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Two (2) Open Rank Without Tenure (WOT), Assistant Medical Director at BloodWorks NW - Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Title: Two (2) Open Rank Without Tenure (WOT), Assistant Medical Director at BloodWorks NW - Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

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Position Description

Bloodworks Northwest (BWNW) and the University of Washington (UW) announces the availability of two physician positions specializing in transfusion medicine. One position will be focused primarily with transfusion services, with the other focusing on blood collection/blood services. The Assistant Medical Directors will provide assistance to the Medical Director with coverage of BWNW laboratories, provide education and mentoring to trainees rotating to Bloodworks Northwest, participate in shared transfusion medicine didactics at UWMC, and actively assist with rotation structure and content for the Transfusion medicine fellowship. 

UW faculty demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and engage in teaching, research, and clinical service. UW faculty embrace the vision of excellence, collaboration, and integrity. Come join us in one of the most beautiful and exciting locations in the U.S. as we pursue our mission of creatively and durably improving health.

This appointment may be at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor, without tenure due to reasons of funding. 

This position is paid directly by Bloodworks Northwest and receives no UW compensation.  Please refer to Bloodworks Northwest for information about compensation for this position.

Assistant Professors WOT are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Associate and Full Professors WOT hold indefinite appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. This is a full-time, 12-month service period (July 1 – June 30) position and remains open until filled with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2023, but is flexible.

Our commitment at Bloodworks Northwest is to foster a welcoming, inclusive workplace, shaped by individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that diversity is a catalyst for innovation, and our role is to harness our collective talent to shape our mission.

We are devoted to an open, safe and inclusive environment in which all employees are comfortable to bring their whole selves to work.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to contribute to our life-saving work.

Amidst the rising cases of the delta variant of COVID-19 and the tragic threat to public health, we must safeguard each other and the community through vaccination. Bloodworks has joined the growing number of experts and institutions requiring COVID-19 vaccinations of health workers. Learn more about our COVID-19 vaccine requirement.


Candidates must have an M.D. or D.O. (or foreign equivalent) and be board-certified in Transfusion Medicine. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of 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. 


Interested candidates need to apply on the Bloodworks Northwest Career site: Note: Application materials will also be uploaded to UW Interfolio by a UW staff member.

Applicants should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, and contact information for at least three references addressed to Theresa Nester, MD, Co-Chief Medical Officer. Please provide any attachments as one upload attachment in Word format in the candidate portal. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications accepted until position is filled.

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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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

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