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Academic Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
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The Department of Orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (UNC) is seeking a full-time faculty member at any rank. The appointee will have inpatient and outpatient responsibilities in the context of a career in academic medicine. Key duties will include teaching and supervision of residents and fellows along with scholarly activities. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic team featuring upper extremity surgeons, researchers and advanced practice providers who are focused on creating a hand and upper extremity program with excellence in education, research and clinical care.  


The appointee will work with multiple other full-time faculty members including surgical and non-surgical partners and advanced practice providers caring for patients with hand and upper extremity problems. The appointee will be expected to work with other surgeons focused on clinical practice growth, developing best practices for surgical and non-surgical UE patient treatment while measuring and enhancing UE patient outcomes across the UNC health care system. The division currently serves 7,000 + patients per year and performs 1,300 operations at the main UNC Hospital campus in Chapel Hill and UNC Hillsborough Hospital in Hillsborough, NC with plans to expand to an ambulatory surgery center in neighboring Wake County.



In addition to bringing high-quality surgical skills and a demonstrated academic portfolio, the candidate will participate in the tripartite departmental mission of clinical care, education, and research. The core duties of the role reflect this commitment and include:

Building a robust clinical practice that promotes quality and can serve the needs of a growing healthcare system:

  • Developing a clinical practice that meets patient needs, enhances quality of care and implements innovations in care. Clinical care should also support departmental 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 Health Care system (HCS) entities.
  • Growing the clinical practice strategically in collaboration with other departments and divisions.
  • Providing supervision of medical services to assure appropriateness, quality and safety of patient care within the scope of the division.
  • Working with HCS leadership to participate in Population Health management and value-based care initiatives

Creating a research program that brings new innovations to patients and new learning opportunities to residents:

  • Participating in research that may include basic, translational, clinical outcomes, health services, education, or ethics research.
  • Developing and advising resident research.
  • Producing research in the form of abstracts for regional, national, and international meetings and manuscripts published in recognized peer-reviewed journals.

Fostering an inclusive and nurturing educational environment by:

  • Participating in the development, implementation, supervision and evaluation of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate and continuing education programs in the Division.
  • Participating in the educational mission, including clinical and didactic teaching as well as mentorship (career guidance and scholarly projects) with learners.
  • Supporting continuing professional development/medical education for faculty, advanced practice providers, and staff.

The candidate will participate in formal QI initiatives within the Division, Department, and UNC HCS, and will actively support QI initiatives and other activities necessary to meet quality outcome measures for the UNC HCS.



The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, skills or experiences:

  • Have a medical doctorate or equivalent
  • Have or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of North Carolina
  • Be board-certified or board eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Have completed an ACGME-approved Orthopaedic Surgery residency or its equivalent
  • Have completed an ACGME-approved hand fellowship
  • Academic rank commensurate with experience
UNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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Posted: 2020-01-29 Expires: 2020-02-28

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