Hiring physicians is handled directly by GIM.
Now accepting applications for GIM Hospitalist and Consultative Medicine Positions for academic year 2021–22!
(Please note: The information below is for those interested in Hospitalist and Consultative Medicine positions. If interested in the Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship, please visit the fellowship's page.)
The Hospital Medicine Program, part of the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) and the Department of Medicine, is currently accepting online applications. GIM will review candidate applications for positions on the Hospital Medicine Service and Medicine Consult Service. Candidates may be considered at individual or multiple sections of GIM: Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center (Montlake and Northwest Campuses), and VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Multiple full-time or part-time positions are available with flexible start dates starting Fall 2020 through Fall 2021. The open positions are 12-month annual appointments and will be at the Instructor level (Clinical Instructor or Acting Instructor) or Assistant Professor level (Clinical Assistant Professor or Acting Assistant Professor).
Working on Our Medical Campuses
Harborview Medical Center (HMC)
The Hospital Medicine Program at HMC offers daytime and/or night-time positions for full- or part-time academic internists. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to providing high value care to the patients of HMC in the spirit of service to our community’s most vulnerable populations with a special dedication to improving health systems, medical education, and scholarship.
Daytime hospitalists will have the opportunity to work on a variety of clinical services ranging from primary medicine services, consultative medicine, and perioperative medicine services, with opportunities to interact with students and residents from a variety of departments.
Nighttime hospitalists will work with a team of residents and students to provide nighttime coverage for the hospitalist teams and ensure critical attending coverage during the evening.
Combined positions are also available. Read further descriptions of the clinical services available at HMC.
University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake (UWMC – Montlake)
The Hospital Medicine Program at UWMC – Montlake consists of the Hospital Medicine Service and Medicine Consult Service. These services offer daytime and/or nighttime positions for full- or part-time academic internists. Successful applicants will demonstrate excellence in clinical care and a commitment to academic medicine with an interest in teaching, quality improvement work, or research.
Duties on the Medicine Consult Service include patient care, perioperative medical consultation, and teaching in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Duties on the Hospital Medicine Service include patient care and teaching on the general medicine wards. Some applicants may choose a blend of consultative and hospital medicine duties.
University of Washington Medical Center – Northwest (UWMC – NW)
The Hospital Medicine Program at UWMC – NW offers daytime and/or nighttime positions for full- or part-time internists seeking to practice in a community setting within an academic system. Hospitalists at UWMC – NW provide inpatient care for a broad scope of patients in consulting and attending roles. While UWMC – NW campus is primarily focused on clinical care of patients, it does offer teaching opportunities, as well. Successful applicants will demonstrate excellence in patient care, willingness to contribute to quality improvement, dedication to teamwork, and commitment to multidisciplinary collaboration.
VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS)
The Hospital Medicine Program at VAPSHCS offers daytime and/or nighttime positions for full- or part-time academic internists. Successful applicants will demonstrate a dedication to excellent care of the Veteran population and a commitment to academic medicine with an interest in teaching, quality improvement work, and/or research.
Daytime hospitalists will work on the Purple team (duties include direct patient care, triage, medicine consultation, and teaching trainees) as well as medicine attending on the resident teaching services.
Nocturnists will work on the Night Medicine Service, which provides night coverage for the Hospital Medicine Service, including the Medical Intensive Care Unit. The Night Medicine team includes one attending physician plus an internal medicine senior resident allowing for one-on-one teaching opportunities.
Living and Working in Seattle
Learn more about life at work at UW Medicine and life outside of work in the Seattle area. Although these videos were made for prospective applicants to the UW Graduate Medical Education Department, we believe they provide useful information to any prospective applicant to UW Medical Center.
Applicants must have an MD degree (or foreign equivalent) and board certification* in Internal Medicine (or foreign equivalent). (*Note: Board certification in Internal Medicine must be completed within two years after residency.)
In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
For VAPSCS applicants: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens (permanent residents may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens).
Applications will be accepted starting week of September 14th, 2020. To facilitate timely scheduling of interviews, we encourage submitting your application by October 31st or as soon as possible. Applications after October 31st are welcome. Interviews will be scheduled as promptly as possible November through January, depending on available open positions. The recruitment committee will review applications in the order received.
Candidates will be asked to upload three required documents:
1. Cover letter: Please provide a one- to two-page document that includes:
- Area(s) of interest (consult, quality, education, etc.) if applicable
- Diversity and equity: the University of Washington faculty strive to deliver equitable healthcare in an environment that celebrates diversity. Please provide a one-paragraph statement addressing either 1) experiences with diversity in training, professional/military work, previous teaching, and service or 2) potential to foster more equitable healthcare delivery in the Division of GIM.
3. References: Please provide a one-page document with a minimum of three references. At least one should be your current or previous supervisor or Program Director. (Please note: the recruitment committee may contact past and current employers and colleagues beyond the provided references.)
Candidates will also be asked to fill out the following online forms:
1. Preference form
- FTE Preference: Full time, full- or part-time, or part-time only
- Shift Preference: Predominantly days or predominantly nights (Please note: all positions require some night and swing shift work.)
- Clinical Site Preference: HMC, UWMC – Montlake , UWMC – Montlake Consultative Medicine (daytime), UWMC – NW, or VAPSHCS
Your application will be reviewed and considered at all clinical sites, but if you have a preference for a particular site, or prefer not to interview at a particular site, that information is helpful to know prior to interviewing.
If the VAPSHCS is selected, please provide citizenship status. (Only U.S. citizens or nationals may be appointed to competitive Federal jobs.)
2. Current institution and experience form
- Current institution (employer)
- Current position: Resident (R3), chief resident (R4), fellow, hospitalist*, other/attending physician* (*If currently a hospitalist or attending physician, specify years of experience (1–2 years, 3–5 years, or 6+ years.)
*Note regarding timeline of job offers: In past years GIM has typically extended job offers in January and February, although may continue recruitment beyond then. The number of job openings and timing of offers depends in part on whether existing faculty change clinical commitments and the decisions of other candidates. Due to uncertainty about those factors, GIM is unable to specify an exact response date, but welcomes ongoing communication with applicants.
For more information or questions, please send an email to Laurel Belton, Program Coordinator.