Director of Student Health Services
Job posting number: #7057295
Posted: May 14, 2019
Job DescriptionAbout Unity College:
We educate environmental leaders
For over fifty years, Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. We believe that we should serve a broad range of students from all backgrounds across the U.S. and the world. To be responsive to the rapidly changing needs of students and society, Unity College has adopted an enterprise model as its institutional organization, expanding the college into two distinct units that offer both undergraduate and graduate environmental degrees: flagship campus and distance education.
Unity College Flagship campus in Maine
On our flagship campus, our liberal arts curriculum is built upon a unique framework of sustainability science the first of its kind in the nation. A distinctive approach to learning provides our students with an exceptional, high-quality education, enabling them to drive real change with leading-edge knowledge and expertise within any of our environmentally focused majors. Our unique location provides extraordinary opportunities for hands-on learning and research, and active and engaged students work together with forward-thinking faculty to make true community-based learning possible. From 225 wooded acres of farmland overlooking Unity Pond in the tranquil village of Unity, Maine, we prepare each of our students to make a mark on the world.
Distance Education: Unity College Online
Our distance education unit, started in 2016, extends the effects of a Unity College education to adult learners, and beyond the physical confines of the flagship campus. Unity College Online offers affordable, accredited bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and non-degree credits, ideal for working professionals seeking to advance their careers, helping students become the change maker the world needs while still honoring their commitments, wherever they are.
Whoever and wherever you are, Unity College can offer an environmental education for those committed to solving the world's most pressing environmental problems.
We are America's Environmental College.
Unity College is seeking a Director of Student Health Services (DSHS) to direct and manage the Unity College Student Health Services and Harrison Aldrich Wellness Center. The DSHS supervises staff and contracted health care providers, prepares budgets and develops policies and programs related to student health issues. The DSHS provides health consultation for Unity College students and serves as a resource for employees. Some of the essential functions include (but are not all inclusive):
Create dynamic health care services capacity for fluctuations in student body size to achieve strategic plan objectives.
Provides medical evaluation and appropriate treatment to students seeking such services.
Assist with overflow of Mental Health Couselor's caseload by providing screening and triage and by supporting referrals to appropriate services.
Maintains appropriate Maine State licensure. Completes appropriate number of Continuing Education Units to satisfy state and institutional requirements.
Coordinates contractual agreements with providers of health care. Interfaces effectively with health care providers, insurance companies, and other external organizations in order to advocate for student clients.
Develops policies and procedures on daily operations of Student Health Services dealing with such issues as clinic hours, staffing, insurance, coordination of student services, counseling and health education. Annually reviews standing orders and standing order protocols with medical resource physician.
Actively participates in Student Success programs and outreach efforts, specifically Student Support Team (SST).
Serves as a resource for college personnel and programs related to student health and risk management.
Conducts periodic assessments of quality of care and patient satisfaction with services and facilities provided by Student Health Services.
Implements procedures/processes necessary to be compliant with federal and state governmental health care regulations.
Institutes standards and procedures necessary for immunization matriculation requirements.