Full-Time Director of Student Health Services
Another Source’s client, University of La Verne, is recruiting a Director of Student Health Services to join their team.
The Director of Student Health Services leads and manages the physical health and well-being of the University of La Verne’s 8500 students. This position leads Student Health Services in their mission, vision, assessment along with all administrative and financial functions. The Director hires, supervises, and evaluates two Registered Nurses and well as provides oversight for outsourced medical providers (medical doctors and physician assistants). The Director embraces a prevention-oriented health model that allows students the opportunity to become self-advocates for their physical well-being. The Director collaborates with internal and external partners for programming and other educational experiences for the holistic well-being of our students. The Director acts as the university Student Health Insurance Administrator, working with our outsourced insurance broker to provide the best medical insurance plan available at a reasonable cost to our students.
About the University:
The university’s central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles, at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, and has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
U.S. News & World Report rates La Verne Online No. 1 in California for the third consecutive year, 24th best in the country and one of the top 5 universities nationally for social mobility in the last two years. Washington Monthly’s 2016 “America’s Best Colleges for Adult Learners” rankings place La Verne No. 3 among private, 4-year institutions in California.
La Verne is Tier 1 in U.S. News 2017 “America’s Best Colleges” National University rankings for the seventh straight year, and again made Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” rating (WASC Accredited).
Vision, Mission and Core Values: https://laverne.edu/2020-vision/vision-mission/
Department overview: https://laverne.edu/health/
- To provide a prevention-oriented health care model for basic, cost-effective health care; to develop an organizational chart with job descriptions, including essential functions, for each staff member; clearly specifying responsibilities and defining the essential and recommended qualifications for each position; evaluate each employee according to HR recommendations/procedures.
- To develop policy and procedure manuals for health services; update/revise as needed; ensure that policies/manuals are reviewed annually by nursing staff; to inform staff of new trends and procedures that would enhance college health care delivery; to secure liability insurance for nursing staff annually and to promote continuing education of the nursing staff; to develop/update a referral list of health care professionals, clinics, and resources in our area, including specialty services.
- To maintain oversight of billing for services rendered in order to receive appropriate reimbursement dollars from insurance carrier; to maintain an onsite pharmacy according to State/Federal laws.
- To implement and maintain a fiscally-sound budget in alignment with the university’s financial situation; to prepare annual reports for the Chief Student Affairs Officer.
- To promote the health maintenance and well-being of students through health counseling, screenings and health awareness activities; to include not only direct patient care but also teaching, counseling, and serving as a campus consultant on health-related matters.
- To provide leadership, strategic visioning, establishing strategic goals and objectives aligned with the University mission and baccalaureate goals for the Student Health Center.
- To oversee federal and state law compliance for all educational and medical entities: FERPA, HIPPA, TITLE IX, CLERY ACT., etc.
- Serve on university wide committees to represent the voice, needs and concerns of our student’s medical needs; and to foster collaboration between our team/departments and other teams/departments across campus for student success and retention.
- To serve as a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT): The Team goal is to identify a person(s) of concern for self-harm and/or threat to others.
- To serve on the CARE Team: the team assists students who are in need of additional support due to physical/psychological and/or financial/academic concerns.
- To serve as the key point staff member/expert for any medical emergency on campus; i.e. a case of documented or presumed case of bacterial meningitis; serves as the medical liaison to the Emergency Operation Command Center for natural disasters/emergencies that may occur on campus.
- Bachelor’s Degree in related field
- Professional Certifications, Training and Required Licenses
- California Registered Nursing license – current and in good standing
- Current Red Cross First Aid and CPR
- BLS (Basic Life Support Training) – American Heart Association
- 5 years of experience with late adolescent/young adult health (college health preferred)
- Exceptional nursing and intervention skills
- Ability to make independent nursing judgments; determines appropriate course of action in compliance with the Standards of Nursing Practice and California Nursing Practice Act.
- Good organizational, people skills, and networking
- Working knowledge of budgeting/contracts
- California Public Health Nurse Certificate
- Master of Science in Nursing Degree
- Master’s Degree in Health Education, Sociology, Psychology, Counseling, Health Care Administration, and/or Public Health or Community Health
- Phlebotomy Certification/License
Benefits include a comprehensive health and wellness plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, a generous contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan, and a generous time off plan.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of a background check and employment verification. The University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against for employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law.