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Job ID: 123965

Director of Health Services
Bryant University

Date Posted May 31, 2019
Title Director of Health Services
University Bryant University
Smithfield, RI, United States
Department HLTS-Health Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Health Services

Position Summary
This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, or his/her designee, and is accountable for managing the University’s Health Services program, including the planning and administration of a wide range of health care and education services and programs and performing standard practitioner duties by independently diagnosing and treating a full range of acute illnesses and injuries, and stable long term conditions, including ordering prescriptive medications. This position supervises two full-time and two part-time Nurse Practitioners, one part-time Physician and two Administrative positions.

Principal Accountabilities
1. Plan, coordinate and direct the activities of Health Services, ensuring that the program is in compliance with pertinent state and federal health requirements as well as meets the social, emotional and physical needs of the Bryant University student body.
2. Implement and participate in establishing department goals and objectives on an annual basis; update standards, objectives and guidelines for providing health services, as necessary.
3. Oversee the development of department budget, and effectively manage resources in conjunction with this budget.
4. Provide leadership on major health issues. Serve as spokesperson for the department with University Relations. Serve as liaison and contact person with the Rhode Island Department of Health and other appropriate agencies, as well as with students and families in the event of serious health crises on campus. Serve as liaison with external healthcare facilities and organizations.
5. Manage patient care as a Nurse Practitioner (a minimum of 16 hours per week when classes are in session), including providing specific medical care and treatment to students with acute conditions, injuries or illnesses, treats stable long term conditions based on guidelines approved by the physician and generally accepted medical practices, and apply effective independent emergency measures and make appropriate referrals. Responsible for assessing health, diagnosing illnesses and advising patients on maintaining good health. This responsibility includes conducting gynecological examinations which involve pap smears, family planning and counseling, and ordering oral contraceptives and other medications/treatments.
6. Effectively recruit, train, motivate and supervise assigned staff to work as a team in meeting division goals, and ensuring that supervisory practices are in compliance with the spirit and intent of the University’s policy on diversity and EEO/AA guidelines.
7. Actively participate in various health related activities on campus and additional professional development opportunities.
8. Evaluate the health-related needs of the campus community and respond appropriately.
9. Assist in the development of policies and procedures related to the potential health issues on campus, collaborating with other University Departments as needed.
10. Oversee the design and implementation of prevention-oriented outreach programming.
11. Manage, with the Practice Coordinator, the EMR Medicat system.
12. Serve as liaison to Tri-State Health Group and RI Health Group.
13. Perform other duties as assigned.

This position requires an individual who has graduated from a fully accredited adult or family nurse practitioner program; is certified by the American Nurses Association; is eligible for a license in the State of Rhode Island; and demonstrates in-depth knowledge of health care standards. Three to five years of relevant administrative experience in ambulatory care/emergency department clinical settings and administration of an educational health service, preferably in higher education is preferred. Requires a broad base of relevant clinical knowledge and skills, with training/experience in health care problems of adolescents and young adults, ambulatory care and emergency medical services, health education, and counseling; excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal); knowledge and sensitivity of student developmental needs, and of opportunities and needs related to students of diverse backgrounds, experiences and cultures; experienced with Microsoft office, Medicat (preferred) and management of departmental budgets. Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with a range of individuals/groups within and outside of the University as both a health care provider and administrator is essential.

Certain requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities.

Working Environment
Regular attendance at assigned job site and the ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and constituents are essential functions of this position.

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