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Caltech Student Health Services provides care to graduate and undergraduate students who are scientifically minded, culturally diverse, and engaged in a rigorous academic environment. Our tight-knit campus allows for flexibility and strong relationships within Student Affairs to support the unique needs of each student. Health Services is co-located with Counseling Services and falls under the larger umbrella of Student Wellness Services. Under the direct supervision of the medical director and the general direction of the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Wellness, the staff physician will provide high-quality primary care services and health education to the student community and participate in the campus public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The staff physician also works closely with mental health professionals to consult and collaborate on complex cases involving the intersection of physical and mental health.
Essential Job Duties
Provides evidence-based, quality healthcare for students with acute, episodic illnesses/injuries as well as chronic conditions.
Provides basic specialty care specific to college age students including but not limited to ADHD, uncomplicated mental health pharmacology, treatment of gender dysphoria, minor surgical procedures, sports medicine, concussion management and eating disorders.
Coordinates care between Health Services and hospital for students requiring higher level of care.
Effectively communicates and interacts with a diverse group of patients, families, staff, and members of the community.
Contributes to health education/promotion programs and training for staff and campus partners.
Keeps abreast of developments in best practices for university-based healthcare.
Supports medical-related response to individuals and/or groups during campus-wide crises and natural disasters.
Evaluate students for conditions related to public health diseases of concern.
Support the COVID-19 pandemic response through COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and clinical follow-up for students in isolation.
Other duties as assigned.
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from an accredited medical school.
Current, unrestricted license to practice medicine (including DEA license and BLS certification) in the State of California, or ability to obtain by the time of hire.
Board certification in an appropriate specialty as recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or equivalent training and/or experience (certification must be kept current throughout employment).
Minimum of 2 years post-residency clinical practice.
General knowledge of the requirements and application of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Working knowledge of coding and documentation for insurance billing.
Knowledge of medical records security and regulations and patient care documentation standards.
Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and leading group discussions.
Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, class or religious perspectives.
The ability to meet the physical requirements of the position, including the ability to sit, bend, stoop, walk, and stand for extended periods of time; the ability to talk on the phone, and regularly use a computer; moderate lifting (50 lbs.) as part of the normal. clinical environment; and the ability to be mobile across campus.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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