Assistant Director of Student Health Services

Updated: about 1 hour ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Health Services. The leadership position of the Assistant Director of UNG Student Health Services will be a Full-Time, benefitted Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant position responsible for clinical work and, at the direction of the Director of UNG Student Health, for the supervision of day-to-day operations of the service and supervision of both clinical and non-clinical staff members in the department. In this multi-campus position, with a primary responsibility for Dahlonega/Gainesville, the NP will practice under the direction of the University Physician according to mutually agreeable written protocols and in accordance with the Nurse Practitioner Act and rules and regulations established by the State of Georgia. The NP/PA has the opportunity to provide quality care and treatment for students with minor injuries and illnesses as well as consultations, physical exams and procedures in the Women's and Men's area. The Assistant Director facilitates referrals of those students whose illnesses or injuries are beyond the capability of the UNG Student Health Services. In addition to background checks for all cardholders, O.C.G.A. § 50-5-83 requires a credit check on all employees issued a purchasing card. Additionally, credit checks must be run at the time of Pcard renewal. 

  • Both in-person and via telehealth, obtains health history and explores chief complaint; performs physical examinations and/or procedures indicated by the complaints, records pertinent data on patient's electronic chart consisting of subjective and objective findings, assessment and impression along with plan of care; orders, conducts as needed, and interprets lab testing and delivers medications as needed to patients indicated by treatment plan.
  • Consults physician as indicated. Provides referrals to appropriate physicians, specialist, dentist, or other health care providers for consultation as needed.
  • Provides patient education as indicated by nature of complaints or illness. Formulates and prepares health education handouts. Provides health information to students, staff, and parents.
  • Establishes policies and procedures and departmental goals and objectives in concert with the Director of Student Health to promote more efficient health care services; assist with updating pharmacy formulary; responsible for purchasing and overseeing ordering of medications, and supplies while supporting budget regulations and limits. Will be P-card holder for the Dahlonega/Gainesville clinic and will be responsible for upholding and following P-Card rules and regulations, including mandatory training.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations and supervision of departmental staff including monitoring time and evaluating work performance. Participates in University and Division of Student Success and Engagement initiatives and communicates as appropriate with AVP of Well-being and Director of Student Health Services; Attends meetings as directed and completes other work as assigned.
  • Responsible for scheduling staffing for the departments' clinics as well as organizing and providing staffing and/or medical supervision of Open House, Orientation, Summer Camp, and Corps of Cadets event coverage as needed and appropriate.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Must have knowledge of current medical treatment practices, trends, and remedies.
  • Computer skills.
  • Ability and skill in diagnosis and treatment of students with illness and/or injuries. 
  • Must have the ability to network with area medical specialist and facilities to enhance referrals when needed.
  • Must have a Bachelor's from Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant program from an accredited institution.
  • Must have current NP or PA licensure in the State of Georgia.
  • Three to five (3-5) years of Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant experience in a family practice, urgent care, or hospital setting required.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Electronic Medical Record experience preferred.
  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three professional references.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

UNG Core Values
The University of North Georgia, a regional multi-campus institution and premier senior military college, provides a culture of academic excellence in a student-focused environment that includes quality education, service, research, and creativity. This is accomplished through broad access to comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. More details on the UNG Mission, Values, Vision, and Culture can be found at  

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

  • This is a supervisory position.
  • This position has financial responsibilities.
  • This position will be required to drive.
  • This role is considered a position of trust.
  • This position requires a purchasing card (P-Card).
  • This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time.
  • This position requires security clearance.
  • Please note: the University of North Georgia career board updates daily, positions are subject to be removed without prior notice or before the posting expires.
  • Position of Trust + Education & Credit

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