Department Summary: The Wellness Center fosters an integrated model of holistic wellness that addresses the needs of a diverse student population through the provision of healthcare services that address the intellectual, physical, emotional and social needs of students. Departments within the Wellness Center include Health Services, Counseling Center, and Outreach Education.
Position Summary: This position serves as a key member of the leadership team within the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM). As the chief administrator of the Wellness Center, the Executive Director provides strategic direction for a comprehensive portfolio including Health Services, Counseling Center and Outreach Education. The Executive Director leads and directs a collaborative and integrated model of holistic wellness that addresses the needs of a diverse student population through the provision of healthcare services that address the intellectual, physical, emotional and social needs of students.
The position requires a comprehensive understanding of the diverse issues facing undergraduate, and graduate students. The individual in this position must be a visionary and student-centered leader who has the knowledge, skills and preparation to develop and lead an outstanding program of best practices in integrative college health and wellbeing, and will demonstrate sound judgement and strategic thinking.
This is an exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
Position Type: APA Professional
Essential Duties: 1. Provide vision, direction and strategic leadership for the Wellness Center; plan and implement assessment efforts that inform fiscally responsible and data driven decision making for the programs, services, and activities within the scope of the position. 2. Develop and implement intentional programs, services, and activities within the scope of this position that will meet the unique needs of all student populations. 3. Utilize diversity and social justice practices to promote student success as it relates to the scope of this position. 4. Ensure compliance with standards of professional practice to promote student success as it relates to core duties and responsibilities. 5. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with members of the Wellness Center staff, Sexual Violence Advocacy and Support Center, SAEM and University staff, students and the public to promote broad support for the goals of the department and to effectively advocate for issues pertaining to the health and wellbeing of a diverse student body. 6. Stay abreast of legal and regulatory issues and best practice standards related to primary health care, mental health on campus, and outreach education/health promotion. 7. Ensure that Wellness Center staff has access to up-to-date medical information and training. Provide professional development activities and opportunities to enhance performance and an effective team approach to the delivery of a broad range of clinical, emergency, prevention and health education services. 8. Respond to concerns and inquiries regarding the overall operation of the Wellness Center with prompt, courteous, professional, and confidential attention. 9. Oversee the annual review and revision of protocols and health education materials. 10. Oversee the maintenance of comprehensive health records, other documentation of student health problems, and care and treatment in accordance with the standard of privacy practices (HIPPA) and the Massachusetts Mental Health laws. 11. Ensure institutional compliance with public policy mandates including immunizations and infectious disease surveillance. 12. Coordinate and collaborate with departmental and other college staff to develop, design and implement preventative physical and mental health education programs. 13. Compile monthly and annual reports and other statistical data as required. 14. Develop departmental budget requests and expenditures to advance departmental goals in accordance with fiscal policies and procedures. 15. Oversee the administration of the Student Health Insurance Program and serves as college liaison with the carrier. 16. Oversee the proper disposal of outdated medications, hazardous wastes and medical equipment in the Health Services Department. 17. Lead the integration of electronic medical records and insurance billing initiative on behalf of the University. 18. Notify or supervise staff in notifying parents or other responsible persons in cases of serious student illness. 19. Represent the Wellness Center departments on and off campus. 20. Serve as the medical/psychological institutional privacy officer. 21. Lead or participate in other division-wide or University-wide committees, projects or work as assigned. 22. May participate in Division on call duty rotation.
Required Qualifications: 1. Master’s degree. 2. A minimum of eight years of experience with progressive responsibility in allied health care environment. 3. A minimum of four years of supervisory experience. 4. Experience with electronic medical records and insurance billing. 5. Excellent administrative and oral and written communication skills. 6. Proven ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders. 7. Experience with and commitment to working with diverse populations. 8. Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as programs, services and Division or University calendar necessitates.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Massachusetts certified/licensed Psychologist, Physician, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant or Registered Nurse, in compliance with professional practice standards. 2. Doctoral degree 3. Experience in health promotion and outreach education. 4. Knowledge of the organization, administration and supervision and delivery of healthcare within a higher education setting or in a setting with college-age clients. 5. Knowledge of and experience in quality improvement and accreditation activities. 6. Knowledge of the private healthcare industry including continuum of care best practices, and associated insurance reimbursement and funding models.
Work Environment: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.
Special Conditions for Eligibility: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Salary Range: $100,000 to $110,000 Posting Number: S00346P Open Date: 05/21/2018 Close Date: 6/21/2018 Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.
*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.