The Student Health Service (SHS) at University of Pennsylvania is seeking qualified applicants for the role of Medical Director. Penn SHS is a national leader in college health, promoting the health and well-being of Penn's 25,000 students. With over 60 full-time staff, this office provides comprehensive primary care and women's health services, with over 58,000 visits per year. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply, particularly those with strong management experience and clinical expertise in both primary care and women's health.
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U. S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
Division of the Vice Provost for University Life (VPUL) is Penn's foremost provider of student services and educational access. VPUL partners and collaborates with diverse organizations across many dimensions including: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, historical tradition, age, religion, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives and socioeconomic backgrounds. We enhance the ability of nearly 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, along with other community participants. University Life programs provide academic and career support, campus and community engagement, health and wellness programs, and much more. Our efforts help to fulfill Penn's strategic vision of integrating knowledge across campus. VPUL is part of the Office of the Provost and includes 32 campus departments. http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/
The Student Health Service:
Penn Student Health provides outpatient healthcare services including primary care, women's health, sports medicine, , travel medicine, LGB and transgender medicine, nutrition, podiatry, sexual health counseling and testing, acupuncture, massage, and stress reduction counseling. The department coordinates numerous student support services with other departments in VPUL and across the University. http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/shs
The Medical Director has a senior leadership role within the Student Health Service. The position supports the Executive Director and is responsible for several administrative and managerial activities including supervision of Section Chiefs and the Nurse Manager as well as working with various departments and organizations across the University. The position oversees the accreditation process and other projects which require leadership and input from all sections with SHS. This position also requires the provision of clinical services. This leadership role requires broad clinical knowledge in both primary care and women's health (including primary care and gynecological procedures), as well as understanding of transgender care and sexual health, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and a strong understanding of accreditation, systems processes and quality improvement.
MD/DO required from a medical school recognized by the AMA plus 7- 10 years of experience. Board certified in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine with experience in Primary Care. DEA License and license to practice medicine in Pennsylvania, or ability to get license. Must be eligible for appointment in Department of Family Medicine or Department of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Experience must include supervisory responsibility, knowledge of academic issues, programs and institutions, accreditation, and the development of policies and procedures. Must possess high degree of analytical initiative and ability. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must be highly organized and analytical and able to deal effectively various data sources. Must be able to work cooperatively with a variety of individuals, exhibit appropriate sensitivity to others, and interface effectively with students, University staff and physicians, and University administrators and students. Must possess excellent technical and professional management skills, including conflict resolution.
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.