days, nights & weekends)
  • Flexibility in scheduling shifts
  • ACS clinic at FSH 2-4x/month
  • Robotic experience preferred
  • Competitive salaried position
  • Resident and student education
  • Opportunity for endoscopy

Practice Details:

  • Join a team of 6 general surgeons
  • Clinic location: Fairview Surgical Consultants – Edina (10 minutes south of Minneapolis)
  • Surgical cases performed at: M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital and the Edina Specialty Surgery Center in Edina, MN.
  • Admitting Hospital: M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • Full time (1.0 FTE)
  • Call Frequency: 1:7. Typically 1 day per week (5 pm-7am)
  • Coverage for M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital only
  • Acute care hospital coverage; cover inpatient hospital and ER patients
  • Cover night and weekend call on a per FTE basis with other partners
  • You will be supported by 5 excellent Physician Assistants in the office and operating room

Opportunity (but not obligation) to teach and work with a fourth-year surgical resident from Hennepin County Medical Center.

M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital is a 390 bed facility with up to date surgical suites, including 3 dedicated robotic suites

Full-time access to interventional radiology, ERCP, vascular surgical services, colorectal surgery coverage.

3 dedicated robotic surgical suites and availability for acute care robotics.

  • A team of anesthesiologists, CRNAs, Physician Assistants, perioperative staff and peri anesthesia staff provide support to surgeons.
  • Level 3 Trauma Center staffed 24/7 with Emergency Medicine Physicians.
  • Most patients are admitted to the 24/7 Hospitalist Service.
  • We have a fully integrated Electronic Medical Record (EPIC).
  • Strong primary and specialty care referral base within MHealth Fairview system. Also work closely with several independent primary care and Ob/Gyn clinics.

Responsibilities/Job Description,_Minnesota


  • Graduate of an accredited ACGME General Surgery residency program
  • Board eligible/certified with the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Licensed or ability to obtain Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Licensure
  • Ability to obtain/maintain DEA certification in the State of Minnesota
  • ATLS Certification
  • Meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional collaboration abilities with partners and staff
  • Understands and places importance on patient care/service
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Education focused and a creative problem-solver

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Formal flexible endoscopy training
  • Formal laparoscopic surgery training, interest in robotic surgery

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