Director, Campus Health Services
SVP Real Estate Dev/Capital Ops
Sr. Vice President for Real Estate Development and Capital Operations, Andrew Christ
Under the supervision of the Sr. Vice President for Real Estate Development and Capital Operations, the incumbent is responsible for the overall management of Campus Health Services. The Director is responsible for managing and guiding the outsourced partnerships that provide student and occupational health services to the NJIT community. The Director will have responsibility for staff, consultants, vendors, and hospital partners in an organization sufficient to accomplish the goals and objectives related to the provision of health services at NJIT. The incumbent will have an indirect reporting relationship with the Vice President for Human Resources and Dean of Students in the effectuation of their responsibilities. In addition, the Director will work closely with the Executive Director for Environmental Health and Safety, and other stakeholders to create and execute the policies and procedures of the Institutional Biosafety Committee, Institution Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and other research endeavors where the health of the NJIT community is impacted.
- Provides executive management for the Campus Health Services programs including the oversight of subordinate staff, consultants, vendors, and hospital partners.
- Manages Occupational Health compliance programs and supporting personnel to ensure overall University compliance with all applicable safety, industrial hygiene, and compliance training related laws, regulations, standards, license conditions and best management practices.
- Development and review of existing policies and procedures in support of a safe and healthy community.
- Directs and manages, through subordinates and consultants, the oversight and leadership of the student health service needs of the University constituencies
- Oversee and enforce immunization compliance as per NJDOH Higher Ed law for all enrolled students. This includes sending frequent alerts to students in non-compliance, placing medical holds when necessary and releasing medical holds when requirements are met.
- Maintains awareness of public health issues affecting employees in the university community, oversees contact-tracing efforts, and works with clinical staff to develop plans to mitigate the impact (i.e. COVID-19, H1N1, salmonella).
- Serves on University committees, including, but not limited to, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and University Safety Committee and acts as an Occupational Health Services liaison on university-wide standing and ad hoc committees addressing staff and faculty issues relating to health and wellbeing.
- Partners with Human Resources as needed to support the workplace injury and illness program, including review of workplace injury/illness data, accident investigations, return-to-work program.
- Submission of Annual College Immunization Report and other required reports to State of New Jersey Department of Health.
- Participate in selection of student health insurance carrier, knowledge of claims submission process and status; educate students as to insurance requirements.
- Advise parents with myriad concerns as to their children and educate parents as to minor status vs. age 18 legal implications when asked.
- Collaborate with campus colleagues in all areas across campus including counseling, disability services, athletics, police, risk management, residence life, student life, registrar, academics, research, and grad/ undergrad admissions.
- Provide clearance to return recommendations for students who have been away from campus on medical leave or have been hospitalized.
- Collaborate with community medical providers, hospitals, local, county and state boards of health and continually develop and foster new relationships with community resources.
- Oversee Health Services budget using University computing systems and in coordination with the Manager of REDCO Administration.
- Work closely with Athletic Trainers and Student Emergency Medical Technicians in an effort to deliver excellent, coordinated care to students, faculty, and staff.
- Perform additional duties as designated by the Sr. Vice President for Real Estate Development and Capital Operations.
- Responsiveness to Internal and External Customers
- Judgment and Problem Solving
- Communications and Influence
- Resource Management
- Team Leadership and Development
- Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college or university in health care administration, public health, nursing, occupational health and safety, or similar field
- A minimum of seven years of experience working as a nurse manager, occupational health director, public health officer, or a similar role
- Formal certification or registration, such as RN, DO, MD, ASP, CSP, CIH, and/or COHN
- Working knowledge of applicable health and safety regulations, standards, and best practices of a student and occupational health program
- Ability to organize, prioritize and perform under pressure in both public and internal capacities
- Extensive computer literacy including working knowledge of typical office software products
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university in occupational health and safety, health care administration, public health, nursing, or similar field
- A minimum of ten years of experience working as a nurse manager, occupational health director, public health officer, or a similar role with a familiarity of college and university operations.
- Willingness to obtain further certifications and ongoing education