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Application Review Date This is a continuous recruitment. Candidates are hired throughout the year based on department staffing needs.
Departmental Overview As a national collegiate leader, the University Health Services, Tang Center 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.
University Health Services (UHS) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced primary/urgent care physicians interested in part time / per diem work in college health. Under the supervision of the Associate Medical Director, this position helps to staff the UHS Primary Care and/or 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, registered nurses, and additional clinical support staff, and also provides consultation to members of the clinical team. _
Responsibilities Provides health care to adolescent and adult patients to include assessing and treating a wide variety of conditions, ailments and injuries. Diagnose, manage and treat patients: obtain medical history, conduct physical examinations, order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, provide treatment, prescribe medication and counsel patients on diet, exercise and preventative health care. Refers patients with more serious conditions to specialists for more complex care or other health care facilities for more intensive care. May act as head of the treatment team, providing consultation and direction to mid-level practitioners and nursing staff.
Provides direct patient care in the Urgent Care Clinic, including during extended hours of operation (evenings and weekends):
Triages promptly and takes appropriate steps toward initial stabilization of critically ill or injured patient (e.g., organ system failure).
Provides 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 treats 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 and facilitates follow-up, as appropriate
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.
May 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. _
Requires knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of Physician duties at this level.
Proficient clinical skills, including Urgent Care / Emergency Room experience for Urgent Care work
Must be able to communicate with both patients and clinical staff members.
Must have effective diagnostic and decision making skills.
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, computer literacy
Must be able to keep pace within appointment system or pace appropriate to drop-in patient load; generally work within limits of available resources and within expected goals of productivity.
Must maintain professional standards for communications and documentation.
Medical record entries are organized into history, physical examination, assessment and plan. Each element is clear, complete, legible and relevant.
Must stay abreast of new medical knowledge; maintain and increase expertise and skills as relevant to clinical practice in a college health setting.
Active California Medical License
Current DEA Certification and NPI Number
Registration in CA Dept. of Justice CURES program
Current Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or Emergency Medicine
Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Medical Board.
Current BLS (and ACLS, for Urgent Care Work) Certification, unless EM Specialty _
5 years experience in outpatient clinical practice of medicine
University Health Experience
Significant experience in minor procedures, musculoskeletal care, women's & sexual health, asthma management, dermatology, infectious disease including returning travellers, and mental health disorders.
Salary & Benefits This position is not eligible for UC benefits plan.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information Questions: Contact Dr. Lynne Lazarus, Associate Medical Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).
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.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter. _
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