The Department of Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) and the University of Washington (UW) Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, are seeking an academic internal medicine professional to fill a full-time position as Director, General Medicine Service (GMS) at the VAPSHCS Seattle and American Lake Divisions. VAPSHCS is a tertiary-care urban VA medical center with divisions at both American Lake (Tacoma) and Seattle, WA.
This position would be appointed to the full-time faculty at the University of Washington in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level, without tenure due to funding (WOT), commensurate with experience. This position would have an annual service period of 12 months [July1-June30] with an anticipated start date in the fall/winter of AY 2019-20. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
The General Medicine Service consists of nearly 390 multi-disciplinary employees and spans both divisions of VAPSHCS and seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics. The primary care clinics follow the Patient-Aligned Care Team (PACT) model, which emphasizes the integral role of the Veteran in his/her health care team consisting of a primary care provider (i.e., MD, ARNP, PA), RN care manager, clinical associate (i.e., LPN, health tech), and clerical assistant. Care is coordinated with expanded team members as relevant, such as social workers, registered dietitians, behavioral health clinicians, and clinical pharmacists. Partnerships with Veterans, access to care, care coordination, and team-based care make up the PACT pillars. The Seattle VA Primary Care faculty are closely integrated in the University of Washington internal medicine residency program and academic division and are actively involved in the education and supervision of resident trainees.
The VA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment. We are looking for a physician who possesses high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who is kind and empathetic, has a sense of humor, and who enjoys working for a collaborative, team-oriented system. Recruitment Incentives are authorized.
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The qualified applicant to the Director, GMS position will be a physician (M.D. or foreign equivalent), board certified in Internal Medicine (or foreign equivalent), and have demonstrated significant leadership, mentoring, and management in a tertiary care environment, as well as strong health care operations and planning. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in the academic missions of education and research in an affiliated environment. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens (permanent residents may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).
This position will be appointed at both the VAPSHCS and the UW. Candidates will be asked to apply online at both USAJobs (for the VAPSHCS) and Interfolio (for the UW) job sites.
Applicants will also need to submit an online application through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/63148. You will be asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of four (4) references (including their name, address, email, and phone number).
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
For questions regarding the UW posting, please contact Pearlie Tapang, Academic HR Manager, UW Division of General Internal Medicine, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington are affirmative action and equal opportunity employers. 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.
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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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