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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: R7010 / Gen Practitioner/Chf Resident
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


As a general medical practitioner, provides and manages day-to-day direct health care for a specified patient population. As Chief Resident, gains professional and leadership skills in the practice of a designated medical specialty through the administration of a designated Medical Residency Progam. Serves a fixed 1-year appointment in the designated position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population.
  2. Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
  3. Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.
  4. Participates in and provides leadership with respect to the education curriculum of the residency program applicable to the area of medical specialty.
  5. Coordinates the scheduling of clinical and administrative activities for the program, ensuring compliance with departmental policies and operational requirements.
  6. Assists the program director in the day-to-day management of the clinical activities of the residency program.
  7. Works to develop and demonstrate excellence in the provision of primary, secondary, and tertiary care within the designated area of medical specialty.
  8. Oversees curricular activities for the program, in conjunction with senior program faculty; develops and delivers curriculum and/or educational presentations as required.
  9. Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Medical doctorate; successful completion of residency training in area of medical specialty experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure New Mexico Licensure as a General Practitioner; State of New Mexico and Federal DEA Certification.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise.
  • Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.
  • Advanced working understanding and appreciation of the curriculum applicable to the area of medical specialty.
  • Working knowledge of clinical and/or hospital operations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise.
  • Operational leadership skills.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Demonstrated motivation and continuing desire to develop and excel within area of specialty.

Conditions of Employment

  • CPR Certified.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Successful completion of criminal background check may be requirement for specific positions in this classification.
  • Subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status.
  • Must maintain certification status.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
  • Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017