Medical Doctor (Casual Position, No Benefits)*

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Medical Doctor (Casual Position, No Benefits)*

Amherst, MA
Open Date:
Aug 15, 2019

Amherst College invites applications for the Medical Doctor position. The Medical Doctor is a part-time, 4-8 hour per week, 9 month per year, casual position, with no benefits. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Under the general direction of the Director of Health Services, the Medical Doctor provides health maintenance, episodic illness, chronic disease care, acute illness or injury care using guidelines set by the College’s Health Services. Using independent judgment, provides this service for students during scheduled clinic hours throughout the year. The MD takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming environment.

Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Patient Care

  • Performs identification, management, and treatment of health or injury problems. Takes a patient’s medical history, performs physical examinations and appropriate procedures, and evaluates age related patient development. Orders and/or performs appropriate laboratory and other diagnostic tests, interprets results of tests, and make appropriate clinical judgments.
  • Assesses the physical and psychosocial health/illness status of patients. Recognizes abnormalities and brings to the attention of the Director those not covered by standard guidelines.
  • Regulates medications and diet, provides psychosocial support and counseling. Prescribes medications in accordance with MA license.
  • Uses Universal Precautions when exposed to blood and body fluids.
  • Coordinates all phases of patient health care, makes arrangements for outside examinations and refers patients to other health care professionals if indicated. Provides health education and teaching. Provides care to patients under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, as well as emotionally unstable patients.

  • M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited medical or osteopathic medical school in the United States, with satisfactory completion of 3-year primary care residency in an accredited post-graduate training program.
  • Current Board certification in a primary care specialty (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, or emergency medicine).
  • Full and unrestricted licensure for the practice of medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Possession of a DEA controlled substance prescribing certificate.
  • Possession of a Massachusetts controlled substance prescribing certificate.
  • Eligibility for medical liability insurance through COVERYS or equivalent insurer.
  • Eligibility for consultant medical privileges at UMass Amherst University Health Services.
  • Two years practice experience and must include prescriptive practice in an ambulatory care setting.
  • Experience in interpreting diagnostic tests including laboratory and x-ray results.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills
  • Must successfully complete CORI, pre-employment physical, and lift test
  • Experience in working with adolescent and young adult patients preferred

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college’s community is composed of about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college’s scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!




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Posted: 8/16/2019
Application Due: 10/15/2019
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