Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President & Dean of Students, the Medical Director is responsible for directing and supervising all clinical functions of the University Health Center (UHC). The Medical Director will work collaboratively with the UHC Director on the provision of medical services for Towson University students. The Medical Director is responsible for supervision of all medical providers and clinical support staff, as well as providing direct primary care services to patients.
The Medical Director provides primary care to students, including diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries, preventative health screenings, gynecological exams, travel, sports and employment physicals. Provides medical services suitable to the needs of a large University community, including, but not limited to: administration of immunizations, prescribing contraception in the usual course of care, and prescribing emergency contraception. Provides consultation to other providers on clinical matters. Practices medicine following the standard of care as defined by the AHCA and/or AMA. Performs official reading of all EKG’s completed at the UHC. Complete weekly Influenza data and enter the data into the ILI network. Coordinates the after-hours answering service for the UHC. Serves as the on call physician for the UHC after hours. Other duties as assigned.
Oversees the day-to day operations and needs of the clinical area of the UHC. Supervises, leads, coaches, and evaluates seven (7) providers (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners) and coordinates their schedules and approval of all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage of the clinical area at all times. Supervises Clinic Coordinator and advises on administrative issues with medical assistants. Writes and updates clinical protocols, guidelines, policies and procedures to assure compliance with up-to-date medical knowledge and current standards of care. Serves as the Physician on Record and primary delegator for all mid-level providers’ delegation agreements with the Board of Physicians. Serve as the primary delegator for all midlevel providers.
Serves as the Laboratory Director and: maintain CLIA certification, arrange and oversee the quarterly AAFP Quality Assurance testing, enter all new labs orders into Point and Click, check the HL7 messages daily to assure that all labs are loaded into patients’ charts, reconcile weekly all ordered lab tests, and provide license and DEA number in order for the Health Center to order medications, immunizations, and emergency contraception. Trained as a super user in Point and Click electronic medical records. Serves as a point person to troubleshoot Point and Click clinical related issues. Creates and modifies clinical schedules, creates templates, adds/changes ICD codes, billing/lab codes and fees/prices in Point and Click.
Member of the Health Center Executive Leadership Team. Works collaboratively with UHC director and other appropriate staff on the development and revision of UHC programs, protocols, policies, procedures, and standards of care. Collaborates with UHC Director during medical crisis on campus. Reports health trends and concerns to UHC Director and Associate Director regularly and in a timely manner.
Contributes to the UHC’s Quality Assurance and Improvement activities, including: Overseeing provider assigned to the Quality Assurance Committee; Provides consultation in determining what general chart audits should be performed and make sure that there is proper documentation required by insurances; Serve as Chief Medical Administrator for all labs; Maintains American Academy of Family Physicians certification; Writes and updates clinical protocols, guidelines, policies and procedures to assure compliance with up to date medical knowledge and current standards of care; Organizes and participates in a monthly QA Committee; Performs or assigns special QA audits and projects to UHC providers; updates and maintains National Provider Database.
Provides regular professional development opportunities for clinical staff including training seminars and speakers, in-service trainings, and articles on medical topics relevant to college health. Maintains BLS and ACLS certification for self and clinical staff. Spot check, audit, and provide regular training for E & M coding and billing codes that provider(s) use at their visits.
Collaborates with on and off campus partners to enhance the relationships between UHC and TU students, faculty and staff. Examples on campus include participation on University Committees, University Athletics, Sports Medicine, College of Health Professions, Housing and Residential Life, and the Counseling Center. Off campus examples include local hospitals, urgent care centers, physicians for referrals and Baltimore County Dept. of Health. Coordinates learning experiences for students in their clinical rotation (athletic training, PA and nursing students).
As needed during the pandemic: interview, hire, and supervise all clinical staff for all campus COVID-19 testing sites; review and approve all timesheets for the contingent staff; directly supervise and consult with both the weekday and weekend COVID-19 response and contact tracing teams; coordinate coverage for evening, weekend, and University holidays; coordinate testing for all NCAA Athletes; participate on committees: COVID-19 Response Team, COVID-19 Monitoring Team, Medical Advisory Committee; download results from UMPA lab nightly and on weekends to see and assign positive results; serve as the administrator for Immunet and CRISP; and coordinate and serve as the medical liaison for COVID vaccinations.
M.D. or D. O., board certified and licensed to practice medicine active or eligible for Maryland M.D./D.O. licensure
Five years of clinical experience in a primary care setting serving late adolescent/young adult population
At least two years of supervisory experience of ancillary or mid-level medical staff
Ability to lead clinical service provision to a diverse student population
Experience leading and working with multidisciplinary teams, including mid-level or ancillary medical staff
Experience working with electronic medical records
Ability to maintain an ethical medical practice with the standard of care as defined by ACHA and/or AMA
College health experience
Experience in Health Administration, Public Health or Business Administration
Five years of management or leadership experience in a medical or college health setting
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate, and the results may affect employment.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you. For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.
Position open until filled. Review of applications will begin on April 21st.
Internal Number: 2100006K
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).