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Director of Health Services

Pratt Institute
July 5, 2019
Brooklyn, NY
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The Director of Health Services assumes leadership of the Institute's Health Services Department.


Brooklyn, NY

Open Date
Jun 3, 2019

The Student Affairs Division at Pratt Institute invites applications for a Director of Health Services who will assume leadership of the Institute's Health Services Department and be responsible for administration, clinical services and reporting matters. The Director will provide a full range of clinical services, education and consultation, supervision of all licensed staff, and after-hours emergency coverage and will establish and maintain a close relationship with staff, faculty, and administration. Crisis intervention is also an integral component of this department.

Founded in 1887, Pratt is a is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, and information which draws students from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds. Located on a historic 25-acre campus in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, we are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the ranks of our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.


  • Provide direct patient care(i.e., perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat acute and chronic health problems; perform and interpret diagnostic tests; prescribe medication; administer injections and immunizations; and refer patients as appropriate).
  • Educate students on positive health behaviors and self-care skills, develop outreach programs, and participate in training of residence and orientation staff.
  • Develop and implement departmental policies and procedures.
  • Supervise nursing and support staff, including individual clinical supervision, group case management, chart review, and oversight of records and statistics. Directs the work operation, develops performance standards, reviews and makes performance evaluations, provides guidance to staff, and approves personnel actions within the department including promotions, hiring, and disciplinary.
  • Reviews, approves, and tracks medical leaves/withdrawals in collaboration with the Student Affairs Care Manager.
  • Provides consultation services for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Maintains and enhances collaboration with Counseling Services, the Learning/Access Center, and the Student Affairs Care Manager. Co-facilitates weekly case management meetings and supervises regular referrals and consultations between departments.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate referral agencies and individual practitioners.
  • Develop and oversee the departmental budget.
  • Oversee the immunization processes. Oversee the student insurance program in partnership with Student Financial Services.
  • Maintain liaison with local medical centers and health care professionals.
  • Ensure compliance with hazardous waste removal guidelines.
  • Serve as liaison to consulting medical providers
  • Maintain a medical supplies inventory.
  • Serve on the Institute Assessment and Care Team.
  • Provide Emergency Crisis response.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Education: Masters Degree in Nursing in Family Health or Adult Health or Bachelor's degree from an accredited PA program; Master's degree preferred

Experience: Minimum of five years' administrative experience and seven years' clinical experience, including two years as a certified nurse practitioner, or equivalent. Must have knowledge of and experience using an electronic health records management system. Excellent interpersonal skills with knowledge and sensitivity to work with a diverse and multicultural population also required. Experience working in a college health center preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:

Applicants must have a current BLS issued by the American Heart Association, an Infection Control Certificate and a current DEA Registration Certificate upon hire. In addition, the following are required:

  • Registered Nurse Practitioner (NP) license and current NP registration; license and registration must be transferable to NY State
  • Registered Professional Nurse license and current RN registration; also must be transferable to NY State
  • Applicable National Board Certification (such as ANCC or AANP)


  • Current Physician Assistant license and registration; both must be transferable to NY State.
  • NCCPA board certification
  • American Heart Association BLS/ACLS certification

is competitive and dependent on qualifications.

Application Instructions

Please submit your cover letter and resume. If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide at least 5 References via our on-line reference tool system. At least 2 of your References must be, or have been, your direct managers.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

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