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Supervisor, School Based Health- Ryan Health | Women & Children’s

October 7, 2020

Position Overview:

Supervise the day-to-day operations of school-based health programs, including staff supervision and ensuring that all mandated program services are provided. This work is carried out in support of the mission and goals of Ryan Health.

Essential Functions:

  1. Ensure the provision of care to patients with medical problems. This includes the recognition of acute symptoms, management of emergencies, discrimination between normal and abnormal findings on physical assessments, documentation, reporting of findings, and appropriate decision making. Provide routine treatment in collaboration with physician based on policies, protocols, and practice problems. Provide appropriate information to the patient.
  2. Ensure the development and implementation of a plan of care for each patient including: additional diagnostic studies, if indicated; treatments, including prescribing medications within protocols under physician's supervision; referral to other health care providers and for social services, as appropriate; teaching, counseling, assisting patients and other significant persons to assume responsibility for self-care, prevention of illness, promotion/maintenance/restoration of health; follow-up to assure continuity of care.
  3. Participate in on-going sessions with physician consultant regarding medical care responsibilities.
  4. Participate in Quality Improvement activities to evaluate patient care and other program services.
  5. May be assigned to other primary care clinic areas as necessary.
  6. Remain up to date on issues pertaining to school-based health center services.
  7. Serve as the primary VFC coordinator for each school-based site.
  8. Develop and/or implement program policies and procedures.
  9. Oversee the development and upgrading of program educational materials.
  10. Other duties and projects as assigned.
  • Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with the OSHA blood borne pathogens standards, and Center policies and procedures.
  • Supervision of staff, including but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, evaluating, day-to-day supervision and support to ensure that all staff meet recognized standards for delivery of quality health care and services, professionalism and productivity, attendance records, scheduling, disciplinary action as needed.
  • Meet with each school-based site on a weekly basis to review enrollment, utilization, productivity, quality improvement initiatives, and other issues pertaining to school-based health center services.
  • Meet with each principal regularly throughout the school year to review enrollment, care coordination and collaboration, and other issues pertaining to school-based health center services.
  • Management of all aspects of service delivery and program operations, which includes the development, implementation and provision of quality medical care and health education to address the needs and concerns of the student population.
  • Develop educational curricula and new program components and assist in seeking funding for new initiatives.
  • Report any unusual findings or problems pertaining to program operations to the Director of Care Management.


Minimum Experience and Skills Required:

Two years of supervisory experience, preferably in school-based health program setting.
Experience in community-based, school health, management and adolescent care practice.

Education, Licenses, and/or Certifications Required:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing or Physician Assistant Program.
  • Current New York State Nurse Practitioner License of Physician Assistant Certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual Spanish

Competencies Required:

Customer Service:

  • Professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients
  • Commits to exceeding expectations of the patient


  • Works well with others
  • Contributes input to improve outcomes
  • Asks others for opinions and feedback; provides feedback in a tactful respectful way

Minimal Training Time:

  • 6-month probationary period

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, talk and hear.

The employee is occasionally required to move about the office; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate office equipment.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is primarily in a general primary care setting, which includes the unpredictability in behaviors of individuals, and acute and chronic infectious diseases, which may be contagious. Adequate preparation and precaution is necessary.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This position may be required to perform other duties. If such work becomes a permanent and regular part of the job, a new description will be prepared.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ryan Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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