Division Chief of Hospital Medicine

Job description

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University invites applications for the position of Division Chief of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine.  This is a new position created to serve the needs of our patients, learners and communities.   The academic hospitalist position will have a faculty appointment in the Department of Medicine and will be responsible for oversight of the Division of Hospital Medicine, primary inpatient duties, resident and student education, and medicine consultation.

The Hospital Medicine Chief will have leadership and management skills and experience in scholarly work, excellence in teaching, clinical activities and systems of care.  The ideal candidate will be a board-certified internal medicine physician at the rank of Assistant Professor or above and have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a faculty member.   The candidate must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Represent the Division in coordination with the Department Chair, Hospitalist Teams and Residents.
  • Provide administration and oversight of the Division’s financial operations and budgets.
  • Provide administration and oversight of schedule to ensure adequate provider coverage of medicine inpatients at AU.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in faculty and staff recruitment and support access, equity and diversity.
  • Provide education and training to residents, students, APPs and staff.
  • Provide hospital inpatient care.
  • Provide hospital inpatient consultation.
  • Work collaboratively with emergency medicine, critical care medicine, and surgical specialties to ensure quality and timely transitions of care.  
  • Work collaboratively with hospital leadership to maintain and improve quality and safety metrics for inpatients.

About the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) is the flagship medical school of the University System of Georgia, the state’s only public medical school, and one of the top 5 largest medical schools in the United States. Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1828 as the nation’s fifth public medical school, the third medical school in the Southeast and the thirteenth in the nation, MCG has risen to its current role optimizing health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery, and service.

The Medical College of Georgia educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, as well as three regional clinical campuses for third-and fourth-year students and a second four-year campus in Athens, Georgia in partnership with the University of Georgia. The state’s medical school also offers clinical training in more than 200 sites across the state providing students experience in the full spectrum of medicine, from tertiary/quaternary care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals provide postgraduate education to nearly 500 residents in 44 different programs. More than 51 percent of MCG graduates remain in Georgia to practice, well above the average retention rate of 39 percent. In 2016 MCG graduated more than twice the number of physicians going into primary care and core specialties – like family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, and general surgery – than any other medical school in the state of Georgia.

Our researchers and clinicians focus on illnesses that affect most of Georgia and America’s children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine, and genomics. They also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 80 clinics and hospitals statewide.

About the Department of Medicine

The largest department in the Medical College of Georgia, the Department of Medicine is comprised of 10 Sections, includes more than 100 full-time faculty, in excess of 400 part-time faculty, over 60 internal medicine residents, more than 50 subspecialty and research fellows, and numerous postdoctoral fellows. Faculty provide outstanding primary through quaternary care in general internal medicine and nine subspecialties, including Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology-Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Pulmonary, and Rheumatology.


An overriding goal of the department is to provide the highest quality health care and the foundation for lifelong learning and success for trainees and students. The Department strives to continue to improve educational methods and their senior educators are nationally recognized. The training programs are innovative and provide a broad range of opportunities and experiences that can be customized to meet the needs of the individual trainees.


The Department is also home to a translational research program that provides opportunities for career  development  through  biomedical  research  with  scientists  across  the  University  and resources to initiate collaborative projects.


There also are community outreach opportunities for faculty and trainees through participation in local clinical practices and organizations within the region and beyond, and many faculty hold leadership positions at the local, regional and national levels.


How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidate materials should include a letter of interest and complete curriculum vitae.

Applications, nominations and inquiries will be received electronically by Sharon Wingard, Executive Search Consultant, Augusta University at [email protected]

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript. Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer




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Posted: 12/6/2018
Application Due: 2/4/2019
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