Employment

Below are current openings at the Department of Family Medicine:

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer

Family Medicine/MEDEX Physician Assistant Program | Seattle/Tacoma/Spokane, WA; Anchorage, AK

The MEDEX Physician Assistant Program at the University of Washington seeks PA faculty members at its four training sites in Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane, WA and Anchorage, AK. There are openings for full-time and/or part-time positions. Faculty duties include teaching, developing syllabi, lectures and evaluation instruments, coordinating or chairing at least one course, providing instruction in assigned didactic courses, advising and evaluating students, working collaboratively with other faculty members, medical director, staff and invited guest lecturers, admissions work and scholarly activity. Faculty assist in all aspects of the program including recruitment and the development, delivery and evaluation of the curriculum associated with the program.

Integrative Medicine Physician – Family Medicine

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine | University of Washington, Seattle

The University of Washington Department of Family Medicine and Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and seek an outstanding individual for a full-time faculty position as integrative family medicine physician. The UW Osher Center, founded in 2018, is renowned for its excellence and commitment to the highest quality integrative family medicine patient care, education, and research. We are seeking a dedicated, experienced, integrative family physician to work collaboratively with a diverse, interprofessional team in the provision of outstanding, evidence-based integrative healthcare. This role offers unique opportunities to collaborate with talented clinicians, educators, and researchers at the Osher Center and to build partnerships and promote integrative health across UW.

The successful candidate will have exceptional clinical skills in integrative family medicine, experience with interprofessional teamwork and collaboration, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must be board-certified in family medicine and integrative medicine (ABOIM), have completed a fellowship or equivalent advanced training in integrative medicine, have direct experience in the practice of complementary and integrative healthcare, and be licensed or eligible to be licensed in the State of Washington. Preferred qualifications include, but are not limited to, demonstrated leadership in the clinical practice of integrative medicine and experience in medical or interprofessional education. The selected individual will be eligible for a UW appointment in the Clinical or Clinician/teacher academic track as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, and as such, will participate in teaching, mentoring, and scholarly activities.

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

The Department of Family Medicine is committed to building a diverse, inclusive community. Our intention is to create a community that encourages participation, connection and values each individual’s unique contributions regardless of socioeconomic status, race, culture, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical status or age. The successful candidate will be expected to support the department’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and to show evidence of demonstrated commitment to DEI. 

This is a 1.0 FTE position.

Please apply online where you will be asked to submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two references: http://apply.interfolio.com/75086

To inquire about the position, please reach out to Iman Majd, MD, LAc at imanmajd@uw.edu.

Assistant Professor, Research Section

Department of Family Medicine: Research Section | University of Washington, Seattle

The Department of Family Medicine (DFM), University of Washington has a unique opportunity to join our Research Section. We invite applications for assistant professor rank (without tenure due to funding) to join an exciting and growing Research Section with long established successes in the areas of practice-based research, rural health, and health workforce. We also have considerable strengths in many other priority research areas such as integrated behavioral health, cancer detection, informatics, substance use disorder, women’s health, diagnostic testing and cardiovascular disease.

The successful applicant(s) will be on a full-time, 12-month appointment (July 1-June 30) in the clinician researcher pathway (without tenure due to funding). The expected start date is July 1, 2021, or soon thereafter.

The Department of Family Medicine is committed to promoting health equity, and creating an inclusive culture by maintaining a diverse faculty, and values each individual’s unique contributions.

The Department of Family Medicine is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. The successful candidate will be expected to support the department’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research in one of the following major areas of research in the section.

  1. Practice-based research. An opportunity exists to take a major role in the WWAMI regional Practice and Research Network (WPRN) and related practice-based research activities. The WPRN is a practice-based research network (PBRN) funded by the UW’s Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) that includes clinical sites across the 5 state WWAMI region. The WPRN facilitates diverse areas of research with investigators from multiple departments and institutions.
  2. Rural health research. The Department houses the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center (RHRC), which is funded by a multi-year cooperative agreement grant from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). RHRC’s multidisciplinary team conducts research around rural healthcare providers, rural access to home health care, and cancer screening and opioid use disorder.
  3. Health workforce research. The Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) includes two multi-year cooperative agreement grants from HRSA in the areas of allied health and health equity. CHWS conducts policy-relevant research on a wide spectrum of health professions including physicians, nurses, therapists, and the behavioral health workforce. CHWS multidisciplinary team collaborates with investigators across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.
  4. Clinical informatics and data science: Several investigators have research programs in areas of complex data sharing, machine learning / predictive analytics, natural language processing, and data visualization. Current research in this area is leveraging UW Medicine electronic medical records and regional and national data sharing networks, as well as a region-wide and national efforts aligned with the multiple institutions in the areas of practice improvement, integrated behavioral health care, health service disparities, COVID19 testing, cancer, diabetes, obesity, substance use, dementia, and complex patients with multiple chronic conditions.
  5. Primary Care Innovations. The Primary Care Innovation Lab (PCI-Lab) conducts research to develop and implement new technologies which have the potential to improve care in primary care and community settings. The majority of the research is currently focused on improving diagnosis and monitoring in areas such as respiratory tract infections, smartphone technologies, cancer detection, and blood pressure monitoring.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary research, which are crucially important in Family Medicine and to the success of our research enterprise. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a record of outstanding research, obtain external funding, and contribute to the Department’s mission to deliver high quality primary care. Successful candidates will be expected to generate external funding from grants and contracts as a principal investigator or co-investigator in collaboration with other investigators in the Department of Family Medicine, as well as other departments or Schools at UW.

Other duties expected of successful candidates include teaching and services aligned with the academic mission of University of Washington, commensurate with rank. Clinicians are expected to participate in clinical practice at UW Medicine clinical sites. For MD/DO/PA faculty, this would include outpatient family medicine, and if desired obstetrics and inpatient attending at the UWMC-Northwest Campus. For clinical psychology candidates, this would include practice within outpatient behavioral health at one of the UW Medicine Clinics and/or Harborview Medical Center Family Medicine Clinic.

Qualifications

Applicants are required to either have a) an MD, DO, or foreign equivalent with current certification by the American Board of Family Medicine, or b) a Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Physician Assistant studies (PA) with current certification by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or c) a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in clinical psychology (or other relevant clinical fields) from an accredited university.

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduate 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.

Must have a license or be license eligible in WA state.

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply through Interfolio with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two references via this link http://apply.interfolio.com/83369  For informal inquires, potential candidates should contact Dr. Matthew Thompson, Vice Chair for Research mjt@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.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor Full-Time

Family Medicine Residency | Seattle

The Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington is seeking full-time family physicians. The positions will demonstrate a passion for teaching and excellence in patient care. The positions will be on the clinician teacher track with a faculty title of assistant professor without tenure due to source of funding, associate professor without tenure due to source of funding, or professor without tenure due to source of funding. Professorial rank is dependent upon record of academic and teaching success in addition to clinical expertise. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Faculty in the Department of Family Medicine have an annual service period of 12 months (July 1–June 30). 

These positions reside in the Department of Family Medicine section most aligned with the teaching activity. Duties will include attending in UW Medicine clinic(s) and hospital(s) as well as teaching and advising learners and participating in departmental administrative duties. Research and scholarship are important parts of our regular faculty positions and collaboration and teamwork are valued. The chair may assign other duties. 

The clinician is expected to participate in the full spectrum of clinical practice including obstetrics and inpatient attending. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Qualifications

Applicants are required to have an MD, DO, or foreign equivalent with current certification by the American Board of Family Medicine.

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduate 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.

Recent demonstrated direct practice-based patient care experience in full spectrum family medicine is required.

Must hold or be eligible for Washington State medical license. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two references via this link apply.interfolio.com/75086 Informal inquiries can be sent to Dave Evans at evansd9@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.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

Associate Program Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

University of Washington Family Medicine Residency | Seattle

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The University of Washington Family Medicine Residency is a university-based residency program whose mission is to train and empower the next generation of family medicine leaders and educators to provide broad spectrum, team-based care in diverse communities and practice settings.  We strive to understand social and historical constructs that contribute to institutional racism and to build skills to dismantle or enhance structures to achieve health equity.  By harnessing the revolutionary power of family medicine, we work to create a healthcare system that centers on marginalized communities, thereby meeting and exceeding the needs of all people.

The Associate Program Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will help UWFMR and the DFM practice inclusive excellence. More than a short-term project or single initiative, a comprehensive approach requires a fundamental transformation of the residency by embedding and practicing inclusivity in every educational and patient care effort.

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Associate Program Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be a catalyst and a visible presence in the Residency and the Department of Family Medicine whose focus is creating and sustaining 1) an inclusive culture 2) a diverse family medicine residency of faculty, residents, and staff, and 3) equity and inclusion as part of all aspects of residency operations.  This position will also support overall Department of Family Medicine (DFM) DEI goals.

Scope includes:

  • Equity—a value, principle and goal: Fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that prevent full participation
    • Foster a workplace and learning environment free of stereotypes and unwarranted, avoidable, and unfair differences in opportunity, access, participation, relationship, and use of individual talents,
    • Promote a high standard of health for all, with special attention to needs of those at greatest risk of poor health based on social conditions and marginalized or oppressed positionality.
  • Diversity—a spread of individual differences representative of who we serve.
    • Lead recruitment and retention of a diverse and representative group of faculty, residents and staff.
    • Serve a diverse patient population with cultural humility and safety. 
  • Inclusion–active, intentional, ongoing engagement with diversity and equity.
    • Create an environment in which any individual or group feels welcomed, respected, supported, valued, and encouraged to participate and bring their full, authentic selves to work and education. 
    • Foster a care system that authentically invites all patients in, consciously including and providing a sense of belonging and ability to achieve the best health they can. 

Approximate distribution of FTE:

Direct patient care (40 – 50%)

Resident Precepting (10-20%)

Teaching and Administration (30-50%)

FTE distribution will depend on specific roles and will be negotiate with the DFM Chair

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Curricular Development and Administration

  • In collaboration with the Program Director and the residency Health Equity and Anti-Racism (HEAR) Committee, develop and implement strategies designed to enhance and promote a diverse and inclusive community throughout the residency.
  • Refine and lead curricular efforts to train every family medicine resident, staff, and faculty member to be a role model, educator, and leader in transforming healthcare to achieve health equity.
  • Maintain relationships with other UW entities interested in health equity and DEI such as the DFM Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion (JEDI) Committee, UW Office of HealthCare Equity, UW GMEC EDI Subcommittee.
  • Participate in assuring residency compliance with UW Medicine, UW Office of GME, UWNC and ACGME policies.

Physician Leadership 

  • Serve as a leader in the residency and DFM to recruit/mentor/promote URM faculty, residents, and students.
  • Train future family physicians to practice in a high-quality, sustainable, evidence-based fashion.
  • Foster an academic environment within the organization, adding to quality goals and staff satisfaction.

Strategic Direction

  • Review strategic plans for the residency program with particular emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Be aware of operational issues, progress on implementation of strategies, and concerns and successes of frontline staff; be able to assist program director in communicating and advising on these issues.

Partnership

  • Partner with Program Director, faculty, residents and staff to ensure patient centered, equitable patient care for a diverse population.

Professional Development

  • Participate in leadership development activities such as UW GME Program Director series, WWAMI FMRN director development, NIPDD as able and needed.

Operational Excellence and Quality

  • Assist the residency Program Director in ensuring the program meets accreditation requirements of the American Board of Family Medicine and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
  • Assist the residency Program Director in making UWFMR a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion and an educational model for other residency programs.
  • Lead adoption and implementation of evidence based clinical practices, particularly as they relate to health equity.
  • Actively support and participate in clinical care delivery decision-making to ensure clinical care meets the highest standards of quality and cost-effectiveness.
  • Participation in selection, orientation, supervision, and evaluation of residents.

Financial Stewardship

  • Assist Program Director in oversight of residency operations with a focus on innovative and integrated strategies for optimal financial performance.

UW Family Medicine Residency representation

  • Represent the residency at local, regional and national levels, participating in professional organizations as needed, in partnership with the Program Director.
  • Contribute to efforts that market UW as an educational institution.
  • Represent the residency as part of UW Department of Family Medicine’s commitment as a socially responsible, anti-racist organization.
  • Foster relationships with local and national organizations for faculty development, dissemination of research, and accreditation.
  • Actively promote UW as the best place to practice and receive care.
  • Translate and communicate our vision to residents and staff.
  • Celebrate successes, recognize excellence in performance, and communicate accomplishments to build pride.

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education: Medical degree plus completion of an ACGME approved family medicine residency.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience

Minimum: Two years full-time professional activity in family practice.  Teaching experience in a family medicine residency.  Experience with promoting a collaborative climate that recognizes, celebrates, and supports diversity.  Familiarity with the Residency Review Committee requirements of the ACGME and American Board of Family Medicine policies and procedures related to residency training.   

Preferred: Proven ability to manage diverse team members and performance improvement efforts while achieving strategic objectives.  Demonstrated knowledge of equal employment opportunity/affirmative action principles and practices. Prior experience as a core residency faculty member with leadership or involvement in diversity efforts.  Experience with budget supervision, curriculum development, and supervising staff.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES

Must be eligible for unrestricted license as a health care provider in the state of Washington, credentialing by UW Medicine, board certified by ABFM or other appropriate certifying agency.

Application instructions

Applicants should apply with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two references via this link apply.interfolio.com/75086 Informal inquiries can be sent to Dave Evans at evansd9@uw.edu