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Director of Health Services

Apply now Posting Number: 492913
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Director of Health Services


Office of Health Services

The Opportunity:

Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts, is located in the beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley. Just 75 miles north of New York City, in Poughkeepsie, NY, the College invites applications for a Director of Health Services. We seek an accomplished, collaborative, and knowledgeable physician to serve in this position. This is an exciting opportunity for a board-certified physician with strong supervisory and managerial skills to partner with a talented team of Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants, Nutritionist, and an Administrative Coordinator to help provide and advance best practices, quality assurance, and community outreach to a diverse student community.


The successful candidate will be a board-certified MD/DO from an accredited medical school with a current license to practice medicine in New York. They will have five (5) or more years of supervisory/managerial experience including the development and direction of health-related programs and services and responsibility for the quality of medical practice, outreach, and vendor relationships.  Three to five years of clinical experience in a hospital, clinic, college, or private practice providing evidence-based, quality healthcare for patients with acute, episodic illnesses/injuries as well as chronic conditions is required, as is at least two years of experience providing direct supervision of clinical and administrative areas. 

The ideal candidate is passionate about supporting a diverse student community and understands issues related to race, religion, gender, and LGBTQ+ identities.

Candidate must also demonstrate: knowledge and experience in crisis management and emergency preparedness procedures; familiarity with current national issues, trends, best practices, and standards in primary health care, health, college health, sports medicine, and health insurance; experience with electronic medical records systems (as client lead, super user and/or clinical lead); knowledge of HIPAA, FERPA and other legal requirements and standards.  Ideal candidates will have strong administrative supervisory and managerial skills and experience working within a higher education setting, treating young adults or adolescents. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with multiple constituents including parents, administrators, and faculty is essential. Demonstrated clinical outreach, consultation, and crisis intervention skills are essential. Knowledge of and direct experience with medical specialists in the community and the Department of Health is preferred, Familiarity/experience with Telemedicine is also preferred as is the ability to network and connect with the local and regional medical community.

Essential Functions:

The Director of Health Services (DHS) is responsible for the strategic leadership, management, supervision, and provision of Health Services for approximately 5,000 students on the Marist College main campus providing effective management, supervision, clinical skill, and day-to-day administration of a talented, multidisciplinary team. In addition to providing clinical support, the DHS oversees the screening of medical records of all incoming students, ensuring compliance with immunizations, health insurance, and state and federal regulations. The individual works regularly with a variety of campus partners as well as area physicians, hospitals, and clinics; provides training and educational outreach to students and staff; coordinates with county, state, and federal officials in response to health crises or other medical concerns in the local community; consults with International Programs staff regarding medical issues with students abroad; serves on campus-wide and student life committees, and attends and participates in local and regional health conferences. 

This position is part of the medical team which is responsible for coordinating the College’s response to the pandemic, including managing in-house antigen testing and assisting with contact tracing response. In addition is a key member of the team reviewing plans to safely engage in athletics, music and theater productions etc.  Also plays a key role as liaison to the DOH.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.

The Campus:

Marist College, situated on 210 acres overlooking the Hudson River, enrolls 4,787 traditional undergraduate, 799 full and part-time graduate and 543 continuing education students. Marist also has a branch campus in Florence, Italy, and extension sites throughout New York. Marist has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, TIME Magazine, The Princeton Review's The Best 379 Colleges, and Barron's Best Buys in College Education, and is noted for being a pioneer in the area of online degree programs.

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8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

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Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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