Assistant Vice Chancellor of Health & Wellness/Medical Director
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: October 3, 2019
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Health & Wellness/Medical Director
Health and Counseling
Student Health Services
This position is managed through Dr. Jan Walbert at Keeling &
Commensurate with Experience
Background check and fingerprinting may be required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
Reporting to and under the direction of the Vice Chancellor for
Student Affairs, the AVC/Medical Director has responsibility for
the strategic leadership, vision, effective management,
supervision, and administration of the departments of the
departments of Student Health Services (SHS), Counseling and
Psychological Services (CAPS) and Health Promotion. The AVC/Medical
Director provides clinical leadership, supervision of professional
health care providers, medical administration, direct patient care,
and provides leadership and direction in the areas of
accreditation, strategic planning, compliance, budgeting, student
success, and cultural diversity. As a member of the Vice Chancellor
s leadership team, the AVC/Medical Director provides advice,
guidance, and assistance to the Vice Chancellors and the
Chancellor, and represents the campus in campus-wide and
system-wide meeting and discussions.
Administrative and Strategic (25%)
- Supervision of management, professional, and technical positions
including but not limited to: the Director of Health Promotions,
the Director of CAPS, the Operations Manager of SHS, and oversight
of the SHS and CAPS.
- Responsible for the operation and performance of all activities
of SHS and CAPS: including comprehensive outpatient medical and
mental health services, student health insurance, campus mental
health outreach and consultation services, health education
programs, campus public health, and health services for
- With the Vice Chancellor, provides leadership for advancing the
Division's strategic initiative on student success; and provides
strategic planning to meet the needs of the campus in alignment
with the campus growth.
- Ensures operations are functioning efficiently and effectively
through supervision of subordinates. Manages a variety of
management, professional and technical positions within the
- Determines the mission, goals and objectives of the Student
Health and Counseling Services. Works with staff to determine and
advance the mission, goals and objectives of SHS, CAPS, and Health
Promotion. Conducts strategic planning and long- range budget
forecasting for these departments.
- Leads collaborative initiatives with other Student Affairs
- Oversees the quality and relevance of staff development programs
for assigned medical and clinical staff members.
Medical Director Role (25%)
- Provides clinical oversight of SHS and oversight of the SHS
- Administers direct medical care, including diagnosis and
treatment to patients utilizing acceptable standards of care as
- Ensures efficiency, patient flow, teamwork and patient
satisfaction, comprehensive quality review program, risk reduction,
peer review, and serves as the chair for the Credentialing
- Responsible for the coordination of care with the local
department of public health, local hospital and area
- Ensures the SHS is providing health services that support the
recreation and athletics department.
- Directly responsible for the medical practice of health care
providers, including physicians, physician assistants, medical
assistants, and nurses. Ensures adequate staffing for SHS
operations and the delivery of health care.
- Provides direct advice to the Governing Body regarding issues
related to the implementation and evaluation of strategic medical
services and policies, and regarding medical personnel
- Oversees the supervision of all medical and technical staff,
ensuring compliance with all university human resources policies;
participates in the recruitment, training, and evaluation of
- Serves in a teaching capacity and resource person for the
development of other health care workers, individual patients,
volunteers, and groups.
- Supervise laboratory services to ensure recommended laboratory
standards, and compliance with CLIA.
- Facilitates emergency preparedness of SHS. Develops appropriate
emergency protocols and train staff in their use. Coordinates and
advises SHS's involvement in campus community disaster
- Serves as Chair of the Quality Improvement Committee, and
participates on other committees, as assigned.
- Provides consultation and leadership in response to health
concerns to the campus community.
Clinical Care (Not more than 40%)
- Provides direct patient primary care and continuing care in
accordance with standardized procedures and consistent with
community standards and UCM SHS policies and procedures.
- Performs professional patient care medical services. Examine and
diagnose patients. Prescribes and administers medical treatment.
Orders examinations, analysis, x-rays, physical therapy and
prescription drugs. Performs minor surgical procedures.
- Advocates for preventive medicine and public health measures.
- Maintains patient records and reports according to standards
required by the State, University and SHS.
- Respects and guards the confidentiality of patients and staff in
all aspects of clinical care, documentation, and
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to (10%)
- Participates in the orientation of new employees.
- Conducts staff development programs, presides at consultative or
clinical conferences, implements HR-related actions associated with
hiring, development and discipline of staff members according to
campus policies and procedures, and works closely with Labor
Relations to ensure support of collective bargaining
Required Qualifications and Experience
- M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited medical school.
- Board certification in an appropriate specialty.
- Eligibility for or possession of a current unrestricted license
to practice medicine in the State of California.
- Minimum of 7 years of post-doctoral, direct clinical
- Experience managing a large unit
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