Princeton University seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of Medical Services of University Health Services (UHS). This distinctive student health opportunity requires an experienced and forward-thinking physician leader. This leader must be capable of shifting between clinical and administrative duties while collaborating to develop and sustain a strategic vision for the future of an organization dedicated to the delivery of excellent, accessible, and holistic student-centered healthcare.
The Director of Medical Services serves as the chief medical officer for UHS and provides clinical leadership, oversight of approximately 60 clinicians and staff, supervision and mentorship, medical administration, budget planning, and direct patient care. As a member of the UHS leadership team, the Director reports to and is a strategic partner with the Executive Director, working together with a group of talented colleagues who lead other programs and services throughout UHS. These partnerships include strong clinical alliances with UHS’s mental health and sexual assault services, and focused efforts on understanding and responding to the needs of Princeton University’s diverse student body—a key priority for UHS. The Director of Medical Services supervises the following units within Medical Services: Outpatient Medical Services, Infirmary, Athletic Medicine, Employee Health, Nutrition, Sexual Health and Wellness, and Global and Community Health.
Princeton seeks an astute and savvy leader with excellent clinical acumen and credibility who can both lead and inspire staff, drive innovation, provide campus-wide leadership on medical and public health issues, and promote and support the goals and objectives of UHS. The Director of Medical Services must have superior communication and organizational skills; demonstrated experience in and commitment to healthcare quality improvement; and the ability to lead and manage a large and dynamic medical service with complex, interrelated components in a uniquely demanding academic environment. The Director will engage with other members of the University and surrounding community to advance the goals of UHS, including contributing to UHS’ efforts to create a health promoting university.
Successful candidates must have a strong record of medical/clinical supervision and administrative experience, including evidence of implementing successful innovations to a service delivery system; a history of support for and experience with an integrated, inter-professional model of healthcare practice and care; a strong commitment to the mission of UHS; and knowledge of medical, public health, and wellness issues affecting universities and their student populations. Candidates should be passionate about management theory and practice, and about creating a healthy work culture in which the UHS care delivery system can thrive and grow. Candidates must have outstanding clinical judgment, compassion, and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop a broad institutional perspective and work collaboratively with colleagues in other areas of the University. Equally significant qualifications include the ability to work well with a globally diverse student body and to apply a broad, systems perspective regarding health promotion, campus/community health and wellbeing, disease prevention, and treatment of illness and injury.
Reporting to the Executive Director of UHS, the Director of Medical Services leads Medical Services and supports the leadership of UHS, provides overall management of Medical Services, serves as medical liaison to UHS’ campus partners, and provides direct clinical care.
Medical Services is composed of the following units: Outpatient Medical Services, Infirmary, Athletic Medicine, Employee Health, Nutrition, Sexual Health and Wellness, and Global and Community Health. Each of these areas has departmental leaders, and an associate director reports to, and supports the work of, the Director of Medical Services. The Director may delegate supervision of specific areas/issues but retains overall responsibility for Medical Services.
Within Medical Services, the Director is responsible for planning and direction, quality of care, resource management, and staff supervision. As a practicing clinician, the Director provides excellent patient care and consults with clinical staff as needed. The Director is accountable for UHS’ compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards, contributes to the overall UHS mission and operations, facilitates interaction with campus and community partners, and oversees Medical Services’ contributions to the field of student health.
Leadership for Planning and Direction
Quality of Care
Staff Supervision and Personnel Management
Regulatory and Accreditation Standards Compliance
Contribution to UHS Mission and Operations
Interaction with Campus and Community
Princeton University has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC in this search process. Applications should include a resume/curriculum vitae and a cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position. Application materials must be sent, preferably as PDFs, to recruiting@KeelingAssociates.com with the subject heading “Princeton – Director of Medical Services.” Review of candidates will begin immediately, and all materials received by August 28, 2019, will receive full consideration.
Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to the K&A senior consultant leading this search, Dr. Jan Walbert, at jwalbert@KeelingAssociates.com.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW