Staff Physician - Student Health and Wellness
Job ID: R0030211 | Physicians | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia's Department of Student Health and Wellness seeks a full-time staff physician to provide primary care to University of Virginia students.

We are a growing center looking for applicants who would like to join our team during this exciting time of expansion. Part of this growth involves expanding our care to serve an increasingly diverse student body. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and decreases barriers to help-seeking and are looking for applicants who share these values.

The physician hired for this position will be expected to provide high-quality, evidence-based primary healthcare, including women's healthcare, to University of Virginia students in compliance with the medical staff bylaws of the Department of Student Health and Wellness. Excellent clinical and interpersonal skills are required. Patient care activities may include supervision and instruction of UVA Health system trainees as they participate in clinical rotations in Medical Services. This will include one-on-one teaching, oversight of patient care, and providing feedback. Providers perform primary care office procedures.

In carrying out these duties, staff physicians will adhere to the Medical Staff Bylaws of the Department of Student Health and Wellness. Staff physicians are responsible for ongoing professional development. Teaching, research and/or scholarly activities are aligned with organizational goals.

Staff physicians may be required to perform other duties as assigned and may be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Providing the full spectrum of healthcare services to include health promotion, disease prevention, health protection, anticipatory guidance, counseling and disease management.
  • Assessing, diagnosing and treating minor illnesses, as well as managing chronic health problems.
  • Assessing and evaluating vague or ill-defined symptoms in adolescents and adults.
  • Developing a plan of care based on assessment, which includes prescribing appropriate medications and treatments, providing follow-up care and evaluating effectiveness of care.
  • Analyzing the multiple effects of pharmacologic agents, including over-the-counter preparations.
  • Diagnosing commonly occurring acute and chronic, multi-symptom health problems.
  • Promoting self-care by adolescent and adult patients.


  1. Licensed MD in the Commonwealth of Virginia before start date
  2. Drug Enforcement Administration certification before start date

  1. Medical degree (MD or DO)
  2. Completed residency in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, medicine/pediatrics or emergency medicine
  3. Board-certified/board eligible in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, medicine/pediatrics or emergency medicine before start date

Preferred qualifications:
  1. Experience in college health and/or adolescent medicine
  2. Experience in medical management of eating disorders
  3. Experience in providing men's healthcare

Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping and reaching (overhead, extensive and repetitive). Repetitive motion: computer keyboard. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull 50 -100 lbs. May be exposed to noise, radiation, radioactive materials, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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