Director of Employee Health

Yale Health | New Haven, Connecticut 06520

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: November 30, 2023
Opportunity Code: 33541


Yale Health, a world-renown academic healthcare institution, is seeking their next Director of Employee Health to join them in this innovative opportunity located in New Haven, Connecticut! 


The Position

  • The Director of Employee Health will be responsible for the direction of clinical and administrative operations of the Occupational Medicine/Employee Health Program and will serve a pivotal role in the promotion of employee safety, wellbeing, and clinical excellence throughout Yale Health and Yale University.  
  • Reporting to the Chief Campus Health Officer, the Director will be responsible for the oversight of approximately 5 FTEs and will collaborate closely with the department manager to ensure that departmental initiatives including employee access, recruitment, budgeting, safety, and quality are met.  
  • The Director will strive to improve and maintain the quality of clinical care throughout the department and will provide medical consultations, examinations, and fitness for duty evaluations to staff members injured in the course of their work or exposed to biological, chemical, radiological, and physical hazards throughout the university.  
  • This Director will collaborate closely with workers compensation, Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety, and the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA) to implement a robust university-level occupational health strategy. Additionally, the Chief must be equipped to provide effective communication to both internal and external stakeholders pertaining to the status of the department.   
  • This leader will design and oversee the development of university-level occupational health policies, procedures, and protocols while serving on established committees including risk management, research, and work environments. In addition, the Chief will advise campus partners on health requirements, regulatory programs, and consultations pertaining to Yale Health Infection Control. 
  • Seeking a skilled physician who will be able to effectively optimize and maintain departmental records/reports including occupational health records, health assessments, incident reports, and treatment plans while ensuring that all records are within compliance regulations including HIPAA, OSHA, and organizational expectations.  
  • Candidates will ideally bring extensive knowledge and experience regarding occupational medicine, healthcare trends, data analysis, and market health programs. 


  • MD and/or DO degree is required; fellowship training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine or equivalent residency training is required. 
  • Active CT Medical License and/or ability to obtain is required. 
  • Board certification in Occupational Medicine and/or ABMS specialty is required. 
  • Certification and/or ability to obtain CT Controlled Substance Registration, Federal DEA Registration, Board Certification and qualifies for hospital and faculty appointments is required. 
  • Academic and/or University Healthcare experience is preferred. 

The Organization

  • In 1971, Yale University became one of the first universities in the U.S. to provide health care services to its faculty, staff, and students through a multidisciplinary health maintenance organization (HMO) located on campus. 
  • Today, Yale Health serves more than 47,000 members of the Yale community and their families.
  • This 144,000 square-foot state of the art medical facility is the home of our more than 150 health care providers, including 111 primary and consulting physicians, 90 exam rooms; an Acute Care Department staffed continually by a physician and registered nurses; an 15-bed inpatient facility with two negative pressure rooms; a diagnostic imaging suite including MRI, CT scan, x-ray, and ultrasound; and a full-service retail pharmacy.
  • Yale Health promotes the health and well-being of every member of the Yale community, so that each individual can achieve their highest goals and aspirations. Providing consistently outstanding care, compassionate, patient-centered service and innovative practices is our promise to our members and Yale University.

The Community

  • There is something for everyone in the New Haven area. Whether you’re a resident looking to discover new parts of the region for the first time, or a first-time visitor hoping to fit the “best of” into a day, weekend, week or longer, you can’t go wrong. It’s all waiting for you.
  • If you are looking for something to float your boat, New Haven has some great options for exploring Long Island Sound and the shoreline. Two public boat tours (approximately 45 minutes) are available to view the Thimble Islands off the coast of Branford and there are several companies offering private charters. You can also take a more hands-on approach through a kayak rental.
  • Sundown serves up a whole new side of Greater New Haven. New Haven’s downtown pulses with life with entertainment for all ages and tastes. College Street Music Hall has joined Toad’s Place, Café Nine and Firehouse 12 as the core of the music scene.
  • Home to Yale University, New Haven offers all the benefits of being a college town including collegiate sporting events, arts performances and much more.
  • The arts in Greater New Haven range from world-class to the downright quirky, and you’re sure love it all. As the home of Yale University, New Haven has access (often free thanks to the generosity of alumni and other donors) to collections selected from literally millions of paintings, sculptures, coins, books and manuscripts.
  • Located directly on the shoreline, New Haven residents enjoy a small town feel with direct access to many beaches, while only being 45 minutes south of Hartford with easy train access to Boston and New York.




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