DIRECTOR or COLLEGE PHYSICIAN
Director of Student Health or Medical Director
Student Affairs, Division of
Student Health Services
Staff & Administration
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Director of Student Health or Medical Director (depending on
degree) administers and supervises outpatient care for
undergraduate and graduate student population of 7,100. This
position has a full-time obligation Aug – May, and a quarter time
obligation obligation in June and July each year.
• Plans, directs, supervises, and participates in the outpatient
medical care services of SUNY Cortland students.
• A medical director (MD/DO) serves as the supervising physician
for the College’s athletic training staff and, in coordination with
the athletic training program director, serves as a resource and
medical content expert for the program. Note: If a director (NP) is
appointed a collaborating physician would be contracted to provide
• Ensures compliance with Medical Waste Disposal regulations,
immunization laws, OSHA regulations and the Clinical Laboratory
Improvement Act ( CLIA ).
• Provides medical supervision of campus infectious disease
emergencies (e.g., Meningitis, measles).
• Participates on the Crisis Response Team when major health events
affect the campus community.
• Serves as the physician of record for the Automatic Emergency
Defibrillator ( AED ) program.
• Conducts orientation for students traveling abroad to discuss
precautionary measures to ensure health and well-being.
• Performs accreditation activities including: completing
assessment plans, surveys, and reports; meeting with site visitors;
and following through on recommendations.
• Provides health related outreach services to the campus community
• Responsible for management of the electronic medical records
Job Requirements – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s) (not
minimum qualifications, but KSA’s needed to successfully perform
the responsibilities of the position):
• Ability to work in an inter-disciplinary campus atmosphere.
• Demonstrate leadership and problem-solving skills in analyzing
health promotion needs of a diverse community of college
• Knowledge of HIPAA, FERPA and other legal requirements and
• Demonstrate a high level of service responsiveness to students
and other internal customers.
• Effective written, verbal communication and presentation
• Ability to lead, integrate, encourage and motivate a
high-functioning team; effective team building skills.
• Strong, direct and positive interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and
collaboratively in team settings, with senior leadership and with a
diverse range of internal and external colleagues.
• Self-motivation. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment,
prioritize and consistently meet deadlines.
• Superior management and multi-tasking skills, including the
ability to manage multiple projects at the same time while
consistently evaluating priorities and meeting deadlines.
• Focus on patient care. Consistently exhibit problem-solving
abilities, demonstrate skill in yielding positive patient outcomes,
and ability to cultivate a patient-focused atmosphere regardless of
regulatory, budgetary, and administrative challenges.
• Interpersonal and communication skills. Precise and descriptive
communication of expectations and objectives, and ability to create
and maintain open lines of communication with clinical and
administrative staff. Diplomatic in all circumstances, especially
in sensitive situations.
• Cultivate meaningful relationships with administrators, staff and
students. Accessible to administrators and clinical staff. Respond
quickly to communications to ensure that clinical team can focus on
• Organization and attention to detail, particularly when workload
is heavy and tasks varied. Scheduling, paperwork, email, and
project schedules must be handled and managed efficiently and in a
way that is easy for the entire medical team to understand.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
Reports to the associate vice president for student affairs. Direct
supervision of a medical team including an associate director/nurse
practitioner, two nurse practitioners and four nurses.
For appointment to medical director:
• Earned medical degree; board certification; completion of a
residency and license to practice medicine in New York State; a
minimum of three years of practice, preferably as a specialist in
family medicine or medicine/ pediatrics; experience or courses in
Adolescent Medicine and an ability to work in an inter-disciplinary
campus atmosphere are desirable.
For appointment to Director of Student Health:
• Certified and registered as a nurse practitioner (NP) by NYSED ;
a minimum of three years of practice, preferably as a specialist in
college health, family health; pediatrics; school health or,
community health; experience or courses in Adolescent Medicine and
an ability to work in an inter-disciplinary campus atmosphere are
• Five or more years of practice;
• Experience with sports medicine, adolescent medicine, primary
care psychiatry, and electronic medical records;
• Experience in a college health service setting.
The State University of New York College at Cortland is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with
Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The College actively
seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a
disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would
enrich the diversity of the College.
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- * What is the highest earned degree that you possess? Please
include the degree program.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Are you licensed as a physician in the state of New York?
- * Are you currently registered as a Nurse Practitioner in New
- Curriculum Vita or Resume
- Cover Letter
- Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)