EMS Fellowship-Trained EM Physician

University of Virginia Medical Center

Charlottesville, VA, USA

Emergency Medicine


Jan 23

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia seeks an EMS Physician for a tenure-eligible or tenure-ineligible position to serve as an Assistant/Associate or Professor of Emergency Medicine.

This individual will have the opportunity to provide EMS Medical Direction for CAMTS-accredited Air and Ground-based EMS and Critical Care Transport programs with UVA and other volunteer, career, fire-based, and hybrid agencies with the support of other EM faculty members. 

The individual will be required to serve as a core faculty member of the ACGME EMS Fellowship Program. 

They will work collaboratively with Department leadership and the Chair on innovative methods of providing EMS oversight for patients of all ages through research productivity, academic instruction, and service activities with a team of devoted EM and EMS physicians.

This position will include protected time to support EMS Medical Direction obligations and scholarly pursuits based on a prior sustained record of achievement. This position carries a faculty appointment in the University of Virginia School of Medicine with clinical obligations with the Emergency Department in the UVA Health System.

The Department of Emergency Medicine is led by Robert O'Connor, MD, MPH, and includes adult care, pediatric care, fast track (express care), and active air and ground transport programs. There is an established ACGME emergency medicine residency program with 12 residents per year, well-established ACGME fellowships in Medical Toxicology and EMS, and additional fellowships in Advanced Ultrasonography, Cardiovascular Emergencies, Research, Administration, and Medical Education.

The UVA Health System is a 700-bed tertiary care and Level 1 trauma center with an annual ED census of 70,000 located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia.  UVA Health System includes defined Intensive Care Units for neonatal, pediatric, and adult patient populations.

  • Clinical Activities – Faculty serve as attending physicians within the UVA emergency department. Completion of residency training in emergency medicine and board-eligibility/certification will be required. Preference given to those applicants who have completed additional fellowship training and board certifications.
  • Teaching - Teaching encompasses all activities that directly facilitate student learning, including the contact hours spent in the classroom, office hours, class preparation, grading, answering student email, student advising, evaluating and making available course materials, facilitating e-learning and related duties.
  • Research - The research component normally includes scholarly publication, attending academic conferences and obtaining grants. More senior scholars often take leadership roles in scholarly associations and act as editors, board members and referees for grant-giving organizations, academic presses and scholarly journals.
  • Service - University service involves membership in departmental, college-level and university committees, attending departmental meetings, student recruitment and processing routine paperwork such as filling out reports, answering email, participating in surveys and voting in university elections.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have an MD or DO and residency trained in Emergency Medicine, be board-certified or board-eligible for Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Medicine.  Experience with EMS medical direction, research, quality improvement, education and training is highly desirable.  Prior experience with Critical Care programs is preferred.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to advancing their academic career by joining a diverse and highly accomplished faculty.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record or a significant potential for leadership and collaboration to promote the continued growth of the Emergency Medicine and EMS programs. This opportunity is for the EMS BC/BE EM Physician with an interest in a balanced career of medical direction, research, clinical care, service and teaching with time allocated from the Department to support interest in scholarly pursuits.

Questions related to this opportunity should be directed to Robert E. O'Connor, M.D., MPH, Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine, at reo4x@virginia.edu.  We look forward to your application.

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