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Consulting Physician

Willamette University
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Consulting Physician

Posting Number: R0003609
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:
The Physician provides culturally informed medical care to undergraduate, graduate, and international students at Willamette University with an emphasis on promoting the health of students who identify from historically marginalized groups. Performs appropriate assessment, diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental health concerns in accordance with best medical practices. In addition to diagnosing and managing acute episodic and chronic illnesses/injuries, the physician emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention. The Physician also provides consultation to health services staff on patient and administrative issues.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The duties and responsibility of the Part-Time Physician include, but are not limited to, the following functions, which are not listed in any particular order of importance or significance:

1. Provides culturally informed clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of physical and mental health problems. This includes:
  • obtaining a relevant medical and psychological history;
  • performing physical exams;
  • ordering diagnostic laboratory tests, imaging or procedures; and interpreting these results;
  • formulating an appropriate differential diagnosis based on the history, physical exam and clinical findings;
  • developing an appropriate plan of care and a follow up plan of care;
  • prescribing pharmacologic agents, non-pharmacologic interventions or treatments as appropriate;
  • performing psychological assessment for anxiety and/or depression and prescribing medication when appropriate

2. Works collaboratively with other Student Health Service staff to provide quality, comprehensive, and confidential care. Provide medical supervision/consultation for Health Services Providers

3. Consultant to Bishop Wellness Center providers with some availability during normal health service hours for phone consultation.

4. Maintenance of appropriate clinical documentation (including ICD diagnosis as appropriate) and caseload consistent with professionally accepted standards.

5. Assist Director and Lead NP in establishing medical standards and protocols.

6. Participate in systematic quality assurance review of medical records.

7. Make recommendations to Director and Lead NP regarding administrative issues which affect patient care.

8. Develop and actively maintain collaborative working relationships with state and local health care providers, business and industry representatives, and other public officials as appropriate.


1. Stays current with advances in medicine through appropriate continuing education as required for licensure as a Physician by the Oregon Medical Association.

2. Performs other duties as assigned.


Work involves a variety of complex duties and responsibilities in the University's efforts to provide a healthy, safe, and accessible environment for students. Requires considerable judgment and discretion in task fulfilment, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Quality performance of responsibilities has a distinct impact upon the reputation of the University and Bishop Wellness Center. As most work is performed indoors, incumbent will generally not experience adverse environmental conditions or exposure to hazards.


1. Minimum of three years' experience as a physician in a medical clinic. At least one year of experience working with traditionally college aged clientele.

2. Current and unrestricted license to practice medicine license with the State of Oregon Medical Board. Current license with Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

3. Experience with an Electronic Health Record program/software in a health setting.

4. Excellent time management and organizational skills with proficiency in the use of computers for communications, data management, data reporting, and analysis. Ability to learn and adapt quickly to new software.

5. Assessment skills including: knowledge and ability to take a comprehensive medical history and perform appropriate physical examinations; knowledge of laboratory tests and procedures and ability to order and interpret results.

6. Knowledge and ability to prescribe appropriate treatment, create individualized treatment plans and make referrals as necessary.

7. Knowledge and ability to implement privacy laws, including FERPA and HIPAA regulations to maintain patient privacy

8. Commitment to social justice, inclusion and equity with experience in providing advocacy for diverse communities (includes, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, and socio-economic status).

9. Experience and/or training in supporting young adults in one or more of the following areas: affective illness and distress, addressing needs relating to marginalization/intersectionality, substance use/abuse, survivors of sexual assault, or persistent mental illness.

10. Successful completion of a criminal conviction record check.

11. Ability to work independently as well a proven record of teamwork, collaboration, and harmonious relations with other staff, faculty and students.

Typical Work Schedule:

10 hours per week, various days Monday - Friday during the academic year.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

Typical work is performed indoors in a normal office environment.

Applications will be reviewed beginning on a rolling basis as received.

All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

You will need to upload the following documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume
  • List of references, 3 minimum

​Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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