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University Medical Director

Department: Health Services Effective Date: October, 2015

USG 19

35 hr/wk

Reports to: Director, Campus Wellness

General Accountability

This position is accountable to the Director, Campus Wellness for the development, recruitment, oversight and maintenance of effective primary health care services for students and their dependents as dictated by the Regulated Health Professions Act.  This position is accountable for occupational health programming, urgent care and first aid treatment for university employees and guests as required by Occupational Health and Safety legislation.  Although not a direct reporting relationship, regular consultation with the Associate Provost, Human Resources relating to employee health and sick leave management is required.  This position is accountable for the senior medical leadership of the health care professionals within Health Services and for the visionary development of health care services and programs to promote community health on campus.   

The position is a member of the Campus Wellness Senior Management Team.   Meeting biweekly, the Campus Wellness Senior Management Team oversees the delivery of health and mental health services to the student population.  The Senior Management Team collaborates in setting priorities and plans promotion of wellness on campus.

Functions also include:

This position is a member of the Emergency Operations Group under Policy #60. In addition, together with Campus Police and Counselling Services, this position is consultative to the appropriate level of management for crisis intervention.   This position ensures administrators responding to disruptive behaviour on campus and persons of concern are advised of relevant regulatory responsibilities and informed by medical expertise/opinion (within what is permitted under PHIPPA and other relevant legislation).  

Nature and Scope

This position reports to the Director, Campus Wellness. Other positions reporting to the Director, Campus Wellness are:

The Director, Campus Wellness shall seek the medical opinion and advice of the Medical Director in all operations and programs where medical expertise is required and when there is concern about potential community health risks.   

The incumbent will conduct clinical service in the student or family clinic subject to fluctuating demands, and subject to the requirements for ongoing professional development.   The proportion of time for such service will normally constitute a minority proportion (1-2 days) of the time for this position. The following reporting lines to the incumbent are required for timely and assertive leadership to ensure continuing services during times when a crisis/urgent response is appropriate such as pandemic, or critical loss of staff complement. 

The incumbent is responsible for recruiting and directing all Health Services contracted clinical staff including a group of approximately 12 physicians, 2 nurse practitioners and other health care professionals who may be contracted from time to time.  These professionals are engaged to practice medicine within the Health Services facility, normally on a fee-for-service basis. Primary emphasis is on student medicine and primary health care for dependents of students, although faculty and staff are treated on an urgent need and first aid basis during office hours.   The incumbent is responsible for recruiting and directing psychiatrists to fulfill senior and junior positions developed to provide psychiatric services and psychiatric leadership in mental health program development on campus.  The incumbent is responsible for recruiting, supervising and directing a full-time dietitian. 

A nursing staff consisting of 10 full-time nurses and a venipuncturist, report to the incumbent through the student health clinic nurse leader and the family health clinic nurse leader. The clinical work is supported by reception and business administrative staff who are recruited and directed by the Manager, Wellness Administration.  The incumbent is responsible for student health care including:

In addition, the incumbent is responsible for recruiting and directing of the Manager, Occupational Health whose activities relate to workplace health and wellness and relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation. The occupational health nurse works primarily in partnership with the University Medical Director, Safety Office and Human Resources.  Reporting to the occupational health nurse is employee health staff consisting of one full-time nurse and one full-time rehabilitation counselor. 

The incumbent is responsible for the following under occupational health care:

This position is responsible for providing visionary leadership for Health Services activities and programs, responsive to the unique demographic and cultural characteristics and health needs of the current employee groups and student body. Sensitivity to future and evolving needs will give direction for timely and effective changes within Health Services.

The position is responsible to develop an annual budget, based on analysis of previous year’s activity and based on ongoing needs assessment regarding health care at the university.  The budget, once approved will be monitored monthly with the goal of achieving a balance of revenues and expenditures.

Within University policies, policies established by the Student Services Advisory Committee and generalized administrative control, the University Medical Director is responsible for creation and implementation of operating policy, organization and standard tests and treatment.

Statistical Data

This position directs Health Services for 34,000 students and 3,200 employees each year. Health Services has an annual budget of $3,400,000 and currently payroll is $2.300,000. The Medical Director practices medicine within Health Services and revenue from this clinical activity contributes to the income generated by Health Services. Fee-for-service billings are $1,800,000 per year. There are approximately 60,000 patient/client visits per year.

Specific Accountabilities

Working Conditions