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Associate Professor or Professor (WOT), Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital Hospital

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Associate Professor or Professor (WOT), Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation, Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital Hospital

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital are seeking a qualified individual to serve as Medical Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit in the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. This full-time appointment will be at the rank of  Associate or full Professor (without tenure due to source of funding) in the Clinician-Educator or Clinician-Scientist pathway, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is a 12-month service period appointment (July 1-June 30) with an anticipated start date of summer 2022, but earlier or later dates will be considered.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington is a leading academic department that includes faculty at Seattle Children’s, Harborview Medical Center, the University of Washington Medical Center, and the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System. With more than 140 total salaried faculty and 70 physician faculty, UW Rehabilitation Medicine operates the largest Rehabilitation Medicine program in the Northwest region of the United States.

The Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Seattle Children’s includes seven physicians, one advanced practice provider, four psychologists, 62 physical therapists, 39 occupational therapists and 32 speech and language pathologists; all are integral members of the department. The majority of Division faculty work takes place at Seattle Children’s. In partnership with service chief and inpatient leadership, the Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Seattle Children’s will

  1. manage the pediatric inpatient rehabilitation unit, which serves children with complex medical conditions, children with tracheostomies and ventilators, etc.;
  2. maintain a high functioning inpatient rehabilitation unit that meets standards of care related to the institution as well as outside regulating agencies;
  3. track performance and implement continuous improvement associated with patient outcomes, safety, flow and experience;
  4. develop, review, and implement policies to ensure quality medical care;
  5. coach and mentor other physicians and trainees;
  6. participate in inpatient and outpatient clinical service and contribute to the clinical education of residents and fellows;
  7. lead and work effectively in multidisciplinary teams.

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

Seattle Children’s is a 350-bed hospital committed to family centered care, patient safety, teaching and research.  It serves as the primary pediatric hospital for the Seattle metropolitan and Puget Sound areas as well as the tertiary referral center for the Pacific Northwest states including Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.  The Rehabilitation Medicine program at Seattle Children’s operates a 12-bed inpatient unit, a robust consult service, as well as general and specialized outpatient rehabilitation clinics.

The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Seattle Children's Hospital are committed to continually building an inclusive culture; have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and believe that diversity fosters excellence.

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

The mild winters and temperate summers enable year-round outdoor activities. To answer the question on many people's mind: "No, it doesn't rain all the time." Seattle gets less rain annually than Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Miami, and many other major metro areas. Surrounded by both mountains and water on two sides, Seattle's natural beauty and proximity to nature, perhaps, contribute to its inherent attitude of calm and patience.

For many, living in Seattle has as much to do with what is outside the city proper as what is inside. Less than an hour from downtown, residents escape for the day or weekend to wineries, ski resorts, hiking trails, and sprawling parks. Seattleites bring that love of nature into the city proper as much as possible, enjoying Seattle's parks and tree-lined streets while staying cozy in fleece jackets.

U.S. News & World Report analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there. Seattle is ranked #13 in “Best Places to Live” and #50 in “Best Places to Retire.”



  • Must have an MD or DO (or foreign equivalent)
  • Must be board certified in Rehabilitation Medicine and either also (a) be board certified in Pediatrics or (b) have subspecialty certification in Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Licensed physician with a history of medical practice in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Eligible to practice medicine in the state of Washington
  • Faculty position at associate professor level or higher in Pediatric Rehabilitation or closely related area

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


Please submit the following:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • responsive cover letter that includes statements of interest/experience in clinical care, research, and teaching;
  • diversity statement that reflects your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced in course content, hiring practice involvement, community service, etc.
  • the names and titles of four professional references with contact information.

Questions may be referred to Molly Fuentes, MD, Assistant Professor, c/o

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews are anticipated to begin as early as December 2021 / January 2022.

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