Occupational Medicine & Employee Health Physician

Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Nov 14, 2023

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Occupational Medicine
Full Time
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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description:

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania seeks a talented Occupational Medicine physician to join our exciting team. Our practice is based on collaboration between dedicated physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, case managers, medical assistants and administrators, and serves the needs of healthcare personnel at Penn Medicine’s largest hospital. In addition, we provide occupational health services to the University of Pennsylvania, including its on-campus dental, veterinary and diverse research groups, as well as outside clients in the greater Philadelphia area.  

The Attending Physician will see patients at our practice sites in Philadelphia, primarily on the Penn campus, providing direct patient care, overseeing other clinicians, precepting occupational medicine residents, and participating in administrative and program development projects as needed. Must be familiar with medical requirements under Pennsylvania and US federal statutes, including blood borne pathogens, worker compensation, ADA accommodations, HIPAA, and OSHA-required medical surveillance. The ideal candidate will have strong clinical and communication skills.

Direct clinical patient care: Oversee the patient's diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of occupational exposures, illnesses and/or injuries. Prepare patients for return to work after illness or injury.  Examines patients to determine the appropriate course of treatment. Recommend tests to determine extent of illness or help diagnose condition. Maintain clinical expertise in musculoskeletal injury management, splinting, burn and animal bite care, treating corneal abrasions/foreign body/splash to eye, and workplace allergy management. Provide medical consultation for vaccine indications, medical exemption reviews, and vaccine reactions.

Act as a consultant upon request to identify workplace health and ergonomic hazards. Expertise in the review and interpretation of spirometry and audiometric testing is required, including determination of work-relatedness for abnormal test results. MRO Review of federal and non-regulated substance abuse testing in accordance with the requirements of multiple employers’ substance use policies. Perform reproductive risk assessments on request of employees/employers regarding hazardous exposures during pregnancy. Treat individuals with respiratory and dermatologic symptoms associated with workplace exposures. Perform fit-for-duty examinations for individuals with safety-sensitive work responsibilities. Perform pre-placement physical examinations. Supervise the work of nurses, trainees, and Advanced Practice Professionals (PA-Cs, and CRNs) in Occupational Medicine, and be available as resource for complex clinical questions. Share on-call (telephone) responsibilities with other practice providers.

Opportunities are available to participate in didactic teaching for Penn’s nationally recognized Occupational Medicine Residency.

Interested candidates can e-mail CV and cover letter Alexandra Brindle, Penn Medicine recruiter, at alexandra.brindle@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.

Minimum Requirements:

* Board Certification/eligibility in Occupational Medicine

* Completion of Residency Training in Occupational Medicine preferred
* Board Certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine preferred
* Certification as Medical Review Officer (may obtain after starting position, if necessary)
* Experience in Medical Center Occupational Health or other Occupational Medicine preferred
* Certification as a Commercial Driver Medical Examiner preferred
* Certification as FAA Medical Examiner preferred
* Possess or able to obtain an unrestricted Pennsylvania Medical License

Additional Information:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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