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Departmental Overview Take your career to the preeminent public university in the country! UC Berkeley is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Associate Team Physician interested in a full-time career position in college health with a special emphasis in sports medicine. The UC Berkeley Sports Medicine Program is administered through University Health Services (UHS), recognized as one of the largest and most comprehensive campus health service centers in the country. It provides access to physician clinics, laboratory services, X-ray and other ancillary services such as sports nutrition and counseling. Within UHS, this position staffs the UHS Sports Medicine and Primary/Urgent Care clinics, providing comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of illness and injuries for UC Berkeley students.
Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Medical Director, this physician works closely with the Intercollegiate Athletics Head Team Physician in providing acute and continuity care to student-athletes on and off the field, and plays a vital role by coordinating care with a wide range of volunteer/community sports medicine specialists including specialty physicians, dentists, podiatrists, dieticians, acupuncturists, physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers , massage therapists, and other members of the program.
I. Direct Clinical Care Intercollegiate Athletics
Provide comprehensive sports medicine evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of illness and injuries for UC Berkeley students and intercollegiate athletes in sports medicine settings.
Provide consultation to physicians, psychologists, physical therapists, trainers, other sports medicine personnel, coaches and administrators as appropriate
Maintain complete medical records on student athletes, including records of pre-participation clearance, care of any illnesses or injuries sustained, results of medical referrals or diagnostic testing, and any follow-up care occurring on or off campus
Under the guidance of the Head Team Physician, serve as a recognized authority to independently direct medical care and make final treatment decisions for student-athletes, including making decisions regarding return to participation, and setting appropriate activity limits in student-athletes returning to partial participation.
Participate in providing physician coverage for sports medicine clinics, training rooms, practices, events, competitions, pre-participation physicals, etc., as assigned.
Maintain or delegate responsibility for case management, continuity, and coordination of care in complex cases
Work effectively with insurance and referral coordinator staff to manage financial considerations of patient referrals and case management across all insurance types, as well as the timely acquisition of specialty consultation, advanced imaging, and other ancillary diagnostic or therapeutic interventions as necessary in the care of student-athlete injuries and illnesses
Responsible for following generally accepted principles of good medical practice and notifying the HTP or Medical Director when deviations are observed in areas such as quality of care, appropriate resource utilization, communication or professionalism, risk management, etc
II. Provide Direct Clinical Care University Health Services Clinics
Provide comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of illness and injuries for UC Berkeley students in areas of urgent care, primary care, and/or student health sports medicine specialty clinic.
Maintain complete medical records on patients, including any care of any illnesses or injuries, results of medical referrals or diagnostic testing, and any follow-up care occurring on or off campus.
Responsible for following generally accepted principles of good medical practice and notifying the Head Team Physician or Medical Director when deviations are observed in areas such as quality of care, appropriate resource utilization, communication or professionalism, risk management, etc
Contribute to the creation and execution of policies and procedures to maintain the highest quality of medical care, minimize risk, and support optimal health and development of student- athletes.
In collaboration with the Head Team Physician, develop and implement improved screening, prevention, and performance enhancement programs
Assist in the administration, storage, management, and procurement of prescription and over-the-counter medications used by student athlete
Participate in the training of Sports Medicine Fellows and other physician trainees, providing direct and indirect supervision, as well as continuous education and monitoring of clinical services provided by physician trainees
Provide medical consultation for drug testing procedures in accordance with approved policies and procedures set forth by regulatory agencies such as the NCAA, Pac-12 conference, etc.
Significant experience in providing primary care sports medicine in direct patient care activities. Minimum of 3 years of Sports Medicine experience preferred
Expert clinical skills in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of commonly acquired athletic injuries and common medical conditions and illnesses seen in the collegiate student-athlete population.
Must be able to communicate effectively with student-athletes, sports medicine staff, coaches, administrators, and parents as appropriate.
Must have effective diagnostic and decision making skills in areas of primary care and primary care sports medicine
Must be able to work in a collaborative manner
Must be able to precisely diagnose patient conditions and make appropriate treatment recommendations.
Must be able to influence and effectively collaborate with specialty physicians and healthcare providers at all levels
Requires knowledge of electronic/medical records systems and ability to maintain accurate clinical records
Must be computer literate and have the ability to learn new electronic medical record and practice management systems
Ability to work effectively and sensitively work with staff and patients from diverse ethnic/racial, educational levels, sexual orientations, and identities
Effective organizational and management skills
Maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pacific-12 Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
Board-certification in American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Primary Care specialty (strongly preferred), OR Board certification in other ABMS specialty with appropriate primary care training/experience
Fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine (strongly preferred), or demonstration of equivalent broad-based experience
Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) for sports medicine, or eligible to sit for the CAQ exam
Licenses and Certifications:
Current State of California Medical License
Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) certificate
Current CURES Registration
Current Basic CPR certification
Current ACLS certification
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training and Experience strongly preferred
Regenerative Medicine Experience strongly preferred
Experience in conducting and publishing research preferred
Teaching experience with learners at the athletic trainer, medical school, residency or fellowship levels preferred
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).
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.
Mandated Reporter 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.