Associate Director for Medical Services

Northampton, Massachusetts
Feb 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Director for Medical Services

Schacht Center for Health and Wellness

Smith College

Smith College is accepting application for an Associate Director for Medical Services.  Reporting to the Director, this position provides clinical and administrative leadership of the medical service of the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness.  Additionally, the Associate Director is responsible for evaluating the staff performance and policies within the medical service, and for medical/surgical supply inventories; coordinates and ensures that the service provides high quality care in compliance with best practices, state and federal statutes, the Americans with Disability Act, Title IX and medical Code of Ethics; works collaboratively with the other Associate Directors of Services in the Schacht Center to provide holistic care; and communicates with agencies such as DPH and providers on behalf of patients and the college. This is a full-time, academic year position.


Clinical Operations:  Assess staff performance on continuing basis for cost efficient operation, accepted standards of practice, medical policies and procedures.  Assess staffing needs in relation to budgetary allocation and care delivery needs. Ensure the availability of all supplies required for patient care activities.  Monitor biohazard waste removal procedures. Provide in-service training for nursing personnel on specific techniques and new procedures. Revise and/or update policies and procedures annually.

Maintain accurate records of controlled drugs as required by the DEA and monitor drug counts on a daily basis. Manage lab including lab processing as needed.

Administrative Operations: Manage nursing staff through hiring, scheduling, payroll, assessment, and disciplinary action as needed. Work collaboratively with campus stakeholders to ensure compliance with state and local statutes, including annual compliance reviews and certifications. Manage medical crisis intervention and protocols, working closely with College Physician, Director, Campus Police, Dean of Students and public health (local, state and federal).

Patient Care: Oversee the review of health forms of incoming students for compliance with state and college policies. Organize the annual flu vaccine clinic for the College. Oversee the administration of allergy injections to students.  Provide patient triage, evaluation and treatment in accordance with established policies and procedures. Interface with concerned parents. With the Director and College Physician enact college policy regarding leaves from the college, short term medical leaves and full medical leaves both voluntary and involuntary, as well as determines readiness to return from medical leaves in accordance with college policy and the American with Disabilities Act.


Education/Experience: A minimum of five years of general nursing and/or advanced practice in an outpatient setting.  Must be currently licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Practitioner, or related advanced clinical practice.  Intermediate/high skill level with electronic medical record. Must have a thorough knowledge of general patient care practice, including the basic fields related to nursing such as biological, physical, social and medical sciences and their application for a better understanding of patient care problems along with a thorough knowledge of current clinical practice.  Phlebotomy experience desirable.

Skills: Leadership in professional and personal relationships, ability to work and communicate effectively with other members of the Schacht Center staff, students, and college employees.  Ability and willingness to accept responsibility.  Flexibility in personal and professional relationships in order to adapt to changing roles in college health service practices.  Must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse population.  Candidate must have strong leadership skills, proven clinical expertise and problem solving capabilities.  Candidate should be held in high esteem by her/his colleagues and an ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of people.  Experience in higher education or another institutional setting is preferred.  Candidate must have the capacity to work effectively in a multicultural setting and working knowledge of the psychosocial stressors of living and working in a diverse community. A sincere interest in, and understanding of, young women, including developmental, social, psychological and health issues.

Review of application will begin immediately.  To be considered for this position, apply on-line at

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

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