ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, STUDENT HEALTH AND COUNSELING CENTER, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.
Hofstra University is very pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director Student Health and Counseling Center and Director of Student Health Services. This is an exceptional opportunity for a visionary and team-oriented clinician who will lead department priorities in the integrated Student Health and Counseling Center (SHACC). As the clinical leader of the health services team, the Director will share in efforts to articulate the mission, vision and goals of a responsive wellness program in a dynamic university setting. The Director will provide direct healthcare services, while providing confident clinical leadership to a well-established, highly-regarded, and strongly supported campus health program with experienced and student-oriented healthcare practitioners.
Reporting to the Executive Director of SHACC, Associate Director Student Health and Counseling Center and Director of Student Health Services is responsible for the leadership, planning, oversight and delivery of medical health and wellness care, which includes programs offered to a community of more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Direct Student Health Services (SHS) administrative operations, and establish, review, and update policies and procedures to support staff and student needs.
• Supervise and manage direct reports including health care providers and SHS staff.
• Designate thirty percent (30%) of available time to the provision of direct clinical care.
• Formulate, implement, and evaluate plans of care utilizing sound clinical judgment, based on assessments of physical, psychological, emotional and environmental needs of student patients.
• Emphasize and model activity consistent with a culture of high quality service and best practices, as well as serve as a consulting resource and facilitate referral to outside collaborative care providers and specialists as appropriate.
• Build upon existing integrated models of care, including those associated with mental health and educational initiatives.
• Represent Student Health Services as a visible spokesperson, engage with colleagues throughout the university in order to identify and respond to the needs of students and advocate for student health and wellness on campus.
• Ensure University compliance with all state and federal regulations governing health care delivery and assure timely assessment and filing of all regulatory documents.
• Provide strategic management of resources to optimize availability and access to services, including effective engagement of healthcare team members in a manner that promotes professional knowledge, skill development and diversity, while continuously seeking to improve program outcomes.
• Engage in collaborative establishment of budget priorities and budget administration.
• Establish and maintain close partnerships with other offices within the Division of Student Affairs as well as with faculty and other areas within the university to address practices related to illness prevention, health care, emergency management, environmental issues, public health and regulatory requirements.
This is a benefits eligible position with a comprehensive benefits package.
A master’s or doctoral nursing degree with clinical training as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) is required. Must have current nurse practitioner licensure or license-eligibility in New York at the time of hire and current, active national certification as a nurse practitioner. Licensure as Family Nurse Practitioner or a combination of licensure as both an Adult and Pediatric NP to facilitate provision of services for all students strongly preferred. At least 5-7 years’ clinical experience as an NP working with young adults. Demonstrated supervisory and management experience in health care services and administration, including the design, development, and direction of health-related programs and services and responsibility for quality of health care practice and outreach, fiscal management, budget development, and contractor/vendor relationships. Understanding of and appreciation for university individual, community and public health issues. Demonstrate a commitment to the integration of health, wellness, and counseling services and a deep affinity and commitment to working closely with students and supporting a diverse student community. Possess knowledge of local and national issues, trends, and best practice standards in primary health care, college health, health insurance, and managed care. Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as both a team leader and team member. Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills and a strong knowledge of electronic information systems for practice management and production of outcome reports. Willingness to be actively engaged in student affairs and college health professional activities and organizations, such as NASPA and ACHA.
The position will remain open until filled although preference will be given to applications received by July 15th. Interested individuals should send a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a resume and contact information, including phone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3 references, and a statement of salary expectations. Information should be sent electronically with the subject “Director Health Services” (Microsoft Word or PDF attachments preferred – all in one document if at all possible) to:
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.