Physician - Primary Care

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Position Summary

Student Health Services (SHS) offers primary medical care and health promotion to students of San Diego State University through a wide range of programs and services. The mission of SDSU Student Health Services is to provide high-quality, convenient, student-focused medical care in a safe and welcoming environment, actively partnering with our student-patients to help them achieve and maintain healthy lives in support of their personal and academic success.

This position, under supervision of the Medical Director, will be responsible for the provision of efficient, cost-effective medical care to SDSU student-patients. The Physician – Primary Care is a licensed, highly skilled health care practitioner who provides a wide range of primary health care services within a student health center including assessment and management of acute, episodic and chronic diseases as well as performing preventive and health maintenance services. The incumbent may receive work direction from a Lead Physician and will work collaboratively with the Lead Physician, other physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff consisting of registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, medical assistants, and clinical assistants. The Physician will utilize a variety of SHS ancillary services including radiology, laboratory, and pharmacy, as well as our in-house Orthopedic Clinic. They will also be called upon to consult on intercollegiate student-athletes referred by the Athletic Medicine physicians or certified athletic trainers. Incumbent’s work incorporates established standardized procedures and/or process protocols developed by SHS staff and managers, and they accept direction and change in both assignment and work hours as required by the needs of the facility

For more information regarding Student Health Services, click here.

This is a full/part-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2021. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.  Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Graduation from a medical school and completion of a residency training program in a primary care field such as family medicine, general internal medicine, gynecology, general pediatrics, emergency medicine, preventive medicine accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more years of post-residency experience in a primary care clinic or practice, preferably in a college health service or with adolescent or young adult age groups.
  • Training and experience managing student-patients with concussion.
  • Training and experience performing minor surgical procedures such as punch biopsy, incision and drainage of abscesses, partial toenail avulsion and laceration repair.
  • Training and experience using a slit-lamp as part of a thorough eye exam.
  • Training and experience inserting and removing long-acting reversible contraceptive devices and managing related student-patient care issues.
  • Experience prescribing HIV PrEP and PEP.
  • Experience prescribing gender-affirming therapy.

Specialized Skills

  • Knowledge and skills in the initial management of mental health problems and the ability to longitudinally manage mild to moderate anxiety and unipolar depression.
  • Knowledge and skills of health promotion and ability to refer to community resource specialist for campus or external resources when appropriate.
  • Computer skills competency, including word processing, email, and electronic medical records documentation.
  • Training and experience viewing and interpreting digital x-ray images.
  • Training and experience interpreting electrocardiograms and spirometry reports.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage a challenging workload, being flexible and accepting of same day changes made in the student-patient scheduling, while maintaining positive and respectful relationships with colleagues and students.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required

Must possess* and maintain: 

  • A valid State of California license to practice medicine.
  • Current American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) board certification appropriate for the assigned duties. See note below.
  • A valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration and number for prescribing controlled substances.
  • Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification.

*Note: In accordance with Executive Order 943 a physician can be given clinical privileges pending initial certification, but must be board certified as soon as possible, but no later than two years after the date of hire.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $15,000 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $12,515 – $21,255 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on December 3, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by December 2, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Recruiter at [email protected] or (619) 594-6390.




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Job No: 498377
Posted: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 12/4/2020
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