Requirements and Responsibilities
- Board-Certified in Occupational Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine
- Eligible for New York State Medical License
The Medical Director must have the knowledge and skills to provide clinical evaluation and treatment for injuries and illnesses that are occupationally or environmentally related. Other important functional areas include knowledge of related laws & regulations, environmental health, disability assessment, toxicology, hazard control, public health, surveillance, and disease prevention.
Founded in 1988, the OHCC maintains strong ties with various health care delivery systems, community organizations, unions, and state and local government agencies. The OHCC has extensive medical and legal referral networks throughout the 16 county catchment area. The onboarding medical director will benefit from the OHCC’s reputation for
1. effectively serving patients’ needs in a comprehensive patient-centered model of care and
2. advancing preventive services that respond to the changing needs of working people.
The Medical Director will assume responsibility for a well-established occupational health clinic. The OHCC is seeking a professional who will be active in both clinical and prevention-oriented services and will
- provide clinical evaluation and treatment for work-related injuries and illnesses
- evaluate patients for occupationally-related disorders as a workers’ compensation credentialed provide
- perform medical screenings for groups with exposures to hazards, such as asbestos, lead, and other toxic substances
- determine fitness for duty, perform disability assessments and other consultation on occupational disease
- be proficient in EHR medical charting
- engage in effective patient advocacy for workers’ compensation claimants
- work with a multi-disciplinary clinical team that collectively works to provide a wholistic approach (i.e. nurse practitioner, social worker, industrial hygienist)
- create and participate in innovative education programs for underserved populations
- generate research focused on occupational health inequities and occupational disease
Reporting directly to the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, this position includes the role of Clinical Assistant Professor, with teaching responsibilities and expectations for collaborative research to advance the field of occupational medicine and/or occupational health. Candidates with active research agendas are encouraged to apply. SUNY Upstate Medical University offers a collegial environment, faculty appointment, competitive salary and benefits.
This is an outstanding opportunity for an early or mid-career occupational medicine physician who is interested in a leadership position in an academic institution. Clinical services will be rendered in Syracuse, NY. This is a full-time,12-month position. The rank of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. SUNY is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its faculty and staff.