Division Chief of Burn Surgery and Burn Center Director

Location: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

The Department of Surgery’s mission is to provide quality surgical care to the people of North Carolina; to serve as a surgical referral center for patients from throughout the United States and worldwide; to educate medical students, residents, and fellows in surgical specialties; to advance the care of surgical patients through innovative research; and to provide community service throughout the state of North Carolina. The Department of Surgery at The University of North Carolina is seeking applications for a full-time academic burn surgeon to lead our Division of Burn Surgery as Chief and Burn Center Director.

The Division of Burn Surgery is among 9 clinical Divisions in the Department of Surgery. The Division currently includes 5 faculty (four surgeons and one PhD researcher), 1 Instructor, and 12 advanced practice providers who provide a broad array of services in order to provide the highest quality care for patients with severe burn injuries and related conditions. The Burn Center cares for >1,700 patients per year (including >480 children) and provides a full range of burn and critical care services in our 21 bed Burn ICU. The Division also includes 9 staff who support various burn programs, including after care, research, and clinical trials. The Division supports a 1-year Acute Burn Surgery fellowship program, as well as an Advanced Burn Fellowship.

Academic appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience. Faculty members within the Division of Burn Surgery must possess a desire to commit to all three missions of the department and school of medicine, clinical, education, and research. Regarding the education mission, faculty members are expected to regularly participate in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows in our Burn fellowship, and in educating members of the broader health care community. Additionally, all burn faculty are expected to participate in outreach to our many rural referring hospitals and to EMS providers across North Carolina. Regarding the research mission, a commitment to any of a broad array of research interests is desirable, including but not limited to clinical, basic translational and basic science, ethics, outcomes, health services, education, or global surgery research. Independent of individual research goals, supporting the research mission of the Burn Division is essential.

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. Our faculty interact regularly with multiple consult services, outpatient primary care physicians, and surgeons and physicians from both within UNC Healthcare and non-UNC referring hospitals.

The incoming Chief will be responsible for partnering with the Chair of Surgery to promote a collegial work environment that enhances clinical growth and academic development while advancing research activities consistent with the growth of clinical programs. The selected candidate will be a strategic leader who will promote a strong culture of institutional stewardship throughout UNC Health Care systems, including a strong commitment to effective business operations.

The Department of Surgery offers potential candidates a uniquely supportive practice environment with an emphasis on quality patient care, research, teaching, individual career development, and collaboration among faculty members. 

Educational Requirements:

Prospective candidates must be Board Certified/Board Eligible in General Surgery with substantial burn experience with burn fellowship training preferred. In addition, being Board Certified/Board Eligible in Surgical Critical Care is preferred. Chosen candidates must either have a current North Carolina Medical License or be eligible for application.

Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal applicant will have a focused and demonstrated interest in burn surgery and managing critically ill burn patients. Applicants with research experience in any aspect of burn injury, clinical outcomes and quality, health sciences research or basic science/translational research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and references to:

Interested applicants should submit their formal application online:
https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/164884

Questions may be directed to Becky Phelps, HR Consultant rebecca_phelps@med.unc.edu

 

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