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Assistant Director of Nursing and Infection Prevention

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

Medical Services at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for an Assistant Director of Nursing and Infection Prevention. This is a leadership role with clinical oversight and supervision of the Medical Services nursing team and operations, including nursing specialty clinics/areas: Triage, Public Health Clinic, Travel, Allergy, and Infection Prevention and MS Employee Health.

This role reports to the Senior Director of Medical Services (MS) and works in a team-oriented environment with other clinical directors, the leadership team in MS and staff within Health and Wellness Services. The Director collaborates closely with the Administrative Services (AS) directors and staff, and the Health Promotion directors and staff to serve our patient population’s medical needs.
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 is the primary health care resource for CU Boulder students. Through comprehensive care and education, we seek to give students the skills and knowledge they need to develop healthy life-long habits.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Leadership and Administration

  • Provide clinical leadership for MS nursing team, including advancing a progressive vision to provide forward-thinking and proactive leadership that supports the advancement of quality nursing care, an excellent patient experience and the development of a high-functioning nursing team. Provide guidance for the nursing team to ensure adherence to department policies, procedures, guidelines and efficiency standards.
  • Strategically plan and implement new and enhanced ideas, services and programs that align with the University, Division and MS priorities, specifically around medical and clinical student services. Provide clinical oversight and collaboration to assure compliance with clinical accreditation standards.
  • Develop inventive clinical leadership and direction for the team which fosters continued support of the MS clinical team and student-centered health.
  • Coordinate staff development of the nursing team by promoting and ensuring participation in supervisory leadership training opportunities, career development and collective leadership. Provide supervision and mentorship, cultivating an innovative and collaborative team.
  • Oversee development of nursing staffing and scheduling. Ensure appropriate staffing including for peak patient periods (e.g., flu season), staff absences or administrative education commitments. Review, respond, and work to resolve patient complaints.
  • Collaborates with all MS directors and staff, Administrative Services (AS) directors and staff, Health Promotion and Public Health Office directors and staff and the Manager of Behavioral Health (BH) to support the integration of all members of the team into a cohesive outpatient service-focused unit.
  • Complete regular evaluation of, and timely reports on, utilization, nursing services and operational data to the Sr. Director of MS. Provide leadership for QI initiatives for nursing services.

Clinical Service and Collaboration

  • Provide direct nursing care, within RN license and scope, including the treatment room, primary care needs, triage/urgent care needs, specialty clinics, infection prevention, and immunizations.

What You Should Know

This position will be required to work on campus and will have a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $87,000 - $115,000 annually. Onboarding Assistance is available within Student Affairs division guidelines.


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
  • Master’s degree or higher degree in Nursing or comparable field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.
  • Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado by date of hire.
  • Current BLS Certification.
  • Five years of experience as an RN in a clinical setting.
  • Two years of supervisory experience in a medical field.

What You Will Need

  • Proven commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
  • Strong communication skills, creative problem solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaboration, organizational communication and partnering skills.
  • Patient-centered approach.
  • Ability to motivate a team, flexibility, continual improvement, and initiative.
  • Fiscal management and responsibility.
  • Basic functional digital literacy (experience with Windows-based systems).

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience working in a college health setting.
  • Experience working with accreditation standards.
  • Experience in staff development.
  • Experience in Infection Prevention strategies.

Special Instructions

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

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by October 31, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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