Director of Health Services/University Physician
The Division of Student Affairs at Eastern Connecticut State University is seeking a dynamic Director of Health Services/University Physician to join our college community. The candidate will deliver high quality healthcare to our students. This is a full-time 10-month position.
Responsibilities and duties:
The Director provides direct patient care and advocates for the value of students developing life-long habits of physical health, which supports them in achieving academic and personal success. The Director oversees the maintenance of health records and reports and the University’s and State of Connecticut student immunization compliance process. The Director oversees referrals to outside agencies, specialists and community-based health and counseling agencies. The Director hires, supervises and evaluates all professional and administrative support staff, confers with family physicians and consultants as necessary, and establishes, reviews and revises as necessary all medical policies, procedures and protocols within the Health Center. The Director is also responsible for developing and managing the departmental operating budget. The Director provides in-service supervision and professional development opportunities for all staff and oversight and direction for the use of prescription medications maintained in, administered by or prescribed by personnel in the Health Center.
- Current license as a Medical Doctor in the State of Connecticut
- Minimum of 6 years in the practice of medicine or healthcare and/or health care administration.
- Must possess experience in managing and administering a health care unit; preferably in a school/university setting with a late adolescent/young adult patient population.
- Demonstrate familiarity with and competence in the major physical health issues of college students.
- Adhere to a well-conceived philosophy of health care within the context of post-secondary education.
- Ability to practice independently.
When applying for the position, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and name/contact information for 3-5 professional references to [email protected]. Applications will not be considered complete unless all items required are received.
Full Job Description:EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY POSITION DESCRIPTION SUOAF-AFSCME
POSITION TITLE: Director of Student Health Services (University Physician)
RANK: Administrator VII
DEPARTMENT: Health Services
SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Vice President for Student Affairs
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director provides overall leadership and direction of the Student Health Services Center. The Director supervises the delivery of primary health care for students in a university setting and assures the appropriate delivery of emergency care through cooperative relationships with the local/regional health community. The Director provides administrative and medical direction and supervision for all staff. The Director provides, in conjunction with local/staff health officials, medical supervision and direction of the epidemiological aspects of communicable diseases; consults with mental health care providers of the University community, and serves as advisor to executive officers of the University on any and all issues which threaten the health and safety of the University community. In serving these functions, the Director shall adhere to the highest standards of confidentiality required of his/her profession. The Director provides guidance for all health education, prevention and wellness programming of the university.
Promotes understanding of the role and function of the Health Service throughout the university and CSU community, actively advocating for the value of students’ developing life-long habits of physical health which supports them in achieving academic and personal success.
Oversees the maintenance of health records and reports.
Oversees the University and State of Connecticut student immunization compliance process.
Oversees referrals to outside agencies, specialists, and community-based health and counseling agencies.
Develops and oversees a program of Wellness within the campus community.
Hires, supervises and evaluates all professional and administrative support staff.
Confers with family physicians and consultants as necessary.
Assists in the planning and preparation of appropriate illness prevention clinics and workshops on campus.
Establishes reviews and revises as necessary all medical policies, procedures and protocols within the Health Center, assuring that they are current and reflect best practices and any requirements of the profession or the law. This includes preparing standing orders and any other directives necessary to assure the efficient and effective administration of health care to students of the University.
Conducts periodic reviews of the effectiveness of health education/wellness/and outreach programming, provides support and expertise, and initiate changes, if warranted.
Directs the development of the annual operating budget for the Health Center, and provides budget management.
Provides direct patient care.
Provides in-service supervision and professional development opportunities for all staff, to assure compliance with best practices and the efficient management and operation of the Health Center.
Provides oversight and direction for the use of prescription medications maintained in, administered by or prescribed by personnel in the Health Center.
Develops, maintains and serve as liaison for on-going collegial relationships both with academic departments and units within the University and with the local and regional medical community, including medical specialists, emergency wards, hospitals, clinics and other treatment facilities.
Confers with others, with permission of the patient or as permitted by law/professional standards, regarding student health issues.
In cooperation with the Institutional Planning and Research, develops and oversees research and evaluative studies relating to the student body including studies on retention and other areas of pertinent to student development.
Consults with the Vice President for Student Affairs, Director of Counseling, the Director of Residence Life, the Judicial Officer, the Chief of University Police, and other appropriate University personnel in cases involving student emergencies, including but not limited to, a student medical withdrawal from the university.
Consults with University officers and CSU officers on student insurance coverage, uniform health forms and system wide procedures.
Performs others duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.
Must be Medical Doctor licensed to practice in the State of Connecticut; minimum of 6 years in the practice of medicine or health care and/or health care administration; must possess experience in managing and administering a health care unit, preferably in a school/university setting with a late adolescent/young adult patient population; demonstrate familiarity with and competence in the major physical health issues of contemporary college students; adhere to a well-conceived philosophy of health care within the context of post-secondary education; and have familiarity with professional organizations that contribute to the overall health and wellness of college students. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.