Physician at UF Health Urgent Care Center - Eastside (CHFM) (530012)

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Alachua
Categories: Medicine/Physicians

Classification Title:

UF Health Physician

Job Description:

The University of Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine (CHFM) invites applications for Family Medicine Physicians to join our groundbreaking initiative at the UF Health Urgent Care Center — Eastside, slated to open its doors in Mid-2024! As a Family Medicine Physician, you'll be at the forefront of this transformative healthcare endeavor, providing high-quality care and leadership in our patient-centric environment. Join a collaborative partnership between the University of Florida, the City of Gainesville, and Alachua County dedicated to enhancing accessible and community-focused healthcare in East Gainesville.

As a Family Medicine Physician, your primary responsibility will be delivering exceptional clinical care, providing swift assessments, precise diagnoses, and tailored treatment plans. Our physicians will lead a dedicated team providing an array of urgent care services to patients of all ages. Beyond these clinical duties, you'll also play a pivotal role in working alongside an interdisciplinary team driving health education initiatives.  These programs will resonate with our mission to bridge healthcare disparities and nurture a culture focused on holistic well-being within our east Gainesville community. There is no doubt your commitment to patient-centric care and community-focused healthcare initiatives will be instrumental in shaping the future of healthcare in the City of Gainesville and surrounding areas.

Why Join Us?

  • Comprehensive Care: Deliver high-quality medical care, focusing on preventive care, diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic illnesses. Beyond these clinical duties, you'll also play a pivotal role in working alongside an interdisciplinary team driving health education initiatives.  
  • Patient-Centric Approach: As a Physician in a critical need urgent care practice, you'll be at the forefront of this transformative healthcare endeavor, providing high-quality care and leadership in our patient-centric environment.
  • Community Integration: Play a pivotal role in bridging healthcare disparities, and nurture a culture focused on holistic well-being within our east Gainesville community.
  • Career Growth: Take the next step in your career toward patient-centric care and community-focused healthcare that will be instrumental in shaping the future of healthcare in the City of Gainesville and surrounding areas.
  • Flexible Opportunities: While full-time commitment is preferred, we are open to considering part-time applicants based on clinic needs and candidate availability.

About the Opportunity:

  • Physicians will lead a dedicated team providing urgent care services to patients of all ages. The initiative emphasizes the integration of urgent care with continuity of care for underserved patients by connecting them to other community services, including our Family Medicine Clinics, the UF Mobile Outreach Clinic and the medical student-run Equal Access Clinic.
  • Conduct thorough physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and develop personalized treatment plans.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team for coordinated and holistic patient care.
  • Utilize electronic medical records (EMR) to document patient encounters accurately.

About the UF Health Urgent Care Center - Eastside:

Nestled in the heart of East Gainesville, our 10,000-square-foot facility is designed to foster a healing environment equipped with cutting-edge medical technology. The center’s design embodies a patient-centric approach, offering a range of medical services to address urgent healthcare needs, equipped with imaging and laboratory services. Operating seven days a week, we prioritize accessibility, welcoming walk-in patients, and catering to an anticipated volume of 12,000 to 15,000 patients in our inaugural year. The City of Gainesville and Alachua County are reinvesting in East Gainesville to provide vital medical, dental, and mental health services. The East Gainesville Urgent Care Center is expected to reduce avoidable hospital admissions through primary care visits.

Apply Today and Make a Difference!

Take the next step in your career in the beautiful city of Gainesville, Florida. If you are a dedicated and community-focused physician ready to shape the future of healthcare, we invite you to apply today and become an integral part of our growing team! Join us in making a significant difference in the lives of our patients and the East Gainesville and surrounding communities.

Nominations are welcomed and interested candidates may apply online should include a (1) CV: curriculum vitae; (2) Cover letter/letter of interest addressed to: Dr. Danielle Nelson, Search Committee Chair. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Inquiries and nominations can be sent to Benice Ylagan at

About the College of Medicine at the University of Florida:

Located in Gainesville since 1906, The University of Florida (UF) has 16 colleges, a major academic health center, a championship-winning athletic program, a top-ranked undergraduate online program and, in keeping with its land-grant mission, one of the nation’s most comprehensive agriculture and natural resources programs. All are based at the University’s 2,000-acre campus, joining its historic red-brick core with advanced facilities and preserved natural areas and connecting to adjacent innovation, commercial and residential districts. UF has 55,000 students, 30,000 employees, 5,500 faculty members, a $5 billion annual budget and more than 140 mission-focused units across the state of Florida. It is the Sunshine State’s only member of the Association of American Universities comprising the nation’s 60 leading public and private research universities. More than 51,000 students have applied as freshmen for the 2021-22 academic year — a new record.

Several qualities distinguish UF among today’s leading public research universities. The first is its highly comprehensive breadth on a single campus, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration among, for example, faculty within the adjacent colleges of journalism, engineering, and medicine. The second is its unwavering support from the state of Florida, which has endorsed UF’s drive to become one of the nation’s very best public research universities — supporting those efforts since 2013 with hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding to grow its faculty ranks by 500 members. UF’s third exceptional quality is its dynamism. Like Florida, the nation’s third-largest state and among the fastest-growing, UF is undergoing rapid transformation as it pursues the overarching aspiration to be "a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership.”

Please click here to see the College of Medicine Fact Sheet

About the City of Gainesville:

Gainesville ( is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational, and commercial center for the north central Florida region.

The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds

Our Commitment:

At Community Health and Family Medicine and its divisions Everyone belongs, grows, and thrives!

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in also aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits and training.  

We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s clinical mission, including women, members of underrepresented groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Expected Salary:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


The University of Florida (UF) offers low-cost State Health plans, and a number of Dental and Vision plans to fit you and your family’s needs. Additionally, UF offers Domestic partner coverage through GatorCare. Optional plans such as life, disability, legal and accident insurance are also available. Build your retirement roadmap with competitive pension plans, investment accounts and a host of voluntary add-ons, such as 457 deferred compensation and 403(b) plans. UF provides a variety of leave programs including vacation, sick leave, 11 paid holidays and family medical leave. Full time TEAMS staff accrue approximately 22 vacation days and 13 sick days annually. Furthermore, there are 4 personal leave days, proportionate to the employee’s FTE, which are typically used during the holiday closing period between Christmas day and New Year’s Day. UF also provides you the flexibility to deal with life’s challenges by offering paid family leave, which is eight full weeks of leave over a 24-month period for those who qualify for FMLA. UF Employees are also eligible for the GatorPerks discount program, which provides big savings at various business and retailers! Explore UF’s plethora of benefit options here: TEAMS Benefits.

Additional Benefits:

  • Professional Development and Continuing Medical Education (CME) time is allotted each fiscal year
  • Professional Liability is covered at no cost to members through Florida’s Self Insurance Program, tail coverage is not necessarily due to occurrence-based coverage
  • Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA) paid or reimbursed
  • Annual faculty allowance for professional development which can be used for professional memberships, dues etc.
  • Exemption available for D.E.A. license fee
  • Paid Florida Medical License renewals for active faculty

As a state organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. See for more information.

Minimum Requirements:

Licensed to practice medicine in accordance with Chapter 458, Florida Statutes* plus four years of appropriate experience. Completion of a residency program may substitute for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications: M.D. or D.O. degree or equivalent, Board Certification or eligibility in Family Medicine, and current Florida medical license or eligibility is required. Experience with E.H.R. systems.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

The hiring committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted Complete applications must include the following files in PDF format (1) CV: curriculum vitae; (2) Cover letter/letter of interest addressed to: Dr. Danielle Nelson, Search Committee Chair.

After applying, please request three signed letters of recommendation from your professional colleagues. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to:  Dr. Danielle Nelson. The signed letters should be sent by email directly to HR at

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Background searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

 Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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