Family Medicine – Faculty Physician/Clinician Educator for Emergency Department (Chatham Hosp...

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Permanent Faculty

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Family Medicine – Faculty Physician/Clinician Educator for Emergency Department (Chatham Hospital)

Appointment Type:

Fixed Term Faculty

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications and Experience


Full Time



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Would you like to join a team dedicated to excellence in primary care? At the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we have a long history of leadership locally and nationally, an aspirational culture, and an innovative attitude. High quality, compassionate patient care is at the center of everything we do. We are known for our innovation in practice redesign and the provision of full-scope patient care. Our doctors care for babies, children, adolescents, and adults throughout the life cycle, including the provision of maternity care. We provide extensive services for physical health, emotional wellbeing, nutrition, and acute care. Our strategy embraces modernization while attending to quality improvement, population health, cost reduction, and care team wellbeing. Learn more about the UNC Department of Family Medicine at:

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in association with UNC Health and Chatham Hospital seeks a Family Physician with broad interests for an exciting new position. Clinical time will be divided between staffing the Emergency Department and the Hospitalist Service of a teaching hospital located 30 miles outside of Chapel Hill. Chatham Hospital is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital located in Siler City with a 10 bed ED, 20 acute and post-acute beds of which 4 are designated ICU, and 5 Maternity Care beds. There is an annual ED volume of 17K and the average in-patient census is 16. Both the Emergency Department and Hospitalist services are entirely staffed by UNC Department of Family Medicine faculty. Consultative services include general surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, and gyn.

This is an amazing opportunity to join an academically diverse and energetic group of Family Physicians engaged in the important work of providing ED and hospitalist care to a rural population while training the next generation of care givers in an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment. We teach UNC medical students, PA students and Family Medicine residents in both clinical settings. The ED and hospitalist teams are supported by midlevel providers and in the ED there is also 16/24 hours of scribe support. Additional clinical support is provided by the UNC telephone consult service, tele-psych service, on-site interpreter services and UNC AirCare. We use EPIC as our EHR, and most of our patient transfers are to the UNC main campus.

The Department of Family Medicine is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. Faculty rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent UNC faculty physician benefits and clinical incentive pay. The Department prefers full-time positions, but is willing to negotiate to no less than .75 FTE (full time equivalent).

As a Faculty Physician/Clinician Educator you will be an integral part of our department’s success. Our team members advance the tripartite mission of the UNC School of Medicine, including excellent patient care, superior teaching, and impactful research. We support our faculty with professional development opportunities in the department, in the institution, and nationally. Each faculty member is supported by a mentoring subcommittee that helps build the framework to a successful career, including career planning, counseling around career goals, and regular review of academic activities, all tailored to individual professional and personal goals. Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

• Clinical: The clinical responsibilities will include the full scope of ED patient care and provision of hospital care for general medical, pediatric, and surgical patients. Inpatient critical care is provided in an open ICU, and advanced airway management skills are essential. The ED commitment is 6 shifts per month (12 hours each), split between night and day shifts. There is a night shift pay differential, and the option to work entirely as a Nocturnist is also available. The Hospitalist commitment is 4-8 shifts per month, the majority of which will be 12 hour shifts done in blocks of 3-4 days each, weekend and holiday coverage is required and divided among the group. Hospitalist night shifts are optional, done from home with the physician coming on-site if needed, with additional payment provided above base salary for each shift done.

• Teaching & Education: Our department cultivates a diverse and inclusive teaching environment. Like all other faculty in the department, the person in this position will fulfill the institution’s teaching mission and will teach and mentor medical students, interns, residents, fellows, and other learners in a variety of clinical settings.

• Research: All faculty are encouraged to develop a scholarly interest. Clinical faculty are expected to produce a scholarly product, which may include national presentations and should include manuscript submission, at a rate of one every one or two years.

• Supervision: This position likely will involve supervision of UNC medical students and Family Medicine residents.

• Institutional Citizenship: All faculty are expected to work as part of the larger team to improve access, reduce cost, improve quality, and promote efficiency and better health outcomes. You may be asked to engage in community outreach and attend professional events to assist with program development and building professional relationships. In addition, attention to timely and complete documentation and patient satisfaction is expected.

Educational Requirements:

MD or DO required.

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates must be board eligible or board certified in Family Medicine. Fellowship training and/or an advanced degree (e.g. MPH) is highly desirable, but not mandatory. Clinical experience in an emergency department setting, urgent care, rural practice or teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Continuous certification in ACLS, PALS and ATLS will be required.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/11/2021
Application Due: 4/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time