Interlochen Center for the Arts, one of America’s most prestigious institutions for arts education, performance and fine arts presentations, seeks an experienced health professional to serve as chief medical officer, leading student health services for its two core educational programs: Interlochen Arts Camp, serving approximately 2,700 students in grades 3-12, and Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premiere fine arts boarding high school with an enrollment of approximately 550. The Director also plays a key role in the development and implementation of institutional health and wellness programs and policies. Serving nearly 3,500 students and 360 non-seasonal employees, the Director provides strong leadership, planning and organizational skills in a comprehensive range of health and wellness services throughout the year.
In addition, Interlochen is seeking a licensed school health care provider who has Michigan licensure as an MD, DO, or Nurse Practitioner with recent clinical experience. Nurse practitioners must be able to function independently and have prescriptive authority in Michigan. Healthcare Provider CPR certification is required.
Qualified candidates may be considered for an appointment that fulfills both the Director and the Provider roles. Candidates without provider credentials will still be considered for the Director role.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Participate as an integral member of the leadership team of a K-12 school and camp setting.
Provide strong leadership, planning and organizational skills in a comprehensive range of health and wellness services throughout the year.
Provide leadership for the health services department and institutional medical policies, developing and implementing standards of care relevant to Camp and Academy students and personnel, and oversight of all daily operations of student health services on a year-round basis
Recruit, hire, and schedule approximately 6 FTE non-seasonal and 25+ FTE seasonal full-time and part-time staff (nurses, medical assistants, health care providers, clerical support)
Provide training, supervision, evaluation and professional development for all health services staff
As the chief medical officer, work with Student Affairs, Education Programs and Human and Institutional Resources departments to advise, develop and manage institutional health related issues
Supervise personnel and manage internal and external services related to physical and health of students (2,700 summer, 550 September to May)
Retain quality personnel with effective hiring, training and evaluation programs
Supervise one clinic during the academic year (September through May), and manage three clinics during the summer camp season
Provide leadership and oversight for student medication policies and processes
Secure, supervise, and work closely with contracted healthcare providers, as they see students during clinic hours and provide healthcare services for students.
Work closely with behavior health counselors and deans of students concerning student social/emotional and behavioral concerns
Provide expertise and share in the development and implementation of student health, wellness and nutritional policies and programs
Communicate with parents, faculty and staff as needed regarding health related matters
Maintain records for all Interlochen students, and for all employee on-the-job injuries
Assist Human Resources in monitoring employee compliance with the State of Michigan requirements, including rules and policies related to Bloodborne Pathogens, TB testing, HIPAA, etc.
Work with a team to manage the medical and health issues related to institutional emergency and preparedness plans
Serve as a liaison with local healthcare personnel and agencies to provide additional resources and support for campus health and wellness programming
Keep informed about regional and national health issues that could affect the campus, and work with county and state agencies when dealing with emergent health concerns
A completed application includes:
Letter of interest
Evidence of State of Michigan licensure
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State of Michigan RN license, BSN required. APN, APRN, NP, or Masters required.
Demonstrated skills and experience in this field that shows evidence of success and progression of responsibility for at least 5 years.
Experience addressing the emotional and developmental health needs, as well physical health needs of school-aged children will be beneficial. Previous work in a school setting is preferred, but not required.
Proven management, administrative and/or supervision experience and strong desire to serve in an administrative role.
Must possess the interest and ability to create a vision for student health and wellness for a diverse student body.
Effective communication, organizational and planning skills; capable of making good choices among many competing demands for time, staff and resources.
Capacity for, and experience with handling difficult situations and crises.
Physical and emotional stamina is a must in this dynamic environment of continuous operation
About Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org.
Interlochen Center for the Arts includes:
Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities.
Interlochen Arts Camp
Young artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve.
Interlochen ...College of Creative Arts
Adult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines.
Interlochen Public Radio
Classical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/Charlevoix
News Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/Ludington
Streaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists.
Interlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.