Job Requisition Number: 23986. As a national collegiate leader, UC Berkeley’s University Health Services (UHS) 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. Learn more about UHS by visiting https://uhs.berkeley.edu/employment
Reporting to the UHS Medical Director, the Chief of the ‘Be Well at Work’ Occupational Health Program actively manages the University of California, Berkeley, Occupational Health program and supervises Occupational Health Clinic (OHC) clinicians and staff. Working closely with the UHS Medical Director, UHS departments, and campus partners, the OHC Chief develops the vision and direction of the program. As a recognized campus expert, the Chief serves as critical liaison between the Occupational Health Clinic and the wider UC Berkeley campus, representing UHS and participating as an active voting member on research compliance committees.
I. Campus Occupational Health Program •Develop direction of campus Occupational Health Program, working with key partners such as Environment Health & Safety, Research Administration and Compliance, HR. •Collaborate with other components of Be Well at Work, Faculty Staff Health Programs to improve employee health and well-being (Disability Management, Employee Assistance, Elder Care, Ergonomics, Wellness, Work/Life) •Member of ACUC Occupational Health Program for UCB employees who are exposed to animals as part of their job or employment; developing screening tools, documentation, protocols and policy; addressing compliance and risk management issues. •Provides OH consultative services to campus departments on request. •May be integrated into campus research compliance committees as voting member, reviewer of protocols, invited liaison, etc. •Participates actively in the accreditation and certification process for campus departments, including UHS, Animal Care and Use Committee, EH&S (Institutional Biosafety Committee) •Medical oversight, in conjunction with EH&S, of the University of California, Berkeley Automated External Defibrillator Program •Active participation in campus Emergency Preparedness and Infectious Disease Preparedness efforts. •Develops new campus–wide Occupational Health-related initiatives: may require identifying new funding sources, human resources, identifying needs (e.g., UCOP Occupational Wellness Program). •Member of UCOP sponsored Occupational and Environmental Health Advisory Coalition, a system-wide occupational health clinic network, seeking to implement new programs and benchmark existing programs. (OEHAC) •Provides early notification to Medical Director and/or UHS Risk Manager of potential high risk incidents such as patient complaints or complications.
II. Supervision and Management of Occupational Health Clinic •Direct supervision of clinic staff, including, but not limited to MDs, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, office manager, administrative assistants, clinical assistants. •Actively plans and coordinates the work of the unit, and may be involved in integrating the work with other areas of the Health Services and other campus departments. •Medical oversight of work injury program. May include interaction and coordination with UCB Disability Management Unit, UCOP, and UC worker’s compensation third party administrator. •Medical oversight of employee health programs including new hire and periodic medical evaluations, medical surveillance program, infectious disease screening programs, and Occupational wellness program. Utilizes specialized knowledge of health hazards particular to a large research campus, e.g., research biosafety, animal exposures. •Effectively recommends HR-related actions associated with hiring, development and discipline of staff members according to campus policies and procedures •Performs audits of completed clinical work of other clinicians. •Oversight of the Occupational Health Clinic electronic medical record implementation and utilization. •OH Program Budget Management. •Liaise with UCOP and UHS administration on budgetary and programmatic activities, compliance, human resources, development and IT.
III. Examine and Diagnose Patients •Perform history, physical examination, assessment and planning on patients who present to the OHC with complaints of a work-related injury or illness •Maintain appointment template that assures appropriate access for occupational health scheduled and walk-in patients; keep pace within appointment systems during scheduled clinic time •May evaluate patients, review clinical records and determine if appropriate treatment is being provided. •Prescribes and administers medical treatments, advises patients on how to use medications, performs select procedures; administers local anesthesia, and performs other medical functions, as authorized. •Reviews reports and provides consultation to mid-level practitioners. •Serves as consultant for other MD’s, NP’s and PA’s; Functions as a resource for consultation on complex or difficult patient cases.
IV. Medical Surveillance/ Employee medical examinations •Requires knowledge of OSHA and CalOSHA requirements and other state-of-the-art occupational medicine knowledge
V. Presents at educational conferences on area of specialization. Position in Occupational Health Clinic may involve teaching/education.(Professional Development)Knowledge and Skills: •Requires advanced knowledge of Occupational Health and Employee Health with commensurate skill set. •Requires knowledge essential to managing a health care unit and associated medical and clinical staff members. •Position requires advanced skills associated with the practice of medicine and management of health services. •Position requires highly effective communication and interpersonal skills. •Requires highly effective problem solving, and decision making skills. •Has skills needed to provide quality health service programs to faculty, students and staff members. •Position must be able to work in a collaborative manner, and lead and influence others on matters of significance. •Position must be able to establish priorities for unit, and provide direction and guidance to medical and clinical staff members. •Requires knowledge of electronic/medical records systems. •Must be computer literate. •Supervisory and/or management experience preferred •Budget management and fiscal experience preferred Licenses or certifications: •Maintains current medical license, DEA license, NPI number, basic CPR certification, CURES Registration, and 'Qualifications for Physician Employment.' Provides relevant documentation to UHS.
Education/Training: •Must be Board Certified in Occupational Medicine and in possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Medical Board.
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