Academic Total Joint Replacement Surgeon
The Department of Orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (UNC) is seeking a full-time board certified academic orthopaedic joint replacement surgeon to join its rapidly growing team. This position is at the flagship academic medical center of a statewide health care system that includes 11 hospitals and more than 5,000 providers. The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment (open rank – commensurate with experience) and will be expected to teach orthopaedics residents and be actively engaged in scholarship and research.
- Full-time position – must be board certified in orthopaedics with fellowship training in adult joint reconstruction
- Robust academic environment that supports teaching and research
- Low on-call requirements with strong resident support
- Residency and medical student teaching responsibilities
- Major referral center for complex cases
- Desire to build an outpatient joint replacement program in an ACS
- Inpatient PA support
- Academic title (rank commensurate with experience)
- Competitive salary
- Full state benefits package
- Paid medical, vision, and dental insurance
- Paid relocation assistance
- Paid malpractice
- CME allowance and dedicated education and research time
THE ROLE OF THE ORTHOPAEDIC HIP AND KNEE SURGEON
The orthopaedic hip and knee surgeon will be part of an orthopaedic joint replacement division in a larger academic orthopaedic department. The successful candidate will participate in clinical service, education, and research to enhance the reputation of the department and the institution.
The orthopaedic hip and knee surgeon will be part a team that includes orthopaedic surgeons, inpatient advanced practice providers, and nurse coordinators and will be strongly encouraged to focus on clinical growth and performance to participate in a team-based program that quality of care across the UNC healthcare system. The division currently serves 6,000 + patients per year and performs 1,000+ operations.
KEY OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
In addition to bringing high-quality surgical skills and a demonstrated academic portfolio, the orthopaedic hip and knee surgeon will serve as a role model for all three missions of clinical care, education, and research for the division, the department, and the institution. The core duties of the role reflect his commitment and include:
Serving a clinical program that promotes quality and can serve the needs of a growing healthcare system:
- Participating in clinical programs to meet patient needs, enhance quality of care and implement innovations in care. This clinical care should also support departmental and research efforts. Efficiency, volumes and excellent service to patients and referrers in the outpatient arena will be a high priority. The organization of outpatient care may also involve outreach, contracts with other organizations or collaboration with UNC’s Physicians Network or other UNC HCS entities.
- Growing clinical programs strategically in collaboration with other departments and divisions.
- Providing medical services to assure appropriateness, quality and safety of patient care within the scope of the division.
- Working with leadership to participate in population health management and value-based care initiatives
- Develop an outpatient joint replacement program in a community-based ambulatory surgery center
Participating in research programs that brings new innovations to patients and new learning opportunities to residents:
- Develop priorities for growth in academic programs that may include basic, translational, clinical outcomes, health services, education, or ethics research.
- Fostering orthopaedic residents and other learners’ interest in research.
- Producing abstracts for and presenting at regional, national, and international meetings.
Fostering an inclusive and nurturing educational environment by:
- Participating in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate and continuing education teaching programs.
- Providing clinical and didactic teaching as well as mentorship (career guidance and scholarly projects) with learners.
- Participating education committees and learner recruitment is expected.
- Supporting continuing professional development/medical education for other faculty at the university, advanced practice providers, and staff.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, skills or experiences:
- Board-certified or eligible in orthopaedic surgery
- Fellowship in adult hip and knee reconstruction
- Experience performing outpatient joint replacements and complex revisions
- Academic experience
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