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Staff Physician

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Enrollment & Student Services

Position Title Staff Physician
About the University Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 89,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department The Enrollment and Student Services Division and the Student Health Center support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position

The Staff Primary Care Physician provides ambulatory health care service delivery at the WWU Student Health Center, as directed by the Medical Director. (Note: We are seeking to hire 2 permanent full-time 9 month physicians from this one search)

Responsibilities include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic medical and mental health illnesses including those elements of primary medical care that are reasonable within the constraints of the nature, funding and calendar of operations of the WWU Student Health Center.
  • Provide after-hours call coverage on rotation with 3-4 other physicians.
  • Perform general health and pre-participation physical examinations.
  • Perform minor surgical procedures and provide casting/splinting services.
  • Treat and manage chronic diseases.
  • Provide a holistic approach to patient care, including providing patient education as appropriate and participating in the activities of the Prevention and Wellness Services as requested by the Medical Director.
  • Provide prompt evaluation and institute appropriate plan of care for emergencies including stabilization of patient prior to transport to the emergency room.
  • Provide consultation for nurses and other staff in Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services as necessary to promote professional growth, improve their skills and perform their duties.
  • Coordinate and follow-up with medical referrals in the community as necessary.
  • Assist in coordination and implementation of the WWU Student Health Center Quality Improvement Program.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings during the academic year to discuss progress of health and education programs, scheduling and other relevant administrative concerns of the WWU Student Health Center.
  • Consult with and provide back up for the Student Health Center Medical Director on matters related to administration and activities of the Student Health Center.
  • Maintain a current unrestricted license to practice medicine within the State of Washington
  • Maintain continuing medical education relevant to assigned duties.
  • Maintain Board Specialty Certification and memberships in professional organizations as appropriate to the needs of the WWU Student Health Center. Maintenance of good professional standing with the local hospital is also required.
  • When the WWU Student Health Center is closed during quarter breaks, duties of an administrative nature may be assigned by the Medical Director. Otherwise vacations are expected to be taken at times when the WWU Student Health Center is closed for patient care.
  • Other duties may be assigned and mutually agreed upon as needed.
Required Qualifications
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited medical school or college of osteopathy
  • M.D. or D.O. Licensure in the State of Washington (or license eligible at the time of employment)
  • ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) approved board certification in Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine
  • Current BLS certification
  • Valid Drug Enforcement Administration certification for prescription of controlled substances
  • A minimum of three years' experience in practicing primary care medicine
  • Demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a University or College Health Clinic setting
  • Current Board Certification in Adolescent Medicine (ABFM)
  • Current Board Certification in Sports Medicine (ABFM)
  • Experience in Travel Medicine Clinic management and oversight
  • Masters of Public Health with experience managing communicable disease outbreaks
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications, including your demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Application review begins June 3, 2019; positions are open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the office of the Vice President for enrollment and Student Services. The report can be found at

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

Job no: 496878
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