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Physician Specialist (Psychiatry Outpatient)

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
25173869 20% Part Time 8AM - 5PM Commensurate with Experience

Position Information

The Physician Specialist practices medicine in an outpatient psychiatry office. Diagnose and treat illness; completes examinations; counsels and instructs patients; instructs and educates trainees and/ or staff; and may assist in public relations efforts.

This is a Per Diem appointment. Per Diem Physician Specialists are hourly paid appointees whose primary purpose is clinical service. These appointments have a variable schedule and cannot exceed 43%. These appointments may be on a pre-scheduled basis or as needed on a day-to-day basis as determined by the University.

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and area of specialty. The successful candidates will be placed on the appropriate salary range based on years of experience ranging from the hourly rate of $95.00 - $144.97.

**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. **


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Possession of the education and legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance. Required


License Requirement
Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Medical Board. Required
Maintenance of California Medical License and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) prescribing number. Required


Certification Requirement
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Required
Eligible to sit for board certification in a relevant care specialty as determined by the American Board of Medical Specialists. Board certification required within 18 months of hire. Required


Experience Requirement
UCR has three levels of physicians; all levels require completion of medical residency and are distinguished by board certification status and years of experience. Required
Junior Physician requires board eligibility and must successfully pass the board exam within 18 months of hire. Required
Physician requires board certification and must have a minimum of 1 year of experience post internship/residency. Preferred
Senior Physician requires board certification and must have a minimum of 2 years of experience post internship/residency. Preferred
Background and skills in clinical practice, clinical teaching, and managed care. Preferred
Must meet UC credentialing requirements. Required
Experience in behavioral health inpatient and outpatient settings. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Occasional travel for university related business meetings, conferences and/or professional development. Required

Minimum Requirements

Advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work effectively with staff and patients from diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds, educational levels, sexual orientations and identities.
Ability to stay abreast of new medical knowledge, and to maintain and increase expertise and skills as relevant to clinical practice.
Ability to work independently under general direction and to work collaboratively with others.

Preferred Qualifications

Computer proficiency and first-hand experience in using electronic health records systems to document patient interactions and coordinate care.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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