Mars Hill University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the mountains of western North Carolina. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in western North Carolina on its original site. Mars Hill University, an academic community rooted in the Christian faith, challenges and equips students to pursue intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth through an education that is grounded in a rigorous study of the Liberal Arts, connected with the world of work, and committed to character development, to service, and to responsible citizenship in the community, the region, and the world.
DEPARTMENT: Student Life
POSITION/TITLE: Director of Medical Services
LOCATION: Mars Hill, NC
SUPERVISOR: Vice President for Student Life
SCOPE: Through dynamic and innovative approaches, Student Life is a robust program that provides students with opportunities for meaningful engagement and transformation in the co-curricular context. The Director of Medical Services leads student wellness programming and medical care since MHU students can be at their best academic and personal success by maintaining their maximum health and wellness. This position is an essential part of the investment in wellness at Mars Hill.
The job is sedentary in nature
Must be able to sit for long periods while performing office and computer operations
40 hours/week is expected; times may vary depending on client need, crisis issues, event hours, etc.
Be licensed with the North Carolina Board of Nursing and stay current with continuing nursing education
Administrative experience in a health clinic or hospital is preferred
Understanding of legal, ethical and liability issues related to services offered. Preference will be given to those with experience in college health
Experience administering a version of an Electronic Health Record program/software in a health setting; preference for knowledge of Sportswear and Pharos360
Commitment to the mission of the University and to enhancing the educational process by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning
Previous customer-service oriented work, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff
Solid communication skills required (ability to clearly express ideas and concepts orally and in writing)
Strong commitment to the values of diversity and human compassion
Commitment to the personal development of college students with experience as a Student Affairs generalist preferred
Commitment to working in collaboration with senior administrators, other University colleagues, direct reports, faculty, and board members
Excellent time management and organizational skills with proficiency in the use of computers for communications, data management, data reporting, and analysis. Ability to learn and adapt quickly to new software
Ability to represent the university well to the broader community
Commitment to social justice, inclusion and equity with experience in providing advocacy for diverse communities (includes, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, ability, and socio-economic status)
Ability to work independently as well a proven record of teamwork, collaboration, and harmonious relations with other staff, faculty and students
Successful completion of a criminal conviction record check
Demonstrated willingness to work some evenings and weekends is required
Promote healthy lifestyles through inter-departmental programming and education with a focus on lifelong personal wellness
Lead MHU in maintaining a healthy campus environment
Twenty percent of the role in programming means that we desire for at least one active, one passive, and a strong social media presence to be prioritized every week. This will mean knowing our students and staying connected to what their health and wellness needs are in order to program and educate towards those needs. To know our students will mean spending significant time in the residence halls, university programs, dining halls, and locations where students gather
The Director of Medical Services is expected to develop a presentation on healthy strategies for a college life with assessments or homework assignments that can be rolled out to all First Year Seminar (FYS) courses. In addition to medical health, this may need to include nutrition, relationships, or diversity topics related to wellness. The Medical Services Director will need to meet with FYS faculty and share the presentation topic. The presentation will be implemented upon the faculty discretion, so good working relations and custom changes to meet the specific course theme may be needed. It is the goal that the Director of Medical Services present to every FYS
The Director of Medical Services will be part of a team that presents at Lion Life and Lion’s Roar (orientation)
Be the campus expert on state medical regulations practices and work collaboratively to carry them out
Ensure stewardship of University resources (including wise budget management)
Ensure enrolled international students have health insurance coverage
Complete regular assessment of programs and student wellness perceptions
Complete annual end of year report
Ensure policies and procedures are documented and in accordance with medical practices including state, federal, and MHU policies
Be the campus expert on medical technology to capture and manipulate information, including the development of reports, assessment, and campus information
Obtain MHU Student Health Forms for students living on campus or any students requesting treatment
Secure meningitis vaccine documents for new students under 30 years of age
Advises the Student Care Team on medical interim suspensions and reviews medical paperwork for medical re-entry clearance
Maintain the campus Health Center for a minimum of 4 hours per day that will provide minor treatments and preventive care. The center serves primarily as a referral for the majority of injuries and illnesses to medical services in the Mars Hill area
Clinics will be held at regular intervals to provide preventive vaccines for flu and meningitis
The primary service is student focused, but treatment will also extend to faculty, staff, and visitors
Assess illnesses/injuries and treat with nonprescription medications/first aid
Administer allergy injections with physician authorization
Administer flu vaccine as requested
Refer students as needed; assist students in securing medical appointments
Maintain current physician-approved orders and procedures for Student Health Office
Participation in educational seminars and conferences as well as maintaining an ongoing dialogue and planning with state and federal public health agencies, the American College Health Association, and local health systems will enhance campus health services and provide assistance in the case of epidemics and pandemics
Additional policies and procedures, consistent with Christian, educational, and legal standards will protect individual rights and will be adopted as necessary to address the basic purpose of preserving good health. Any confidential medical information about an individual will be handled in compliance with legal requirements and professional ethical standards
Contribute to the Safety committee as needed
Contribute to the Food committee as needed
Utilize appropriate professional subscriptions to maintain awareness of current college health issues, particularly body image issues, alcohol and other drugs, sexually-transmitted diseases, and stress-related illnesses
Adhere to guidelines in the University Personnel and Safety Handbooks and departmental policies
Complete special projects as needed or assigned
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to MHU employees, see the MHU Benefits Summary on the MHU website.
EEO / ADA Statement:
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), MHU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources (see below). MHU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who fully support MHU’s mission. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
MHU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets. Therefore, Mars Hill University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal.
To file a complaint with Mars Hill University, contact: Jennie Matthews Office of Human Resources Box 6664 Mars Hill University Mars Hill, NC 28754 828 689-1197 828 689-1256 Fax [email protected]
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410 Washington DC 20250-9410 Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal- relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Mars Hill University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the mountains of western North Carolina. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in western North Carolina on its original site.Mars Hill’s small campus of approximately 1,200 students offers a warm and engaging environment, where students get to know each other, as well as professors and university staff. Mars Hill boasts a eclectic mix of students, and one of the highest percentages of minority students in the region. The university draws students from all over the United States, and the world.