Staff Physician - Temporary


  • Salary Range: $75,000 - $80,000 per year
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Department: Lair Hill Health Center
  • Closing Date: Open until filled


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Staff Physicians perform instructional and clinical duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies, and procedures of the University and Health Centers and appropriate to the individual assignment. This is currently a temporary position, focused primarily on the facilitation of the COVID-19 weekly testing program.



Health Center Duties:

  • In conjunction with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Vice President of Health Centers and Auxiliary Operations (VPHC) monitor and research best practices in regard to COVID-19 response, monitor and respond to positive symptom reporting, coordinate vaccination tracking and coordinate weekly testing and tracking program.
  • Provide primary care and adjunctive IV therapy care with assigned preceptee students.
  • Serve as locum on shifts when the assigned supervisor and residents are unavailable for shift coverage.
  • Support ongoing shifts as needed in a busy and dynamic patient care environment.
  • Work with CMO and VPHC to support Care Team Leads on best practices and clinical quality metrics improvement and reporting.
  • Serve as lead Epic physician, supporting faculty and student education and fluency with the platform and improving related workflows.

Clinical Education Duties:

  • Attract and manage a patient base of sufficient volume and diversity to allow assigned students to meet all educational objectives of the particular clinical experience.
  • Comply with all applicable standards, rules, regulations, and laws applicable to clinical practice whether established by NUNM, the State of Oregon, or other governmental or regulatory body including DEA regulations.
  • Practice in a manner consistent with established standards and expectations of the profession and the community.
  • Practice in a manner which models best practices in clinical practice and in the business of medicine.
  • Manage a diverse population of students in clinical and other learning environments.
  • Participate in clinic outreach and other activities designed to market the NUNM clinics.
  • Attend monthly clinical faculty meetings.

Scholarship Duties:

  • Clinical faculty members are required to comply with professional continuing education requirements
  • Required participatory courses are identified annually by the Chief Academic Officer.

Professional Development Duties:

  • Maintain current credentials and content expertise, including DEA licensure.
  • Maintain an awareness of new developments in the practice of natural medicine and/or other areas of content expertise as appropriate.
  • Acquire new knowledge and skills for the practice of natural medicine and/or other areas of content expertise as appropriate.



The individual must have post graduate education and demonstrated experience and/or skills in the area of primary care medicine. ND degree from a CNME approved program. Post-Graduate medical education is Preferred.

Clinical: Minimum of five (5) years of successful full time clinical practice or completion of 2 years of a CNME-accredited residency. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competency commensurate with the full scope of their medical license, including pharmaceuticals, NMT, women’s health, and nature cure modalities.

Course and curriculum design experience is desirable.  Candidates must be fluent in Epic EHR use and management.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A strong drive to serve the University and the natural medicine professions.
  • Familiarity with NUNM policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of instructional discipline to a depth and breadth appropriate to the assignment.
  • Skill in instructing socioeconomically, educationally, and culturally diverse students.
  • Skill in using technology to effectively communicate with students, colleagues, and the community at large.
  • Skill in working both independently and as a team member.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective, collaborative, and collegial relationships with colleagues, students, staff, administrators, alumni, and the public.