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University Physician - Sports Medicine Specialist - Archive
University Health Center

Posting: 10096
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2010-08-19

The University Health Center is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs and is accredited through the AAAHC. Primary care physicians at the University of Oregon Health Center provide ambulatory medical care to a campus of over 20,000 students with the majority of patients between the ages of 18 and 28. There is a heavy demand for health care services with over 50,000 visits to the Health Center yearly. Patients require care for both chronic and acute problems with the most common diagnoses involving infectious diseases, injuries, allergic diseases, and a variety of psychological problems. In addition to the common medical problems similar to those in most primary care practices, numerous seriously ill students present for assessment and care. Health Center medical staff must be constantly alert to the possibility of serious disease in otherwise healthy young adults.

Physicians are expected to be aware of and committed to diversity within the campus community, flexible, approachable, open, non-judgmental and at ease while interacting with and caring for students from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. Physicians are expected to recognize and support diversity, realizing that feeling accepted is a significant factor affecting student decisions to seek healthcare services. In addition to primary care medical services the Health Center offers specialty services in psychiatry, travel medicine, women's health, and nutritional counseling. Laboratory, x-ray, physical therapy, dental, health promotion, and pharmacy services are available on-site.

Provide leadership in promoting the health of the university community by providing medical evaluation, diagnosis, management, treatment, specialty-level sports medicine services, referral and/or health promotion services to university students presenting to the Health Center.

Provides a wide range of acute and chronic primary medical care and specialty-level sports medicine services through evaluation and treatment of patient's problem within the scope of approved privileges. Institutes emergency procedures which might be required in life-threatening situations to stabilize a patient's condition. Reads electrocardiograms (if an internal medicine physician). Works together with other Health Center primary care staff physicians to provide coverage for extended weekday hours, weekends, holidays, breaks and summer clinics. Speaks to University community groups on a variety of current topics. Acts as a sports medicine consultant to other medical staff physicians and nurse practitioners.

May serve as a chair or member of various programmatic and administrative Health Center committees which may develop and promote policies and procedures. Participates in quality improvement activities, peer review and medical risk management analysis. Participates in decisions regarding program content, allocation of resources, and policy in various Health Center clinics and/or programs. Maintains professional affiliations that enhance professional growth and development and participates in continuing medical education. Position reports to the Medical Director.

The University of Oregon (UO) is a comprehensive research university with an enrollment of over 20,000 students. The UO, located in Eugene is 110 miles south of Portland, the state's major metropolitan area, an hour from both the Pacific to the west and the Cascade Mountains to the east. The Eugene/Springfield metro area (pop. 215,000 and growing) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. The University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and of the Pac-10 athletic conference.

Graduate of accredited medical school
M.D. or D.O. Licensure by the Oregon Medical Board - (or license eligible)
ABMS-approved board certification in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Pediatrics
Successful Completion of Sports Medicine Fellowship
Board Certified or Board Eligible in Sports Medicine
Division I Athletic Team Sports Medicine experience
Experience in practicing primary care medicine
Ability to over-read electrocardiograms (if Internal Medicine specialty)
Valid Drug Enforcement Administration certification for prescription of controlled substances
Current CPR certification
Demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working effectively with people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with international students.
Preference will be given to candidates with a background in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.

Salary range $108,500 to $109,797 commensurate with experience with an option for additional summer employment. This position is full time, nine month, fixed term, renewable appointment as an Officer of Administration (OA) with excellent fringe benefits, including employer-paid health, vision and dental, employer-paid retirement, tuition benefits for employee or an eligible dependent, sick leave.

Review of applications begins May 13, 2010 and will continue until position is filled. Application materials must include a cover letter that outlines why you are interested in working at the University Health Center, curriculum vitae, responses to the supplemental questions indicated below and names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references. Submit directly to:

Mail: Human Resources, 5210 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-5210
Hand Deliver During Business Hours: Human Resources, 463 Oregon Hall, corner of 13th and Agate
Hand Deliver Evenings and Weekends: Oregon Hall Drop Box (bright yellow) located near the west entrance to Oregon Hall
Telephone: (541) 346-3159
Fax: (541) 346-2548

To assist us in making the selection for a University Physician/Sports Medicine Specialist, please respond to each of the following questions individually and completely and submit them with your application, resume and cover letter.

1. The University Health Center provides medical care to students from numerous countries, various cultural backgrounds, religions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, students with varying physical abilities. Please describe your knowledge, experience and sensitivity in working with diverse populations.

2. Please describe your experience working with young adults, and what you believe are the particular challenges and opportunities in working with this population.

3. Describe your experience and interest in primary care and your vision of a combined primary care and sports medicine practice, including your comfort level with office gynecology, both men and women's sexual health, mental health issues, office procedures, athletic cardiac concerns, concussions, and the "worried well."

4. As a sports medicine specialist within a primarily family medicine clinic, describe your vision of practicing primary care while serving as a consultant to your colleagues in the areas of sports medicine. (If an internal medicine specialist, please include your vision of serving as a consultant to your colleagues in the area of internal medicine specialty cases and reading EKGs.)

5. Describe your experience as a member of a health care team and how you can contribute as a team player in the University Health Center, the Division of Student Affairs, and the University of Oregon as part of the greater Oregon University system.

This announcement is available in alternate formats upon request. If you are a qualified applicant with a disability and need accommodation with the application process, please call (541) 346-3159; if you need accommodation for the interview, please contact the University Health Center if an interview is scheduled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse learning and working environment are encouraged to apply.