Director of Student Health Services - West Valley-Mission Community College District in Santa Clara California

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West Valley-Mission Community College District

Santa Clara, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Division of Student Services is seeking a talented leader to fill the position of Director of Student Health Services.

Mission College is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.

Under direction of the Vice President of Student Services, provide leadership and direction in assigned Student Services functions including directing and administering the daily operations and activities of Health Services; developing and maintaining the Health Services budget; evaluating the performance of assigned personnel; representing Student Services on the College’s Student Learning Outcomes Committee; completing Program Review; developing and/or revising appropriate District administrative procedures and policies; serving as key member of the Student Services Council; serving as a resource to the Office of the Vice President as part of the student development process and also as part of the disciplinary procedures whenever appropriate; assisting college teams in developing and/or implementing the college’s educational goals and objectives; and training faculty and staff regarding legal requirements and other appropriate procedures related to Health Services.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.


100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of February 17, 2016. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is an Educational Administrator and part of the Administrative employee unit.

Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.

We have begun a district-wide classification study of all regular, non-faculty staff positions. A classification study is a process of studying, analyzing, and describing the nature and level of work performed by employees. This classification study will ultimately produce uniform job descriptions for every employee.

The classification study will also include a compensation study that will provide information on what other employers pay employees who are performing similar duties. The District will use this information to ensure that our employees are adequately compensated.

The classification study started in November 2014 and is expected to take approximately 12-18 months to complete. As a result of this study, it is possible for the job description and/or compensation to change in this position opening.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education – Possess either one of the following:

  • A master’s degree in nursing and California Public Health Nurse certificate; OR
  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing, a California Public Health Nurse certificate, AND a master’s degree in health education, sociology, psychology, counseling, health care administration, public health, or community health;


2. Experience – Three years of increasingly responsible leadership experience related to administration of student health services;


3. A valid, current California license as a registered nurse;


4. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications

  • Recent successful experience as a health care provider in an educational setting, preferably in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, supervise and evaluate health services staff and consultants.
  • Demonstrated progressively responsible experience in health education and health promotion activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving students with diverse backgrounds, interests, goals and abilities.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

  • Direct and oversee clinical practice according to Health Services and College policies and procedures; provide for the quality of care in Student Health Services, including providing medical psychological/mental health and wellness education.
  • Develop and monitor standard procedures and protocols consistent with the California Nursing Practice Act; assures compliance with local, state and federal health regulations; maintain a secure system of accurate and confidential health records in accordance with HIPAA and other state regulations.
  • Train, direct, and evaluate assigned clinical, academic, and classified employees which include coordinating and directing the services of independent health care professionals.
  • Perform the duties of a Registered Nurse including physical assessment, psychological assessment; administers appropriate treatment in accordance with the guideline of the California Nurse Practice Act or specific licensing governing practice and existing program protocols.
  • Maintain current knowledge of legal requirements and regulations.
  • Cooperate with local the health officer in measures necessary for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in students pursuant to the District policy.
  • Organize the Health Services Advisory Committee to develop health service procedures and priorities.
  • Ensure required current licensure for professional staff and services.
  • Meet and confer with faculty and staff to develop and evaluate health education programs and services which address identified areas of student need.
  • Assist in the development or present health related subject matters to classes, student organizations, and staff groups upon request.
  • Conduct periodic needs assessment and plan health service programs to respond to identified needs.
  • Make employment recommendations, orients, supervises, and completes performance evaluations of Health Services staff and provides consistent evaluation feedback to consultants.
  • Facilitate regular staff meetings to solicit staff feedback.
  • Assist the Vice President of Student Services in preparing and compiling appropriate evidence for accreditation.
  • Research, recommend, and administer student insurance plans offered through the program.
  • Chair and/or serve on committees working on health and safety issues for the college community and other committees as appropriate.
  • Consult with personnel in appropriate divisions of the Santa Clara County Health Department in establishing preventive programs and procedures, such as immunization and tuberculosis screening programs.
  • Serve as the liaison with personnel from community health and human service agencies.
  • Develop a plan for first aid and CPR training on campus. Monitors and maintains the first aid kits throughout the campus.
    *Develop a plan for on-campus AED oversight and maintain the AEDs throughout the campus.
  • Arrange for the cost effective provision of health services from community health professionals land agencies to support student needs.
  • Direct the preparation and management of the Student Health Services budget.
  • Develop and supervise publicity of events and programs.
  • Develop and maintains record keeping systems including statistical data and confidential student health records.
  • Provide oversight and training of others for electronic health record and appointment system.
  • Maintain proficiency by participating in related professional activities, conferences and workshops.
  • Prepare and administers annual budgets for assigned area; review and approve expenditures according to established District policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and submits necessary accountability reports including accomplishment reports.
  • In collaboration with the Health Services staff, develop Student Learning Outcomes/Service Learning Outcomes and assessment measures.
  • Conduct on-going formative and summative evaluations of Health Services by completing the college’s program review process.
  • Represent Student Services in the Student Learning/Service Area Outcomes Committee.
  • Participate in the preparation and development of state and federal grant applications.
  • Serves as the MAA (Medi-Cal Administrative Activities) Coordinator.
  • Develop the work schedules for hourly and contract employees.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of the management staff of the College and District toward the achievement of its goals and objectives.
  • Provide leadership consistent with the mission and function of the College and District.
  • Provide leadership for campus-wide health and wellness promotion activities.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for online health and wellness education and outreach.
  • Recommend and implement techniques to improve department policies and practices, increase efficiency, take advantage of opportunities and maintain state-of-the-art practices, keeping abreast of current trends and practices in the field.
  • Maintain effective public relations with the larger community.
  • Assure smooth operations within the areas of responsibility.
  • React to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  • Immediately report known or likely fraud, illegal acts, violation of provisions of contracts for grant agreements to the appropriate parties.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Legal requirements and regulations to assigned programs and services; understand college health functions that help facilitate student health and wellness and how these contribute to overall student success
  • Nurse Practice Act, HIPAA regulations, medical practice laws and ethics, infection control practices and state and local public health reporting regulations
  • Safety issues related to student health services, equipment, and facilities

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to communicate effectively with diverse students and staff from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic background

Salary and Benefits

  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $8,825–$9,388 monthly (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 12, Steps A-C).
  • Additional compensation: $1,500 for doctorate added to base salary annually, to be prorated on a monthly basis.
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Professional development and renewal leave.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalSTRS retirement.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keyword Phrases

  • Director of Student Health Services
  • 2 Silicon Valley locations
  • student-centered learning environment
  • empowering diverse human capital
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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume