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Director of Student Health Services (Administrator III)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Health Professionals, Full Time

California State University, Dominguez Hills has retained Keeling & Associates to manage the search for the Director, Student Health Center. Materials must be sent, preferably as PDFs, to with subject heading “CSUDH SHS.” A confidential review of applicants will begin on November 8, 2021, and materials received by that date will receive full consideration. The search will continue until an appointment is made.

Position Information   

This is a full-time management (MPP) position.  MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President.  MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Conditions of Employment      

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required.  Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Major Duties

Under the administrative direction of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director of Student Health Services is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the activities of the student health center. This level of administrative decision-making is carried out with a high degree of independence and requires the ability to make complex analyses of issues and determine solutions to multi-faceted problems. The Incumbent is responsible for the oversight of medical care for, and treatment to students; supervising and evaluating clinical practitioners; coordinating and directing clinic operations; and serving as a member of the management team in developing and recommending policies, procedures and programs for overall student health services, as well as the division of Student Affairs.

This position actively engages and works closely with the Director of Psychological Services to develop, evaluate, recommend, and implement comprehensive medical and behavioral health initiatives that incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion. This position also serves on the Student Affairs Leadership team, with a direct reporting line to the Vice President.


Required Education/Experience: Eight plus (8+) years of professional related experience and equivalent to a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Three years of experience as a physician or nurse practitioner in direct patient care. Demonstrated experience in primary health care leadership and administration. If a Nurse Practitioner, should have at least a master’s degree and national certification

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Knowledge of:
Functions of a student health services program, including its relationship to other programs in the University.
Effective team building and team management skills, including demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
Thorough knowledge of Quality Improvement practice.
Knowledge of accreditation standards, medical laws and medical ethics.

Ability to:
Define and maintain high clinical and administrative standards of primary health care practice, assess quality of care, and oversee the writing/institutionalization of policies, procedures, protocols and strategies in a university health care setting.
Provide leadership to clinical and administrative staff, including ability to motivate, supervise and evaluate work performance.
Plan, organize and direct clinical and administrative operations. Analyze complex problems, reach logical solutions, and implement needed changes.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work tactfully and harmoniously with students, staff, and other members of the campus community.
Work effectively with a diverse student body, including an understanding and knowledge of related cultural influences that may affect health.
Use broadly adaptable skills to accommodate many variable situations and projects related to the health and welfare of students.
Communicate effectively in writing.
Board certification or eligibility in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics or Obstetrics/Gynecology.

Preferred Qualifications: 

In addition to required experience: At least 2 years of increasingly responsible clinical experience at an outpatient ambulatory care clinic, college health center, Emergency Room facility, or community health center or similar non-profit.

Familiarity with computer technology and medical information technology in particular.

Required Certifications: Unrestricted and current license as a physician or Nurse Practitioner; licensed, or eligible to be licensed without delay, in the State of California. If a physician, board certification or eligibility in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, or Obstetrical/Gynecology. Current possession of DEA number for prescribing providers. Current possession of appropriate CPR certification.


55% Supervises, directs and evaluates , directly or indirectly, work performance of staff physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing staff, and radiologic technologist, pharmacist, clinical laboratory scientists (e.g., lab techs) and various administrative staff (i.e., medical records clerk and assistant to director). Provides general oversight for hiring and supervision of Student Assistants. Recommends personnel actions, including hiring, retention, or release of medical staff, to the Vice President, and has full authority for certain personnel actions. Develops and coordinates provider scheduling to meet clinical staffing needs and makes recommendations for time and leave utilization. Oversees the Medical Records and Appointment Services to integrate policies and procedures, clarify scheduling concerns, and provide consultation on issues impacting clinical services. Oversees Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance activities and programs, including clinical and administrative dimensions of accreditation. Assumes responsibility for coordinating the development and updating of clinical policies, procedures and protocols. Prepares agenda and chairs Clinical Staff meetings. Assists in development of and participates in educational programs providing services to students, faculty and staff. Identifies key issues in college health for short and long-term strategic planning. As a member of the management team, serves as a key participant in formulating and recommending health services programs, policies and procedures to the Vice President. Serves as principal advisor to the Vice President in rendering professional expertise relative to university health issues. Develops relationships and conducts negotiations with community medical care programs and processes for such things as recruitment of clinical staff, identifying resources for augmenting health care services, and articulating SHS clinical activities and needs. Serves on SHC and university committees as needed and / or directed by the Vice President. Assumes responsibility for drug formulary, in conjunction with pharmacist and medical staff. Maintain professional relationships with faculty and staff for the purpose of providing consultation on health issues, resolving problems, and integrating campus needs and resources with health service. Maintains updated knowledge of CSU policies and practices related to Student Health Centers. Works with Chancellor's Office personnel and interprets policy changes to clinical staff. May be involved in health care partnerships with the community, including grant writing and research activities relevant to Student Health Services programs. Performs other related administrative duties as assigned by the Vice President. Manage the Medical Services budget and purchasing operations.

40% Provides primary health care within the scope of their license for students on an appointment and walk in basis, potentially including clinical interview, physical diagnosis, psychosocial assessment, management of health and illness needs, and health education. Provides limited primary health care within the scope of their license for staff and faculty in accordance with CSU policy. Provides clinical leadership and consultation, as appropriate, on prevention, assessment, and management of health problems manifested by Student Health Center patients. Serves as a resource to staff physicians and nurse practitioners. Recommends and orders diagnostic tests as appropriate and needed. Provides clinical consultation to ancillary services, including identification of the physician-designated director of the laboratory. Keeps abreast of advances in diagnoses and treatment, as well as public health issues affecting CSUDH students Reviews health records as needed to determine appropriateness of care. Makes referrals to on-campus and off-campus resources as needed. Analyzes and responds to medical emergency situations as appropriate. 

5% Other duties as assigned

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.   For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

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