Director of Health and Wellness

The Stony Brook School Published: June 11, 2018
Stony Brook, New York
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The Stony Brook School is seeking a Director of Health and Wellness to run the School’s Health and Wellness Center, develop and implement a cross-departmental vision for community health and wellness, and support the formation of the School’s Health Curriculum.  This is a 10-month staff position beginning August 2018.


  • Licensed RN, NP, PA or MD
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience providing nursing, public health or emergency care in a boarding school, college or other relevant clinical setting
  • Personal calling to serve in a Christian school setting that places primary importance on the spiritual, intellectual, psychological and social development of teenagers
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and communicating effectively with patients and their families, colleagues, supervisors, and health care providers
  • Capable of executing a proactive strategy for promoting health across all levels of the institution
  • Indomitable work ethic, self-directed, highly-organized, thorough and accurate
  • Wisdom, patience, functions well as leader of a team and developer of personnel
  • Technology proficiency

Responsibilities (Leadership):

  • Recruit, train, supervise, oversee scheduling and duties, and evaluate annually the School’s Health and Wellness Center staff.
  • Arrange for nurse coverage of the Health Center 24 hours a day and 7 days a week whenever school is in session.
  • Chair the School’s Health & Wellness Team for the purpose of identifying health concerns and providing integrated, cross-departmental support to students.
  • Oversee the formation and execution of the School’s health education program.
  • Educate faculty and staff on a variety of current health topics and preventative care by coordinating speakers at large-group assemblies, posting regularly to Blogs@the Brook, and presenting at faculty and parent meetings.


Responsibilities (Student Care):

  • Ensure students receive excellent primary and follow-up health care, including evaluation, treatment, charting, and education for any acute or chronic health conditions.
  • Ensure continuity of health care by providing students and his/her parents or guardians with referrals for further medical attention or community resources.
  • Serve as primary liaison with the School physician, including development and implementation of physician standing orders.
  • Manage the transport of students to ER visits and outside medical appointments.
  • Manage the administration of all student medications prescribed by a physician.
  • Coordinate flu vaccine, First Aid and CPR trainings, and drug screening programs.
  • Train residential faculty in basic health care for the purpose of ensuring safety and well-being.

Responsibilities (Procedures and Compliance):

  • Manage all student health records using Magnus Health and maintain hard copies of case notes in accordance with New York State regulations.
  • Ensure that all international boarding students are enrolled in the School’s accident and sickness insurance program.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of student accident and health insurance claims and billing of student accounts from pharmacies, physicians and outside health care providers.
  • Provide leadership through medical emergency situations, maintain emergency equipment, and support the ongoing development of the School’s emergency preparedness initiatives and policies.
  • Develop a Health and Wellness Center Handbook of procedures, policies and guidelines, including training materials for nurses and residential life staff.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, including completion of health forms, immunizations, and OSHA guidelines for handling body fluids and blood borne pathogens, disposing of medical waste, and proper sterilization and maintenance of medical equipment.
  • Maintain controlled substance inventory and destruction of unused and expired medicines according to New York State guidelines.
  • Track cases of communicable disease among students, communicate potential outbreaks to the School administration, and report to local public health authorities as appropriate.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter via email to the Director of Upper School, Richard Cowan, at