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Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor - Musculoskeletal Physiatrist (Interventional) - Rehabilitation Medicine (UWMC-Northwest Sports and Spine)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor - Musculoskeletal Physiatrist (Interventional) - Rehabilitation Medicine (UWMC-Northwest Sports and Spine)

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Position Description

The University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine invites applications for musculoskeletal (MSK) physiatrists with expertise in spine and general MSK medicine to join our Sports & Spine Division at the Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor level, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time position based at UW Medical Center-Northwest, with an annual service period of 12 months (July 1-June 30). Anticipated start date would be on or around September 1, 2021.


This position presents an excellent opportunity for an MSK physiatrist who wishes to practice in a collaborative and multidisciplinary academic setting.


Responsibilities of the MSK physiatrist will include a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions within the areas of sports and spine medicine. The position will focus primarily on non-operative spine care, including interventional procedures, with a secondary focus on general musculoskeletal care. There also is opportunity for MSK ultrasound and peripheral injections. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


The clinical environment is an outpatient practice embedded within an academic department.


The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Sports & Spine Division is a well-established group practice with 16 faculty members across several clinic locations, including at UWMC-Northwest, Harborview Medical Center, Husky Stadium, Eastside Specialty Clinic, and South Lake Union. We provide the highest quality patient-centered care, with each faculty member offering a unique contribution to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.


The University of Washington, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Sports & Spine Division believe that diversity fosters excellence and are committed to continually building an inclusive culture.


The Seattle-Tacoma/South Puget Sound region is widely recognized as one of the most desirable locations in the United States to live and work, with a wide spectrum of cultural, educational, and sporting events, and with year-round recreational opportunities.


Candidates should meet the following requirements:


  • MD, DO, or foreign equivalent and eligible for full medical licensure in Washington State
  • Board certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Successful completion of fellowship training in sports medicine or spine/pain
  • Experience with interventional procedures including lumbar spinal injections
  • Expertise in rehabilitation medicine, with strong clinical experience


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 foreign equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.


Please upload the following required documents as part of the application process:


  • updated curriculum vitae
  • letter of interest or cover letter
  • names and addresses of four professional references who may be contacted by the committee for inquiries


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue on an ongoing basis until fulfillment of the position.


Address inquiries as follows:

Dr. Melinda S. Loveless, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359721

Seattle, WA  98104


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