Department Name: 7H364:INTERNAL MEDICINE & DIVISIONS - RHEUMATO
The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky seeks candidates for the position of Chief of the Division of Rheumatology. The Division is poised to achieve regional and national recognition in clinical care delivery and medical education with opportunity to build a robust research program focused on the care of medically complex patients. Our department benefits from serving an integral role in a vibrant and robust healthcare enterprise, UK Healthcare, which brings state-of-the-art facilities and technology to our Lexington, Kentucky campus as we move toward our goal of becoming a top 20 medical center. UK HealthCare ranks in the top quartile of academic medical centers with service volume per year of over 1 million outpatient visits and over 40,000 hospital discharges with an annual operating budget of approximately $2 billion. Lexington, Horse Capitol of the world, is located in the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.
Responsibilities of the Chief include a combination of administrative, clinical, research and educational duties pertinent to background and experience. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be appointed as an Associate or Full Professor. The Division of Rheumatology must lead our growing robust outpatient academic practice and promote the development of expertise in medical education, complex care, quality and safety, and health services research. Candidates should have excellent skills and experience in leadership, education and research to further advance the success of our clinical and academic programs.
We seek candidates who exemplify the Living DIReCT values of UK HealthCare – Diversity, Innovation, Respect, Compassion, and Teamwork.
Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. In addition, please include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit letters from your references within the employment system.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants may direct questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jessica McFarlin, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Time Status: Full-Time
MD Degree or Equivalent Clinical Rheumatology Experience
Required Related Experience:
Completion of residency and fellowship
Clinical physician experience and demonstrated qualifications in education and research.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Internal Medicine Board certified Board eligible or board certified in Rheumatology
In current possession of, or eligible for, license to practice medicine in the state of KY
Additional training with a Masters degree in Public Health, Research, Education, Health Administration or Business is preferred
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.