Yale Health Physician, Student Health

Connecticut, United States
Saturday, 9 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

Position Focus:

Yale Health (YH) is housed in a 144,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility built in 2010. We are situated beside Yale’s main campus, and serve over 37,000 members including students, staff, faculty, and their families, hailing from every state in the country and nearly every country in the world. We consist of four primary care clinics: Internal Medicine, Student Health, Pediatrics, and OB/GYN, along with Mental Health, Acute Care, Specialties, Physical Therapy, and Employee Health/Immunizations departments, a 17-bed Infirmary, a full-service retail pharmacy, and on-site Diagnostic Imaging and Quest Laboratory departments. We are accredited by the Joint Commission.

Yale Student Health (SH) provides primary care to all 6000 undergraduate, and 7500 graduate/professional students and their spouses. We work closely with Mental Health and Counseling, consisting of over 30 clinicians, Acute Care, open 24/7, and the Infirmary and Hospital rounding teams. We also collaborate with our patient educator, SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education), and a team of nutritionists. Access to multiple on-site subspecialties, the pharmacy, diagnostic radiology, and laboratory rounds out our ability to provide comprehensive and timely care.

Physicians in the Department of Student Health are expected to provide patient-centered, culturally sensitive care using evidence-based medicine. We are interested in candidates who prioritize collaboration and professionalism, and who can readily apply their education and experience to the care of our unique and talented, highly intelligent student population. An ability to easily communicate with, and teach, people from all walks of life is imperative. Physicians are expected to stay abreast of changes in clinical guidelines, and best practices, and are encouraged to regularly attend national conferences with a goal of bringing back information regarding cutting edge research and expert knowledge to the group. Physicians are also expected to serve as resources for our Advanced Practice Providers, RNs and medical assistants. Responsibilities include: 

Obtain and fully document detailed and appropriate histories and physical exams; collaborate with students in the formulation of a differential diagnosis and plan of care; and execute care in a timely manner.

Maintain professional, clear, and regular communication with consultants and students regarding plan of care.

Assist students with navigation through the specialty clinics, and the hospital system, particularly when the students are waived.

Communicate with Yale New Haven Hospital personnel, Infirmary staff, Yale University Deans and Heads of College, and parents regarding individual patients when appropriate.

Maintain clean and up-to-date charting, including closing encounters within 24 hours, answering all mychart messages within 48 hours, and sharing and explaining all lab and radiologic study results with students within 48 hours of availability.

Assist in coverage of duties when colleagues are out.

Participate in late and weekend hours.

Essential Duties

  1. Defines and documents patients’ clinical problems and reaches proper diagnoses; plans and executes therapy in a timely manner; keeps records of care; provides consultation and teaching for mid-level clinicians.  
  2. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited medical school. Graduation from an accredited residency in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Internal Medicine/Pediatrics.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Strong oral and written communication skills for telephone, email, and personal contact. A pleasant, helpful attitude with the ability to remain calm under pressure and enjoy customer service.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Consistent practice of evidence-based medicine

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Independent and confident decision-making while recognizing when consultation is necessary.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Proven reliability with clinic attendance, punctuality.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Proficiency with use of an electronic medical record

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience with college health.

Required Licenses or Certifications

Holds or is eligible to hold a CT Medical License. Holds or is eligible to hold a CT Controlled Substance Registration and Federal DEA Registration. Holds or is eligible to hold Board Certification. Qualifies for hospital and faculty appointments.

Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.


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