OB/Gyn Junior Faculty Position
Cone Health Women’s Hospital recruits one to two Family Medicine physicians as a Junior Faculty member into their well-established OB/GYN Faculty Practice. Our team includes seven OB/GYNs, 11 certified nurse midwives, six nurse practitioners and one physician assistant. The Faculty Practice works closely with the Wake Forest Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists, who have a state of the art antenatal unit on site.
The hospital is a rotation site for Family Medicine residents from the Cone Health Family Medicine training program, medical students from UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as physician assistant and midwifery students from area programs. Our robust service delivers approximately 1800 babies a year. We service several counties with our high-risk clinic and level-3 NICU. The fellow can expect to be exposed to and feel comfortable managing diabetes, preterm labor, preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, multiple gestations, placentation abnormalities, thyroid disease and many other medical problems complicating pregnancy.
Women’s Hospital has its own Emergency Room where women can receive treatment for obstetrical and gynecological complaints. The fellow will be proficient at doing bedside ultrasounds, diagnosing ectopic pregnancies, evaluating pelvic pain and managing abnormal bleeding. This education will be invaluable as one enters practice and encounters these complaints routinely.
- Successful completion of Family Medicine Residency with three letters of recommendations
- Completion of 80 vaginal deliveries
- Assisted on 10 cesarean sections
- Completion of 10 circumcisions
The goals of the program are to:
- Learn and develop skills in advanced obstetrics, including surgical skills, while caring for patients of the OB/GYN Faculty Service.
- Develop teaching skills and experience in obstetrical care applicable to Family Medicine residents and students.
To these ends, the Junior Faculty member has an active role in all aspects of the OB/GYN faculty program, including supervision of residents and students in both inpatient and ambulatory settings.
- Manage team of residents and students on labor and delivery shifts
- Evaluate and treat patients in clinics, approximately 10 per half-day
- Prepare and present didactic teaching sessions
- Participate in rounds
- Take night and weekend call (approximately 4-5 per month)
Key goals for the OB/Gyn fellowship are to train family physicians to be able to teach OB/Gyn in family medicine residency education and/or practice in remote areas where a high degree of skill and independence is needed.
Our clinical sites include:
- High-risk obstetric clinic—where the most complex cases are seen with attending supervision
- Low-risk obstetric clinic—routine prenatal care, late prenatal care
- Gynecology clinic—annual exams, pelvic pain, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, dysplasia, etc.
- Family Medicine clinic—continuity patients shared with Dr. Pratt, work-ins
- Center for Women’s Health Care at Stoney Creek—Private practice office
- Center for Women’s Health Care at Kernersville—Private practice office
- Family Tree—Private Practice office in Reidsville, NC
- Vaginal Deliveries—approximately 200
- Cesarean Section—approximately 120-150
- Operative Deliveries—approximately 10-15
- Postpartum Tubal Ligation—approximately 30
- D & C / D & E—variable depending on desire to learn
- Circumcision 40-50
- Colposcopy 40
- LEEP—approximately 15-20
- IUD insertions 30+
- Endometrial Biopsies 50+
The obstetric rotations are coordinated by a team of maternity care providers that includes obstetricians, family physicians, and certified nurse midwives. This team approach emphasizes all aspects of obstetrics. In addition to learning the natural approach to normal deliveries, our residents gain experience working with the Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The Women's Hospital has a state-of-the-art ultrasound suite providing 4-D imaging and perinatology consulting services. Residents will be able to work with the perinatologists and follow their patients when high-risk issues arise.
Tanya S. Pratt, MD - OB/Gyn Faculty - Dr. Pratt received her BS in Biology from High Point University. After receiving her medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, Dr. Pratt completed her residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center in OB/GYN and Family Medicine. She is board-certified in family medicine as well as in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Pratt is a graduate of the Cone Health Physician Leadership Academy and is currently the Chief of the OB/GYN Service at Women’s Hospital. She took over the role of Medical Director of the Faculty Practice in February 2016. Her interests include teaching evidence-based medicine, performing office procedures, and decreasing the primary Cesarean section rate.
Walidah Karim, MSN, FNP, CNM - Walidah Karim, CNM, is a certified nurse midwife and faculty practice OB/GYN assistant director at Cone Health Women’s Hospital. She earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from University of Arizona in 1995, and a Master of Science in nursing with a family nurse practitioner degree from University of Arizona in 1998. She completed her nurse-midwifery education in 2004 at Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, Ky. Walidah is board-certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
Salary & Benefits
The fellow receives a salary of $60,000. Benefits include 20 days of sick and vacation time, one week of CME, $1500 of CME funds and occurrence malpractice coverage.
How to Apply
Applications are being accepted through September 14, 2018. You can apply online during that period on ncphysicianjobs.com.
Interviews will occur through November 2, 2018?
a fact sheet for the OB Fellowship / Junior Faculty Position