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Academic Hospitalist Positions

University of Kentucky HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky
Competitive salary + Benefits
Closing date
Sep 3, 2024

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Hospital Medicine
Position Type
Physician, Professor / Teacher
Full Time
Organization Type
Hospital / Medical Center, Academia
Employment Type

Job Details

We are an academic practice of more than 100 hospitalists who are engrained in leadership roles throughout the healthcare system. We are looking for hospitalists who want to build a career in hospital medicine. We offer opportunities for professional development in medical education, quality improvement, research, business and leadership. We have multiple service lines that include resident, acting intern, APP-resident, PA-student, oncology, malignant hematology, perioperative medicine, medical-surgical comanagement, triage, and nights-evenings. 

The division members participate in and direct numerous quality improvement, educational and operational efforts for the College of Medicine and UK Healthcare. Many of the faculty is supported for their extra-clinical roles and new opportunities become available all year around. Full-time, non-tenure eligible faculty positions are available at a rank commensurate with experience. 

Practice features 

• 175 clinical shifts 

• Back up system in place for unexpected absences

• Highly competitive salary and exceptional benefits 

• Differential payment models for evening and nights

• Moonlighting opportunities within the health system

• Closed ICU 

• Fully integrated EMR (Epic) 

• Robust onboarding and administrative support 

Lexington, KY, is consistently ranked in the top places to live in the US. 

We support H1B visa and can sponsor green card. We are unable to support J1 visa. 

Please email cover letter and CV to: 

Joy Engblade, MD, MMM, FACP

Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine  

University of Kentucky Healthcare  

800 Rose St, Lexington KY, 40536  

Email: [email protected] 

The Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Kentucky is offering a two-year Fellowship program with two tracks. 

Executive Leadership Track 

The Executive Leadership track is directed by Dr. Paula Bailey. The fellow will complete a Master in Health Administration or a Master in Business Administration. The fellow will gain knowledge and real-world experience in leadership skills including strategic planning, value-based care requirements, utilization review, and documentation/billing requirements. Graduating from this Executive Leadership program puts you on an administrative leadership career path. 

Educator Track 

The Educator track is directed by Dr. Jagriti Chadha. The fellow will complete an MS in Instructional Systems Design or MS in Research Methods in Education. The fellow will gain knowledge regarding teaching skills and get to observe seasoned educators during bedside and small group teaching. In turn, they will get feedback from mentors/core faculty during bedside teaching, small group teaching, and large group presentations. Graduating from the Educator program puts you on a leadership in medical education career path. 

The fellows will be connected with mentors in their respective areas. To apply, please send the following to [email protected]:  

• CV  

• Cover Letter with a statement on why you believe this fellowship is a good fit for your career  

• 3 Letters of Recommendation 



UK HealthCare is the hospitals and clinics of the University of Kentucky. But it is so much more. It is 9,000 people – physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals – all dedicated to providing the most advanced, most effective care available, not just in Kentucky but anywhere.

It is physicians and other medical professionals trained in the most sophisticated, most up-to-the-minute medical techniques so that no Kentuckian, no matter how sick they are or how rare their illness, needs to go far from home for the treatment they need.

It is a Level 1 trauma center, ready every minute of every day to treat even the most serious injuries when they come through the door. And a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, caring for the tiniest and sickest newborns – and giving them a chance not just to live, but to live normal, productive, happy lives.

It is nurses providing care for every patient, every time that’s so good it has received Magnet status, the highest recognition available in the nursing field.

It is educators in our six health professions colleges teaching the next generations of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, spreading the highest standards of care like ripples to the future.

It is researchers working to discover treatments and cures not yet even imagined.

And it is a network of partnerships and outreach locations throughout the state, so that world-class care is always close to home.

UK HealthCare is the power of advanced medicine.

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