The University of Virginia Department of Student Health and Wellness invites physicians board-certified in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine with significant supervisory, fiscal, and leadership experience to apply for the Director of Medical Services position. The Director of Medical Services oversees all medical care provided within the department, including primary care, sexual and reproductive health care, gynecology, urgent care, nursing services, immunization, allergy immunotherapy, and travel clinic. With a staff of approximately 54 personnel and visits of 44 thousand annually, the Medical Services unit is a busy and highly productive unit charged with providing high-quality, evidence based, and highly accessible health care to university students.
The Director of Medical Services is responsible for assessing and optimizing the breadth and quality of medical services in keeping with the overall mission and goals of the department and division. This includes budgetary planning, appropriate staffing based on trend data, development of section policies and procedures consistent with the department and division, implementation of up-to-date medical guidelines and standards of practice, emergency response and outbreak planning, and quality improvement activities. The Director is responsible for coordination of services with other departmental sections and outside agencies and clinics. The Director is also responsible for communicating with public health, university, and community officials. The Director develops and implements processes for measuring the section's productivity using existing information management systems. The Director ensures appropriate Medical Services representation on departmental committees. The Director develops the agenda for regular staff meetings to communicate committee activities, department initiatives, and pertinent clinical updates.
The Director oversees the educational activities of the section, including outreach to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate medical training programs; development and oversight of the trainee clinical experience in the section; and administrative responsibility for the continuing education conference and other educational programming for staff. The Director also coordinates research projects relevant to adolescent and young adult health.
The Director addresses patient, parent, and university administration quality of care concerns. The Director complies with federal and state law and University policies with respect to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination; promotes a working environment free from discrimination or harassment; and ensures that retaliation does not occur for raising concerns regarding discrimination.
The Director implements successful recruitment and retention strategies to ensure a highly qualified and diverse staff, in compliance with University policy and law. The Director appoints search committees for new hires that ensure broad and diverse representation, coordinates with Student Affairs and Human Resources during the hiring process, and orients and
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About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.