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Associate Director, Student Health Center

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Counseling/Health Professions, Program Management

Title  Associate Director, Student Health Center
Pay Range:


Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

The Opportunity:

In this combined administrative/clinical position, the Associate Director, Student Health Center will provide direct patient care to Mines students, along with supporting the Director in the supervision, direction, management, oversight and evaluation of the medical, dental and insurance services of the Coulter Student Health Center (SHC). The Associate Director will report to the Director of the SHC, and will provide direct supervision of the Student Health Insurance Program Coordinator and the Staff Dentist. The Associate Director should be familiar with medical office standards, practices, and policies, and must have strong leadership abilities, communication skills, attention to detail, and organization. 

The Coulter Student Health Center provides primary healthcare and dental services to eligible students at the Colorado School of Mines. The Health Center has approximately 7,000 patient visits per year and is staffed by advanced practice providers and a clinical support team. The Health Center also contracts with a consultant physician. 

In this role, not only will you gain valuable leadership experience, but there are no expectations of being on-call, working nights, or working weekends. You will have the chance to work with our wonderful student population and grow as a supervisor, without the burn-out that can result in many clinical environments.

Not only that, but you will be eligible for the incredible array of benefits offered to Mines administrative faculty employees in this 1.0 FTE, full-time benefited role: nearly 4 weeks of annual leave and 2 weeks of sick leave each year, fully paid for health insurance for you and eligible dependents (families included), a 12% retirement contribution, a 50% tuition scholarship for eligible dependents, and much more! 


Supervisory and Administrative Duties (60%)

  • Serve as the direct supervisor of the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Coordinator and Health Center Dentist
  • Oversight of student health insurance program and dental services
  • Ensure compliance with guidelines, policies, and practices in medical and dental clinic
  • Assist in departmental strategic planning
  • Responsible for evaluation and performance reviews for direct reports
  • Responsible for hiring, orientation, onboarding and development of areas of supervision while providing input to the Director for final review and approval
  • Manage daily medical operations and supervision of the Health Center staff in the absence of the Director
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and present resolutions and recommendations to the Director
  • Manage immunization compliance and understand and comply with all regulatory, procedural and reporting requirements
  • Serve as CLIA lab coordinator and understand and comply with all regulatory, procedural, licensing and reporting requirements
  • Assist in the management of COVID policies and procedures
  • Serve on campus committees
  • Assist in policy-making, quality improvement, updating and implementing protocols as they pertain to health care delivery
  • Other duties as assigned to support the work of the Coulter Student Health Center

Direct Clinical Service (40%)

  • Provide general and preventive medical care, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab/radiology tests, seek appropriate consultation when needed and prescribe medicine/treatments.
  • Deliver clinical services both in-person and via telehealth
  • Arrange appropriate timely referrals for specialty care as needed with proper follow-up 
  • Maintain accurate, thorough, and clear patient medical records and complete documentation in a clear and timely manner
  • Order/perform CLIA waived laboratory tests, obtain necessary samples for laboratory testing, including the performance of pap smears and wet mounts when indicated
  • Telephone and in-person medical triage
  • Perform duties in a cost-effective manner, striving to avoid wasting resources without jeopardizing quality of care and service
  • Maintain clinical competency and enhances professional growth and development through continuing education activities.  Shares knowledge gained through continuing education with staff.
  • Interact with patients, visitors, and staff in a courteous manner.
  • Ensure confidentiality of patient records and institutional materials
  • Support and uphold clinic policies, objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control procedures, and codes and requirements of accreditation and regulatory agencies.
  • Serve as a staff resource for patient care information, respond to and intervene, to resolve patient problems and serve as patient advocate
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Board-certified Nurse Practitioner
  • 3 years’ experience in an ambulatory care setting
  • 3 years management/supervision experience
  • Colorado RN/Advanced Practice Nurse
  • DEA registration/full prescriptive authority
  • NPI
  • BLS certification
  • Experience with electronic medical records
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5 years experience in an ambulatory care setting
  • 5 years healthcare management/supervision experience.
  • Prior student health experience
About Mines & Golden, CO:
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 
Equal Opportunity:

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Total Rewards: Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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