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Chief Clinician for Naturopathic Medicine

Job Summary

The Chief Clinician of a National University of Health Sciences Clinic is responsible for all clinical and educational operations of the Clinic and for implementation of the clinic program established by the Chair Person, Department of Clinical Practice. He/she is charged with the responsibility of the care and management of clinic patients and the clinical training of the interns.


  • To serve as the chief associate of the Chair Person, Department of Clinical Practice, in the operation to which he/she is assigned.
  • To participate with the Dean of Clinics in developing both long and short range plans for meeting the Clinic Institutional  Goals.
  • To assume responsibility for the leadership of the naturopathic program aspects of the Clinic, not only in its day to day operation, but also in its function as an integral part of the University; particularly with regard to Mission and Institutional  Goals.
  • To provide for the smooth operation of the Clinic to which they are assigned, through the use of the following techniques, and others as necessary and appropriate:
    • Serving as a model of professionalism to both Clinicians and Interns, as evidenced by exemplary conduct, dialogue and decorum.
    • Assign intern, and clinical student patient care duties or make appropriate delegations of this daily task to other members of the clinician team
    • Communicate Clinic Institutional  Goals and Objectives as well as share any information received from other areas which may appropriately be of interest or may be of assistance in carrying out the clinical and academic functions of the clinic.
    • Involve faculty and staff in developing policies and procedures in support of the Mission of the University and the Clinic Institutional  Goals and Objectives.
    • Develop a vision with regard to the Clinic's role in meeting Institutional  Goals and Objectives.
    • Engage in group problem solving as necessary.
    • Foster the development of a team approach to both patient care and educational functions of the Clinic.
    • Serve as a coach and a resource to the team in all of its activities.
    • One‑on‑one interaction with faculty and staff.
    • Assist faculty and staff members in developing and attaining appropriate professional goals.
    • Evaluate individuals under their supervision, both formally and informally.
    • Serve as a resource in assisting faculty and staff to identify areas of professional weakness and identifying appropriate paths to strengthening.
    • Evaluate the staffing, support, and material needs of the clinic to which they are assigned and make appropriated recommendations to the Chair Person, Department of Clinical Practice.
    • If requested, serve as a Budget Center Manager, with the responsibility to see that necessary supplies and equipment are available.
    • Carrying out all necessary administrative and reporting functions as required by University policy or assigned by the Chair Person, Department of Clinical Practice.
    • To provide a sound clinical experience for interns in the Clinic to which they are assigned. This is accomplished primarily by the attending clinicians, but remains the responsibility of the Clinic Director.
    • Being available for service during the regularly scheduled clinic hours and at other times as necessary or as assigned by the Chair Person, Department of Clinical Practice.
    • Arranging for or personally providing coverage as necessary when clinicians are absent or unavailable for duty.
    • Scheduling and/or conducting appropriate in-service training for Interns and Clinicians.
    • Coordinating outreach activities for the clinic.
    • Contribute to the Mission of the University through regular participation in a variety of activities including:
      • Scholarly work
      • Research
      • Teaching
      • Community involvement
      • Assist the Chair Person, Department of Clinical Practice in developing and marketing the services of the clinic.
      • Serve on University standing committees and/or ad hoc committees as assigned



  •  Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Degree
  • A clear understanding of and dedication to the Mission of NUHS
  • Current ND license held in a licensed state
  • Three years of experience in an ND practice or qualifying residency


  • Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
  • Illinois license to practice Chiropractic
  • Experience in higher education teaching
  • Evidence of a commitment to continuing education
  • Service to the community
  • Participation in professional organizations
  • Board certification in one or more areas of specialty

How to Apply

Applicants should submit cover letter and current CV to tjohnson@nuhs.edu.


NUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer