An exceptional boarding school community for boys in grades nine through twelve.

Medical Director/School Physician

Woodberry Forest School Position Description                               Date:  June 2018
Section 1. General Information
Position Title: Medical Director/School Physician                                                      
Immediate Supervisor: Dean of Students
Department: Health Services
Incumbent: Vacant, New Position
Section 2 Position Purpose (Objective)
The medical director is responsible for providing medical care to Woodberry Forest students and will develop, implement and sustain proactive health and wellness programs recognizing each of the dimensions of wellness: physical, mental, emotional intellectual, social, spiritual and environmental. The medical director will work in close coordination with the school’s Wholeness Team which consists of the Dean of Students, Residential Life Director, Head Nurse, School Mental Health Counselor and Chaplain/Director of Student Wholeness.  
Section 3. Managerial Responsibilities
Supervision of the school’s nurses and athletic trainers
Section 4. Financial Responsibility
Along with the Head Nurse, oversees the Infirmary operating budget
Section 5. Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Job Goal:  The physician/medical director will oversee all facets of Health Services including direct medical care of students; supervision of nurses and athletic trainers; as well as developing and implementing strategies, plans, and programs for the health, safety and well-being of all students.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serves as the school’s Medical Director working collaboratively with the school’s Wholeness Team
  • Provides medical care for students, including referral to outside specialists as necessary
  • Responsible for directing the administrative functions of the Infirmary and its staff in a manner that assures the continued delivery of high quality medical care to students, including updating and developing health care treatment policies and procedures
  • Responsible for referrals to outside medical providers as appropriate
  • Works collaboratively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and community-based health care providers to assure that medical needs of the students are met
  • Maintains accurate records of all visits and treatments provided via Magnus Healthcare system
  • Plans and implements training for nurses, athletic trainers, faculty and staff as needed
 Section 6. Skills and Knowledge
  • Strong commitment to education and care of the whole boy
  • Ability to develop and implement wellness programs in collaboration with the school’s Student Wholeness team and within the School’s overall culture
  • Ability to work well with boys from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with outside medical providers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely with others both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work as an effective team member; function independently; exercise sound judgment and initiative; maintain confidentiality; establish and maintain effective work relationships; actively work toward the goals and objectives of the school.
  • Familiar with the use and operation of a personal computer and basic software.
Section 7. Formal Education, Training, Experience and Certification Requirements/Expectations
  • Current licensure as an MD/DO (preferred) in the Commonwealth of Virginia by the State Board of Medicine; board certification in pediatrics or family medicine preferred; but we may consider a NP or PA
  • Current DEA certification
  • Five or more years of experience in caring for adolescents in a clinical setting
  • Current CPR certification
Section 8. Physical Requirements
Section 9. Additional Comments
This is a full-time 12 month position.
Section 10. Signatures/Approvals
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and professional references to

Woodberry Forest School

Woodberry Forest, VA 22989   Phone: 540-672-3900
Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.