Utah State University

Student Health Primary Care Physician

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 7 months ago(8/17/2022 4:41 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Health & Medical Professions
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Student Affairs
Student Health Services
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with licensure and experience plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) is an integral department within Student Affairs. The Physician functions as an active member of the SHWC primary care team. The SHWC receives a high volume of outpatient visits each day including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. The Physician is responsible for providing episodic, continuing care and health education for the campus community with a specific focus on the student population.


This Physician will provide high-quality medical care by examining patients and diagnosing and treating diseases. The role will also include tasks related to prevention and promotion of healthy habits. Although a demanding role, this position will be highly rewarding to a compassionate individual who practices with the highest level of integrity.


  • Conduct routine check-ups of patients to assess their health condition and discover possible issues.
  • Give appropriate advice for healthy habits (diet, hygiene etc.) and preventative actions to promote overall health.
  • Conduct examinations of ill patients and evaluate symptoms to determine their condition.
  • Ask intuitive questions to discover causes of illness.
  • Reach an informed diagnosis based on scientific knowledge and the patient's medical history.
  • Prescribe and interpret lab tests to obtain more information for underlying infections or abnormalities.
  • Prescribe medications or drugs and provide comprehensive instructions for administration.
  • Collaborate with other physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses to form a high performing primary care medical team;
  • Examine and provide treatments to injuries and refer patients to other practitioners when needed (ophthalmologists, orthopedists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, etc.);
  • Keep complete and accurate records of patients' diseases, operations or other significant information (e.g. allergic episodes) in the SHWC records-keeping system;
  • Cultivate a climate of trust and compassion for patients;
  • Remain up-to-speed with developments and best practices in primary care medicine by attending relevant conferences and seminars.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all the duties and responsibilities of this job. This position is not a telework appointment and may occasionally require work in the evenings and on weekends.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (DO) with a valid license to practice in the State of Utah.
  • Board Certification in one of the following disciplines: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Emergency Medicine.
  • Federal DEA Licensure
  • Proven experience as a physician including:
    • Strong understanding of examination methodologies and diagnostics.
    • Excellent knowledge of infectious diseases, their symptoms and epidemiology.
    • Broad knowledge of common medication, side effects and contraindications.
    • In-depth knowledge of legal medical guidelines and medicine best practices.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Respect for patient's confidentiality.
    • Compassionate and approachable
    • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing primary medical care to college-age populations.
  • Ability to function well as part of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership in development of new programs.
  • Experience in a higher education setting.
  • Familiarity with Point and Click records-keeping system.
  • Experience with supervising nursing and mid-level providers.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with licensure and experience plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

About the Center
The mission of the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) at Utah State University (USU) is to provide primary medical and mental health services to the USU student body and assist the USU community in the development of life skills necessary to enhance personal wellness.


About Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs (Student Affairs) comprises 11 departments or areas that share the common goal of encouraging students to participate in the creation of a vibrant and healthy campus culture. Working collaboratively alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners, Student Affairs helps ensure all members of the USU community not only feel welcomed but are fully incorporated into university life. The mission of Student Affairs is to support student well-being and success by assisting students in discovering their passion and purpose. Student Affairs is committed to the grounding of its programs, procedures, and policies in the tenets of equity and inclusion. The expectation is that all employees will be fully engaged in the work of creating a welcoming environment that supports the success of students and employees.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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