Director, Student Health Services

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Director, Student Health ServicesSchool/Division:Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant StudiesOffice:Student Health and Counseling CenterFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra 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.Description:Hofstra University is very pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of 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 innovative clinical leadership to a well- established, highly-regarded, and strongly supported campus health program with experienced and student-oriented healthcare practitioners.


Reporting to the Dean of the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, 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:
•Provide operational excellence in the daily execution of value driven customer care while supporting staff and student needs.
•Facilitate continuous performance improvement using data driven protocols and feedback from the community at large.
•Supervise and manage direct and indirect reports (e.g. Hofstra University students, faculty and staff).
•Designate available time to the provision of direct clinical care.
•Designate available time to the provision of teaching and scholarship with the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.
•Build upon existing integrated models of primary-behavioral and acute care, including those associated with educational initiatives.
•Represent Student Health Services and engage with colleagues throughout the university and community at large to identify and respond to the needs of the Hofstra community and advocate for student health and wellness on campus.
•Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulations governing health care delivery and assure timely assessment and filing of all regulatory documents.
•Provide strategic management and effectively steward resources to optimize availability and access to services.
•Promote staff professional knowledge, skill development and diversity, while continuously aligning administrative, clinical and academic operations with standards of accreditation.
•Engage in collaborative establishment of budget priorities and budget administration.
•Establish and maintain close partnerships with other offices within Hofstra University as well as with faculty to address practices related to health care, emergency management, environmental issues, public health and regulatory requirements.
Qualifications:Required Qualifications:
•A doctoral nursing degree with clinical training as a Nurse Practitioner
•Current nurse practitioner licensure or license-eligibility in New York at the time of hire and current, active national certification as a nurse practitioner
•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

Strongly preferred: Licensure as Family Nurse Practitioner or an Adult Nurse Practitioner to facilitate provision of services for all students.

Characteristics of the Successful Candidate:

•Possess national board certification in population of focus
•Possess knowledge of local and national issues, trends, and best practice standards in primary health care, college health, health insurance, and managed care.
•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.
•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.
Application Instructions: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: [email protected]
Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 07/06/2020Posting Number: 898100




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Posted: 9/10/2020
Application Due: 12/9/2020
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