The Campus Physician is a member of the Student Health and Counseling and Psychological Services team of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, medical assistants, mental health practitioners, a psychiatrist, and administrative staff. Together this team practices in the unique environment of college health and directly contributes to student success by delivering integrated primary care and mental healthcare to SCU students utilizing the services of the Cowell Center. The Campus Physician provides direct patient care, supervises the nurse practitioners and physician assistants, assists with medical direction for the Student Health Services and the campus community, participates in Quality Management activities and serves on the management team for the Cowell Center.
This is a nine-month position from Mid-September to mid-June.
|Essential Duties and Responsibilities|
1. Patient Care: Conduct medical evaluations including medical histories and examinations, diagnose, prescribe, and treat ambulatory care patients for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries.
Interpret clinical laboratory and radiology reports.
Perform in office procedures commensurate with training and experience.
Refer to specialists appropriately.
Prescribe medications and monitor their use in a therapeutic setting.
Provide patient care to members of the Jesuit Community, as needed.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the differences in care requirements for adolescents and adults, including, but not limited to: growth and development, medications, safety, special physical and psychosocial needs.
Provide health education related to patient visits.
Maintain confidentiality of all patient and health center information at all times
Utilize effective communication techniques with patients, families, practitioners and staff to promote quality patient care.
2. Medical Staff Leadership and Development: Participate in the hiring process and training of professional staff.
Supervise nurse practitioners/physician assistants as well as assist with the care given by registered nurses.
Review selected charts by physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners.
Evaluate nurse practitioners/physician assistants.
Be available for consultation by registered nurses, medical assistants, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and psychology trainees.
Provide consultations, collaborations and training to the clinical staff.
Provide leadership, technical direction and support to those directly supervised.
In collaboration with Cowell Center director and clinic manager, delegate functions, assign tasks and set appropriate expectations for medical staff to ensure quality patient care is delivered.
Demonstrate collaborative practice with team members utilizing conflict resolution and chain of command as necessary.
Conduct annual performance evaluation processes for those supervised.
3. Medical Guidance: Serve as a medical resource for the Santa Clara University community by providing medical information to those in the community upon request and when appropriate.
Provide advice, consultation, and support in the development, implementation and evaluation of department wide policy.
Keep abreast of changes in health care that affect the clinic and campus community.
Conduct all work activities with respect for rights and wishes of patients, families, practitioners and co-workers.
4. Quality Management Activities: In partnership with the University's Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) department, oversee campus Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program, campus triage, and other medical emergency functions.
Ensure that SCU's Trained Lay Rescuer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and AED training meets the regulatory requirements.
Review each incident where emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest is rendered and ensure that the CPR and AED standards that the Lay Rescuer implemented were executed according to the training guidelines.
Annually review AED plan and its implementation in conjunction with the EHS Director.
Assist in developing a campus Emergency Response Plan to ensure compliance for training, notification and maintenance as required by regulatory requirements.
5. Departmental Development: Actively and collaboratively support the mission, goals, and initiatives of the Cowell Center.
Serve on and meet regularly with the Cowell Center management team to ensure the success of the Center.
Attend scheduled staff meetings.
In collaboration with Cowell Center director and management team, initiate, coordinate, implement, and evaluate policies, procedures, and/or practice of Cowell Center, which are effective, efficient, and conducive to the personal, physical, and general welfare of students.
Serve on departmental and university-wide committees as appropriate.
Meet regularly with the Cowell Center director to discuss clinic issues.
In partnership with the Medical Advisor of SCUEMS, oversee and help guide the student emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and regular participation in the rotation of on-call after-hours phone coverage.
Maintain cooperative interactions with other clinical and support staff.
Display a positive attitude within the Cowell Center and across departmental lines to contribute to staff morale and overall customer satisfaction.
Participate in departmental performance improvement activities.
Develop and foster relationship and trust with employees and the SCU Community.
Work individually and as a team in a collegial, respectful, and professional manner.
Other Job Duties and Responsibilities: Participate in campus outreach activities as time permits.
Act as liaison between the medical community and Student Health Services.
Collaborate and appropriately consult with Counseling and Psychological Services to provide care to students who need medical management of emotional problems.
Seek out and collaborate with appropriate physician referral sources in the broader medical community.
Participate in the evaluation of laboratory and radiology facilities as well as outside clinics and/or hospitals.
Maintain membership in Professional Organizations as deemed appropriate.
Remain knowledgeable of best practices in the medical field and university student health centers while staying abreast of the latest trends in the discipline of medicine.
Perform other work-related assignments as required.
|Provides Work Direction|
Receives work direction from Director, Cowell Center.
Provides Work Direction: Oversee and help guide the student emergency medical technicians (EMTs)
Participate in the hiring process and training of professional staff.
Supervise nurse practitioners/physician assistants as well as assist with the care given by registered nurses
Provide consultations, collaborations and training to the clinical staff.
1. Commitment to understand and support Santa Clara University's distinctive Jesuit tradition and education vision and willingness to model institutional values of service to others, community, and diversity.
2. Commitment to understand, support, and model the values of a Jesuit, Catholic university as they relate to Student Health Services.
3. Santa Clara University is committed to Inclusive Excellence, therefore it is vital all candidates seeking employment be committed to and demonstrate skills, knowledge and awareness to service the unique needs of our diverse campus community.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Considerable time will be spent in medical examinations with patients and at a desk using a computer terminal.
May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Typical medical office environment.
Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
Offices with equipment noise.
Offices with frequent interruptions.
Demonstrated ability to use technology in improving the delivery and evaluation of programs and services.
Demonstrated presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form with a variety of people including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents.
1. Ability to work well both individually and as a part of a team in a collegial, respectful, and professional manner.
2. Ability to establish professional relationships; interact effectively with diverse constituencies; and maintain confidentiality when required.
|Education and/or Experience|
1. Doctor of Medicine (MD) from an accredited school of medicine.
2. Current Unrestricted California license to practice medicine.
3. Board certified or eligible in primary care specialty, Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.
4. Completion of an approved residency program.
5. Current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration.
6. Current CPR and AED certification.
7. Three to five years of college student health services experience, preferred.
|Salary Information||Hiring Range: $5423 - $8508 semi-monthly (during academic year)|