Updated: Jun 5, 2023 Location: Orange Job Type: Department: Clinic - Occupational Health
UC Title: ASC PHYSCN
Position Number: 40982212
Reports to: Exec Director, Ambulatory Care
Working Title: ASC PHYSCN
Cost Center: Clinic - Occupational Health (427291)
Bargaining Unit: No Bargaining Unit
Date Created: 4/13/2023
Job Code: 000771
Shift: Not Applicable
The Medical Director is responsible for the medical and administrative direction of Occupational Health clinical services for the UC Irvine enterprise inclusive of UCI's three business units, Campus, the College of Health Sciences and UCI Health. . This position works in conjunction with the Administrative Director to facilitate strategic planning related to occupational health scope, services, policies and procedures. This position will engage appropriate stakeholders across the enterprise to incorporate best practices into clinical operational processes regarding Occupational Health operation and oversight. In addition, the position includes medical evaluation, treatment, and management of occupational injuries and illnesses, employee-based medical surveillance programs, worker compensation initial treatment management and evaluation of fitness for duty.
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The identification of essential functions below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position, nor does it restrict the duties which may be assigned to this position if such duties reasonably relate to the position.
Develops key indicators and quality measures to adequately insure the delivery of high quality, cost effective clinical services in Occupational Health. Develops or assists in the development and updating of occupational health policies and procedures consistent with applicable legal mandates, best community medical practices and guidelines, as well as organizational missions and goals.
Ensures adequate communication and collaboration of all disciplines involved in clinical occupational health services. This includes physicians and consultants, medical residents, medical students, and nursing staff, case managers, clinical psychologists, pain management services, social work, occupational and physical therapists and dieticians.
In conjunction with appropriate stakeholders, reviews and develops protocols, policies and procedures to optimize the delivery of health care and management of workers compensation cases. Designs and delivers medical surveillance programs for risk control and compliance with all regulatory requirements, serves on relevant committees.
Plans and directs the medical programs/activities of occupational health clinical services, including the establishment, improvement, or revision of medical examination protocols, questionnaires, and examination review and procedures and directly participates as a clinic physician in these duties. Specifically, Obtains history, performs physical examination, assesses and creates treatment plan for employees who present to the occupational health clinic with complaints of a work-related injury or illness.
Prescribes and administers medical treatments, advises employees or patients on how to use medications, performs select procedures; administers local anesthesia, and performs other medical functions, as authorized. Provides appropriate referral for different specialty and/or subspecialty care as deemed appropriate for a particular clinical problem. Serves as consultant for other Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and trainees.
Performs disability/impairment evaluations using the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Has knowledge of OSHA and CalOSHA requirements . Remains current with state-of-the-art occupational medicine knowledge and practice. Completes Permanent and Stationary reports for employees utilizing American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th edition. Manages the most complex clinical cases. Provides case management for Occupational Health Clinic; coordinates clinical case management with specialist consultants, Workers Compensation 3rd party administration, and other relevant parties.
Supports and assists in the development of system-wide prevention efforts, environmental policy changes, screening, education, case management, and promotion of health and wellness.
Directs the establishment, improvement or revision of medical standards for employment, pre-placement and fitness for duty examinations. Reviews the work and recommendations of advanced practice providers, contracted clinic medical staff and related work performed for the organization in accordance with best medical practice and applicable laws. Confers with medical staff, medical consultants, primary care providers, and others to determine the physical limitations and work restrictions of employees and applicants.
Provides mentorship and guidance to trainees. Supervises trainees per ACGME supervision policies.
Participates in the recruitment and selection of occupational medicine resident trainees, including conducting interviews along with the residency director and other occupational medicine residency program faculty.
Core Organizational Functions:
ACCOUNTABILITY: Responsible for the achievements and success of UC Irvine Health. Follows through and meets commitments; accountable for own actions and supportive of colleagues; presents self in appearance and actions in a manner that conveys professionalism and pride in area of responsibility; projects a positive presence and ensures that work related or personal frustrations are kept separate from patient care and professional activities; takes responsibility for problems and solutions; follows existing policies and procedures.
RESPECT: Foster an environment of mutual respect and trust among ourselves and with all whom we serve. Is always compassionate and empathetic for both patients and team members; makes eye contact, smiles and or greets every individual using the individual's name, if known; treats all guests and co-workers with the utmost respect, dignity, courtesy and respects their confidentiality; arrives to meetings on time; keeps personal conversations with other employees offstage, out of earshot of patients and visitors.
INTEGRITY: Tells the truth and strives to earn the trust of those around us. Takes pride in their work, being honest and accountable in their words and actions; meets or exceeds department defined service expectations; makes the right decision in the best interest of UC Irvine Health.
INNOVATION: Seeks ideas and approaches that can change the way the world discovers, teaches and heals. Approaches work creatively and continuously looks for new and flexible ways to solve problems; encourages and implements ideas to improve safety, customer service and operational performance; works to create efficient and effective systems so that time is not spent repeating and fixing problems; initiates and supports change.
SERVICE: Collaborates to effectively and compassionately serve our patients, each other and the community. Anticipates customer's needs; maintains a calm, quiet, healing environment; accepts assignments graciously and carries out duties with pride; recognizes that every individual has an area of expertise and his/her contribution is valuable; keeps patients, families, customers and team members informed about time, thanks the person for waiting, and apologizes for delays.
EXCELLENCE: Committed to achieving the highest level of excellence in patient care, discovery and education. Demonstrates pride; practices humility; embraces greatness; encourages and praises others for work well done; learns to grow developing self and others personally and professionally; is accurate and strives for excellence; creates a positive and productive work climate.
Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills and proven ability to influence others internal and external to the organization
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of individuals.
Current BLS certification from American Heart Association
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Health System
Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload
Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Maintain a Federal Drug Enforcement Administration license without restrictions, to the extent necessary to render professional medical service.
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
Ability to multi-task and reliably manage multiple projects through inception to completion on schedule in a complex, challenging environment. Flexibility to adjust to constantly changing priorities
Must possess and maintain a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States
Maintain board certification in Occupational and Environmental Medicine or shall attain board certification at the earliest possible date immediately following the commencement date of the contract in the specialties identified
3-5 years' progressive leadership experience in complex academic medical center, hospital, or health system.
Accomplished operational and strategic leader with direct administrative experience to include a broad understanding of complex health strategies and issues challenging the field of academic medicine
Knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the practice of occupational medicine.
Knowledge in conducting environmental health and safety audits
Must have knowledge of JCAHO, federal, state and local environmental health and safety regulations.
Ability to analyze data for trends and develop actions in response to findings
Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties
Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job
Ability to read, write and communicate effectively as a representative of the Medical Center
Ability to work independently and apply sound judgment in all situations
Knowledge of University and medical center organizations, policies, procedures and forms
Conditions of Employment:
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
Background Check and Live Scan
Legal Right to Work in the United States
Smoking and Tobacco Policy
Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact UCI's Employee Experience Center (EEC) at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (949) 824-0500, Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Physical, Mental, & Environmental Demands
To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
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