Director of Health Services

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This Nursing Director position isn’t for just anyone, but it could be the perfect job for you. Chewonki Foundation schools and camps are located on midcoast Maine, within view of coastal waters and right off Rt 1.  With over 100 years of history and traditions, you will find an organization that embraces a vision of equity, inclusion, and wellness. The ideal candidate will have some management experience, a proven track record of collaboration and creative problem solving, the ability to lead a small team of professionals and support the growth and professional development of that team.  During the past year, this team has taken the organization to a higher level of health and wellness, we need someone prepared to build on this success.

The Health Services Director is a full-time position that reports to Chewonki’s Vice President of Education Partnerships and Risk Management.  The Director works closely with program leads from Elementary and Middle School, Maine Coast Semester, Outdoor Programs, Boys Camp, Girls Camp, and Waypoint to provide participants with medical, SEL resources, and counseling services as part of an integrated clinical team. The Director is responsible for assessment, planning, evaluation, and referral activities for Chewonki participants. In addition, the Director is responsible for the proper maintenance of health care records, communication with parents, school partners, and outside providers, the management and supervision of staff, policies, and protocols relating to student health and general department operations. The Director provides individual care, crisis intervention, prevention services, and teaches in the Health & Wellness program. 

Position Title: Health Services Director
Employment Category: Category A
Permanent/Temporary:  Permanent
Reports to: Vice President of Education Partnerships and Risk Management
Exempt/Non-exempt:  Exempt
Schedule (hours and weeks): Full-time, year round
Benefits Eligible: Yes

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • In consultation with the program leads and risk management committee, develop policies and protocols related to participant and Chewonki community health.
  • Work with the Health and Wellness team to honor and uphold the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and an anti-racist mind-set in the interest of students, staff and faculty across the organization.
  • With program leads, plan and coordinate training for faculty and staff.
  • Consult and collaborate with faculty, staff and program leads to identify and address  participant mental health concerns.
  • Supervise the Health and Wellness team, including the hiring, orientation, scheduling, and mentoring.
  • Coordinate with VP of Education Partnerships and Risk Management to retain a medical advisor (physician) with specific contractual obligations defined as needed.
  • Recruit, retain, schedule and communicate with all outside medical and mental health providers who work with Chewonki participants.
  • Oversee direct and indirect care given to participants in compliance with Chewonki’s policies, professional standards of practice, physicians orders and individual health plans.
  • Assume responsibility for clinical assessment, planning, management and referral in relation to health needs of Chewonki participants.
  • Coordinate Health and Wellness education for all programs in collaboration with faculty and staff.
  • In collaboration with the VP of Education Partnerships and Risk Management, adapt Chewonki trainings to be offered as revenue generating professional development for area camp and school nurses.
  • Contribute to a Health and Wellness Center strategic plan that identifies future health needs for the Chewonki community and how best to position the department to meet those needs. This includes informing the design of a new Health & Wellness Center building.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to the Chewonki community through participation in chores, committees and organization wide events.
  • Collaborate with professional associations: 
    • Lincoln County School Nursing Alliance 
    • National and State School Nurses Association
    • Camp Nurse Association 
    • Related community based health organizations
  • Assume other responsibilities as needed. 

PREREQUISITES

  • Preference will be given to candidates with a registered nursing license
  • Previous school and/or camp nursing experience preferred 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with Master’s Degree in health related studies
  • Experience in management and/or demonstrated progression through various leadership roles
  • Must pass Background Criminal check and complete fingerprinting requirements of the Maine Department of Education
  • Provide valid driver’s license to be approved by Chewonki’s insurance carrier in order to drive participants

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Experience leading or managing others
  • Experience liaising with non-healthcare administrators
  • Experience collaboratively developing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Experience working in schools and/or camps
  • Experience working with children, adolescents, and families
  • Experience with electronic health records
  • Committed to actively working to create a just, equitable, and inclusive community
  • Participation in cultural competency training is a plus
  • Regard for collaboration as an essential component of professional growth
  • An appreciation for the values of working as part of a team
  • A commitment to personal growth along with facilitating the growth of others

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current RN license with the Maine State Board of Nursing
  • Current BLS certification
  • Criminal background check and fingerprinting through Maine Department of Education

BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience (range $68,000 – $88,000). Benefits include; health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, optional vision insurance, long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan (currently matching up to 4.5% after one year of service), paid time off, and access to professional development funds. 

TO APPLY  – Review of applications will begin immediately 

Please complete the following information and submit:

    • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position
    • Resume

 

 

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Administration/Support Positions, Health Center

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