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Assistant Vice Chancellor of Health & Wellness/Medical Director

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Job Description:

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Health & Wellness/Medical Director

Job Category:

Health and Counseling


Student Health Services

Position Code:




Closing Date:

This position is managed through Dr. Jan Walbert at Keeling & Associates.


Commensurate with Experience


Campus Site

Background check:

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.

Key Responsibilities

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 intercollegiate athletics.
- 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 operation.
- 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 departments.
- 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 Associate Director.
- Administers direct medical care, including diagnosis and treatment to patients utilizing acceptable standards of care as guidelines.
- Ensures efficiency, patient flow, teamwork and patient satisfaction, comprehensive quality review program, risk reduction, peer review, and serves as the chair for the Credentialing Committee.
- Responsible for the coordination of care with the local department of public health, local hospital and area physicians.
- 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 concerns.
- 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 medical staff.
- 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 preparedness.
- 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 correspondence.

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 agreements.


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.

- Experience managing a large unit

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