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Skilled Nursing Facility Primary Care Provider

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 28, 2024

ANNUAL (12 months)

Job Summary:

The faculty member is responsible for providing primary care visits at various skilled nursing facilities. The successful candidate will provide clinical teaching to medical students, residents, and fellows, with clinical responsibilities at UW Health inpatient and/or outpatient approved locations as part of another role.


Position responsibilities for patient care include predominantly primary care for older adult patients at skilled nursing facilities. Responsibilities will also include clinical teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, and other service appropriate to the position.

Establish and maintain a relationship with a skilled nursing facility (SNF) panel of at least 60 long term care residents per 0.2 FTE appointment.
Direct and coordinate provision of the essential elements of health care services for the panel, including:
o Completion of required in-person compliance visits per CMS regulations at the resident's facility
o Recommendations for medical and behavioral screening and prevention activities and services
o Chronic disease management
o Coordination of care with extended members of the Care Team, including UW Health SNF advanced practice providers (APPs) and nurse case managers, UW Health SNF pharmacist, SNF medical directors, SNF clinicians, subspecialists, ER and Urgent Care clinicians, hospitalists, hospice clinicians and other non-physician providers
o Communication with surrogate decision makers when appropriate and/or involved family members per SNF resident preference
o Discussion and documentation of care preferences
o Completion of advanced care planning documents
o End of life care
Maintain the electronic health record for your patient panel:
o Problem lists
o Past medical, surgical, social and family history
o Medications
o Health Maintenance

Provide leadership and direction for advanced practice providers (APPs), learners and staff members of your local care team.
Direct the allocation of work to the most appropriate skill level of the team members.

Participate in site/division/department and organizational efforts that focus on improvement of care and service provided to your patients.
Be accountable to achieving quality of care and Ambulatory Care Service Goals and Standards.

Participate in site/division/department and organizational activities as directed by your Chair (this time is to be considered to part of your total clinic time) (see below).
Utilize specialty physician partners within UWMF for needed care outside of your Care Team -- exceptions based on specific payer requirements.
Maintain board certification.
Participate in an annual performance review.

Provide 8-10 hours of total SNF care time per week per 0.2 FTE. This will include:
o Consistently meet minimum work expectations related to SNF resident face-to-face care
3-4 SNF residents per half day
Round 2 half days per week at SNFs in Dane County
Each 0.2 FTE position will cover 4-5 facilities, rounding at least once per month at each site
Schedule fill rates >90%
o Address patient non face-to-face patient care needs in a timely fashion in collaboration with the APP team (includes telephone encounters, My Chart messages, etc).
o Provide care in alignment with UW Health panel management principles and the quadruple aim
o Care Team leadership
o Care Team partner coverage
o Participate in department/division and site activities as directed by Chair or Division Head
o Participate in provision of clinical services during non-traditional hours as determined by your Department
Coordinate efforts of your care team so that needs of patients are assessed and managed by appropriate members of the care team when facility staff/patients/surrogate decision-makers contact your office during regular hours of operation.
Delegate coverage of your panel to Care Team members when you are unavailable and participate in coverage of the patients of other Care Team partners when they are unavailable.
Participate in needed call responsibilities defined by department/division or site.
Complete all needed medical record documentation in a timely way consistent with ambulatory standards.
Provide a minimum of 44 weeks of clinical care per year (accounts for up to 22 days vacation, 2 weeks CME, and official weekday holidays when offices are closed).
Participate in teaching of medical students, residents and other learners within your clinic setting.

Flexible scheduling of SNF half days is available to accommodate individual preferences and other personal and professional responsibilities. Details and eligibility may be discussed with the Medical Director, Post-Acute Care.
The SNF work environment, including level of support staffing and efficiency of operations, will be designed to support the goal of completing work in a timely manner that is convenient for SNF residents and efficient for physicians.
Out of office call arrangements and practices are defined by the Departments .
Out of office in-basket management procedures are determined within the clinical team and in accordance with Primary Care standards.
SNF APPs cover all calls related to acute needs Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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Terminal Degree
MD/DO or Equivalent


For an appointment at Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor rank on CT Track, candidates will meet criteria established by the department and as outlined in the School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for promotion or appointment to Associate or Professor on the CT Track.


Must be eligible for a WI medical license

Must be board eligible in general internal medicine or family medicine by start date.

Work Type:

Part Time: 20% - 40%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

SEPTEMBER 01, 2024

Additional Information:

The department will not be able to support a request for a J-1 waiver. If you chose to pursue a waiver and apply for our position, neither the UW nor UWMF will reimburse you for your legal or waiver fees.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

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.

How to Apply:

The deadline for assuring full consideration is June 22, 2024, however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled. Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered. To apply for this position, please click on the "" button and use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following: current CV, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notice.

At UW School of Medicine and Public Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role, we encourage you to apply.


Brianna Bohnsack
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Clinical Professor(IC009) or Clinical Associate Professor(IC010) or Clinical Assistant Professor(IC011)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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