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Integrative Medicine Physician

Application Window

Open date: December 14, 2022

Most recent review date: Saturday, Jan 14, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 14, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Faculty Position:
Integrative Medicine Physician
San Francisco VA Health Care System

The Integrative Health Service at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SFVAHCS) and the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are pleased to announce a new full-time Integrative Medicine faculty position based at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. The Integrative Medicine (IM) physician plays a key role in the SFVAHCS Integrative Health service, reflecting VA’s commitment to Whole Health care for veterans and enhancing the nationally renowned SFVAHCS/UCSF partnership in patient care, research, and education.

The IM physician will join a vibrant and growing Integrative Health service and VA Whole Health program with ample opportunities for collaborations with colleagues throughout UCSF, SFVAHCS, and nationwide. Integrative Health clinicians and staff provide care that is proactive, patient-centered and grounded in the VA model of Whole Health care. The VA Whole Health model views overall health as multi-dimensional, influenced by the intersection of an individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing in addition to nutritional status and health behaviors, as well as environmental and other social determinants of health. Thus, the SFVAHCS Integrative Health service is highly interdisciplinary and includes clinicians in acupuncture, chiropractic care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, psychology, nutrition, nursing, social work, and Whole Health and Peer coaching. These clinicians collaborate to provide multi-modal care to veterans to prevent chronic conditions and to provide all Veterans with an evidence-based complementary and integrative health (CIH) approach to care.

The main SFVAHCS facility is the San Francisco VA Medical Center, a level 1 medical center providing state-of-the-art tertiary and sub-specialty services in affiliation with UCSF. The SFVAHCS also includes clinics in downtown San Francisco, Oakland, San Bruno, Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Eureka, and Clearlake. The Integrative Health service serves the entire SFVAHCS either through in-person care, telehealth, or a combination of the two. Integrative Health operates three interdisciplinary clinics including the Post-9/11 Integrated Care Clinic for Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Integrated Pain Team Clinic for Veterans with complex chronic pain conditions and opioid-related concerns, and the Integrative Health and Wellness Clinic for Veterans preferring a non-pharmacological, CIH approach. In addition, the Integrative Health service offers a variety of wellness programming for Veterans including Yoga, Tai Chi, mindfulness, biofeedback, guided imagery, gentle exercise, and the arts.

The new IM physician will provide clinical care in the Integrative Health and Wellness Clinic in conjunction with other Integrative Health providers. In addition to clinical care, the IM physician will oversee the UCSF Medicine elective in Integrative Health for medical residents and nurse practitioner trainees. Time permitting, the Integrative Health physician will be encouraged to participate in other scholarly activities such as quality improvement projects, research, or additional teaching/precepting to cultivate best practices in patient-centered preventive and Whole Health care throughout SFVAHCS and the broader UCSF community.

The Integrative Medicine Physician must be board-certified in Internal Medicine, Family Practice or equivalent; must have completed fellowship training in Integrative Medicine or equivalent (e.g., Lifestyle Medicine); and must have experience in the practice of complementary and integrative health or equivalent. Experience working with an underserved population, Veterans, or within the VA healthcare system is a plus.

This is a 1.0 VA Full Time Equivalent position, which includes roughly 80% time for clinical activities and 20% time for administration, teaching, and other projects (i.e., quality improvement or research). Applicants preferring less than full-time employment will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The position requires the incumbent to work in person at the San Francisco VA Medical Center with the possibility for limited remote work. Applicants will be eligible for an appointment in the Clinical series as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the UCSF Department of Medicine.

Applicants must also be eligible for appointment at the VA. The VA’s basic qualification standards may be found http://www.vacareers.va.gov/application-process/navigating/before-you-apply.asp

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF04289. Applicants’ materials must list all current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA