Physician - Clinical Director Primary Care

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Physician - Clinical Director Primary Care



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Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support


SAAS Health Services

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Advertised Minimum Salary :

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Advertised Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with qualifications

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Generally, Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm (9:00am – 6:00). Due to the nature of the position, may be required to work outside of normal business hours based on the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Health and Human Services

About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership for the daily clinical operations in Primary Care to ensure quality care within a patient-centered team environment. The Clinical Director will provide strategic leadership as well as patient care and will be responsible for supervision of medical providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants). They will assume responsibility for supervision and oversight of daily medical services, programs, and activities to scheduling to ensure easy access, quality and affordable. As a licensed physician, provides team-based primary medical care within approved privileges, scope of practice and within the patient-centered medical home standards. Coordinates patient care, consultations, and referrals within the department, and with other University, state, and community providers. Individual is required to maintain board certification and undergo PEER review quarterly to maintain credentialing and privileges. The Clinical Director is considered essential personnel and is required to report to campus during weather-related closures and campus emergencies. Limited weekend and evening work is required to meet patient care needs and will be required during campus emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Graduation from accredited medical school, completion of residency training, and 3 years’ experience. Licensed (unrestricted) to practice medicine in the State of South Carolina (or eligible to be licensed). Board Certified in specialty area and maintain certification throughout employment. Have or ability to obtain CPR and ACLS certification upon employment. DEA certificate required. Obtain and maintain credentialing, privileging, and Board Certification always during employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience as a physician leader (supervisor) with increasing responsibility and at least 3 years’ experience in adolescent health (17-25-year-old). Experience and documented success implementing quality initiatives and moving an organization to embrace quality team-based patient outcomes. Evidence of potential for building and leading a substantial department.


Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience in adolescent and/or urgent/emergency health care. Skilled and experienced in performing multiple medical procedures for treatment and diagnostic care. Knowledge and skills in robust patient-centered scheduling and access to care. Ability to deal tactfully, positively, and productively with patients, staff, parents, and University administrators. Ability to resolve conflicts and manage complaints. Demonstrated ability to work with other professionals collaboratively to set and achieve goals. Knowledge of patient-centered medical home accreditation guidelines.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by May 29, 2021

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/15/2021
Application Due: 5/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time