Medical Director - UConn Student Health and Wellness (SHaW)
University of Connecticut
Location: Storrs Campus
Internal Number: 497389
The University of Connecticut, the state's flagship institution and a school of choice for academically talented students, is pleased to announce the search for the position of Medical Director (Assistant Director), UConn Student Health and Wellness (SHaW). This exceptional opportunity requires an experienced and skilled clinician to provide strategic leadership and vision in the provision of services to support integrated and holistic student health and wellness for over 23,000 students on the main campus at Storrs and over 7,500 students at the regional campuses. Through innovation, collaboration, and excellent communication, the new Medical Director will have the opportunity to be a transformational leader, identifying and implementing strategies to strengthen health services and programs to enhance overall student health and well-being.
Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) is an AAAHC accredited facility serving the UConn student population. Reporting to the Executive Director of SHaW, the Medical Director is a key member of the SHaW Executive Leadership Team working collaboratively to implement a shared vision to promote a healthy campus, to create proactive strategies to help the student population achieve improved overall health, to enhance student access to health services, and to embrace new and creative models that facilitate innovative use of resources to serve the University's diverse student population.
Overview of the responsibilities includes direction and oversight of medical services, including pharmacy, radiology, and other ancillary medical services; administrative oversight to ensure compliance and quality care; and oversight of practicing physician duties consistent with Medical Board certification. Additional expectations include supporting campus initiatives, educating across University departments, and building faculty, staff, and student engagement around health to support student success. As a campus leader, the Medical Director will be an advocate and visionary in thinking about effective systems and measures, embracing cultural competence values, and effectively listening to students and staff. The Director must demonstrate excellent clinical skills, a deep appreciation of diversity and inclusive practices, a significant and visible record of being an inspirational leader and effective supervisor, and the ability to create an atmosphere for a collaborative and forward-thinking team.
SHaW is committed to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments. The ideal candidate promotes health equity and reduces health disparities by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity, social justice, cultural humility, and inclusivity.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide leadership to ensure the implementation of clinical services which adhere to the highest professional standards and best practices for college medical services.
Contribute to creating a culture of care and success for all University students from enrollment to commencement by providing leadership, oversight, and commitment to diverse, inclusive, and collaborative student-focused medical services.
Understanding of and commitment to the principles and practices of college health, including supporting integrated clinical care, working collaboratively with medical providers, nursing, mental health clinicians, and health promotion colleagues; participating in a model of team-oriented leadership, working in partnership with fellow directors in SHaW to address multi-faceted challenges; and responding to the needs of various external constituents.
Ability to provide financial and administrative leadership, understanding the nature of a complex medical clinic, which includes insurance billing.
Additional responsibilities include:
Participates in administrative planning and evaluation of health services and in establishing SHaW policies and procedures; supports the peer review process of quality improvement activities and provider credentialing; is responsible for oversight of credentialing for medical providers.
Determines staffing needs within established guidelines; selects, evaluates, and provides administrative and technical supervision of medical and ancillary services staff; determines work assignments and establishes work schedules; develops performance standards and performs annual performance evaluations for relevant clinical staff members; creates and monitors clinical staffing schedules to assure adequate cost-effective coverage.
In the absence of and/or in partnership with the Executive Director of SHaW, represents SHaW internally and outside the Department as appropriate. With the approval of the Executive Director of SHaW, responsible for designating another licensed physician to act in their place during their absence.
Supports the quality improvement program/activities and the quality assurance committee; receives, reviews, and responds to concerns/complaints related to clinical services in partnership with Nursing leadership or other SHaW leadership, as needed.
Serves as a leader for AAAHC accreditation and maintains accreditation status.
Maintains a role as medical advisor for various programs/entities on campus; serves in the role of primary medical advisor/consultant in situations involving public health/emergency issues.
In partnership with the Director of Nursing and other SHaW Directors, oversees, monitors, and evaluates patient care delivery systems; assures established standards are maintained.
Develops budget for medical services within areas of responsibility; recommends budget priorities; authorizes expenditures within the approved budget.
Plans for, coordinates, and participates in training and professional development of assigned personnel.
Creates, reviews, revises, and/or recommends SHaW policies and procedures; keeps medical staff informed; conducts regular staff meetings.
Researches trends and developments in medical practices and techniques and evaluates their adaptability to the needs of SHaW medical services and implements, as appropriate.
Adheres to root cause analysis standards for identified problems, when applicable.
Provides expertise and support for the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the electronic health record and clinical management/billing system.
Contributes to student health initiatives focused on innovative patient- and population-based care and supports the vision on student and public health-related issues.
Provides primary health care as a practicing physician.
Prepares and reviews annual and other periodic reports.
Participates in physician emergency and on-call services as outlined in SHaW policies and procedures.
Participates in and/or conducts in-service presentations.
Participates in various SHaW and University committees and advisory groups; serves on University committees as a medical authority representing SHaW.
May participate in studies related to medical care.
Maintains professional skills and knowledge through appropriate continuing education.
Serves as medical liaison to other medical facilities.
Provides outreach to the campus and external community.
Performs related duties as required.
Must have current state physician licensure as an M.D. or D.O. and be eligible for licensure in the State of Connecticut. A successful candidate for this position must have or obtain Connecticut licensure prior to beginning the position and meet all University credentialing requirements.
Valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) certificate number for prescribing controlled substances and a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification.
Board certification in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.
Ten years of clinical experience in area of Board-Certified primary care specialty.
Demonstrated progressive management experience in an ambulatory care environment.
Demonstrated understanding of and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
Experience in a college health setting.
Experience or expertise in quality assurance and improvement activities.
This a permanent full-time, 12-month, year-round permanent position with some flexibility for an alternate schedule for the right candidate. This position is expected to begin June 30, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #497389 to upload a 1) resume, 2) cover letter, 3) contact information for three (3) professional references, and 4) a separate diversity statement demonstrating your commitment to and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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