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Director of Student Health Services

Employer
Elmhurst University
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 28, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Summary

The Director of Student Health Services is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Elmhurst University Student Health Service (SHS) and in that capacity, ensures efficient use of available resources in the delivery of high-quality health services to students. In addition, the Director provides leadership, direction, and administration of operations to ensure complete compliance with established objectives and to assure the pursuit of quality, economical health care services

  • In fulfilling the general responsibilities, the Director performs the following specific duties relative to the various administrative functions indicated.
Planning Policy Development and Implementation
  • Serves as the professional administrative office bearing the responsibility for the development, implementation and administration of policies and procedures for all health services and program.
  • Approves al new program, policies, and revisions of existing Student Health Service programs and ensures that changes are implemented effectively.
  • Maintains responsibility in the planning, organization, development and implementation of operational policies, short and long-range goals in congruence with the mission of Student Health Services, Division of Student Affairs and Elmhurst University.
Personnel
  • Interviews, trains and supervises professional, clerical and student employees. Regular performance reviews are completed as scheduled. Proposes appointment of and negotiates contract with SHS physician, subject to the approval of the Vice President for Student Affairs and President of the University.
  • Evaluates SHS programs, services, and operations.
  • Administers and assists in the professional growth and development of staff.
Operations
  • Develops and implements the operational policies, delivering optimal nursing care, program development, training, dispute resolution, scheduling expertise, labor negotiation, and clinical collaborative skills.
  • Maintains current knowledge of all federal, state, local, and University policies and regulations affecting SHS operations and ensure that all relevant law and regulations are followed. Advises staff of any changes in such regulations and requirements. 
Business and Finance
  • Prepares an annual budget and assumes the financial responsibilities for operating expenditures.
  • Monitors revenue and expenses on an ongoing basis to ensure the operation remains within the budgetary parameters.
  • Oversees the implementation of Student Health Insurance.
External Relations
  • Maintains good communication with the Vice President for Student Affairs and other University departments and student groups to ensure cooperative relationships.
  • Develops collaborative working relationships with other colleges and external health care entities.
  • Maintains liaisons with local, state, and federal health agencies and private health related organizations to assure a continual flow of dialog and industry information useful in the maintenance of current understanding of health care trends.
  • Serves as principal spokesman for the SHS and its activities, including building and maintaining a positive image in the community and within the student body.
  • Maintains professional affiliations and enhance professional growth and development for currency with the latest trends in health care administration. 
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Supports mission, vision and values.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Nurse Practitioner licensed in the State of Illinois.
  • Bachelor of Science degree, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of the general principles and administration of an out-patient care facility including rules, regulations and policies of an institution clinic.
  • Knowledge of current trends and legal requirements in provision of nursing and medical care.
  • Professional competence as evidenced by professional growth and achievement and recognition thereof by professional colleagues.
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