Job Requisition Number: 23274. As a national collegiate leader, the University Health Services’ Tang Center provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance and health promotion services to all UC Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. UHS provides on-campus medical and mental health care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. Departments serving students include general medical, specialty and urgent care clinics, counseling and psychological services, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology and health promotion. In addition, the UHS administers a major medical insurance plan, the Student Health Insurance Plan. Learn more at uhs.berkeley.edu
UHS is looking for experienced specialists to work with a team of medical professionals who share a passion for providing excellent health care to a university population. Under the supervision of the Medical Director, Consulting Physicians provide ambulatory services in the Specialty Clinic at Tang Center. Learn more about the Specialty Clinic by visiting https://uhs.berkeley.edu/medical/specialty-clinic
This position provides health care to adolescent and adult patients, assessing and treating a wide variety of conditions, ailments and injuries. Specialty consultation with primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and other health care providers serves to enhance the level of comprehensive care provided at UHS by improving access and convenience, allowing for timely evaluation and treatment, and thereby facilitating academic retention. Responsibilities include:
•Performs procedures associated with area of specialization (for example, surgery, OB/GYN, dermatology, sports medicine, occupational health, psychiatry). •Sees primary care patients requiring a higher degree of subject matter expertise or primarily sees patients in a consultative basis in area of specialty. •Provides appropriate, thorough education to the patient regarding diagnosis, condition, expected recovery, and potential complications while assuring that all questions are answered. •Performs surgical procedures; providing pre- and post-surgical care. •Accurately establishes the nature of clinical problems through appropriate history (subjective information and reason for referral), physical examination (objective data), and assessment to meet or exceed community standards and the goals of the Quality Improvement Committee. •Appropriately orders and utilizes diagnostic tests consistent with institutional resources, community standards and quality improvement goals. •Provides appropriate specialty diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures at both UHS and community medical facilities. Quality and utilization of procedures shall be consistent or better than the community standard. •Provides appropriate referral for different specialty and/or subspecialty care as deemed appropriate for a particular clinical problem. •Staffs on-site UHS clinics that are regularly scheduled based on demand as determined by the Medical Director or Specialty/Clinic Lead Nurse. •Provides off-site telephone or office-based consultation for patients needing timely specialty evaluation as determined by UHS clinical staff. •Works closely with the Specialty/Clinic Lead Nurse to assure that on-site clinics are appropriately arranged and communicated to UHS staff. •Works cooperatively and effectively with all UHS staff to address patients’ needs in the specialty clinic. •Displays understanding of and sensitivity to the professional identity, interests and skills of all UHS staff, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses,health educators,support staff and administration. •Works well with staff of diverse cultural, ethnic/racial backgrounds and sexual orientations. •Maintains medical record entries that are organized into history, physical examination, assessment, and plan. Entries are clear, complete, legible, and relevant. Completes medical record entries prior to departing the Tang Center after patient visit. •Keeps the referring primary care clinician informed of patients’ progress through written or verbal communication. •Provides appropriate management plan guidelines upon referral back to the primary care clinician for ongoing care. •Provides specialty consultation in area of expertise to other specialists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals on specific cases. •Provides feedback and education to primary care clinical staff to assure that care at UHS keeps pace with evolving clinical practice. •Provides timely office progress notes, surgical reports, and hospital discharge summaries to referring clinicians for UHS patients seen off-site from the Tang Center. •May be called upon to participate in a variety of clinically relevant forums including but not limited to education presentations, attendance at Clinician Practice meetings upon invitation, participation at peer review meetings as needed and participation in selected educational workshops as needed. •Actively participates in quality improvement and peer-review activities as directed by the Quality Improvement Committee or the Medical Director. •Provides early notification to Medical Director and/or UHS Risk Manager of potential high-risk incidents such as patient complaints and complications.Knowledge and Skills: •Requires knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of Physician duties at this level. •Expert clinical skills. •Must be able to communicate with both patients and clinical staff members. •Must have effective diagnostic and decision making skills in area of specialty/expertise. •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. •Meets or exceeds community standards of specialty physicians in individual specialty areas including professional training, board eligibility and certification, continuing education and training. •Meets or exceeds appropriate and applicable standards as established by peer review and quality improvement activities at UHS. •Requires knowledge of electronic/medical records systems. •Must be computer literate. Education/Training: •Must be currently Board Certified in non-primary care specialty (e.g., surgery, OB/GYN, dermatology, psychiatry); as determined by the American Board of Medical Specialists. Must stay abreast of new medical knowledge as it relates to the given specialty. Licenses or certifications: •Possesses current California Physician/Surgeon Medical License/Podiatric License, with appropriate continuing medical education to maintain license. •NPI Number. •Maintains UHS Qualifications for Physician Employment including Board Certification, providing relevant documentation to UHS to maintain appropriate physician credentialing files. •Maintains medical staff privileges in good standing at local community hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. Questions? Contact Marc Ovalle at email@example.com *Recruiters, Search Firms, Agencies, please don't contact this job poster*
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