Skip to Content
UW Health SMPH
American Family Children's Hospital
SHARE TEXT

Primary Care

Family Medicine Physician Openings

 

Learn more about physician openings
with the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine

Female doctor and patientIf you seek meaningful and satisfying work, as well as an exceptional quality of life, consider a future at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, a leading academic health system located in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. 

 

UW Health Primary Care physicians offer comprehensive diagnostic and primary care services for patients over 18 years of age.

 

UW Health physicians are faculty members of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH), which includes a coinciding appointment with the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation. As such, our doctors enjoy a rewarding clinical practice combined with enriching teaching and research opportunities. A Primary Care appointment with an academic institution such as the University of Wisconsin means that your employment is twofold: the UWSMPH component of your employment relates to teaching and research, while the UW Medical Foundation component relates to the care of patients.

 

Which primary care opportunities would you like to browse?

 

Family Medicine Positions

 

Specialty Position: Clinic Physician, UW Health Urgent Care Centers

Contact: Send an e-mail stating your area of interest and current CV to physicianrecruiting@uwmf.wisc.edu 

Job Codes: 78519, 78722 (two openings)

City: Madison

Certification Level: Board Eligible/Board Certified

Experience Level: One year or less

Practice Type: Full-time

Position Description:UW Health is interested in a family physician to provide care for patients presenting the Urgent Care Clinics. Urgent Care Clinics are open 9am-9pm daily during the week and 9am-5pm on weekends and holidays. Urgent Care physicians are expected to work 50 percent of their hours during daytime weekday hours and 50 percent on nights and weekends. Urgent Care physicians work half of the holidays one year, then rotate to the other holidays the next year. The successful candidate will provide direct clinical care with a focus on urgent and emergent medical presentations. Strong skills in treatment of minor trauma including fracture care, laceration repair and minor surgical procedures is desired. Urgent Care providers help to coordinate care for patients by ensuring that they have appropriate follow up with primary care providers within the UW Health system. Urgent Care physicians work collaboratively with physician assistants and nurse practitioners and are expected to perform chart reviews as needed. US News and World Report consistently ranks the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as one of the nation's top primary care medical schools. Madison (population 220,000), the vibrant capital of Wisconsin and home of the University of Wisconsin, and the many picturesque surrounding towns, has the best of all worlds: natural beauty and outdoor recreation, stimulating cultural offerings, distinctive restaurants and shops, and an irreverent spirit of fun. Built on an isthmus between lakes Monona and Mendota, Madison is renowned for its beautiful scenery. A total of five area lakes and more than 260 city parks create the perfect setting for an abundance of year-round outdoor activities, from hiking, biking, swimming and sailing along with cross-country skiing, snow sailing, and ice fishing. Urban culture, natural beauty, small-town charm - the greater Madison area offers it all!

 


 

Specialty Position: Family Medicine

Contact: Send an e-mail stating your area of interest and current CV to physicianrecruiting@uwmf.wisc.edu 

Job Codes: 74903, 74904 (two openings)

City: Portage

Certification Level: Board Eligible/Board Certified

Experience Level: One year or less

Practice Type: Full-time

Position Description: The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine is interested in dynamic family physicians to provide the full spectrum of family practice skills with maternity care (OB) optional at our Portage Clinic. The successful candidates will provide direct clinical care and participate in faculty call and family medicine service schedules. In addition, as a member of the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine, this physician will have access to teaching and other programs which are part of the Department. Portage, population around 10,000, is located about 35 minutes north of Madison on the Wisconsin River. Because of its river location, Portage is one of the oldest settlements in Wisconsin. The greater Madison area is consistently rated one of the top places to raise a family. 

 


  

General Internal Medicine Positions

 

Specialty Position: Internal Medicine

Contact: Send an e-mail stating your area of interest and current CV to physicianrecruiting@uwmf.wisc.edu 

Job Codes: 75585

City: Beaver Dam

Certification Level: Board Eligible/Board Certified

Experience Level: At least one year

Practice Type: Full-time

Position Description: The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health seeks qualified physicians BE/BC in Internal Medicine for opportunities in academically-oriented clinics and community-based practices. Patient care duties primarily at our Beaver Dam location. Responsibilities include clinical teaching of medical students, residents and fellows within the context of the clinical practice. Participation in Department and Section meetings conferences, and occasional committee assignments and task forces, is expected. 

 


 

Specialty Position: Internal Medicine

Contact: Send an e-mail stating your area of interest and current CV to physicianrecruiting@uwmf.wisc.edu 

City: Madison

Certification Level: Board Eligible/Board Certified

Experience Level: At least one year

Practice Type: Full-time

Position Description: The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health seeks qualified physicians BE/BC in Internal Medicine for opportunities in academically oriented clinics and community-based practices. Responsibilities include clinical teaching of medical students, residents and fellows within the context of the clinical practice. Participation in Department and Section meetings, conferences and occasional committee assignments and task forces is expected.

 


 

Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer

 

Primary Purpose

  • Provide strategic direction for clinical quality and patient safety across the entire UW Health system
  • Serve as the primary physician leader for clinical quality and patient safety
  • Develop the clinical quality plans and goals in conjunction with operational leaders of the hospitals, medical groups, VNA, SNFs
  • Create and apply consistent operational and system policies, procedures, and improvement processes to improve the reliability of care, improve effectiveness and efficiency limit or eliminate practice variance
  • Ensure system-wide clinical quality/patient safety program and initiatives are in compliance with regulatory, accrediting and advisory body requirements.

Major Responsibilities

 

Leadership

  • Oversee the system-wide clinical quality and patient safety operations
  • Develop system-wide approach, structure and strategies for clinical quality, in conjunction with the Chief Population Health Officer, Chief Medical Officers, VP Quality, Safety and Innovation, Chief Operations Officers, Chief Nursing Officers and other system-wide leaders
  • Serve as expert and resource on clinical quality and patient safety issues
  • Champion a culture of safety and patient and family-centered care
  • Represent clincal quality in local and system-wide initiatives/programs

Measurement and Reporting

  • Oversee and improve data monitoring tools and metrics for analyzing, reporting, and achieving improvements in Quality and Safety
  • In conjunction with the VP of QSI, monitor and advise on specific Quality and Safety performance targets
  • Measure and analyze quality and safety results and advise on strategies for improvement
  • Develop and support physician
  • specific clinical quality and safety reports, including alignment with public reporting (WCHQ, PQRS, VBPM)
  • Align metrics with local, state and national reports, including: regulatory; accrediting; legal; accountable care; advisory boards

Improvement

  • Leads the development of policies, procedures and strategies to improve clinical quality and patient safety
  • In conjunction with Operations Improvement, incorporate the use of process improvement methodologies (PDSA, Lean, etc) in clinical quality and safety initiatives
  • Participate in and/or lead committees to ensure strategic plan is being implemented
  • Discover and test new models of care in support of transformative change
  • Identify opportunities to engage our patients and our communities as partners in the co-production of health

Communication

  • Communicate UW Health’s vision of excellence in clinical quality and patient safety with markets, hospitals, medical groups, VNA, SNF
  • Disseminate information, metrics and reports
  • Collect input from caregivers to drive improvement in clinical quality and safety
  • Develop and share clinical quality and safety information with patients and the communities served

Education/Training/Mentoring

  • Educate caregivers and physicians on quality, patient safety and performance improvement.
  • Develop programs and activities to ensure clinicians and staff incorporate standardized methods to improve Quality and Safety into clinical processes and practice.
    • Incorporate specific educational methodologies and frameworks including: team training; simulation training, PDSA, lean, project management, patient and family-centered care.
  • Align training and education with academic and professional development programs: UME, GME, CME/professional development, MOC
  • Mentor clinical leaders and their teams to identify gaps and opportunities to improve their clinical quality and safety outcomes
  • Collaborate with UW Schools educating the health sciences students in order to create a seamless curriculum of quality improvement science that spans the continuum of learners

Research

  • Participate in quality improvement projects and/or formal research as needed to assess, evaluate and identify opportunities for improving quality and safety and the effectiveness of interventions

Coordination and alignment

  • Collaborate with UW Health departments to ensure alignment with the system wide quality and safety plan
  • Serve as liaison to external agencies and stakeholders at the local, state or national level on quality, safety or improvement initiatives.

Licensure, Registration and/or Certification Required

  • Physician license issued by the state of Wisconsin

Education Required

    • Doctorate degree in medicine or osteopathy
    • Master's Degree in Health Administration, Medical Management or Public Health preferred

Experience Required

      • Minimum of 10 years of progressively more responsible experience in leadership positions in health care
      • Expertise and accomplishments in medical leadership roles, with demonstrated outcomes.
      • Experience with patient care practices, clinical quality, patient safety, quality improvement, public health, adult education, infectious diseases, program administration and epidemiology.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

      • Advanced knowledge of clinical quality, patient safety, infection prevention
      • Advanced knowledge of quality improvement principles
      • Intermediate computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access) and databases.
      • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
      • Ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff and physicians with diverse backgrounds.
      • Ability to work in and lead change in a complex, highly matrixed organization
      • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
      • Must be detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy.

Physical Requirements and Working

      • Exposed to a normal office environment.
      • Must be able to sit, stand, and walk throughout the workday.
      • Must lift up to 10 lbs. occasionally.
      • May be exposed to chemical and hazardous waste as well as blood and body fluids and communicable disease. Therefore, protective clothing and equipment must be worn as necessary.
      • Must have functional vision, speech, and hearing.
      • Position requires travel, may be exposed to road and weather hazards.
      • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.

 

UW Health is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity. Minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.