Instructor in Hospital Medicine
University of Washington
United States

Clinical or Acting Instructor/Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine Program AY 2021-22, General Internal Medicine

Position Overview

Organization: Medicine, General Internal Medicine

Title: Clinical or Acting Instructor/Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine Program AY 2021-22, General Internal Medicine

Position Details

Position Description

General Internal Medicine Hospitalist and Consultative Medicine Open Positions AY 2021-22

Multiple full-time or part-time positions are available with flexible start dates starting Fall 2020 through Fall 2021. The open positions are 12-month, annual appointments and will be at the Instructor level (Clinical Instructor or Acting Instructor) or Assistant Professor level (Clinical Assistant Professor or Acting Assistant Professor).

Accepting online applications starting week of September 14, 2020

The Hospital Medicine Program, part of the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) and the Department of Medicine, is currently accepting online applications.  GIM will review candidate applications for positions on the Hospital Medicine Service and Medicine Consult Service.  Candidates may be considered at individual or multiple sections of GIM—Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center (Montlake and Northwest Campuses), and VA Puget Sound Health Care System. 

For more information about the GIM Hospital Medicine Program, please visit:  https://gim.uw.edu/patient-care/hospital-medicine-program.

Harborview Medical Center (HMC)

The Hospital Medicine Program at HMC offers daytime and/or night-time positions for full or part-time academic internists.  Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to providing high value care to the patients of HMC in the spirit of service to our community’s most vulnerable populations with a special dedication to improving health systems, medical education and scholarship.

Daytime hospitalists will have the opportunity to work on a variety of clinical services ranging from primary medicine services, consultative medicine and perioperative medicine services, with opportunities to interact with students and residents from a variety of departments.

Night-time hospitalists will work with a team of residents and students to provide nighttime coverage for the hospitalist teams and ensure critical attending coverage during the evening.

Combined positions are also available.  For further descriptions of the clinical services available at HMC, please visit: https://depts.washington.edu/gim/hospital-medicine/hmc/hospital-medicine-program-at-harborview-medical-center

University of Washington Medical Center Montlake Campus (UWMC)

The Hospital Medicine Program at UWMC consists of the Hospital Medicine Service and Medicine Consult Service.  These services offer daytime and/or nighttime positions for full or part-time academic internists.  Successful applicants will demonstrate excellence in clinical care and a commitment to academic medicine with an interest in teaching, quality improvement work or research.

Duties on the Medicine Consult Service include patient care, perioperative medical consultation and teaching in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  Duties on the Hospital Medicine Service include patient care and teaching on the general medicine wards.  Some applicants may choose a blend of consultative and hospital medicine duties.

For further descriptions of the Hospital Medicine Service at UWMC, please visit: https://depts.washington.edu/gim/hospital-medicine/uwmc/hospital-medicine-service-at-uwmc

University of Washington Medical Center Northwest Hospital Campus (NWH)

The Hospital Medicine Program at NWH offers daytime and/or nighttime positions for full or part-time internists seeking to practice at a community hospital within an academic system.  Successful applicants will demonstrate a dedication to excellent care of the patients requiring medical and surgical care at NWH.

For further descriptions of the Hospital Medicine Service at NWH, please visit: https://depts.washington.edu/gim/hospital-medicine/.

VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS)

The Hospital Medicine Program at VAPSHCS offers daytime and/or nighttime positions for full or part-time academic internists.  Successful applicants will demonstrate a dedication to excellent care of the Veteran population and a commitment to academic medicine with an interest in teaching, quality improvement work and/or research.

Daytime hospitalists will work as a hospitalist on the Purple team (primarily direct patient care, also inpatient medicine consults and triage/transfer of Veterans from outside hospitals), in addition to medicine attending on the resident teaching services.

Nocturnists will work on the Night Medicine Service which provides night coverage for the Hospital Medicine Service, including the Medical Intensive Care Unit. The Night Medicine team includes two attending physicians, plus an internal medicine senior resident and intern allowing for regular teaching opportunities.

For further descriptions of the Hospital Medicine Service at VAPSHCS, please visit: https://depts.washington.edu/gim/hospital-medicine/va/hospital-medicine-at-va-puget-sound-medical-center

Qualifications

Applicants must have an MD degree (or foreign equivalent) and board certification* in Internal Medicine (or foreign equivalent).

*Note: Board certification in Internal Medicine must be completed within two years after residency.

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

For VAPSCS applicants: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens (permanent residents may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).

Instructions

Applications will be accepted starting week of September 14th. To facilitate timely scheduling of interviews, we encourage submitting your application by October 31st or as soon as possible. Applications after October 31st are welcome and interviews will be scheduled as promptly as possible during November through January, depending on available open positions*. The recruitment committee will review applications in the order received.

Candidates will be asked to upload three required documents:

  1. Cover letter – please provide a one- to two-page document which includes:CV
    1. Area(s) of interest (consult, quality, education, etc.) if applicable
    2. Diversity and equity – the University of Washington faculty strive to deliver equitable healthcare in an environment that celebrates diversity – please provide a one-paragraph statement addressing either 1) experiences with diversity in training, professional/military work, previous teaching, and service, or 2) potential to foster more equitable healthcare delivery in the Division of GIM
  2. References – please provide a one-page document with a minimum of three references, at least one should be your current or previous supervisor or Program Director (please note: the recruitment committee may contact past and current employers and colleagues beyond the provided references)

Candidates will also be asked to fill out the following online forms:

  1. Preference form
    • FTE Preference:
      • Full time, full or part-time, or part-time only
    • Shift Preference:   
      • Predominantly days or predominantly nights (please note: all positions require some night and swing shift work)
    • Clinical Site Preference:
      • HMC, UWMC, UWMC Consultative Medicine (daytime), NWH, or VAPSHCS
      • Your application will be reviewed and considered at all clinical sites, but if you have a preference for a particular site, or prefer not to interview at a particular site, that information is helpful to know prior to interviewing.
      • If the VAPSHCS is selected, please provide citizenship status (only U.S. citizens or nationals may be appointed to competitive Federal jobs)
  2. Current institution and experience form
    • Current institution (employer)
    • Current position:*If currently a hospitalist or attending physician, specify years of experience (1-2 years, 3-5 years, or 6+ years)
      • Resident (R3), chief resident (R4), fellow, hospitalist*, other/attending physician*

*Note regarding timeline of job offers: In past years GIM have typically extended job offers in January and February, although may continue recruitment beyond then.  The number of job openings and timing of offers depends in part on whether existing faculty change clinical commitments and the decisions of other candidates. Due to uncertainty about those factors, GIM is unable to specify an exact response date, but welcome ongoing communication with applicants.

For more information or questions, please send an email to Pearlie Tapang Quint, GIM Academic HR Manager, at pearliet@uw.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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