Job Title: Physician - Primary Care / Urgent Care (6001C), #22754
Job ID: 22754
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department University Health Services
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Take your career to the preeminent public university in the country! UC Berkeley is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced primary care physician interested in a full-time career position in college health.
Under the supervision of the Associate Medical Director, this position staffs the UHS Primary Care and Urgent Care clinics, providing primary care to a diverse student population, with an emphasis on general medical care, young adult health issues, women's health, musculoskeletal injuries, infectious disease, dermatology, as well as psychosocial and mental health issues in an integrative health model. The physician works as a key member of a team with other clinical staff, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, and additional clinical support staff, and also provides consultation to members of the clinical team. The normal hours of operation are 8am to 7pm Monday-Friday, and 9am-5pm Saturday (closed holidays). This is a 40-hour workweek, exempt career position.
As a national collegiate leader, UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more at http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu
Responsibilities I. Provide direct patient care in the Primary Care Clinic.
Works as member of team with other clinic staff, including nurse practitioners, nurses and support staff.
Provides consultation for nurse practitioners and advice nurses.
Sees appointed patients in a timely manner.
Integrates patient education into medical practice, including preventive and health maintenance, as appropriate.
Arranges follow-up including appropriate referral to specialists.
Develops and maintains area/s of clinical concentration or specialty that respond to UHS needs. Practice and consultation in this/these area/s strongly encouraged.
Provides direct patient care in the Urgent Care Clinic, including during extended hours of operation (after 5:00 PM on weekdays, and on weekends): Triages promptly and takes appropriate steps toward initial stabilization of critically ill or injured patient (e.g., organ system failure).
Possesses background via residency training or prior experience in emergency setting (or equivalent).
ACLS certification (unless board-certified in Emergency Medicine).
II. Provide appropriate initial care for a wide range of medical and surgical problems.
Evaluates and initially treats musculoskeletal injuries, using x-ray and splinting appropriately.
Evaluates and initially treat urgent medical and gynecological problems.
Sutures uncomplicated lacerations.
Performs incision and drainage of superficial abscesses
Evaluates and begins treatment of psychiatric emergencies.
Evaluates and treats work-related injuries, including taking an occupational history and making appropriate assessments of ability to return to work and medical restrictions on work activities.
Works efficiently to prioritize patients' problems, treating urgent problems first, and other problems as time permits.
Recommends appropriate follow-up, when indicated.
Provides decisive leadership in unit; acts with good judgment in situations that require liaison with administration, other units and/or community.
Works effectively as member of clinical team, and provides consultation to other team members, including nurse practitioners and nurses.
III. Non-clinical assignments include attendance and participation in staff meetings, participation in quality assurance activities, and committee work. This may be augmented by any of the responsibilities listed below.
Conducts programs for continuous staff education in current developments in medical science.
Presides at consultative or clinical conferences.
Consults on more difficult cases to review clinical records and determine if appropriate treatment is being given.
Performs audits of completed clinical work.
Makes appropriate recommendations to organization leadership.
May serve as chair of major committee associated with ensuring quality of care.
Requires knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of advanced Physician duties.
Advanced clinical skills.
Must be able to communicate with both patients and clinical staff members.
Displays understanding of and sensitivity to the professional identity, interests and skills of other team members, including nurses, nurse practitioners and other mid-level clinicians, health educators, support staff and administration.
Works well with staff of diverse cultural, ethnic/racial backgrounds and sexual orientations.
Develops constructive and caring professional relationships, consistent with UHS statement of Patient's Rights and
Responsibilities, characterized by:
respect for the patient as an individual regardless of cultural, racial/ethnic background or sexual orientation;
recognition of his/her rights as a client;
concern for the problems or questions that brought him/her to health care;
understanding of the social and environmental context of health on the college campus.
Must have effective diagnostic and decision making skills in more difficult cases.
Must be able to work in a collaborative manner.
Must be able to diagnose patient condition and make associated treatment recommendations.
Must be able to influence others.
Requires knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.
Must be computer literate.
Medical record entries are organized into history, physical examination, assessment and plan. Each element is clear, complete, legible and relevant.
Medical record entries and coding (of provider, diagnoses, etc.) are completed within 24 hours.
Written and oral communications to patients and other providers are completed and documented in a timely fashion.
Must stay abreast of new medical knowledge; maintain and increase expertise and skills as relevant to clinical practice in a college health setting.
Fulfill or exceed continuing medical education requirements to maintain California license.
Maintain certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Maintain board certification.
Participate in UHS educational conferences and other programs appropriate to UHS practice.
Must maintain standards of professional conduct as published by AMA/CMA.
For positions associated with Sports Medicine, must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pacific-10 Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
Must have completed ACGME-accredited residency training within specialty.
Must be Board Certified in a relevant Primary Care Specialty (Family Practice, Internal Medicine, or Pediatrics with Adolescent Medicine Fellowship) or Emergency Medicine, and be in possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Medical Board
Licenses or certifications, if any:
Current active California medical license
Board Certification as above
Current DEA license, basic CPR certification, ACLS certification (for Urgent Care providers), and "Qualifications for Physician Employment." Provides relevant documentation to UHS.
CA CURES Registration (Department of Justice)
Extensive clinical experience in a college health setting
5 years experience in the outpatient clinical practice of medicine
2 years experience in an Urgent Care setting
Significant experience in minor procedures, musculoskeletal care, women's & sexual health, asthma management, dermatology, infectious disease including returning travelers, and mental health disorders.
Ability to commit to staffing weekend hours on a regular basis (Sat 8 hours, Sunday 5 hours)
Criminal background check, primary source credentialing verification, and occupational health clearance required.
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes generous benefits and work/life programs.
This title code and classification has been designated as a sensitive position. A pre-employment background check is required as well as successful completion of medical surveillance and credential verification processes.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check, medical surveillance and credential verification.
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