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Medical Chief of Staff--Administrator III

Position Deleted on 2/29/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Fresno, CA
Admin - Health and Medical Services
Application Due:
Full Time
Job Title: Medical Chief of Staff--Administrator III

Job ID: 11763

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Code: 3306

Department: Univ Health and Psych Services


Salary: Commensurate with experience

Medical Chief of Staff, Administrator III, full-time, 12-month position

Appointment: Effective July 1, 2012 (or sooner)


Under the leadership of the Director of UHPS (University Health and Psychological Services), the Medical Chief of Staff is responsible for the clinical management and Wellness/Prevention programming for Fresno State students. UHPS is a comprehensive Student Health Program for a campus of 21,000 diverse student population, housed in an attractive and up-to-date outpatient facility located near the center of the campus. The Medical Chief of Staff supervises licensed healthcare providers and is responsible for the success of clinical programs and services provided to Fresno State students.

Position Summary

The UHPS provides a broad range of primary medical care and mental health services, as well as prevention and wellness outreach services. In addition to providing direct patient care, the Medical Chief of Staff is responsible for providing clinical direction and supervision in support of the mission, themes, and values of the department and the Division of Student Affairs. Under the leadership of the Director, the Medical Chief will also be responsible for collaborating with campus and community departments/agencies to ensure that a high level of care and quality services are provided to students. The focus of the UHPS is both on the provision of direct medical care as well as providing students information and skills to develop a healthy lifestyle.

Primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

1. Provide managerial leadership that includes providing oversight of the clinical and mental health operations of UHPS and making decisions that have a broad impact on UHPS and University.

2. Provide direct patient care to Fresno State students, for a minimum of 50% of work time, within the scope of services allowed by the Executive Order of the Chancellor's Office; conduct physical or psychiatric examinations (based on area of practice); interview students with medical or psychiatric problems, diagnose illnesses and prescribe treatment; counsel on personal problems and health measures and make appropriate referrals; order studies, tests, and radiological exams; record and complete case histories and reports; and perform other related duties.

3. Promote and develop best clinical practices, using independent judgment, to meet the mission of UHPS, Division of Student Affairs, and the university whereby the UHPS clinical staff understand, comply, and support its mission and vision through the development, interpretation, and execution of policies and procedures.

4. Assist the Director in the implementation of the UHPS Medical Staff Bylaws including but not limited to those related to credentialing, recredentialing, peer review, and privileging of clinical staff and ensure compliance by members of the medical staff.

5. Oversee and coordinate clinical peer review activities to include but not be limited to summarizing results and recommend changes to clinical practices and protocol.

6. Prepare performance evaluations of licensed UHPS staff as assigned.

7. Ensure compliance with California State University Trustee policy, collective bargaining agreements, privacy practices, and federal, state and local laws, regulatory and licensing requirements. Ensure that clinical guideline practices in UHPS comply with all university, CSU, and federal and state regulatory requirements including but not limited to licensure boards, department of health, etc.

8. Under the leadership of the Director, contribute in the formulation of long-term strategic plans in concert with the mission of the University and the Division of Student Affairs.

9. Directly supervise the Coordinator of the Psychological Services, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician specialists and consultants, and other licensed healthcare personnel as assigned.

10. Conduct program evaluations to ensure ongoing quality improvement, current clinical practice guidelines, peer review, and quality patient care.

11. Initiate and recommend all personnel actions for directly supervised staff.

12. Formulate, draft, and implement clinical policies and procedures.

13. Support continuing medical education in compliance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

14. Provide leadership and consultation, as needed, in such areas as public health, preventative medicine, health education and promotion, environmental health and safety, and emergency preparedness. Act as the Director of UHPS in absence of the official director and act in a highly specialized function on behalf of the university in matters significant to UHPS when the Director is not available.

15. Actively participate and/or chair various UHPS committees and represent UHPS in university committees as assigned. UHPS committees and meeting groups include but are not limited to the Administrative Team meeting, Credentialing Committee, Risk Management Committee, Quality Management and Improvement Committee, UHPS staff meetings, Clinicians' meeting, and Counseling meeting.

16. Participate in the recruitment, interview, and recommendation of physicians, mid-level practitioners, clinical consultants, mental health counselors, and other clinical positions. Provide input in the orientation, counseling, education, and assistance to clinical staff in carrying out their duties.

17. In collaboration with the Director of Nursing, monitor work schedules of the clinical staff to maintain optimum healthcare and provision of services, including time off, review of schedule templates, and re-assignment of daily duties.

18. Serve as the Clinical Project Manager of all clinical research activities of UHPS to include planning and implementation of clinical research in collaboration with the Clinical Research Coordinator.


Required Qualifications

1. Licensed physician (M.D./D.O.) in the state of California or be eligible for licensure in the State of California. Possess and maintain a valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) certificate and number and a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification as appropriate for assigned duties.

2. Possess and maintain current American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) medical board certification in specialty such as Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine or Psychiatry.

3. Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to facilitate open discussions and write clear and concise reports.

4. Experience supervising and evaluating employees, resolving conflicts, problem solving and encouraging a diverse staff to work well together.

5. Ability to act collegially and respectfully with diverse staff and student population.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Progressively responsible leadership experience in a health care organization.

2. Knowledge of nationally recognized accreditation standards, processes and health care models.

3. Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with and respond to multiple constituencies at all levels in a large, decentralized organization.

4. Prior or current affiliation with a hospital or outpatient clinic is preferred.

5. Significant experience with an electronic medical record system.

6. Experience in college health or college-age population.

Filing Deadline

Open until filled. Applications received by February 27, 2012 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request of the hiring manager and/or search committee.

Application Procedures

Individuals interested in being considered for this position must submit an on-line application and attach the following supporting documents: 1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required and preferred items listed under Qualifications, and 3) names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate's qualifications for the position.

Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

How To Apply

To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at:

General Information

California State University, Fresno is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, as well as in doctoral programs in selected areas. The current enrollment is approximately 21,000 students from diverse backgrounds, which creates a culturally rich environment. The campus, which has been designated as an arboretum, is spread over 1400 acres. Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

Other Requirements

Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

Background investigations will be conducted, as required, depending upon the job requirements of a position. These could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and/or FBI and degree and license verifications. An offer of employment may or may not be extended based upon the results of these verifications.

California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site:

Other Applicant Information

A current listing of available staff and management employment opportunities may be accessed through Fresno State JOBS at (559) 278-2360 or online at

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

This is a full-time management position covered by the California State University Management Personnel Plan. Under this plan, employees are subject to management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President of that campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment on the basis of protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.
California State University, Fresno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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