Staff Physician (Physician-Primary Care) - Student Health Services (514739)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Dec 01, 2022
Public Health

Job Description


Working Title

Staff Physician

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Student Health Services

Appointment Type

This is a probationary position. The probationary period for an employee is eighteen (18) months of full-time service, or its pro-rata equivalent for part-time employees.

Time Base

Part-Time (FTE 0.5)

Work Schedule


Anticipated Hiring Range

$7,507 to $8,750 per month ($90,084 to $105,000 annually) at Part-Time, FTE (0.5)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Under the clinical direction of the Medical Lead for Student Health Services (SHS) and in the context of a group practice, the Staff Physician provides medical care to students of San Francisco State University and guides the delivery of medical care by other health care professionals and practitioners in SHS.

Position Information

Clinical and Supporting Administrative Duties
  • Assess emergency situations and take prompt appropriate actions including the initiation of emergency therapeutic procedures in response to life threatening situations.
  • Provides immediate care for acute conditions including appropriate referral for outside specialist treatment or hospitalization.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients with a broad range of primary care problems, injuries or illnesses, including medical, psychological and gynecological conditions.
  • Prescribe medications, design treatment plans; coordinate patient care with allied health professionals.
  • Perform CLIA waived lab testing and Provider Performed Microscopy (PPM).
  • Refer patients to other health care professionals including appropriate specialists as needed.
  • Consult with private physicians and public agencies to help secure treatment for patients requiring services beyond those available in the SHS.
  • Coordinate with Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and the SHS Staff Psychiatrist regarding management of mental health problems.
  • Perform minor procedures not requiring general anesthesia.
  • Establish, diagnose and document health care plans and expected outcomes in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) using SOAP format, problem lists and medication lists.
  • Counsel and educate patients on related medical/personal problems and health measures.
  • Provide follow-up on treatment to ensure the appropriate resolution of illness or injury.
  • Actively participate in Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) activities.
  • Maintain strict patient confidentiality in compliance with local, state and federal regulations and laws.
  • Provide emergency/disaster care during a campus disaster.
  • Supervise professional and ancillary personnel as needed.
  • Serve as physician consultant resource or preceptor to Nurse Practitioners.
  • Provide medical instruction and clinical supervision to assigned SHS staff including, but not limited to Nurse Practitioners (NP), Registered Nurses (RN), Medical Assistants (MA) and Clinical Assistants (CA).
  • Provide leadership and consultation as needed in such areas as preventive medicine, health education, environmental health and safety, and emergency preparedness.
  • Collaborate with management on how best to meet the health care needs of the SF State population.
  • Use internet browser, email, Microsoft Office, Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) and practice management software applications used in SHS.
  • Conduct virtual visits/services.

Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of and the ability to effectively and efficiently apply the principles and methods essential to the diagnosis and treatment of common primary care medical disorders, and in the assessment and response to acute medical situations; understanding of community resources for referral of medical care and treatment beyond the scope of the Student Health Center; knowledge of current public health practices; knowledge of local, state, and national laws and regulations pertaining to the medical field; thorough knowledge of applicable professional ethics standards and patient privacy; ability to serve as a mentor and resource consultant for other health center personnel; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of medical practitioners and specialists, as well as students, administrators, staff, and faculty.

Education and Experience:

Graduation from a medical school and completion of a residency training program in a primary care field such as family medicine, general internal medicine, gynecology, general pediatrics, emergency medicine, preventive medicine accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2-5 years of experience in a college health service, or with adolescent or young adult age groups.


Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.

Required License /Certification

Incumbents must possess and maintain the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in the State of California, including the following:
  • A valid State of California license to practice medicine.
  • A current American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) board certification appropriate for the assigned duties. See note below.
  • A valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration and number for prescribing controlled substances.
  • Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification as appropriate for the assigned duties.
  • A current, valid unrestricted California Physician and Surgeon license to practice medicine.
  • Must pass a credentialing check, including verification of education, training and licensure.
  • Must pass background check including fingerprinting check.
  • Must possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI).
  • As a condition of employment and continued employment, must be able to maintain strict adherence to HIPAA Standards.

Note: In accordance with Executive Order 943, board certification is required for all physicians hired after September 1, 1988. A physician can be given clinical privileges pending initial certification, but must be board certified as soon as possible, but no later than two years after the date of hire. If a physician loses certification thereafter, then the physician may be allowed to continue to provide health care for up to one year while recertification is obtained. If the physician is not recertified within the one-year grace period, then the physician's clinical privileges in the Student Health Center may be suspended immediately.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to .

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Francisco, California 94132 United States View Map