Dermatology Chief at VAPSHCS The University of Washington, Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) are seeking a staff physician who will serve as Chief of Dermatology within the Hospital and Specialty Medicine Service. The patient population ranges from young adult to geriatrics. The incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning, and self-direction in goal setting for managing each Veteran’s medical need. The selected candidate will be proposed for appointment to the full-time faculty at the University of Washington on either the regular faculty track as Associate Professor (0112) or Professor (0111) without tenure due to funding, (12 month multi-year appointments) or on the clinical faculty track (Clinical Associate Professor (0166), or Clinical Professor (0165), non-tenured, 12 month annual appointments. The Chief is responsible for participating in and/or managing all aspects of the Dermatology program, to include clinical, surgical, administrative, academic and research components; management of patient care load within available staffing, to include physicians, consultants and attendings, physician assistants/nurse practitioners and residents; and coordinate resident academic activities with the affiliate department at the University of Washington. The Chief will provide medical treatment where appropriate for patients with derm-related injuries and diseases. He/she will deliver care to veterans requiring surgery or having surgery-related illnesses. The Chief will work with multiple divisions/services throughout the facility to improve outcomes and efficiencies by collaborating with nursing and others to facilitate the operations of the ICU wards to meet common goals. The Chief is responsible for the structure and details of physician rounding schedules, and nighttime coverage systems relevant to the care of the dermatology patient. He/she will ensure providers, including staff, consultants, contractors, attendings, have met facility and VA requirements for privileging, security clearance, computer training and appointment prior to taking call or providing. The Chief will perform components of administrative management, participate in conferences and supervise/train physician assistants, residents and medical student trainees.Candidates must have an M.D. (or foreign equivalent) and Board Certification in Dermatology through the American Board of Dermatology (or foreign equivalent) and demonstrated leadership abilities. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens (permanent residents may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens). University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
Address inquiries to Philip Fleckman, MD, Search Committee Chair, Division of Dermatology, Box 356524, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-6524. Phone 206-543-5290; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This position will remain open until filled.
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.