Senior Director of Clinical Services
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Job Description

Senior Director of Clinical Services
Emory University Student Health Services

Emory University is pleased to announce the search for a strategic leader and clinician to serve as the inaugural Senior Director of Clinical Services (Senior Director) in Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS). This position will help advance the University's vision that prioritizes health and well-being as a foundation for lifelong success and purposefulness. The Senior Director of Clinical Services is instrumental in maintaining high quality, inclusive, evidence-based care that supports the success of a diverse, bright, and ambitious student body. This is a critically important position and requires a dynamic, motivational, and engaging leader who has strong clinical skills, experience as a supervisor to a multidisciplinary team, and is an astute operational administrator. The Senior Director must be able to shift seamlessly from supporting an individual student in crisis to representing EUSHS in addressing population health impacts and interventions on campus.

Reporting to the Executive Director, and a part of the Executive Leadership Team at EUSHS, the Senior Director supervises the Director of Nursing Services, Director of Psychiatry, and Clinical Providers to ensure high quality, integrated clinical services for students. The ideal candidate must have a working knowledge of collaborative and multidisciplinary outpatient medical care, preferably within a collegiate health center or a practice that serves a young adult population. EUSHS is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and is part of a portfolio of health and wellness unit that includes Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Office of Health Promotion, and the Office of Respect, reporting to the Division of Campus Life.

This distinctive opportunity at Emory University, a comprehensive research university with the mission "to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity," will align with a leader committed to creating an overarching well-being culture as an essential element for academic and student success. With a focus on advancing opportunities to strengthen all aspects of the student experience regarding health, mental health, and wellbeing, the innovative and collaborative leader selected as Senior Director will provide insights and strategy to enhance existing programs and services while exploring future initiatives to meet the changing needs of students. The Senior Director will be an integral voice alongside colleagues across the portfolio of health and wellness services, Campus Life, and broader campus community, striving to understand and utilize the extensive resources available within Emory and Emory Healthcare and assess data to inform decisions that strengthen medical practices and inform preventative and integrative approaches. In order to succeed in advancing this vision, the Senior Director must have a deep passion for the work and an understanding of the challenges faced by a highly diverse population of students, including both undergraduate and graduate/professional students.

Clinical oversight and leadership (40%)

  • Provides leadership, guidance, and consultation to the Director of Nursing Services, Director of Psychiatry, and the Clinical Provider Staff, composed of other faculty physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and dietitians.
  • In consultation with Directors, provides high level guidance and oversight of immunization compliance, medical and psychiatric evaluations, and all aspects of primary care services.
  • Responsible for the evaluation of existing services within this portfolio and the implementation of new services based on needs assessment and data.
  • Facilitates weekly supervisory and clinical provider meetings.
  • Oversees the Clinical Provider quarterly peer review and performance improvement projects.
  • Contributes to continuing education of providers through clinical case reviews, literature reviews, and guest speakers.
  • Clinical oversight of all clinical policies and procedures.
  • Informs and ensures all necessary training is in place to meet accreditation and university standards.
  • Provides annual performance reviews and related feedback to the clinical providers and the Director of Nursing and the Director of Psychiatry.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and onboarding of new clinical providers.
  • Provide supervision over the provider clinic scheduling including leave and staffing census.

    Administrative (40%)
  • Leads the Director of Nursing Services, Director of Psychiatry, and works in collaboration with the Executive Director, to ensure the quality of medical services, and to improve workflows to increase access and optimization of care.
  • Assists the Executive Director in establishing a budget for EUSHS and clinical services.
  • Represents the Executive Director when he/she is on leave or otherwise absent.
  • Serves as a member of the Senior Staff of the Emory Division of Campus Life and participates in campus committees and task forces as assigned.
  • Participates in the development of goals and strategic plans for EUSHS.
  • Primary Lead for Clinical Care and associated chapters for AAAHC accreditation.
  • Supervision of an MPH graduate student.
  • Evaluates and advises personnel, recommended promotions, terminations and annual merit increases for appropriate personnel within the department.

    Clinical Care (20%)
  • Provides direct outpatient primary care physician medical services (including Travel, Immunizations and Allergy) to Emory students and their adult dependents
  • Proficient in Primary Care, Urgent Care, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for a young adult population (preferably student health related care including contraception, eating disorder management, gender affirming care, and mental health treatment)
  • Experience in procedural skills such as suturing, incision and drainage and minor excisions. Intrauterine device and Nexplanon insertion and colposcopic procedural experience preferred
  • Supports trainees at EUSHS, including Family and Preventive Medicine, Pediatric, and General Internal Medicine residents

  • MD or DO from an accredited medical or osteopathic medical school
  • Completion of an accredited residency program and board certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Med-Peds, Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine, or Obstetrics-Gynecology
  • Five years of post-residency experience in practicing medicine in an ambulatory care environment
  • Three years of supervisory and administrative leadership experience
  • Academic and professional accomplishments consistent with appointment as a Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and General Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

    Superior communication, interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and departments in a complex and vibrant university and academic healthcare setting; and competency in the use of electronic health records. The University strongly prefers candidates with experience in a college health setting and experience with AAAHC or Joint Commission Accreditations standards and processes.

    Emory School of Medicine offers an excellent benefits package for faculty physicians. Salary is competitive, negotiable, and based upon training, faculty appointment, and experience.

    Emory University is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, with an international reputation for path-breaking scholarship and research, engaged teaching, and innovative health care delivery. With a mission "to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity," Emory University seeks to lead through moral and ethical engagement, discovery, and innovation. A member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1995, the University benefits from collaboration and synergy among its nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. These schools include Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford College, School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Candler School of Theology, School of Law, Goizueta Business School, Laney Graduate School, and Rollins School of Public Health.

    Emory's beautiful, leafy main campus is located in Atlanta's historic Druid Hills suburb and is home to 8,155 undergraduates and 7,754 graduate and professional students. Emory's reach and impact extend far beyond its Atlanta and Oxford campuses. The University's 36,000 employees — including more than 11,000 faculty and staff and 24,000 Emory Healthcare employees — make it the largest private employer in the Atlanta metropolitan area and multiply Emory's economic impact throughout the region and the state. Emory University strives to provide a welcoming, diverse and inclusive campus as an essential part of a community of academic excellence.

    Emory University has partnered with Keeling & Associates in this search process. Applications should include a cover letter and resume and must be sent, preferably in PDF format, to The subject line of the email should read "Emory—Senior Director of Clinical Services." Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to Dr. Liliana Rodriguez, Vice President and Senior Consultant at Keeling & Associates, at Applications received by June 21, 2023, will receive full consideration. The process will continue until the position is filled.

    Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

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    Date Posted : 05/17/2023