Researcher in Medicine

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

United States

Posting Information

Posting Information


Department Peds-Wilmington - 412012
Posting Open Date 09/27/2022
Application Deadline  
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Neonatologist (Open Rank)
Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID FAC0004224
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range  
Proposed Start Date 01/01/2023
Position Information


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 University of North Carolina School of Medicine is seeking a clinical faculty member to practice in our affiliate hospital, UNC Southeastern located in Lumberton, NC. This position provides neonatal care in a nine-bed neonatal ICU with primarily Level II beds with approximately 1,200 total deliveries annually. The neonatologist in collaboration with a neonatal nurse practitioner, also provides care for all normal newborns in the Mother-Baby Unit (MBU).

Essential Job Specifications:
* Attend high risk deliveries
* Provide normal newborn care to all infants in Mother Baby Unit
* Perform History & Physicals and Discharge Summaries (route to primary care physician)
* Secure accurate discharge and follow-up for the patient and family
* Provide patient/family counseling
* Develop, implement and update the patient’s plan of care
* Document delivery of care and patient’s response to care in the medical record (Epic) in a daily progress note
* Provide care to all infants in the Level II NICU
* Perform procedures as needed per the practice of neonatology (intubation, thoracentesis, venipuncture, umbilical vessel catheterization, LPs)

For the appropriate candidate, there is an opportunity to be the Medical Director of Neonatology at UNC Southeastern. Additionally, for candidates interested in continuing to work in a Level III NICU, there is an option to spend 2-3 days per month at the 45 bed NICU located at the Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, NC.

UNC Southeastern has a dedicated group of obstetricians and midwives that are supported by a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. There is radiology support, echocardiography, pharmacy including hyperalimentation and respiratory therapy. Construction of a new women’s pavilion is in the planning stages.

With a current population of over 20,000, Lumberton, is conveniently located along I-95 in southeastern North Carolina, exactly halfway between New York and Florida. Nestled along the banks of the Lumber River, which is listed as a National Wild and Scenic River and voted one of North Carolina’s Top Ten Natural Wonders, hiking, biking, kayaking and fishing are plentiful. A Riverwalk runs along the river near historic downtown, where history, arts, restaurants, a local winery and more can be enjoyed. Myrtle Beach and Wilmington are both a quick 90-minute drive away.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
MD or DO degree. The successful candidate will be board certified/eligible in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Pediatrics residency in accredited program. Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Special Physical/Mental Requirements  
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Department Contact Name and Title Michael Steiner, MD, Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs
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Academic Personnel Office Contact Information
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Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. 

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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.

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