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Chief of Emergency Medicine (Helen Diller Medical Center)

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 15th, 2018
Last review date: Monday, Dec 31, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center
University of California, San Francisco

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, seeks an outstanding leader to serve as Chief of Emergency Medicine at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center. The position offers an exceptional leadership opportunity within the UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine with the Chief serving as a member of the Department’s executive leadership team and reporting to the Department Chair. The Chief will have major responsibilities for faculty recruitment and evaluation, oversight of clinical operations, research, and education programs at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center.

UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center, ranked as the best hospital in California, has a 29-bed ED and 10-bed Observation Unit, and serves about 45,000 patients per year. The ED is a stroke and STEMI receiving center and serves patients with a broad range of emergency conditions, including many complex medical and surgical disorders. The Department’s other San Francisco ED sites include Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.

The Department of Emergency Medicine has a fully accredited 4-year Emergency Medicine residency program, which currently has 56 residents, and offers fellowships in medical education, EMS, global health, toxicology, research, pediatric emergency medicine and ultrasound. Research is a major priority of the department with over 100 peer-reviewed publications each year.

Successful candidates for this position must demonstrate exceptional leadership, administrative and organizational skills and have a national reputation in academic emergency medicine in the areas of patient care, medical education and research. The applicant must have a minimum of 5 years leadership experience in an academic emergency department, be board certified in Emergency Medicine and qualify for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level. An advanced degree in management, public health or a related health care discipline is desirable. Expertise in performance improvement frameworks and methods and successful experience in applying them is also preferred. Candidates should be able to partner with staff from all disciplines and with other operational leaders to promote exceptional patient care, a culture of safety, and outstanding physician satisfaction and engagement.

The University of California, San Francisco, is one of the nation’s top five medical schools and demonstrates excellence in basic science and clinical research, global health sciences, policy, advocacy, and medical education scholarship. The San Francisco Bay Area is well-known for its great food, mild climate, beautiful scenery, vibrant cultural environment, and its outdoor recreational activities.

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UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women. For additional information, please visit our website at

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)