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Associate Director of Health Services

Apply now Job no: 492677
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College is conducting a search for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Associate Director of Health Services. The Associate Director of Health Services will be responsible for the successful delivery of clinical health and medical services. The leadership provided by this position will facilitate a holistic approach to student wellness, maintain a positive rapport with the campus community, and create a balanced work environment that promotes personal and professional fulfillment. As an administrator, the Associate Director will ensure appropriate care provided by physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, and clinical trainees. As a clinician, the Associate Director will provide direct patient care - assessments, diagnosis, and treatment, including referrals when the required care is beyond the Center’s scope of practice. The Associate Director is also focused on ensuring the alignment of Health Services with the policies and procedures of the Cox Health & Counseling Center, Division of Student Affairs, and Kenyon College. This position reports to the Director of the Cox Health & Counseling Center.  

Essential Functions 

  • Balance of direct patient care and administrative duties.
  • Provide high-quality and ethical medical care to a diverse group of students, and build and maintain a referral network of physicians in the community.
  • Provide clinical supervision to Health Services staff.
  • Participate in hiring and performance evaluations of Health Services staff and contractors.
  • Provide regular in-service training and professional development opportunities for staff to enhance skills and maintain licensure.  
  • Develop and maintain appropriate, professional relationships with contracted physicians.
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of patient records and acquire signed releases where appropriate for disclosure of information.
  • Review health history forms and immunization compliance for all incoming students.
  • Coordinate and participate in after-hours, on-call schedule.
  • Coordinate the periodic review and updating of all Health Services forms.
  • Coordinate development of various preventative (e.g. flu shot clinics) and response plans for medical concerns that may arise on campus.
  • Remain current in the field of college health through active participation in professional organizations. 
  • Assist the Director in the development and implementation of policies/procedures.
  • Review the College’s Student Health Insurance program; annually.
  • Attend Student Affairs Division meetings as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively and consultatively with the staff in Counseling Services, Athletics, Residential Life, Campus Safety, Student Accessibility & Support Services and the Dean of Students as needed.
  • Work with various departments to assist with training student leaders.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Nursing with current certification to practice as a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse- Certified Nurse Practitioner (APRN-CNP).
  • Active professional licensure with the Ohio Board of Nursing.
  • Seven years experience as a medical provider, with at least five years as a nurse practitioner. 
  • Experience in a family medicine practice and/or emergency department.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a college ambulatory health care setting. 
  • An appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education.
  • High degree of energy and enthusiasm for working with the young adults population including a sensitivity to their academic and personal needs. 
  • Demonstrated experience providing resources and care for students of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community and others with diverse backgrounds is required. 
  • A sense of humor, collaborative nature and a positive and caring approach to students and colleagues.

Working Conditions

  • This is a full-time, twelve month administrative position. 
  • Some evening and weekend work is required, including participation in the on-call rotation. 
  • Work conditions include close contact with ill students; exposure to airborne and blood borne pathogens. 
  • The ability to lift boxes or items of 30 pounds or fewer is required.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement (suspended for the 20-21 year), and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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