Extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic, experienced, and collaborative physician leader
Rutgers University is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Student Health Services. Student Health Services is a comprehensive primary care operation that serves all Rutgers students including a large and diverse residential population of approximately 41,000 undergraduate and graduate students. This is an exceptional opportunity for a visionary and team-oriented physician leader with a strong record of blended clinical and medical administrative experience who will contribute to campus-wide leadership on public and community health prevention and collaborate with an excellent and committed multidisciplinary clinical team in providing high quality healthcare services to Rutgers students.
The Director will be a key member of the Health and Wellness team, dedicated to offering holistic healthcare with outstanding programs, services, and initiatives that promote the well-being of the student community. The Director will work as a strategic partner with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness in realizing the vision of a student-centered and deeply integrated approach to health and wellness.
Position Summary This position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness in the Division of Student Affairs. The Director provides confident and trustworthy clinical leadership and manages clinical medical operations for Rutgers Student Health Services. Responsibilities of the position are approximately 50% clinical and 50% administrative and may vary according to needs of the clinics or administrative demands. The Director will collaborate with others across the Division and campus on issues relating to community health and wellness, including public health and emergency/disaster planning. The Director will oversee and manage three health centers (Bush-Livingston, Hurtado, and Cook-Douglass), and will supervise eight direct reports including the Associate Director of Medical Services, five Medical Physicians, a Nurse Supervisor and a Medical Office Lab Coordinator, a total staff of approximately 30 employees and a budget of over $4.9 million. The department sees approximately 39,000-40,000 visits per year and is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
Provide direct primary care for eligible patients, appropriate to the needs of college students, including diagnosis, treatment, referral for consultation or specialty services, follow-up care, evening urgent care call, and on-call emergency consultation.
Clinical Medical Services Planning and Delivery: Provide supervision of direct reports who support the day-to-day provision of clinical medical care and services; administer and oversee all medical service functions of the Health Center, including medical policies and procedures, medical staff call, vacation leave requests, meeting schedules, staff training; provide medical consultation and resolve concerns regarding medical care with parents, patients, and clinical staff; work with patient service management and appointment scheduling to ensure smooth and efficient operations to meet the needs of the student population; adjust scope of medical services to meet needs of students; review budget and advise on clinical needs; and suggest methods to enhance efficiency and revenue.
Clinical Quality Improvement: Provide clinical expertise in support of quality activities and accreditation standards for Student Health Services; develop and implement clinical medical quality initiatives and work closely with the Director of Quality and Compliance to support compliance and overall quality program; and oversight of committees responsible for professional staff credentialing, privileging, peer review, clinical guidelines and oversight of clinical staff training.
This is a full-time, 12-month position. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Rutgers offers an extensive fringe benefits package. Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview
Minimum Education and Experience:
The position requires the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from an accredited medical school;
Eligibility for or possession of a current unrestricted medical license and DEA registration in the State of New Jersey;
Board certification in an appropriate primary care field or medical specialty discipline;
Qualifications needed to successfully complete credentialing and privileging;
Minimum 7 years of professional clinical experience exclusive of internship and residency in the practice of medicine;
Minimum 3 years of professional administrative experience in an ambulatory, medical group, healthcare setting;
Experience and comfort with use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and electronic patient management systems;
Experience working with a diverse population and demonstrated cultural competence; and
Collaborative leadership skills, excellent clinical judgment and interpersonal skills and a keen sense of the complex and multidimensional needs of students.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The successful candidate will possess personal qualities that include: (1) Passion for the student population, commitment to improving student health and a keen sense of the diverse needs of student patients. (2) A commitment to patient-centeredness and to improving the health of all students – individually and collectively. (3) Strong interpersonal, communication and human relations skills including excellent verbal and written skills. The Director will be a highly effective communicator who expresses and disseminates relevant, accurate information in a timely manner, encourages open, two-way communication with staff and patients and follows up on issues and questions of staff and patients. The Director will present information clearly and concisely, and will have the ability to build and sustain consensus among staff. (4) Collaborative. The Director will work in partnership with the Assistant Vice Chancellor and others in the Health and Wellness area and Student Affairs. (5) Comfortable working both independently and in a team environment.
Knowledge of the issues in delivery of healthcare to late adolescents and young adults (experience working with a college age population preferred);
Working knowledge of public and preventive health principles and practices;
Experience in overseeing office-based laboratory functions (CLIA waived and microscopy) or the ability to pursue training to acquire such skills; and
Knowledge of and experience in quality improvement and accreditation activities.
Posting Number: 18ST1322
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 64431
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.