Under the direction of University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) leadership, the Campus Public Health Manager will launch and coordinate UHCS’s campus-wide efforts to advance and protect the health of students, which in some cases is intricately linked to the well-being of members of the campus community. The manager will take a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to assessing opportunities and risks relating to campus public health and developing both overarching strategies and specific initiatives to address them. As part of those efforts, the manager will apply preventive and public health techniques to reduce and control the incidence of infectious diseases, injuries and occupational illnesses.
Develop and implement policies, plans and training programs that support individual and community health efforts including protocol for contact tracing and tracking that ensures linkages to follow-up care. Direct the work of other staff, healthcare professionals, contractors and temporary staff as needed. (35%)
Monitor disease trends and consult with senior leaders to ensure that appropriate measures are taken in response. Use data to identify and address student and community health issues. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with area partners, selected contractors and university stakeholders. Prepare records, reports and correspondence concerning regulatory actions as needed. Act as liaison to local and state health departments. (15%)
Develop and disseminate appropriate communication networks, planning documents and emergency response protocols for public health emergencies (including those involving mental health); ensure that relevant staff are familiar with the information and have opportunities to test them. Take responsibility for regular updates. Coordinate efforts with the Office of Resiliency, as well as other appropriate university units. (15%)
Develop and present training to UHCS staff and internal stakeholders on emergency response protocols, communicable diseases and quarantine activities. (10%)
Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility and quality of personal and population-based health services. Develop policies to support continuous quality improvement. (10%)
Plan, develop, implement and evaluate traditional and novel student-focused message strategies that advance campus public health mission and goals. Coordinate with University Marketing and Communications to ensure communication activities are based on accepted principles, methods and best practices. (5%)
In conjunction with supervisor and UHCS leadership team, contribute to wellness, risk mitigation, emergency preparedness, crisis intervention and response. (5%)
Utilize institutional resources effectively and efficiently in accordance with university guidelines. Provide input to the departmental budget(s) to insure a balanced budget at the yearend close. (2.5%)
Perform other duties as assigned. (2.5%)
Department: Continuous contact with Executive Director of UHCS, Director of Health Services, Director of Clinical Operations, the UHCS leadership team, clinical nurse manager and departmental staff to work collaboratively.
University: Occasional contact with university leaders and partners to resolve issues, plan programs and communications, provide data reports, analysis and projections on public health issues and programs. Occasional contact with key university stakeholders include Dean of Students Office, Disability and Educational Support Services, Office of Undergraduate Studies, the Women's Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, the LGBT Center, International Student Services, Housing and Residence Life, Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety and schools engaged in health professions and related fields to exchange information on public health issues and programs.
External: Occasional contact with service vendors, hospitals and health care service organizations to provide information, coordinate care, project management and program plans. Occasional contact with public health agencies and professional boards and associations for college health. Frequent contact with Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Institute of Music and Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine regarding public health programming and trends. Occasional contact with parents/guardians of university students regarding public health programming.
Students: Frequent contact with students involved in public health concerns and programming. Frequent contact with student leaders and groups for outreach and population health wellness programing.
In cases of infectious disease outbreaks or other significant public health threats to campus, will have direct supervision of up to 10 contact tracers and/or case investigators, who may be assigned as temporary staff. Direct oversight of staff (including registered nurses of all levels) on case by case basis.
Experience: 10 or more years of experience in public health required. Experience within a university or hospital setting preferred. Experience should include at least 2 years of public health management experience with demonstrated success.
Typical health clinic environment on a university campus. Potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens and infectious agents. Needed 24/7 in crisis situations.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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Education: Master’s degree in public health required.
Knowledge of and ability to work within a broad framework of laws, rules, regulations and policies.
Ability to build formal and informal communication channels. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to listen to others carefully and attentively.
Proven leadership, team-building and staff development skills.
Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment. Ability to maintain a work environment that is marked by inclusiveness and respect for others.
Effective organizational and management skills.
Ability to collaborate and develop partnerships.
Ability to apply independent judgement and decision-making skills within the university policies and procedures.
Ability to demonstrate concern for understanding and satisfying needs of customers, co-workers and others with economy, efficiency, flexibility, courtesy, good judgement and continuous measureable improvements.
Ability to adhere to all safety policies and procedures of the university.
Ability to meet consistent attendance.
Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.
Internal Number: 8348
About Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University is an independent research university located in Cleveland's University Circle, a square mile urban district of cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. CWRU holds membership in the Association of American Universities, and is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and by several nationally recognized professional accrediting associations.