Occupational Health Physician (0585U)
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As a national collegiate leader, University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited medical and mental health care, education, a major medical insurance plan, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. UHS is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports the university's diverse campus communities, through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services.
The Clinical Services Program within UHS includes primary care, urgent care, occupational health and specialty clinics, clinical laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy and radiology. Learn more by visiting https://uhs.berkeley.edu/
Reporting to the Chief, Occupational and Environmental Health Program, the Occupational Health Physician is a Clinical Work Lead for the Occupational Health Clinic (OHC). Involves providing occupational health care to adult patients, including assessing and treating a wide variety of conditions, ailments and injuries with emphasis on work-related injuries and illnesses. Key Responsibilities include:
I. Exam and Diagnose Patients
- Perform history, physical examination, assessment, and planning on patients who present to the OHC with complaints of a work-related injury or illness
- Maintain appointment template that assures appropriate access for occupational health scheduled and walk-in patients; keep pace within appointment systems during scheduled clinic time
- May evaluate patients, review clinical records and determine if appropriate treatment is being provided.
- Prescribes and administers medical treatments, advises patients on how to use medications, performs select procedures; administers local anesthesia, and performs other medical functions, as authorized.
- Provides appropriate referral for different specialty and/or subspecialty care as deemed appropriate for a particular clinical problem.
- Reviews reports and provides consultation to mid-level practitioners.
- Serves as consultant for other Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and trainees..
- Functions as a resource for consultation on complex or difficult patient cases.
- Liaise with other UHS departments, as needed, regarding patient care.
- Perform disability/impairment evaluations using The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
II. Medical Surveillance/ Employee medical examinations
- Requires knowledge of OSHA and CalOSHA requirements and other state-of-the-art Occupational medical knowledge
- Perform examinations as needed, review screening questionnaires
III. Expert Clinic Support
- Work with the Chief, Occupational and Environmental Health Program to ensure that operations are functioning smoothly on a day-to-day basis in the Occupational Health Clinic.
- Maintain professional standards for communication and documentation; practice protocol and review.
- Perform Permanent and Stationary reports for clinic patients utilizing American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th edition. Manage the most complex clinical cases.
- Review consultant reports, NP/PA notes for initial evaluation, modified duty, discharge.
- Provide occupational health consultation for Urgent Care Providers; provide case management for Occupational Health Clinic patients; coordinate clinical case management with Specialist consultants, Workers Compensation 3rd party administration, and other relevant parties.
- Participate in relevant UHS or campus committees as assigned.
IV. Other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the practice of occupational medicine.
- 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.
- Requires knowledge of electronic/medical records systems.
- Must be computer literate.
- Must be Board Certified in Occupational Medicine (as determined by the American Board of Medical Specialists), preferred; OR Board Certified in primary care specialty with additional specialized training or experience in occupational health.
Licenses or certifications:
- Must be in possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California, as determined by the California Medical Board (possess a valid California medical license).
- Must maintain CURES registration, BLS certification, and DEA license.
- Preferred to have experience with the California Worker's Compensation system.
Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience.
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is an 60-80% FTE career appointment. Final FTE % will be determined based on finalist's availability and unit staffing need.
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.
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
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