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Job Title: Hand Surgeon, Open Rank at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Date Available: 01/01/2022
Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Hand Surgeon, Open Rank

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. 

Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary
The Departments of Surgery and Orthopaedics at The University of North Carolina are seeking applications for a full- time academic plastic surgeon with specialization in hand and nerve surgery to join our Upper Extremity Service. The Division of Plastic Surgery is among 9 clinical Divisions in the Department of Surgery. The Division currently includes 6 faculty members that provide a broad array of clinical services in order to provide the highest quality care for plastic surgery patients, including oncologic reconstruction, trauma (including facial and hand trauma), microvascular reconstruction, burn reconstruction, hand surgery, nerve surgery, aesthetic and craniofacial procedures. The Department of Orthopaedics includes 20 faculty members who provide the full array of clinical orthopaedic services. This position will be a primary appointment in the Department of Orthopaedics with the possibility of a joint or secondary appointment in the Department of Surgery. 

The clinical focus for this position will be hand, micro, and nerve surgery. Hand fellowship-trained applicants are encouraged to apply. The clinical position includes taking hand call for the practice and will also include hand trauma, elective hand surgery, general reconstructive surgery, microvascular and flap reconstruction of the upper extremities, and burn reconstruction.
Faculty members must possess a desire to commit to the missions of the Departments and School of Medicine, including the clinical, education, and research missions. Regarding the education mission, faculty members are expected to regularly participate in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. Regarding the research mission, a commitment to any one of a broad array of research interests is desirable, including but not limited to clinical, outcomes, health services, basic science, translational, ethics, education, or global surgery research. Regarding the clinical mission, faculty members must be committed to delivering high quality clinical care that is of value to the patients of UNC. Selected candidate must be team-oriented and have the ability to interact well with colleagues inside and out of the Division and Departments. Outreach to our many rural referring hospitals is highly encouraged.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Only candidates who have finished or will be completing an ACGME-accredited residency in plastic surgery and fellowship in Hand Surgery or Orthopaedics may apply, and these candidates must be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or in the process of seeking certification.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The ideal applicant will have an interest in and proficiency in general plastic surgery procedures and have a special interest in hand, micro, and nerve surgery. Applicants with research experience in clinical outcomes, quality and safety, health services, education, ethics, informatics, or basic science/translational research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/213905

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Contact: Please apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/213905

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