Assistant Professor (WOT), University of Washington,
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine & Director, Regional
Amputation Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System | Seattle,
The University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation
Medicine invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor
WOT (without tenure by reason of funding), commensurate with
experience and qualifications, on the clinician-educator pathway,
to serve as Director of the Regional Amputation Center at the VA
Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS). This position has a
12-month service period (July 1 – June 30), with an anticipated
start date in fall 2021 or winter 2022.
The successful candidate will join our excellent team of 20
physiatrists within the Rehabilitation Care Service Line at VAPSHCS
and our faculty in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
The Regional Amputation Center at VAPSHCS, which includes
three physiatrists, prosthetist/orthotists, and an amputation
rehabilitation coordinator, is one of seven specialized clinical
centers for limb loss rehabilitation within the VA Amputation
System of Care. VAPSHCS also has a well-established amputation
rehabilitation fellowship (one of few in the United States). In
addition to excellence in clinical care and education, VAPSHCS
houses the VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Center for
Limb Loss and Mobility (CLiMB), a nationally renowned research
center with MD and PhD principal investigators, VA Career
Development and Research Career Scientist awardees, and
approximately $30M in grant funding over the past five years.
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the VA Puget Sound
Health Care System are committed to an inclusive environment and to
reducing inequities in patient care through education, research,
leadership, and excellence in clinical care. We strongly believe
that diversity enriches training and scientific discovery, fosters
excellence, and promotes the best healthcare.
All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching,
research, and service.
This position is paid directly by the VA and does not include UW
- Direct the Regional Amputation Center, including supervision of
employees, developing, and implementing strategic plan, and
presentation of progress to stakeholders as needed.
- With a clinical focus in amputee rehabilitation and prosthetic
prescription and evaluation, provide expert clinical care in
amputee clinic, as well as hospital consultations that may
include patients with a variety of rehabilitation issues. Provide
inpatient unit coverage, with on-call coverage required.
- Diagnose and treat acute and chronic rehabilitation conditions
including – but not exclusively focused on – amputation.
- Staff inpatient, subacute and inpatient intensive rehab
consultations with residents, to include on-call coverage as
- Complete EMGs (independently or supervising
- Supervise trainees, including amputation fellow, residents,
medical students, and other health-care trainees.
- May include research opportunities (commensurate with candidate
qualifications and interests).
- Direct the VA Amputee Fellowship Program.
- May be expected to work at both the Seattle and Tacoma VA Puget
Sound Health Care System locations.
- Be a U.S. citizen (permanent residents may be appointed only if
it is not possible to recruit a qualified citizen);
- Possess an MD, DO, or foreign degree equivalent;
- Have completed residency training in an accredited Physical
Medicine & Rehabilitation program;
- Be board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine
- Be licensed to practice medicine in any state of the
- Have at least 1 year of amputation fellowship experience, a
minimum of 2 years of clinical administration experience, and a
minimum of 2 years teaching experience; and
- Have a strong record of disseminating discoveries in the field
through a record of peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, or
Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae; a
responsive cover letter that includes statements of teaching,
leadership, and research; a diversity statement that reflects your
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced in
course content, hiring practice involvement, community service,
etc.; and the names, titles, and contact information of four
professional references. Application materials should be submitted
via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/86361
For questions about the position, contact Kathleen Burgess, MD,
MS, Search Committee Chair, by email: email@example.com.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,
pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age,
disability, or protected veteran status.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity
among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and
articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).
Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty
efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity
and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty
member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).
COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENTS AND
Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation
21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a
UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will
be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For
more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.