Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), is seeking a Director of Health Services to join its Health Services Department. Health Services is committed to the promotion of health and wellness by providing first-rate healthcare services to students in an ambulatory care setting. Our dedicated and knowledgeable providers give personal attention specific to all healthcare needs. RISD's highly motivated and talented students are diverse, coming from a wide range of geographic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, representing all forms of diversity. We seek a culturally competent candidate who will thrive in a campus environment that advances principles of social equity and inclusion, environmental and climate justice, and equal access to resources and opportunities.
The Director provides clinical oversight, performs analyses, and makes recommendations on all clinical matters relative to the scope, accessibility, and quality of care provided within the college's Health Services. Utilizing a public health-based model, the director leads the day-to-day medical responsibilities for the center including supervision of staff; intake, follow up and referrals for patients; state and federal guidelines compliance; and facilitates emergency care when needed. Responsibilities span but are not limited to general medicine, primary practice care, urgent care, and sexual health and allergy/immunizations. This position is responsible for the strategic vision and leadership of a comprehensive college medical health care center. Working under the direction of the Executive Director of Health and Wellness and collaboratively with the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, the incumbent will function as a key member of the integrated health and wellness leadership team in establishing a broad strategic vision and creating consistent operating principles in support of the strategic goals of the Division of Student Affairs and of the larger institution. This leadership team will develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive holistic health initiatives that incorporate multicultural, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice concepts and principles. The Director also serves as one of the key Directors in the Division of Student Affairs and actively collaborates with other campus partners on situations and policies having a physical, as well as public, health and wellness component.
Provide direct primary care for eligible patients, appropriate to the needs of a diverse and multicultural college student population, including diagnosis, referral for consultation or specialty services, follow-up care, evening/urgent care, and on-call emergency consultation.
Provide direct supervision, hiring, training, scheduling and evaluation of health services staff who support the day-to-day provision of the clinical medical care and services for matriculated, pre-college and summer studies students. Ensure staff have appropriate credentials to provide required medical services. Supervises and develops the department staff, facilitating professional opportunities to improve individual capability and managing performance against job accountabilities, department goals and established university, campus and department policies and procedures. Develop and implement Health Services policies and procedures.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with members of the Integrated Health and Wellness leadership team, members of the Student Affairs Leadership team, Director of Public Safety as well as other internal members of the college. Foster and nurture strong external relationships with local hospitals, colleges and universities, and the Tri-State consortium to ensure continuity of care is coordinated for clients.
Ensure that all state and federal guidelines are upheld and best practices are followed, particularly as they pertain to immunization and insurance compliance for international students, complex laboratory standards, quality control and record keeping. Possess a strong awareness of current legislative issues and how they affect a campus community, including pre-college (high school students) and summer studies students. Interpret legislative requirements into actionable plans appropriate for RISD.
Develop, evaluate and implement, as approved, short and long-term operational and budgetary plans, which enhance efficiency and services for students and which are in alignment with the overall Student Affairs strategic plan for support of wellness for students.
Oversee and engage others in accordance with the college's preparation for critical incidents and public health threats to campus. This may include but is not limited to communication with the RI Department of Health, CDC and campus community.
Serve as a key member of the student medical re-admit committee, which makes recommendations regarding a student's readiness to return to a high stress college environment. Serve on various committees as applicable.
Master's degree required in nursing, public health, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of 5 years in a health services environment with strong leadership experience
Prior experience as a Nurse Practitioner, preferably in a College Health Center
Current valid RI Nursing License or ability to obtain license within orientation and review period
Prior experience using an EMR system, preferably Medicat
Must demonstrate cultural sensitivity and work effectively with multiple diverse populations
35 hours/week; 12 months/year
Documents Needed to Apply
Cover Letter (required)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
For certain positions, RISD is currently supporting remote work arrangements due to the pandemic. When work resumes in person, employees are expected to perform work on campus.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.