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Chief Rheumatology

Merritt Hawkins
Lexington, Kentucky
Closing date
Dec 20, 2023

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Chief Rheumatology in Kentucky
StartDate: 01/02/2023

The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky seeks candidates for the Chief of the Division of Rheumatology position. The Division is poised to achieve regional and national recognition in clinical care delivery and medical education with an opportunity to build a robust research program focused on the care of medically complex patients. Our department benefits from serving an integral role in a vibrant and vital healthcare enterprise, UK Healthcare, which brings state-of-the-art facilities and technology to our Lexington, Kentucky, campus as we move toward our goal of becoming a top 20 medical center. Candidates must be board-certified in rheumatology, have excellent skills and experience in leadership, education, and research to further advance the success of our clinical and academic programs, and reflect UK Healthcare values: diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork.

Opportunity Highlights
  • Leadership opportunity - Build and expand the rheumatology program
  • Enhance the overall academic mission of the program
  • Lead our growing robust outpatient academic practice and promote the development of expertise in medical education, complex care, quality and safety, and health services research
  • Foster and build an innovative division that realizes the significant academic potential of clinical, translational, and basic science faculty
  • Position is a combination of administrative, clinical, research, and educational duties
  • Academic appointment to Associate or Full Professor is anticipated
  • Work at a hospital that's nationally ranked and the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky for six consecutive years (US News & World Report)
  • The University of Kentucky is ranked a Best College by US News & World Report

Community Information Live in Beautiful Lexington, Kentucky
Known as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington, Kentucky, is a charming small city offering genuine hospitality that will help you feel right at home as soon as you arrive. The city is a cultural center that lies in the heart of Bluegrass Country and is filled with numerous historical, natural, and cultural attractions to explore and enjoy. Home to a remarkable university with exciting NCAA sporting events, Lexington is perfect for families and individuals.
  • Overall grade of A and named one of the best places to live in Kentucky (Niche)
  • Affordable cost of living
  • Some of the best public and private schools in the state
  • A safe, walkable downtown area with plenty of day and nightlife activities
  • Gorgeous scenery and an abundance of outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, camping, golfing, and horseback riding
  • Convenient access to Louisville (home of the Kentucky Derby), Cincinnati, and Nashville

Job Benefits

About the Company
Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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