Senior Director Medical Services

Position ID: 40982
University of Georgia
University Health Center
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
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Senior Director Administrative
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Posting Details
Posting Number F0127P
Working Title Senior Director Medical Services
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Anticipated Start Date 02/01/2019
Job Posting Date 10/05/2018
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Procedure: To apply, applicants should submit the following materials: 1. Cover letter; 2. Resume/Vitae; and 3. A list of three references.

Reference Providers will be sent, at the appropriate time during the recruitment process; an email with instruction on how to submit a letter of or form template recommendation. There is also an optional section to upload signed reference letters. Contact information must be provided for each letter of recommendations for verification purpose, if this option is chosen.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Faculty Rank Administrative Faculty
Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.)
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary

This senior level position is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for UHC and is the person responsible for overseeing the delivery of care, administrative, and clinical direction of medical, vision, and dental services. The role provides medical guidance for the occupational health program, the allergy-travel medicine service, and infection prevention control. The CMO is responsible to determine if, and when psychotherapy records are to be accessed for essential medical treatment of mental health patients whenever such release is not already authorized. The position ensures that the provision of care meets or exceeds Joint Commission standards and is responsible for the development of policy supportive of accreditation. The Senior Director collaborates with UGA faculty, staff, students and community members to advance the mission of the University Health Center (UHC) and the University of Georgia. The Senior Director of Medical Services is the designated representative of the UHC in the absence of the Executive Director.

Additional Requirements

Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy Degree. A minimum of five years of post-residency experience in practicing medicine in an ambulatory care environment. A minimum of three years supervisory and administrative experience.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Current BLS and ACLS certification. License to practice medicine in Georgia. Current DEA. Board certification in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine is preferred, other medical specialty board certification will be considered in conjunction with experience. College Health experience is highly valued as is professional familiarity with accreditation standards (Joint Commission, or AAAHC) and the accreditation process. Additional education/experience, i.e. MBA, business experience to include HR responsibilities, Informatics, Public Health, or Health Care Administration is preferred, as is experience with coordinating disaster response and emergency management/health care response.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Clinical knowledge base, particularity primary medical care focused. Practical comfort with behavioral, travel and tropical medicine. Minor procedural skills. Communication skills, empathy, ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, tolerance and cultural competency. Facility with computers and technology with superior competency with specific software (Microsoft Office, Electronic Medical Records), understanding Data/Database organization, analytics, and methods of presentation to others. Must possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with multiple constituencies in a complex University setting

Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Manages human resources to achieve the goals of the department and support the UHC mission:
Establishes clinician staffing plan for Medical Services; ensures adequate clinician staffing daily.
Routinely monitors clinical care processes for efficiency and efficacy and is available in real time to offer clinical guidance or troubleshoot challenges that arise.
Guides the hiring process to include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and orienting staff to ensure qualified staff are hired.
Ensures that credentialing, preceptorship, licensure, and orientation processes comply with Health Center policies and Joint Commission standards.
Provides a positive work environment that supports a sense of ownership by lead clinicians, clinicians, and other staff. Effectively coaches and motivates staff to achieve department and UHC goals. 
Conducts performance appraisals on a timely basis, and provides feedback that recognizes professional achievements and encourages professional growth.
Prepares annual salary recommendations for individuals reporting to this position. Maintains current knowledge of and follows UHC and UGA personnel policies and procedures. 
Determines medical records permissions and access for staff reporting to Medical Services.

Percentage Of Time 55

Administrative Coordination:
Chairman of Medical Services Executive Committee and the Primary Care Leadership Team.
Participates in meetings of the Administrative Staff, Quality Council, Leadership Council, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, Medical Staff, CAPS Leadership Team and Ethics Committee.
Provides medical support and consultation to Allergy Travel Clinic, Dental Clinic, Pharmacy, Vision Clinic, Laboratory, and Radiology.
Represents the University Health Center on University-related committees and University-related functions at the request of the Executive Director.
Serves as Medical Staff liaison with the local medical community.
Represents the Executive Director in case of absence.

Percentage Of Time 20

Clinical Services: Participates in the provision of direct patient care on a part-time basis.
Oversees the undergraduate and graduate medical education rotations.
Addresses work flow requirements to facilitate effective and efficient functioning of the clinical areas for which responsible. Adjusts priorities to meet changing operational requirements.
Provides consultation for faculty and staff.
Ensures that complaints regarding provision of medical, dental, and optometric clinical services are addressed on a timely basis and that appropriate follow-up is performed.

Percentage Of Time 10

Policy Development and Implementation:
Participates in the development of goals and strategic plans for the University Health Center.
Participates in the development of new and/or modified programs and services for which medical direction is needed.
Provides medical leadership in the development and implementation of up-to-date policies and procedure to ensure delivery of high quality medical care.

Percentage Of Time 10

Demonstrates ongoing commitment to professional development:
Maintains professional licensure and board certification.
Pursues professional development goals.
Accepts challenges and opportunities for growth.
Demonstrates competence in performance improvement principles, life safety procedures, disaster/mass casualty response requirements, medical emergency response, right-to-know principles, infection control principles, information management principles including privacy and security requirements, and age-specific principles associated with communicating with the college population. Demonstrates cultural competence with an understanding of how multicultural differences can impact access to healthcare.

Percentage Of Time 5
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator