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Physician Per Diem, Primary/Urgent Care (6005C) University Health Services 64149
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 8, 2024
Title Physician Per Diem, Primary/Urgent Care (6005C) University Health Services 64149
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Health Services

Physician Per Diem, Primary/Urgent Care (6005C) University Health Services 64149

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with up to 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

University Health Services (UHS) serves the campus by providing a comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited primary medical care, counseling and psychological services and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. The UHS provides on-campus medical and mental health care and coordinates 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.

UHS provides services to students Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 6:00PM and on weekends. Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health, and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to enable students to get the most from their educational experience, minimizing the impact of illness, injury and emotional distress on their academic careers.
Medical care and wellness programs for faculty and staff are designed to meet their occupational health needs and minimize lost work time. These visits generate ancillary encounters with the Radiology, Clinical Laboratory, Physical Therapy and Pharmacy departments. The Counseling and Psychological Services department sees an additional 15,000 visits per year.


Provides direct patient care in the Primary Care Clinic.

  • Works as a member of the team with other clinic staff, including nurse practitioners, nurses and support staff.
  • Provides consultation for nurse practitioners and advice nurses.
  • Sees appointed patients in a timely manner.
  • Integrates patient education into medical practice, including preventive and health maintenance, as appropriate.
  • Arranges follow-up including appropriate referral to specialists.

Provides direct patient care in the Urgent Care Clinic, including during extended hours of operation (after 5:00 PM on weekdays, and on weekends):

  • Triages promptly and takes appropriate steps toward initial stabilization of critically ill or injured patient (e.g., organ system failure).
    Possesses background via residency training or prior experience in emergency setting (or equivalent).
  • ACLS certification.

Provide appropriate initial care for a wide range of medical and surgical problems.

  • Evaluates and initially treats musculoskeletal injuries, using x-ray and splinting appropriately.
  • Evaluates and initially treats urgent medical and gynecological problems.
  • Sutures uncomplicated lacerations.
  • Performs incision and drainage of superficial abscesses
  • Evaluates and begins treatment of psychiatric emergencies.
  • Evaluates and treats work-related injuries, including taking an occupational history and making appropriate assessments of ability to return to work and medical restrictions on work activities.
  • Works efficiently to prioritize patients' problems, treating urgent problems first, and other problems as time permits.
  • Recommends appropriate follow-up, when indicated.

Provides decisive leadership in unit; acts with good judgment in situations that require liaison with administration, other units and/or the community.

  • Works effectively as a member of the clinical team, and provides consultation to other team members, including nurse practitioners and nurses.
  • Examines and diagnoses patients, prescribes and administers medical treatments, advises patients on how to use medications, performs select procedures; administers anesthesia, and performs other medical functions, as authorized.
  • Orders examinations, analyses, X-rays, special diets, and writes prescriptions.
  • Reviews reports, supervises trainees and provides consultation to mid-level practitioners.
  • Provides oversight and medical guidance to nurses and other members of clinical staff.
  • Attends and participates in staff conferences, other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications


  • MD, or recognized equivalent.


  • Requires Medical License.
  • Certified preferred at this level. Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California to be verified by the California Medical Board.
  • Maintains current medical license, DEA license, NPI number, basic CPR certification, ACLS certification if working in Urgent Care (unless Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, in which case the requirement for ACLS certification is waived) and "Qualifications for Physician Employment." Provides relevant documentation to UHS

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of Physician duties at this level.
  • Proficient clinical skills.
  • Must be able to communicate with both patients and clinical staff members.
  • Displays understanding of and sensitivity to the professional identity, interests and skills of other team members, including nurses, nurse practitioners and other mid-level clinicians, health educators, support staff and administration.
  • Works well with staff of diverse cultural, ethnic/racial backgrounds and sexual orientations.
  • Develops constructive and caring professional relationships, consistent with UHS statement of Patient's Rights and Responsibilities, characterized by: respect for the patient as an individual regardless of cultural, racial/ethnic background or sexual orientation; recognition of his/her rights as a client; concern for the problems or questions that brought him/her to health care; and understanding of the social and environmental context of health on the college campus.
  • Must have effective diagnostic and decision making skills.
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative manner.
  • Must be able to influence others.
  • Must be able to diagnose patient condition and make associated treatment recommendations.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Requires knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.
  • Must be able to keep pace within the appointment system or pace appropriate to drop-in patient load; generally work within limits of available resources and within expected goals of productivity.
  • Must maintain professional standards for communications and documentation.
  • Medical record entries are organized into history, physical examination, assessment and plan. Each element is clear, complete, legible and relevant: Medical record entries and coding (of provider, diagnoses, etc.) are completed within 24 hours; and written and oral communications to patients and other providers are completed and documented in a timely fashion.
  • Must stay abreast of new medical knowledge; maintain and increase expertise and skills as relevant to clinical practice in a college health setting.
  • Fulfill or exceed continuing medical education requirements to maintain California license.
  • Maintain certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
  • Maintain board certification.
  • Participate in UHS educational conferences and other programs appropriate to UHS practice.
  • Must maintain standards of professional conduct as published by AMA/CMA.

Salary & Benefits

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

  • The hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $112.90.
  • Per diem positions are not eligible for the UC benefits plan.
  • This is a per diem position with variable hours.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Other Information

  • Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance (if applicable), background clearance and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.
  • This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Student Health Phys & Dentists Unit (DX) between the University of California and the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:
  • This position has a headcount of five (5).

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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