Medical Director

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

CU Boulder Medical Services encourages applicants for a Medical Director ! This senior leadership role is responsible for leadership, direction and consultation as it relates to the provision of high quality medical services within the Division of Health and Wellness at CU- Boulder.

Working in a team environment with the Senior Director of Medical Services, clinical directors and the leadership team and the staff within the Health and Wellness, the Medical Director will establish an environment that promotes quality, consistency, and the highest level of care possible for our student population. This position also practices as a physician as a member of the clinical staff.

We seek someone with the skills to work with people responsible for a broad range of programs and services. The ideal candidate will exhibit an ability to cultivate a culture of trust, respect and professionalism that inspires excellence and collaboration within the Health and Wellness units, Student Affairs and throughout the campus and community.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Medical Services (MS) staff understand and are committed to addressing the health concerns of our student population, making us an unparalleled source of advocacy for student wellness. We provide a comprehensive range of health services in several on-campus locations. The Medical Clinic provides services for students including treatment of illnesses and injuries, as well as chronic conditions, physicals, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, allergy shots, vaccinations, travel health care, and concussion care.

Health and Wellness is a part of the CU Boulder Division of Student Affairs. We are collectively committed to the success and well-being of all our students as well as the faculty and staff we serve.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Clinical Service
  • Provide direct patient care within licensed scope of practice.
  • Perform detailed and accurate medical evaluations and design a treatment plan in accordance with medical guidelines and standards. Communicate and educate patients regarding medical conditions, follow-up care, and preventive measures.
  • Prepare and maintain thorough, accurate, and clear medical records which justify diagnoses, treatment(s) and billing codes.
  • Make appropriate use of Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology, PTIC, as well as other ancillary services in clinical decision making, in accordance with the standards of practice of medicine.
  • Readily seek appropriate consultation for unusual or unresponsive cases while following established referral procedures.
  • Participate with other staff physicians and providers sharing a proportionate patient load and clinical responsibilities.
  • Maintain current and appropriate medical credentials including a Colorado Medical License and DEA registration.
  • Participate in peer review and quality improvement measures.
  • Participate in the development and approval of medical practice procedures, policies and guidelines within MS and the Division of Health and Wellness.

Leadership & Administration
  • Provide clinical leadership for MS leadership team in support of strategic plan.
  • Provide clinical oversight and collaboration to assure compliance with clinical accreditation standards.
  • Provide clinical consultation for each clinic in setting goals, directions, policies and procedures regarding services delivery.
  • Provide counsel regarding clinical quality of care concerns and performance matters relating to clinical staff. Assesses the quality of health care services provided by clinics and staff through oversight of the peer review process.
  • Create strong, collaborative relationships within MS, as well as Health and Wellness Services, to ensure a streamlined, efficient and timely continuum of care for students.
  • Responsible for the credentialing and privileging of the medical staff in collaboration with Administrative Services. Will work with clinical supervisors to determine core and special privilege criteria and will have the final approval for clinical privileges.
  • Provide clinical leadership for QI initiatives. Assist with monitoring programmatic quality measures and outcomes.

Campus Representation & Strategic Partnerships
  • Provide consultation and support of decisions and committees that have a significant impact to the health and wellness of students, such as insurance, campus care, and student fees.

Professional Development & Other Duties
  • Stay abreast of current literature, ongoing trends, demographic changes, laws and policies that impact the practice of medicine and the diverse student body.
  • Ensure staff have a professional development plan that incorporates and encourages standard methodologies and new programming models for student learning and development.
  • Participate in accredited continuing medical education to acquire and maintain the professional knowledge and skills needed to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
  • Attend conferences and professional institutes to stay relevant and build a professional network that enhances the potential for innovation at CU Boulder.
  • Participate in research and teaching relevant to position and to student development, student health & wellness, and/or student affairs.

What You Should Know

This position will be required to respond to after- hours emergency situations. Normal work hours will be Monday through Friday with occasional Saturdays.

What We Can Offer

Salary Range is $190,000- $235,000 annually. Relocation may be available.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • MD or DO degree.
  • At least one year of supervisory experience.
  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Colorado by date of hire.
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration.
  • Eligibility to obtain medical liability insurance.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Board certification in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Gynecology, or other college health appropriate ABMS-recognized medical specialty.

What You Will Need

  • Exceptional critical thinking skills demonstrated by the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges.
  • Ability to handle issues of utmost political sensitivity and demonstrate balanced judgment and discretion.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships within a highly diverse organization with a team focus.
  • Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks and an entrepreneurial orientation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and the ability to work well with staff and students in an academic environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective management, supervision, and team-building skills.
  • Willingness and ability to meet demanding work schedules.
  • Willingness to participate in special clinical situations.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Increasingly responsible experience or leadership in a student health center.
  • Advanced experience in leading interdisciplinary teams, as well as experience with complex decision making.
  • Initiative to be a regional and/or national leader in health and wellness within higher education.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by February 28, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

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