The VA Puget Sound Healthcare System In Seattle are seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position at the rank. This position will serve as the Section Head for the Division of Nephrology's VA section and may also work in the following units: inpatient wards, Renal Dialysis Unit, and subspecialty clinic area. The VA section of Nephrology has a long and rich tradition of scholarship, leadership locally and nationally, and currently includes eight faculty members. The VA Puget Sound Healthcare System and the University of Washington, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine in Seattle are seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor (without tenure due to funding), commensurate with experience. This position will serve as the Section Head for the Division of Nephrology's VA section and may also work in one or both of the following units: inpatient wards, Renal Dialysis Unit, and subspecialty clinic area. The VA section of Nephrology has a long and rich tradition of scholarship, leadership locally and nationally, and currently includes eight faculty members. The section head will oversee the clinical, educational, and research operations in Nephrology at the VA. The position will include supervision and teaching of fellows, residents, and medical students in the inpatient and outpatient setting. The position will, as defined by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the Subspecialty Board of Nephrology, admit, evaluate, diagnose, and provide treatment or consultative services to patients who present with kidney diseases. This position would be expected to have the highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor at all times when in contact with patients, peers and all other employees. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The anticipated start date would be July 1, 2021. Major Duties include, but are not limited to: S/he may work in one or all of the following units: Inpatient wards, Renal Dialysis Unit, Subspecialty Clinic area and reports to the Director, Nephrology Section. In addition, the incumbent may be required to perform General Medicine and/or Subspecialty attending duties on the inpatient wards. The incumbent must prove successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association approved post-graduate residence in Medicine or equivalent. The incumbent must be Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Board Certified (or Board Eligible if within one year of completion of Fellowship) in their specialty. The incumbent is engaged in direct patient contact or performs tasks defined by statute or recognized custom of medical practice within the bounds of state law as defined by the board of professional licensure. General Duties: The incumbent will, as defined by the American Board oflntemal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board ofNephrology, admit, evaluate, diagnosis, provide treatment or consultative services to patients who present with kidney disease and disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance. Upon providing competency and receiving approval, the incumbent may also perform specialty procedures as delineated in their clinical privileges. The incumbent will take part in continuing medical education (as defined by licensure), and quality assurance activities. The position will include clinical and teaching responsibilities. Incumbent will be responsible for the supervision of Nephrology Fellows including hands on training and follow-up and monitoring of patients. Professional Standards: The highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is required at all times in the incumbent's contacts with patients, his peers and all other employees. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus (up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15k), regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: (Full-time physicians) Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. 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