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Assistant Professor WOT (Director of the Regional Amputation Center at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System) - Rehabilitation Medicine


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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Assistant Professor WOT (Director of the Regional Amputation Center at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System) - Rehabilitation Medicine


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Position Description

OVERVIEW

The University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor WOT (without tenure by reason of funding), commensurate with experience and qualifications, on the clinician-educator pathway, to serve as Director of the Regional Amputation Center at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS). This position has a 12-month service period (July 1 – June 30), with an anticipated start date in fall 2021 or winter 2022. 

The successful candidate will join our excellent team of 20 physiatrists within the Rehabilitation Care Service Line at VAPSHCS and our faculty in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. The Regional Amputation Center at VAPSHCS, which includes three physiatrists, prosthetist/orthotists, and an amputation rehabilitation coordinator, is one of seven specialized clinical centers for limb loss rehabilitation within the VA Amputation System of Care. VAPSHCS also has a well-established amputation rehabilitation fellowship (one of few in the United States). In addition to excellence in clinical care and education, VAPSHCS houses the VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Center for Limb Loss and Mobility (CLiMB), a nationally renowned research center with MD and PhD principal investigators, VA Career Development and Research Career Scientist awardees, and approximately $30M in grant funding over the past five years.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System are committed to an inclusive environment and to reducing inequities in patient care through education, research, leadership, and excellence in clinical care. We strongly believe that diversity enriches training and scientific discovery, fosters excellence, and promotes the best healthcare.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

This position is paid directly by the VA and does not include UW salary support.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Direct the Regional Amputation Center, including supervision of employees, developing, and implementing strategic plan, and presentation of progress to stakeholders as needed.
  2. With a clinical focus in amputee rehabilitation and prosthetic prescription and evaluation, provide expert clinical care in amputee clinic, as well as hospital consultations that may include patients with a variety of rehabilitation issues. Provide inpatient unit coverage, with on-call coverage required.
  3. Diagnose and treat acute and chronic rehabilitation conditions including – but not exclusively focused on – amputation.
  4. Staff inpatient, subacute and inpatient intensive rehab consultations with residents, to include on-call coverage as needed.
  5. Complete EMGs (independently or supervising residents).  
  6. Supervise trainees, including amputation fellow, residents, medical students, and other health-care trainees.
  7. May include research opportunities (commensurate with candidate qualifications and interests).
  8. Direct the VA Amputee Fellowship Program.
  9. May be expected to work at both the Seattle and Tacoma VA Puget Sound Health Care System locations.

Qualifications

  1. Be a U.S. citizen (permanent residents may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit a qualified citizen);
  2. Possess an MD, DO, or foreign degree equivalent;
  3. Have completed residency training in an accredited Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation program;
  4. Be board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation;
  5. Be licensed to practice medicine in any state of the United States;
  6. Have at least 1 year of amputation fellowship experience, a minimum of 2 years of clinical administration experience, and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience; and
  7. Have a strong record of disseminating discoveries in the field through a record of peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, or nation presentations.

Instructions

Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae; a responsive cover letter that includes statements of teaching, leadership, and research; a diversity statement that reflects your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced in course content, hiring practice involvement, community service, etc.; and the names, titles, and contact information of four professional references.

For questions about the position, contact Kathleen Burgess, MD, MS, Search Committee Chair, by email: ahrrehab@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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