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Primary Care Physician - Emphasis on Reproductive Health

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Probationary, Full Time
Position Description

Job Summary

Under general direction, Physicians in this classification are assigned to perform primary care duties within the scope of practice of an active Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) license in the State of California. In addition, preference will be given to applicants to this position with expertise in the ability to assess, diagnose, and treat health problems of college–aged patients, specific to female-identified health and reproductive anatomy of all students. Physicians work as part of an interdisciplinary health care team and may be assigned responsibility for the clinical supervision of the delivery of medical care by other licensed health care professionals and practitioners in the Student Health Center, such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses and others engaged in the care of patients.

Department Summary

The purpose of Campus Health & Wellbeing is to help students achieve and maintain academic success and lifelong health and wellbeing by providing timely and appropriate primary and acute health care, disease and injury prevention education, professional mental health, outreach, educational services and campus consultations.

Key Qualifications

  • Obtain medical history and perform physical examination of patients; order and interpret laboratory, x-ray and other necessary testing; diagnose illnesses and injuries; formulate treatment plans, including prescribing and administering medical and behavioral health treatments and referring to other health care professionals as needed.
  • Perform basic emergency procedures as necessary; assess and stabilize acute medical conditions and when necessary arrange referral for more definitive care at another medical site.
  • Counsel and educate patients on related physical and mental health issues; recommend preventative health measures; and follow-up on treatment to promote and confirm the appropriate resolution of illness and injury.
  • Ability to serve as a mentor and resources consultant to other health center personnel.
  • 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, reproductive medical care, and in the assessment and response to acute medical situations. Demonstrated ability to perform gynecological exam.

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.
  • Two years or its equivalent of increasingly responsible experience in the practice of female-identified health issues and reproductive health.

License and Certification

  • A valid State of California license to practice medicine.
  • American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) medical board certification appropriate for the assigned duties.
  • A valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration and number for prescribing controlled substances.
  • Basic life support (or higher) cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification for Healthcare Providers (by date of hire).


Anticipated Hiring Range: $12,000 - $12,500 per month based on a 10/12 schedule

This position is paid under the 10/12 pay plan, where the salary for 10 months is distributed over 12 months. The salary will be received every month. The incumbent will have June and December off every year (with pay, benefits, and vacation/sick leave accrual continuing through months off).

Classification Range: $125,148‬ - $212,556 per year

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is 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 "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

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