Associate Medical Director (0587U) 25384
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
The University Health Services (UHS) serves the campus as 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. 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.
Learn more by visiting https://uhs.berkeley.edu/
As a key member of the Clinical Services Management Team, under the
general direction of the Medical Director, the Associate Medical
Director is responsible for ensuring that issues affecting clinical
practice, quality of care, and clinician job satisfaction are
appropriately managed in Primary & Urgent Care. In conjunction
with an active clinical practice, the Associate Medical Director
assumes responsibility for directly or indirectly supervising
primary and urgent care clinicians, and assumes a leadership role
in assuring quality and consistency of care. The Associate Medical
Director provides assistance to the Medical Director in matters
that most affect clinical practice, and functions as a strategic
partner/consultant to higher levels of management.
Clinical Staff Leadership
Strategic leadership, integration, and service
- Supervises career and contract physicians in the Primary Care
and Urgent Care Clinics, directly or indirectly, including
recruitment, hiring, credentialing, privileging, orientation,
proctoring, and performance appraisal.
- May supervise and support subordinate managers within clinical
services including Nurse Practitioner Supervisor and Urgent Care
- Key member of Clinical Services Management and Primary Care
- Leads Clinician Practice Meetings and Physician staff
- Works closely with Operational Manager(s) to develop clinician
staffing plans for academic year and break periods
- Assists the Medical Director in addressing service-wide issues
relating to quality of patient care and patient satisfaction. Is a
permanent member of the Clinical Case Review Committee and Quality
Expert clinician resource
- Participates actively in developing and implementing the UHS
strategic plan within clinical services
- Works with mental health leadership to troubleshoot/problem
solve communication issues between the units, with a goal of
providing seamless integrated care for UHS clients.
- Works with UHS Electronic Health Record (EHR) support teams to
further integrate and improve use of EHR in all patient care areas,
improving the efficiency and quality of clinically appropriate
documentation, and harnessing the power of the EHR to track on UHS'
performance on defined preventive care and outcome measures
- May play a lead role in UHS response to communicable disease
outbreaks, emergency preparedness, and crisis work
- Functions as a resource for consultation on complex or
difficult patient cases.
- Evaluates and reviews patient clinical records as part of CCRC
and peer review processes to determine if appropriate treatment is
- Shares with the Medical Director the responsibility of
evaluating and responding to student comments or complaints about
the medical component of visits to UHS.
- Shares with the Medical Director the responsibility for
providing medical consultation and review for laboratory, pharmacy,
radiology, and physical therapy services. May act as liaison
between the clinician group and the Laboratory Director.
- Maintains an active clinical practice in Primary and Urgent
Care, incorporating all the job responsibilities of the Physician
- Minimum of 10 years' experience providing primary and/or urgent
care to adults and/or adolescents; advanced clinical skills
appropriate to role as expert clinician consultant
- Managerial, administrative, and/or supervisory experience in a
- Advanced communication skills; proven ability to collaborate
with and influence others
- Expert familiarity with medical records systems and advanced
- 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.
- Capacity to 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,
gender identity, 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.
Education, Training, Licensure, & Certifications
- Board-certification in an American Board of Medical Specialties
(ABMS) Primary Care specialty (strongly preferred), OR Board
certification in other ABMS specialty with appropriate primary care
training/experience. MOC participation required, when
- Current State of California Medical License and in possession
of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in
California as determined by the California Medical Board.
- Current California medical license, DEA license, basic CPR
certification, ACLS certification, CURES Registration, and UHS
"Qualifications for Physician Employment."
- Clinical experience in a college health setting
- Experience leading continuous quality improvement within a
Salary & Benefits
$155,500 - $264,900 annually. 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
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph)
statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion,
and belonging in your professional experience.
Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our
UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that “every
member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a
safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can
Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a
credentialing clearance, background clearance and medical clearance
according to University Health Service policies.
The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days.
The department will not initiate the application review process
prior to 11/15/2021
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
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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