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Medical Director-Central Washington University New

Ellensburg, WA


Hiring Company

Central Washington University

Positions Available

Full Time

Position Description

Central Washington University – Ellensburg, WA, The Medical Clinic is recruiting a board certified, licensed Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner for the Medical Director position.  This is a 12-month, full time position. The successful candidate will manage and direct the medical clinic, be responsible for the supervision of medical staff (nurse practitioners, nurses, lab staff, and part-time medical staff), lead quality assurance programs, and maintain accreditation with AAAHC.  This position will provide direct patient care within a wide range of services according State Licensing, to students at CWU. The successful candidate also will coordinate activities with other divisions and departments, and provide complex medical assistance to various programs across campus. As an integral member of the Health and Wellness team, the Medical Director provides guidelines and develops programs to support and improve the physical health of students and the campus, in collaboration with other members of the Health and Wellness unit. 

The Medical Clinic cares for a diverse student body of approximately 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students and is collocated in a combined Medical & Counseling Clinic that values a multi-disciplinary approach. Medical and counseling staff work closely and collegially with one another as well as other university offices. The Medical Clinic is regularly staffed by 3 ARNPs (in addition to the Director), 4 RN/LPN, 1 Medical Assistant, 1 Lab/X-ray technologist, and has both front and back office (billing) support staff. 

The Medical Clinic at CWU values the unique contribution of every staff member and recognizes the richness created when people from diverse backgrounds and experiences come together to work toward the common goals of serving our students.  It is our strong hope to recruit a well-qualified Medical Director for this position that shares our values.    

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have current credentials that would allow candidate to obtain a valid Washington State license to practice as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, and a valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse by start date.
  • Eligible for acceptance as required by the AAAHC accreditation requirements.
  • Current board certification by American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
  • At least 5 years of experience practicing in a primary care setting.
  • Experience leading and supervising professional medical staff in an ambulatory care setting.
  • Experience overseeing a student health center, medical center/unit, doctor’s office.
  • Experience with fiscal/budgetary oversight.
  • Experience working with and overseeing electronic medical records and medical insurance billing procedures and processes.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning skills and ability to effectively plan, implement and evaluate new and existing programs, functions, and services.
  • OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position

Preferred Qualifications

  • A valid Washington State license to practice as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, and a valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse. 
  • Demonstrated ability to gather data and analyze reports to make data based decisions. 
  • Experience working in a primary care setting with diverse populations.
  • Experience working in a college medical clinic.
  • Experience in primary care in women’s health, and/or sexual health.
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team that includes behavioral health services.
  • Experience overseeing grants and/or collaborating with academic departments regarding the provision of occupational health services.

The Community and Region

CWU is located in historic Ellensburg, one of the richest and most diverse agricultural regions in the world, including vibrant wine and micro-brew industries.

CWU is surrounded by remarkable natural beauty: the Cascade Mountains to the west, the Columbia River to the east, the Yakima River Canyon to the south, and national parks and recreation areas to the north.

As one of Washington’s founding communities, Ellensburg’s downtown is composed of beautiful brick buildings largely constructed between 1889 and 1917, and located just three blocks from the CWU campus. Weekends bring delicious local food, fresh produce, regional crafts, and eclectic entertainment downtown at the Kittitas County Farmer’s Market. Over the years, Ellensburg has gained a reputation as one of the most healthy cities in the state, and has been praised for its “compact, walkable streets, where 14.3 percent of residents commute by foot, one of the highest percentages in the state.” Ellensburg is home to many top arts and cultural events in Washington, including Jazz in the Valley, Buskers in the ‘Burg, and Spirit of the West.

Ellensburg is located approximately 100 miles and about 2 hours away from the Seattle metropolitan area. With an estimated population of more than 3.7 million, it is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The region boasts world-class arts and entertainment, cuisine, and athletics. Situated between the Puget Sound and Cascade Mountains, the region is noted for its natural beauty and offers a broad range of outdoor pursuits, from kayaking and sailing to alpine skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. Top employers either headquartered or with a large presence in the region include Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Google, Boeing, Costco, and Nordstrom. 

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