Associate Director, Clinical Services

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7189788 (Ref:ej-4748188)

Posted: October 31, 2023

Job Description

Associate Director, Clinical Services

Job ID: 256781
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University - Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Job Summary
Under the direction of a physician, provides healthcare services to patients and performs a variety of duties in the assessment, evaluation,diagnosis, and treatment of patients in the ambulatory clinic setting.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide clinical care of eligible student patients; including evaluating patients through effective history taking, physical assessment and determination of appropriate differential diagnosis based on clinical guidelines. Performing routine women's health care as well as basic medical and minor surgical procedures under direct supervision of a physician. Providing telehealth services via approved platform to the patient population of Student Health Services. Analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating subjective and objective findings to develop an applicable treatment plan and disposition that is consistent with clinical care best practice guidelines. Providing appropriate physician or specialty provider referrals as needed. Participating in e-prescribing as a capability in serving the patient population of Student Health Services and preparing and executing orders for laboratory studies, vaccines, diagnostic studies (including radiology, EKG, OTC and RX medications, office treatments and procedures pertaining to patient care.)
  • Provide administrative day-to-day supervision of primary care physicians, all mid-level providers (Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistant), and Registered Nurses Clinician, including annual performance evaluations, clinical competency standards, peer review, and scheduling.
  • Provide oversight for ancillary clinical programs: Laboratory, Registered Dietitian, Sports Medicine (PT and AT), GYT STI screening clinic, and the pre-packaged pharmacy operation.
  • Provide oversight of clinical quality improvement activities and risk management.
  • Update and create clinical policies and procedures that are outcome focused, using national clinical guidelines and evidence based medicine.
  • Work closely with the Director to establish standing orders for the Registered Nurse and other Clinical Support Staff, with input of the other providers.
  • Work closely with the Director to achieve national AAAHC accreditation.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Nurse Practitioner
Graduation from an accredited Nurse practitioner program. Certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or equivalent body. Active and unrestricted licensure for advanced practice nursing from the Georgia Board of Nursing and eligible for APRN protocol approval to practice from the Georgia Composite Medical Board, and credentialing by the AUMC Medical Staff Office. Must maintain status as a certified NP, including completion of all requirements for continuing nursing/medical education or recertification. Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification. OR Physician Assistant
Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant program. Certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Active and unrestrictive licensure to practice medicine from the Georgia Composite Medical Board as a Physician Assistant with eligible protocol approval, and credentialing by the AUMC Medical Staff Office. Must maintain status as a certified PA, including completion of all requirements for continuing medical education or recertification. Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS/BCLS certification.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred ExperienceExperience in ambulatory care setting, preferably with college age population; experience in providing women's health, patient health education. Experience working in a team of health care providers. Experience using electronic health records. Experience in supervisory position for greater than 1 year

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality. Detail-oriented. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.

Shift: Days; Monday - Friday (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)
Pay Grade: 26
Salary Minimum: $86,225 - $110,000
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position
Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University. If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage. The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption. All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Credit Check
This position will require the acquisition of a P-Card and/or handle cash, credit or other sensitive information and will require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check as a condition of employment.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today! Search Job ID: 256781Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the universitySelect University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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Job posting number:#7189788 (Ref:ej-4748188)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
United States
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