Job ID: 289127737  |  Last Updated: 4/10/2015

Director Health Clinic

Ross University School of Medicine
Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies, Other Non-US
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Antonio Hanchard
Senior Talent Acqusition Coordinator
(630) 353-9058
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Job Description

Director Health Clinic at Ross University School of Medicine

Ross University School of Medicine is located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica in the West Indies. Our mission is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians in the United States. Basic science coursework is taught in Dominica and students then complete their clinical studies in the United States. After passing all prerequisite examinations, Ross graduates are licensed to practice medicine in all 50 states of the U.S. Ross University School of Medicine is a division of DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV).
Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for the Dominica Campus the Director of the Health Clinic is responsible for the operational aspects, leadership, and direction of service quality and processes for the Health Clinic which includes medical and administrative staff. The Director of the Health Clinic will also be responsible to ensure that students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders receive high quality service while maintaining compliance with various medical guidelines and regulations.

There are approximately 1,500 pre-clinical students who attend school on the island for 4 or 5 semesters. In addition healthcare is provided for about 600 faculty and staff. The student health clinic is an ambulatory clinic with 4 exam rooms, a treatment room and an emergency room.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

This position combines teaching and primary care medicine.
The goal is to have 2 physicians who are responsible for administration of the health center and provide oversight and assist the healthcare team. The healthcare team includes 3 additional physicians, all well-trained and experienced in primary care as well as emergency medicine.
The teaching responsibilities account for 50% of time and are in the Department of Clinical Medicine. There is a state-of-the-art simulation center with 6 rooms as well as Harvey mannequins and airway stations. The focus of clinical teaching is small-group (8-10 students) skills training, which complements the basic science teaching. Examination skills are introduced into the first semester and built on in subsequent semesters.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
North American trained physician, board certified in a relevant area including family medicine, emergency medicine, internal medicine (med-peds especially) and others.
5-7 years management experience, preferably in a health field.
An active license to practice medicine in the United States or Canada is required.
A current certificate of BLS (basic life support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) of the American Heart Association or equivalent is required.
Proficient in the use of computers including Microsoft Office.
Hands-on and versatile leadership qualities and the ability to manage change in a fast paced environment.
Ability to manage, motivate and develop medical staff is required.
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills and demonstrate the ability to foster collaboration across diverse groups of constituents, including students, faculty, management, system developers, and other staff.
Operational experience managing in a dynamic and challenging environment.
Available to meet domestic and international travel requirements.

Additional Information:
Ross University School of Medicine offers a competitive potentially tax-free annual salary, relocation assistance to and from the island, a retirement savings program, healthcare benefits for employees and dependents, a global living allowance, an annual travel benefit, and paid days of leave (including vacation, holidays, professional development and sick/personal days).

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.
To learn more about Ross values, life in Dominica, benefits, tax implications, and much more click here: RUSM Candidate Selection Process.

Contact Information:
Tiziana DiSalvo
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant
Ross University School of Medicine

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