Contract Physician Job Description
Student Health Services (SHS) provides holistic care in wellness promotion, preventative medicine and acute and chronic medical services to many Wheaton College students. Health and wellness services are provided to enable students to maximize their educational experience, as well as to minimize their illness, injury and emotional distress so that they may accomplish their academic goals. Wellness promotion and education assists students in the pursuit of their life long health goals.
SHS provides a variety of outpatient medical services, including urgent/acute care, management of chronic individual health problems, public health prevention programs, and health education. The majority of acute care is infectious diseases, injuries, allergy immunotherapy administration and a variety of psychological problems. Laboratory, pharmacy, travel consultations and immunization services are available on site. SHS coordinates off-campus referral needs through a network of community specialties or/and hospitals.
Providers are expected to be flexible, personable, open, non-judgmental and comfortable interacting with and caring for college students from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. Providers must be constantly alert to the possibility of serious disease in seemingly healthy young adults. Students with chronic medical or mental health problems requiring on-going, in-depth care, hospitalization or emergency care are most often referred to appropriate community resources. Providers will also need to be aware of the multiple relationships that occur within the Wheaton College community itself. SHS collaborates with the Student Development Office, Counseling Center and the Chaplain’s Office to facilitate prompt and proper care for students. The providers report directly to the Director of SHS for clinical issues, protocol, guidelines, patient flow, finances, SHS vision, and teamwork.
- Demonstrate critical thinking to interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests to establish a therapeutic plan of action.
- Possess knowledge of computer software such as medical scheduling and word processing.
- Responsible for current knowledge of medications, their actions, use, side effects and drug to drug interactions.
- Responsible to possess skill in oral and written communication to meet the needs of a diverse population of students.
- Possess the physical ability and manual dexterity to perform patient care.
- Perform comprehensive physical assessment; obtain comprehensive health history and psychosocial data.
- Coordinate screening and follow up of communicable diseases.
- Teach students about their health for prevention, health awareness, wellness or promotion.
- Maintain patient confidentiality and impartiality.
- Fully support the philosophy and goals of Wheaton College Student Health Services.
- Interact with students in a sensitive manner.
- Assess, plan and implement appropriate treatment with evaluation.
- Promote health education in conjunction with other health professionals.
- Provide advice on medical care, including immunization for those travelling abroad.
- Keep up to date with medical developments, new drugs, treatments and medication.
- Refer patients to specialists in the community as needed.
- Inform the Director of any unusual, complicated and communicable diseases.
- Assess patients in a holistic manner with the ability to refer to Wheaton College resources or community resources.
- Complete monthly peer reviews on other SHS providers.
- Participate in monthly provider meetings.
- Assist in researching and implementing current medical policies and procedures at the SHS in conjunction with Director of SHS.
- Assess students in the Extended Care unit when indicated.
- Provide continuity of care to students by being available for phone consultation from SHS staff.
- Allow name and license number to be used to apply for DEA number at the SHS address. Allow same use for ordering and dispensing of medications.
- Comply with fixed session times and patient load.
- Arrive on time for the session and finish paperwork during the administration hour of the session.
- Communicate well and respectfully with the staff at SHS.
- Demonstrated skills in primary care medicine
- Graduate from an accredited school of medicine
- Licensure in good standing to practice medicine in Illinois
- Board certified in specialty
- Current Federal and State DEA license
- Completing current Continuing Medical Education (CME)
- Experience in college health or in working with young adults, and at least three years of patient care experience are desirable.
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