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Unit 1 - UAPD - Union of American Physicians/Dentists, Probationary, Health Professionals, Full Time

Sonoma State University
Sonoma, California
Closing date
Oct 9, 2022
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Lead Physician (11/12 Pay Plan)


Job No: 518659
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sonoma
Categories: Unit 1 - UAPD - Union of American Physicians/Dentists, Probationary, Health Professionals, Full Time

Application Process
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on Thursday, September 22nd.

Please review the position description listed above for full scope of responsibilities and qualifications.

Job Summary
Working under the administrative direction of the Director of CAPS and Interim Director of the Student Health Center, the Interim Lead Physician performs primary care duties while also serving in an interim leadership capacity, providing medical oversight of the clinical work of staff physicians at the Student Health Center (SHC). The incumbent is a key member of a dedicated, collaborative team of physicians, nurse practitioners and others committed to providing high quality, cost-effective, evidence-based medical care and prevention services to support the health and success of SSU students. The incumbent maintains high professional standards and demonstrates objectivity, reliability, productivity, sound judgment, sense of shared responsibility, strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, the incumbent collaborates with the Interim Director of the SHC in providing medical oversight to plan, organize, and advocate for the SHC and its mission to serve students.

Key Qualifications
This position requires the following:
● Graduation with an MD degree from an accredited medical school;
● Current license to practice medicine in California with no restrictions;
● Completion of residency training in family practice;
● Current ABMS Board Certification;
● Current DEA certificate and number; NPI number and CURES registration;
● CME appropriate to assigned duties. Healthcare Provider CPR/AED;
● Four or more years of progressively responsible experience as a primary care physician applicable to a college health outpatient setting preferred;
● One year of leadership experience in a college health setting preferred;
● Knowledge of computer software and web-based information technology systems, including electronic health records systems; Must also be proficient in general office software such as Microsoft Office;
● Education, training, credentials, knowledge, experience, competence and professionalism as a primary care physician to perform the described duties of this position;
● Knowledge of and commitment to the mission, goals, and operational needs of the SHC including the patient care, educational, preventive and student success aspects of college health;
● Ability to provide quality evidence-based medical care;
● Knowledge and ability to evaluate public health, health care delivery and compliance issues;
● Ability to provide leadership and guidance with integrity, including the ability to work in an objective organized fashion, assess needs, set goals, foster a culture of productivity and excellence, maintain the confidence and respect of others, and serve as an effective resource and representative of the SHC;
● Ability to provide oversight in day-to-day SHC operations, address resource utilization and operational productivity, and advocate for the SHC and its mission;
● Knowledge of and ability to collaboratively lead SHC staff in compliance with ethical, legal, regulatory, medical confidentiality, procedural, accreditation, CSU and other applicable health/safety/risk management standards;
● Sound interpersonal and communication skills including the ability interact with sensitivity, warmth and kindness with students as well as with staff and other individuals and groups at all levels;
● Ability to provide medical services to students including those with diverse or unconventional backgrounds, lifestyles and perspectives consistent with the full scope and standards of SSU SHC services;
● Ability to prevent, diffuse and resolve conflicts; demonstrate courtesy and sensitivity to patient concerns;
● Ability to work independently and collaboratively and address complex issues;
● Ability to demonstrate skills to evaluate, select, and use electronic health records systems as well as to the ability to help facilitate their effective use by the SHC.

Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents.

Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt probationary position scheduled to work 11 months each year. The compensation for the 11 months of work will be paid out over 12 months with one position having the month of June observed, and the other position having the month of July observed. Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and will not exceed $220,008 annually.

In accordance with the California State University 11/12 pay plan, the salary earned for months worked will ultimately be pro-rated to an 11/12 salary schedule and paid over 12 months in equal increments, with benefits covered for the entire 12 months. Under the 11/12 schedule, the salary placement will not exceed 16,806 per month, paid over 12 months with continuous benefits eligibility. Should the starting date not coincide with a standard 11/12 pay plan cycle, the employee will start at an equivalent full time 12-month salary rate with either the month of June off unpaid and be converted to the 11/12 rate in July 2023 with benefits covered for the entire 12 months moving forward.

This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.

A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.

Supplemental Information
Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. Mandated Reporting: This position may be 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.

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption and thereafter comply with routine campus testing requirements. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more about the vaccination requirement at Sonoma State, please visit:

CSU Out of State Policy - Sonoma State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

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

Sonoma State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

For questions related to the application process, please reach out to The ADA Coordinator is also available ( to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Application Close: Open Until Filled

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