Staff Physician

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 30, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title Staff Physician Position Number 093071 Department Health Services - 320000 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimal Qualifications required: Active medical practice (BE/BC) in Family Practice, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine and eligible for licensure in North Carolina.

License/Certification Required

Active medical practice (BE/BC) in family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, or emergency medicine and eligible for licensure in North Carolina.

Previous experience in university student health and sports medicine is desirable.

A valid DEA license, NPI registration, updated basic CPR, eligibility for medical malpractice coverage, and other documentation for the health service’s credentialing process.

A satisfactory criminal background report is required. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The student health physician at the M.S. Shook Health Service is a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy who is licensed to practice in North Carolina and is board eligible/board certified in Family Practice, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine.

The student health physician reports to the Director of the Health Service.

Specific duties of the student health physician include:

  • Provide out-patient ambulatory care for students with specific disease entities, injuries, minor surgical needs, and mental health problems;
  • Perform physical examinations, including pre-participation sports physicals and gynecological exams;
  • Provide on-call services during evening and weekend hours during the regular academic school year;
  • Work cooperatively with Nurse Practitioners and/or Physician Assistants acting as a supervisor/consultant;
  • Refer patients requiring specialized care to competent consultants;
  • Collaborate with the Counseling Center in providing medical treatment for their clients;
  • Maintain confidential medical records which are completed in a timely manner;
  • Attend and participate in administrative conferences, in-service, and continuing education programs;
  • Act as a consultant and resource person for student and community health promotions, research projects, and health-related courses;
  • Serve on Health Service and university committees, as appropriate;
  • Adhere to regulatory guidelines and laws in the provision of care;
  • Keep credentials file current and complete, complying with required criteria and annual updates;
  • Accept other assignments as delegated by the either the Administrative or Medical Director, of the Mary S. Shook Student Health Service.
Suggested Salary Range $135,000 - $142,030 Physical Demands of Position

Significant amount of standing and walking, as well as minimal lifting, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter
List of References & Contact Information (Minimum of 3)

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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