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The Office of Student Life is here to help UW students make the most of their Husky Experience, bringing together the people, places and programs that support their growth, wellness and success both within and outside of the classroom — at UW and in the world beyond.
Student Life offers a wide range of programs and services that support students in their transition to the University, deepening their experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
We have an outstanding opportunity for an Executive Director to serve as the medical director and chief executive officer for Hall Health Center (HHC), a primary care center located on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington that serves as the Student Health Service. HHC is considered an essential service department of the University, and provides direct patient care services to students, employees, and members of the public from the surrounding community. In addition, HHC develops and implements programs to deliver services related to student life, public health, mental health and wellness, control of communicable diseases on campus, and disaster response. As a clinical practice site of the UW School of Medicine, HHC contributes to the academic mission of the University by participating in clinical teaching and research activities as appropriate. HHC Clinical Providers hold concurrent appointments in one of the academic departments of the UW School of Medicine, with academic promotional pathways defined by the clinical tracks in the relevant departments. Clinical practice guidelines, standard of care, and quality monitoring are joint activities of the UW Medicine-affiliated clinical practice sites.
This position is one that performs an essential function; therefore, Incumbent should make every effort to report to work in the event that the University suspends operations because of severe weather, natural disaster, or other emergency condition.
This position reports to the Vice President for Student Life. The Division of Student Life acknowledges the Coast Salish people of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot Nations. Student Life is committed to developing and maintaining an inclusive climate that honors the diverse array of students, faculty, and staff. We strive to provide pathways for success and to purposefully confront and dismantle existing physical, social, and psychological barriers for minoritized students and communities. We engage in this work while learning and demonstrating cultural humility.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identification and Communication of a Shared Vision to Stakeholders:
•Serves as an advocate for health awareness and access to health care services on campus. •Promotes the reputation of HHC as a dynamic, high quality, and accessible source of health care services. •Listens to, translates, and responds to requests for information and accountability from students, parents, faculty, administrators, and other University work groups. •Builds collaboration and trust with other departments and health care entities at UW and in the Seattle community. •Supports health education and community outreach activities to increase community awareness of health issues. •Establishes personal authority based on interpersonal skills, integrity, contributions, and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively on teams.
Anticipates the Future and Develops Strategies to Fulfill the Mission in a Changing Environment:
•Continuously updates knowledge of health care economics in the community, state, and nation, and evolving health care business models. •Develops and updates HHC business plan with HHC Director for Operations and Chief Finance Officer. •Develops and updates HHC medical services with HHC Chief Medical Officer. •Contributes to development and presentation of annual budget proposal to the UW Student Activities Fee Committee (SAFC). •Develops new lines of fee-for-service business for HHC earned revenue. •Assists with contract negotiations with business associates. •Develops individual and corporate relationships to encourage unrestricted gifts and grants in support of the HHC mission. •Embraces new technologies that support delivery of clinical services, business operations, and education.
Personnel Management: Recruiting, Hiring, Motivating, Evaluating, and Mentoring Staff:
•Identifies appropriate job descriptions and compensation packages within the UW system. •Promotes diversity of the HHC work force in gender, racial, ethnic, social-economic, sexual preference, and work style (personality). •Encourages individual professional and personal growth as a member of the HHC team. •Coaches individuals on goals, areas for growth, personal strategies, and self-recognition. •Mentors clinical faculty physicians on academic endeavors and promotions. •Assists individuals with organization of projects, programs, studies, publications, and presentations. •Recognizes unique contributions of individuals to the HHC mission. •Listens to complaints and advises on appropriate actions for resolution. •Communicates with individuals about advantages and disadvantages of any proposed work-related actions. •Works with the HHC Associate Director for Operations on performance issues in accordance with UW Human Resources guidelines.
Integrating Data, Decisions and Delegation:
•Coordinates executive leadership. •Respects expertise and knowledge of staff members. •Delegates authority to appropriately qualified and committed staff. •Builds consensus in difficult situations when possible. •Makes executive decisions and is accountable for the fall-out during crisis or emergencies.
Supports the Broader Missions of the University:
•Establishes credentials of HHC as a site of academic and clinical excellence to support the University's mission of teaching and training. •Coordinates with Student Life and works to establish needed community and campus relationships and collaborations. •Endorses HHC's supportive role to Employee Health & Services (EH&S) which is the public health agency for the campus. •Partners with other Student Life units to support the broader mission of Student Life including but not limited to participation or delegated representation on committees and task groups.
In conjunction with the Chief Medical Officer, identifies opportunities to work with UWMC, UWNC, UWMed, and UWP to support mutual goals of HHC, those entities, and Student Life.
•Doctorate level degree (MD, DO) or equivalent •5-10 years experience or equivalent in clinical practice of primary care, medical specialty, or college health in the delivery of direct patient ambulatory care. •3-5 years or equivalent work experience in medical administration in an academic medical center •Record of academic achievement to facilitate recognition of HHC and negotiations with academic medical departments (Clinical or Academic faculty appointment at Associate Professor or Professor level)
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Experience with online electronic medical records and medical billing operations •Experience in public relations/ diplomacy/ public speaking
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
This position is open to all applicants who meet the required qualifications. For consideration, please submit your application though UWHIRES. In addition to submitting a CV/resume, you will be asked to submit a cover letter and your response (in a separate “Cover Letter Assessment”) to the following (limited to 7900 characters):
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