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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
The Medical Services Director is responsible for ensuring the overall quality of medical care delivered to the campus community. The incumbent serves in a leadership role to the campus providing consultation and input on medical, public health, disaster planning and pertinent risk management issues that impact the campus community, and as liaison to regional medical community to assure access to high quality consultative specialty services. Contributes expert practice management leadership and direction to UHS management teams responsible for supporting medical practice, clinical services operations and resources.
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Through unit heads, position has responsibility for all medical and clinical staff members; and associated HR-related decisions, according to campus policies and procedures.
Provides overall medical leadership for medical practice, clinical quality improvement and continuing medical education.
Oversees management of Urgent Care, Primary Care, Collaborative Care, Sports Medicine, Occupational Health, Specialty and Allergy/Travel Clinics; liaison to Psychiatry and CPS regarding Collaborative Care interface issues and provision of mental health services to UHS patient population.
Establishes performance metrics for clinicians and integration of services by diagnostic and treatment support services on-site (laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, medical insurance program).
Serves as key interface and primary UHS representative to UC Office of the President (UCOP) Student Health and Counseling Initiatives. This includes representation of UHS (or delegating representation while retaining responsbility/accountability for bi-directional communication) for various UCOP standing and ad-hoc committees, including but not limited to:
o UC system wide Mandatory Immunization Plan
o Clinical Advisory committee
o EHR (PnC) Enhancement and Contract Renewal Committees
o Medical Directors' Committee
o Peer Review/Credentialing Committee
o SHS/CAPS Self-Assessment (periodic audit)
o SHS Directors' Call (in conjunction with UHS Executive Director)
o UC SHIP Committees as appropriate (depending upon UHS level of participation and involvement in system wide UC SHIP plan)
Position assumes full responsibility for fiscal/budget related matters.
Develops annual clinical staffing plan and budget; confers with Executive Director and works closely with Clinical Services Director to establish health services' annual operational practice plan, identify resource requirements and prioritize projects supporting the medical practice (e.g., EMR).
Manages resources against the approved medical services/clinical practice plan.
Position has accountability for health service programs that impact students, faculty and staff members.
Provides medical/clinical leadership and management direction to the overall development of the UHS strategic plan and key decisions.
Provides oversight of the credentialing and privileging program for all medical and allied health professionals, ensuring compliance with federal, state and UC Office of the President requiremetns.
Assures delivery of high quality medical care by providing leadership and direction to the Quality Improvement Program,
Chairs Clinical Case Review Committee and directs quality improvement.
Director of Continuing Medical Education Committee, ensuring compliance with requirements set forth by Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ)/California Medical Association (CMA).
Directs coordination of risk management efforts to address service-wide issues related to quality of patient care.
Has final authority for insurance authorization decisions, and influences key policy and benefit plan decisions for the Student Health Insurance Program.
Provides direct patient care and expert consultations to physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses.
Provides leadership in ongoing development and functional enhancement of the electronic medical record.
Reviews and approves authorization requests for Student Health Insurance program.
Evaluates and responds to student complaints or comments about the medical component of visits to UHS.
Position serves as Chair and/or member on various health care related committees of significance to UHS quality of care and the campus (MAG, CPMT, MAS, SHIP, CSMT, CPC, QIC, CME, Medical Withdrawal Committee, etc.).
Oversees Medical Withdrawal Process, evaluating individual cases and provides guidance to Social Services, CPS and campus partners.
UHS representative to UCB Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects
UHS representative for the UCB Research Compliance and Advisory Committee
Position is responsible for determining health service policies and campus/community public health interface programs (emergency preparedness, disaster response, environmental health, public health pandemic preparedness).
Position has full responsibility for the diverse health care programs of the campus.
Develops relationships with local and regional medical providers to assure patient access to referral services.
Negotiates physician contracts/terms for career, contract and per diem primary care MDs and specialty MDs.
Working in conjunction with UCB and UCOP labor relations personnel, serves as the key UHS representative in contract negotiations, disputes over working conditions, and grievance resolution processes with the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD).
Serves as liaison to faculty to review research proposals for UHS clinical areas and UHS Clinical Laboratory and recommends approval or rejection of proposals.
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Requires knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of Physician and management duties at this level; expert level practice management knowledge
Must have advanced skills and abilities needed to set direction and provide strong leadership for the medical unit; skilled at managing multiple levels of clinical/healthcare professionals.
Position must be able to work in a highly collaborative manner with contacts of significance, both internally and externally; ability to facilitate work of multi-disciplinary teams.
Requires advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
Position requires highly advanced skills associated with the practice of medicine and management of diverse clinical units of the University Health Services organization.
Position requires thorough knowledge of HR-related policies and programs of the campus.
Position must have advanced knowledge of the fiscal/budget processes of the campus.
Requires knowledge of campus goals and objectives related to providing highly effective health care services and programs to faculty, students and staff members; knowledge and demonstrated experience n quality management and assurance practices.
Must be able to establish goals and objectives for the Medical and Health Promotion organizations.
Position must be able to manage HR and fiscal resources to ensure the highest level health care programs are maintained for the University.
Requires knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.
Must be computer literate.
For positions associated with Sports Medicine, must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pacific-12 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 maintain Board Certification in ABMS Medical Specialty, 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:
Active and unrestricted California Medical License
Unrestricted Drug Enforcement Administration Registration for controlled substances
Current Registration with State of California CURES program for controlled substances
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification (BLS)
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
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