Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$200,000 - $250,000 / Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
DX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, Variable, Monday- Friday

#124552 Student Health Physician

Extended Review Date: Mon 9/25/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/16/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/25/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Student Health and Well-Being (SHW) cluster of the UC San Diego Health System plays a leadership role in creating a strong and active wellness culture at UC San Diego that enables all students to flourish in body, mind and spirit. This includes promotion and the expansion/development of a student health and well-being center, and the transformation of existing departments, under the oversight of the executive director, into a cohesive, trans-disciplinary source of integrated wellness services. The SHW cluster includes the departments of Student Health Services (SHS), Health Promotion Services (HPS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and SHW Administration. SHW provides health promotion, counseling and psychological services and primary medical care, including urgent care and support services, to over 43,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

SHS provides primary medical care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy, and x-ray to over 43,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. SHS staff consists of a diverse team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, pharmacists, x-ray technologists, clinical laboratory scientists, medical lab assistants, optometrists, medical assistants, health educators, administrative and other healthcare professionals. SHS provides integrated clinical services to address the medical needs of the individual students, as well as to foster the well-being of the students as a whole person. In addition, SHS oversees the public health needs of the campus community. SHS is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care and is fully committed to self-examination, peer review, and quality control through the utilization of data, outcome, and patient experience measurements.

The Student Health Physician 4 (MD/DO) is responsible for providing comprehensive primary health care services for acute and chronic illnesses and injuries, primarily for adolescent and young adult patients in both primary care and urgent care setting. The MD/DO will perform minor surgery, patient examination, evaluation, treatment and follow up care for both acute and chronic illness. The MD/DO will order appropriate lab and radiological testing and interpret test results. The MD/DO will manage reproductive healthcare including assessment, treatment, screening and counseling for family planning and gender-affirming care. The MD/DO will assess and provide treatment and counseling for mental health conditions, including eating disorders. The MD/DO will provide patient education and counseling regarding general health maintenance and preventive recommendations. The MD/DO will prescribe medication accurately and appropriately. The MD/DO will provide professional supervision of nurse practitioners, instruct and educate trainees and/or staff and assist in public relations efforts. The MD/DO is required to complete compliance courses and programs that are mandated by UC San Diego, UC San Diego Health, and SHS policies.


  • Must possess M.D. or D.O. degree including evidence of graduation from a fully-accredited School of Medicine.

  • Must possess the legal requirements to practice medicine and surgery as determined by the Medical Board of California and evidence of a current valid license.

  • Must be Board Certified in a Primary Care discipline and possess current valid BLS Certification.

  • Must be able to prescribe controlled substances by evidence of a current valid Federal Controlled Substances Registration Certificate.

  • Training and experience in the evaluation, diagnosis, management and treatment of eating disorders.

  • Experience and skill in reproductive health preventive care: Pap smears, breast self-examination, contraception, STI prevention and treatment; skill to perform pelvic examinations and participate in the management of family planning and gender-affirming care.

  • Skill in working with acute illnesses and injuries in an urgent care setting.

  • Skill to perform minor surgery/procedures and wound care as delineated on the privileging form.

  • Skill in managing time efficiently and exercising good judgment in establishing priorities, to appropriately address the relative importance of varying patient and clinic needs.

  • Skill to communicate in a helpful, nonjudgmental, effective and informative manner, in person or by telephone. Excellent interpersonal skills, tact, diplomacy, in order to interact effectively with all levels of professional staff and patients.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of electronic medical records system for proper and timely documentation of patient-related notes and accurate coding for billing.

  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to expand and update skills and prior experience using a personal computer, software (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), and standard business equipment and resources.

  • Knowledge of community resources and public health requirements of the County of San Diego and the State of California.

  • Ability to supervise and provide consultation to Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and other health care providers.

  • Ability to serve a large volume of patients rapidly and effectively on a walk-in or appointment basis within set time limits.

  • Ability to provide supportive counseling to students and work well with them.

  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member and with diverse groups of people.

  • Ability to inform and instruct effectively while working with individuals or groups.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and compliance with department bylaws, policies & procedures, and applicable Federal and State laws related to HCQIA, HIPAA and FERPA.

  • Ability to adhere to and practice the mandatory University Core Values & Safety Standards of performance, demonstrate at all times the characteristics of professionalism in attire, attitude, conversation, behavior and attentiveness to others; ability to uphold the UCSD Principles of Community and promote a positive and collaborative team environment.

  • Cultural competency in working with diverse populations including excellent communication skills and advocacy skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including knowledge of proper business formats, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

  • Complete and pass test/quiz for all required training assigned by UCOP, UCSD and SHW on a timely basis.

  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to acknowledge, advocate and support the efforts to dismantle structural racism and divisive biases based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and political beliefs.

  • As appropriate, submit incident reports into the UCSD SHW Incident Report System, RL Datix or current system in use, to report near-misses, process problems or patient or employee injury events. Attend required trainings and refreshers for use and proper steps to follow.


  • Current ACLS Certificate.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must complete initial credential verification & re-credentialing every 3rd year thereafter.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $176,592 - $351,384 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $84.57 - $168.29

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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