The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky seeks candidates for the position of Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine. The Division is poised to achieve regional and national recognition in clinical care delivery and medical education with 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 robust 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. UK HealthCare ranks in the top quartile of academic medical centers with service volume per year of over 1 million outpatient visits and around 40,000 hospital discharges with an annual operating budget of approximately $2.8 billion. Lexington, Horse Capitol of the world, is located in the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.
Responsibilities of the Chief include a combination of administrative, clinical, research and educational duties pertinent to background and experience. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be appointed as an Associate or Full Professor.
The Division of Hospital Medicine is the largest division within the university with about 90 Faculty Physicians and 20 Advance Practice Providers, 125K annual encounters, and about 14K discharges; operating with a fully integrated Electronic Health Record System (EHR - Epic). The Hospital Medicine Chief must lead our growing robust inpatient academic practice and promote the development of expertise in medical education, complex care, quality and safety, and health services research. Candidates should have excellent skills and experience in leadership, education and research to further advance the success of our clinical and academic programs.
We seek candidates who exemplify the Living DIReCT values of UK HealthCare - Diversity, Innovation, Respect, Compassion, and Teamwork.
Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. In addition, please include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit letters from your references within the employment system.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled.