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Specialist Physician, Per Diem (0585U) 27459
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 13, 2020
Title Specialist Physician, Per Diem (0585U) 27459
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Health Services

Specialist Physician, Per Diem (0585U) 27459

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview

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 about us by visiting

UHS is currently particularly interested in review applications from qualified specialists in the areas of dermatology, otolaryngology, surgery (general and breast), gastroenterology, and pulmonology


  • 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 outpatient procedures as appropriate to specialty and as approved by Medical Director; 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 Nurse Manager.
  • 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 Nurse Manager to ensure 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, timely, 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.

Required Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Must be currently Board Certified in 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, if any:
  • Possesses current California Physician/Surgeon Medical License/Podiatric License, with appropriate continuing medical education to maintain license.
  • NPI Number, CURES Registration reuqired
  • 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, and completes required external credentialing requirements to ensure remains in-network with UCB Student Health Insurance Plan.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Qualified specialist in the area of dermatology, otolaryngology, surgery (general and breast), gastroenterology, or pulmonology

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

UHS is currently particularly interested in review applications from qualified specialists in the areas of dermatology, otolaryngology, surgery (general and breast), gastroenterology, and pulmonology

Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).

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 see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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