Rutgers University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Director of Student Health Services, 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 and is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This is an exceptional opportunity for a collaborative, energetic, and experienced physician to contribute to campus-wide leadership on public and community health prevention and crisis management and to inspire a multidisciplinary clinical team in providing high quality healthcare services to Rutgers students.
The Director will provide confident and trustworthy clinical leadership; expert medical administration, including the supervision and management of professional health care providers; and direct patient care. 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.
This position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness in the Division of Student Affairs. The Director provides leadership and manages clinical medical operations for Rutgers Student Health Services. 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), 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.
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
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. 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.
Rutgers-New Brunswick, the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Ranked among the world’s top 60 universities, with more than 41,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 10,000 faculty and staff members, diversity is one of the greatest strengths of the university experience at Rutgers. With one of the largest residence life programs in the nation, Rutgers-New Brunswick has 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students housed in 145 buildings on five campuses in New Brunswick/Piscataway. Residence Life programs and services strive to build community, support diversity, provide leadership opportunities, respond to individual community issues, and promote academic success. For more information, please visit: www.rutgers.edu/about
Spanning New Brunswick, Piscataway, and adjacent towns in central New Jersey, Rutgers–New Brunswick is at the epicenter of America’s northeast corridor that runs from Boston to Washington, D.C.—with excellent air, rail, bus, and highway connections to all points. The vibrant city of New Brunswick, with its restaurants, theaters, parks, medical centers, and corporate headquarters, is the geographic midpoint of New Jersey—just 41 miles from New York City and 66 miles from Philadelphia. The Jersey shore, Appalachian mountain trails, and the pristine Pine Barrens biosphere are also only an hour away. Adjacent town, Franklin Township was recently ranked as one of the top 25 places to live in America.
Rutgers University has partnered with Keeling and Associates, LLC (K&A) in this search process. Candidates must submit an application (resume, cover letter and 3 references) through the Rutgers’ job applicant portal: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/search. Only online applications accepted.
A confidential review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to Dr. Jan Walbert, Vice President and Senior Consultant for Executive Search, Keeling & Associates, jwalbert@KeelingAssociates.com.
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