Director, University Student Health Services

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 20411 University Title Director 1, Health Sciences University Job Family Health Sciences ORP Eligible Yes For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Job Series Scope of Search National Working Title Director, University Student Health Services Position Number 591050 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Student Health Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
Virginia Commonwealth University’s Division of Student Affairs invites applications for the Director of Student Health position. Regarded as a vibrant place to work, where discovery is valued and differences are celebrated and embraced, VCU plays an integral role in the vitality of its home city of Richmond, Virginia. VCU and the Division of Student Affairs are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other characteristics that make us different.

VCU and the VCU Health System consistently rank among the best places to work as judged by local and national organizations. Combined, these two organizations make up the largest employer in the city of Richmond. VCU is designated a top 100 Research University by the National Science Foundation. Many of VCU’s Universities, Schools and Colleges are among the top 100 in the U.S., including medicine, engineering, the arts and business. The VCU Health brand represents the health sciences schools of VCU, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which comprises VCU Medical Center (the only academic medical center in the region), Community Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and MCV Physicians. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities.

VCU staff members are eligible for a multitude of benefits, ranging from health insurance to tuition waivers to tax-deferred annuity plans. Benefits that VCU offers include continuing education such as tuition waiver; health and wellness benefits such as employee discounts and moving and relocation partnerships; career development opportunities such as career communities and leadership development; and more. There are also many local schools, parental/caregiver leave, e xtended winter break for all faculty and staff, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts and more. For more information, please visit our staff benefits site.

University Student Health Services ( USHS ) attends to the physical health needs of more than 30,000 diverse undergraduate and graduate/professional students on the Monroe Park and Medical campuses by providing high quality primary care services including allergy shots, blood and/or body fluid exposures, immunizations, mental health and ADHD care, nutrition consultations, sexual health and wellness, on-call phone consultation, and travel health care. USHS also houses an on-site pharmacy at its Monroe Park campus clinic and laboratory services on both campuses. USHA is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.

The Director of University Student Health Services, reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs, provides strategic leadership, vision and direction for student health services. The director works closely with professional and allied health schools on the Medical campus. The Director of University Student Health Services manages the day-to-day operations of the campus health center working in close collaboration with internal and external departments including but not limited to athletics/athletic trainers; the campus wellness program; university counseling services, residential life and housing, and local and regional health care providers and institutions. The Director may support a minimal patient care load if the incumbent is a licensed healthcare provider. The Director prepares and maintains detailed and comprehensive reports, ensures patient record compliance, develops programs as appropriate, oversees accreditation, maintains budgetary authority and oversight, maintains all compliance reporting including state immunization reports, supervises a diverse professional staff, leads quality improvement initiatives, manages crises as needed, maintains health care risk management, and performs other duties as assigned. The Director serves as the chief student health expert for the university and coordinates the campus public health response team. The Director is an active member of the Division of Student Affairs leadership team ( SALT ). Minimum Hiring Standards
Advanced degree in a relevant field (medicine, healthcare administration, public health, or other related field)
If the advanced degree is an MD or DO, Board certification or Board eligibility in primary care with a DEA and BLS certificate
License to practice Medicine in the State of Virginia (if applicable)
A thorough understanding and knowledge of clinical practices and health care administration
Proven success in a management/leadership role
Demonstrated success in recruiting, selecting, training, mentoring, and evaluating diverse staff members
Clear understanding of the direction and future of health services
An awareness and understanding of health care issues that impact diverse populations
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including
Experience using electronic health records
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU Preferred Hiring Standards
At least five years of experience in health care administration, most notably college health administration
Experience directing the operations of a student health organization in a college or university environment
Knowledge and experience in the oversight of clinical services, pharmacy, laboratory, general health exams, vaccinations, psychiatric care and other primary care services
Experience efficiently managing fiscal, human resources, and risk management issues
Strategic planning, budgeting, and financial management experience
A high level of cultural competence in working with diverse populations
Involvement in professional organizations at the regional or national level Required Licenses/ Certifications
Advanced degree in a relevant field (medicine, healthcare administration, public health, or other related field)
If the advanced degree is an MD or DO, Board certification or Board eligibility in primary care with a DEA and BLS certificate
License to practice Medicine in the State of Virginia (if applicable) Anticipated Hiring Range commensurate with experience Application Process/Additional Information
As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribution to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion. Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research, and teaching that promotes equity and parity; advising and mentoring students, and/or initiatives to create a positive and successful organizational experience for traditionally underrepresented staff groups. Campus MCV and Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 hours/week Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Job Open Date 04/15/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
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