Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Practitioner)

University of Southern California

United States

July 21, 2022


Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Practitioner)

Apply Keck School of Medicine Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. We're looking for exceptional individuals to help us fulfill our mission: Developing individuals and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.

The Department of Family Medicine of the Keck School of Medicine of USC (DFM) is seeking a faculty physician for the Division of College Health, primary practice site at the Engemann Student Health Center. The ideal candidate will have expertise in ambulatory Primary Care and knowledge of the characteristics and health needs of a university population. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to interprofessional practice, cultural competence, and quality improvement.

The physician will work collaboratively with advanced practice clinicians, specialists and other health professionals to provide high quality medical care to USC students. Candidates are expected to show evidence of outstanding qualifications through letters of recommendation. Applicants must have completed an accredited residency training program, and eligible for licensure in California Board certification in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, combined internal medicine and pediatrics or other primary care specialty is required, but candidates who are board-eligible will be considered within their first post-graduate year. Eligibility for appointment at the Assistant Professor level or higher is also required. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Job accountabilities would be as follows:

95% Provide direct patient care to students with acute and chronic health needs:

  • Obtains detailed and accurate medical histories from patients. Performs appropriate physical examinations, delineates problems, and records the information in the patient health record.
  • Performs medical procedures such as, suturing and wound care and manages conditions produced by infection or trauma.
  • Performs and/or interprets common laboratory, radiological, and other routine diagnostic procedures used to identify pathophysiological processes.
  • Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with therapeutic regimens, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance. Stresses health education and preventive medical care in contacts with patients.
  • Counsels patients on medical and psychological problems and provides medical treatment where appropriate.
  • Develops and implements patient management plans including the coordination of referrals to specialty services, the recording of progress notes and the provision of continuity of care.
  • Provides continuity of care in the management of complex illnesses and injuries.
  • Performs evaluation and therapeutic procedures in response to life- threatening situations.
  • Responsible for reviewing the history, examination and treatment plan made by any physician assistant assigned to him/her.
  • Collaborates with mental health providers in cases presenting with mental health symptoms.
  • Participate in “Advice Call” for ill or injured patients and those seeking medical advice.
  • 5% Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Evaluate and modify policies and procedures as needed, according to current standards of primary medical care.
  • Participate with other faculty to manage patient care activities at USC student health services and identify areas for improvement.
  • Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
  • Maintain compliance with professional licensing requirements.
  • Keep abreast of current knowledge in the field and incorporate research findings as they relate to current practice.
  • Participate in committees and workgroups as requested.
  • Participate in activities to improve patient satisfaction.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Director of Medical Services.
  • Compensation and Benefits:

    USC offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate's experience and accomplishments and also offers excellent benefits to employees.

    USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are

    encouraged to apply.

    REQ20118830 Posted Date: 06/19/2022 Apply

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