University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Part Time
Job no: 238558-AS
Work type: Faculty-Part Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional

Position Summary:

The HBPC Primary Care Physician provides comprehensive, primary medical care services, with an emphasis on optimizing functional status and quality of life, for patients who are not best served in a traditional office setting. The ideal candidate will have a passion for providing comprehensive health care to homebound populations in the context of their social support systems, physical environments, and personal values. The HBPC Primary Care Physician role is a 0.5 FTE time commitment and can be combined with other positions/responsibilities for up to 1.0 FTE role in partnership with the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, or Division of General Internal Medicine.

This position will have clinical responsibilities with the HBPC interdisciplinary team based out of an office at UW Health Northeast Clinic and will require travel to provide care to patients in private residences, senior apartments, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing facilities. As a clinical faculty member, this position will also include teaching responsibilities, active engagement in interdisciplinary teamwork and quality improvement activities, a commitment to self-directed learning in the home-based medical field, and participation in other education and training activities as recommended by the HBPC Medical Director.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to diversity in all areas, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement at all levels. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter and indicate their experience, current interest or activities and future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Principal Duties:

- Provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary, primary care in the homes of older adults with serious medical, social, and/or behavioral conditions for whom routine clinic-based care is not effective or may not be possible.
- Maintain and continually develop foundational knowledge related to chronic disease management, geriatric syndromes, dementia care management, palliative care, caregiver support, and home- and community-based services.
- Work in conjunction with HBPC interdisciplinary team to determine in-home comprehensive geriatric needs and to ensure responsiveness and continuity of care.
- Work together with Advanced Practice Providers in a collaborative practice model for ongoing management of shared patients.
- Provide on call patient care on a rotating basis.
- Educate patients and families on goal-based, appropriate preventative care, medical issues, and use of prescribed medications and treatment.
- Provide compassionate anticipatory guidance through decline due to chronic illness, communicate prognostic information, and engage patients/families in goals of care discussions with referral to hospice when appropriate.
- Provide clinical teaching to medical students, residents, and fellows about home-based medical care.
- Collaborate with faculty and staff from the Office of Population Health, Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Ambulatory Operations to enhance and continually improve care of patients receiving HBPC services. Coordinate care with appropriate clinical team members in the inpatient, emergency department, and subacute rehabilitation settings.
- The successful candidate will teach medical students, residents, and fellows.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

MD or DO, or equivalent is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Completed accredited training in family medicine or internal medicine. Minimum 2 years work experience providing primary care to older adults or completion of accredited training program in geriatric medicine or hospice and palliative care.

License or Certificate:

Eligible for Wisconsin medical license.

Additional Information:

- Knowledge of the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine
- Proficient in practicing the principles of geriatric medicine and palliative care
- Skill in utilizing electronic systems appropriately and effectively, including the ability to perform medical diagnostic treatment services.
- Collaborative teamwork skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse patients, staff, peer groups, and varied agency and institutional representatives
- Ability to communicate clearly, compassionately, and concisely, both verbally and in writing
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health for aging populations, including familiarity with epidemiology, health services delivery and financing systems, and environmental health, as well as clinical quality improvement

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial caregiver check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and every four years.



Work Type:

Part Time: 50%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

OCTOBER 01, 2021


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a CV, personal statement/cover letter, and list of three references. References will not be contacted without prior notice.

To ensure full consideration, please apply by September 9, 2021. The position will remain open and applicants may be considered until the position is filled. Applications must be received through our online UW application system.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Aug 12 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:

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