Below are current openings at the Department of Family Medicine:

Family Medicine, Family Medicine Residency Program Director – Associate or Full Professor UW Posting AA24590

The University of Washington’s Family Medicine Residency Program Director is a full-time position responsible for leading the University of Washington’s family medicine residency program based in Seattle. This is an exciting time for family medicine residency education at UW Medicine as the DFM is embarking on processes to transform primary care clinical practice and enhance the learning environment for excellence in residency education. We are exploring new clinical and educational venues for residency education that embrace family medicine’s past while bridging to a new future of accountable care delivery.

The Program Director oversees the educational enterprise for a long-standing 24- resident program recognized for academic achievement and commitment to comprehensive practice along with a newly developing 6 resident rural training track and fellowships in academic medicine and global health. The Program Director is involved in the oversight of the clinical practice sites involved with residency patient care activities. Residents and faculty are highly engaged in scholarly work and represent a wide variety of diverse backgrounds and interests. Candidates for this position must have an MD degree and be certified by the ABFM; obstetrical and inpatient skills are required. Previous leadership experience in a residency program and strong clinical teaching skills are required.

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The Residency Program Director (PD) has the authority and accountability for the operation of the University of Washington’s Family Medicine Residency Program.

Qualifications:

Personal Characteristics:

The PD in this role should demonstrate:

· Excellence in professionalism.

· Commitment to the well-being of residents, faculty, students, and all members of the health care team.

· Commitment to a culture of patient safety and quality, including addressing health care disparities.

1 This job description is specific to the Family Medicine Residency. A generic UW GME Program Director Position Description also exists and is available for interested candidates.

· Leading an organization demonstrating responsibility and accountability as it relates to safe and effective care to patients; ensuring each resident’s development of the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required to become an independent and competent family physician; and establishing a foundation for continued professional growth.

· The PD must maintain current certification by the American Board of Family Medicine, licensure in the state of Washington, and medical staff appointments at UW Medicine hospitals including the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.

· The PD must have at least 5 years of full-time professional activity as a family physician, as well as 2 years’ prior teaching experience in a family medicine residency.

· The position will hold a non-tenured faculty appointment, at the assistant professor, associate professor, or professor level in the clinician-educator track. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Residency Educational Administrative Responsibilities:

· The PD administers and maintains an educational environment conducive to educating the residents in each of the ACGME competency areas. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Oversee the didactic and clinical education in all sites that participate in the program

2. Approve a local director at each participating site, (e.g., Program’s Harborview Medicine Center satellite and Chelan Rural Training Track) who is accountable for resident education

3. Approve the selection of program faculty

4. Nurture, support and evaluate program faculty

5. Monitor resident supervision at all participating sites

6. Prepare and submit accurate information required and requested by the ACGME

7. Provide each resident with documented semi-annual evaluation of performance

8. Insure compliance with grievance and due process procedures

9. Provide verification of residency education for all residents

10. Implement policies and procedures for resident duty hours and the working environment

11. Monitor resident duty hours according to the UW GME institutional policies

Residency Educational Administrative Responsibilities (cont’d):

12. Adjust resident schedules as needed to mitigate excessive service demands or fatigue, and monitor the need for back-up support when patient care responsibilities are unusually difficult or prolonged

13. Implement policies for selection, evaluation and promotion of residents, the supervision of residents, and appropriate disciplinary action.

· The PD is responsible for the residency program’s compliance with ACGME and Institutional Requirements and the completion of Internal Review documents and Program Information Documents.

· The PD devotes at least 1400 hours per year in residency administration, resident teaching, and resident supervision.

· The PD devotes specific time to patient care to maintain his or her clinical skills. The exact amount is negotiable but is in the range of at least 2 to 3 half days per week.

· The PD oversees the method by which all resident procedures are supervised and evaluated. The PD also oversees a credentialing system for resident procedures.

Family Medical Center Administrative Responsibilities:

The PD is the educational leader of the residency’s primary family medicine center at Northgate and provides leadership for decisions affecting the Northgate FMC residency education and care delivery. The PD has control of the educational activities that occur in the FMC, and control of the activities of the support personnel. The PD assists with educational activities occurring at the Harborview FMC and decisions affecting its educational mission.

The PD serves in several leadership capacities within the Department of Family Medicine and UW Medicine. The successful candidate will be a member of the Chairman’s Advisory Committee, oversee Residency Faculty weekly meetings and participate in the WWAMI Programs Directors Quarterly meeting. The PD is a member of the UW Medicine GME Committee and also serves as a member of the UW Neighborhood Clinic Northgate Leadership team.

Fiscal Responsibilities:

The PD is responsible for operating the Residency in a fiscally sound manner. This includes the review of budgets, development of a fiscal plan, and the involvement of faculty and staff in monitoring and managing resources.

Personnel Management:

The PD, in collaboration with the Department Chair, is responsible for the recruitment and management of residency faculty and staff. The PD works closely with the Northgate FMC clinic director in the management of FMC staff. These responsibilities include evaluation and/or appropriate disciplinary action in accordance with institutional policies.

Clinical Program Management:

The Department Chair may negotiate with the PD to serve as his or her representative in the capacity of the Department’s Chief of Service at UWMC or Northwest Hospital. The job responsibilities of the Chief of Service are found in the UWMC Bylaws Article IX Clinical Services, Section 4: Function of the Chief of Service (Department Chair)

Development of Scholarly Activities:

The PD is responsible for maintaining an educational environment that is conducive to, and encourages scholarly activity by, residents and residency faculty. The PD engages in, and maintains scholarly activity sufficient for faculty rank.

Organizational Involvement and Representation:

The PD participates in various UW GME and SOM committees, such as the Graduate Medical Education Committee and other committees. The PD supports faculty involvement in appropriate committee work. The PD represents the residency and the UW Medicine in regional and national meetings, such as the UW Residency Network meetings, the national Program Director’s Workshop, or other meetings when appropriate.

Other Clinical, Teaching, and Leadership Characteristics:

· The PD participates fully in the supervision and teaching of residents including supervision of obstetrical deliveries, and participation in the inpatient and outpatient supervision of resident patient care. As such the PD participates fully in the faculty on­ call system.

· The PD maintains a leadership style that respects and encourages collaboration with individuals and groups of individuals across the work spectrum. The PD encourages teamwork and actively promotes professionalism. The PD is competent and sensitive in managing change.

· The PD maintains a competent level of business and information systems knowledge.

· The PD sets an example as an excellent clinician and teacher.

Reporting Structure:

The PD is administratively based in the Department of Family Medicine and is directly responsible to the Department Chair. The PD is appointed by the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine.

Application Instructions

Applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Paul A. James, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, UW Box 356390, Seattle, Washington 98195, or by email to maryat@uw.edu.

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


Family Medicine – Associate or Assistant Professor WOT (AA19187)

The Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington seeks a full-time family physician with a passion for resident teaching and excellence in patient care. Appointment will be on the clinician teacher track at the assistant professor or associate professor level dependent on experience. This is a non-tenured position academic appointment consistent with all other residency faculty.

The position will be based in the residency section. Residency duties will include attending in the clinic and the hospital, as well as teaching and advising residents and participating in residency administrative and curricular duties. Other duties may be assigned by the program director or chair. This clinician is expected to participate in the full-spectrum of clinical family medicine practice including obstetrics and inpatient attending. Recent direct practice-based patient care experience in full spectrum family medicine is strongly preferred. Teaching and training experience in medical education is desirable. Applicants are required to have an MD, DO, or foreign equivalent with current certification by the American Board of Family Medicine.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduate 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.

Applicants should apply to Matthew J. Thompson, MD, Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Family Medicine, UW Box 356390, Seattle, Washington 98195 mjt@uw.edu.

We are interested in candidates who are committed to developing an supporting diversity and inclusion in the work and learning environment.


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