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Chief Hospitalist

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Open date: January 21st, 2020

Last review date: Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 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: Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021 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.

Position description

Chief Hospitalist

The Chief Hospitalist serves as the primary physician responsible for the overall functioning of the Inpatient Care Medical Wards. The Physician that is board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine or an ABIM Subspecialty to serve as the Assistant Chief of the Medicine Service. Duties would include both administrative and clinical responsibilities. The incumbent would work in conjunction with other members of the Hospitalist team, staff physicians and contract physicians, and Nurse Practitioner (Navigators) to provide evidence based patient-centered care to our Veterans and helps to lead daily patient care rounds and discharge planning with members of the interdisciplinary team. The ideal candidate demonstrates sound decision making skills in both clinical and administrative areas. In addition, the incumbent serves as a preceptor to Residents, Medical Students and Fellows in his or her specialty area. The ideal candidate collaborates, guides, and supports nurse practitioners assigned to Medicine Service in their respective areas of expertise. Administrative duties include: Serves as the Acting Chief of Medicine Service in the absence of the Chief of Medicine Service (COM) or the Associate Chief of Medicine Service (ACOM). May serve as immediate supervisor of Medicine Service staff selected by the Chief of Medicine Service. Participates in and attends medical center committees and meetings as assigned by the Chief of the Medical Service. Participates in various facility programs designed to enhance and improve the delivery of patient care services, such as Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) or System Redesign projects, as assigned by the Chief of Medicine Service. Demonstrates commitment to high quality customer service, including specific measures identified as performance goals by the Medical Center. Performs other administrative and clinical duties as assigned by the Chief of Medicine. Responsible for the completion of physician OPPE/FPE and other administrative functions including Proficiency Report completion.

The incumbent is expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. The ideal candidate must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. The incumbent is expected to adhere to stated policies and provide timely documentation of clinical notes (e.g. H&P, consult review, discharge summaries, medication reconciliation, etc). In addition, the incumbent is expected to coordinate and communicate the treatment plan with other Hospitalists, primary care providers, nursing, social workers, administrative staff, pharmacists, and other subspecialists and ancillary staff. The Hospitalist Physician will help to ensure that high quality patient care is delivered in a resourceful and efficient manner.

Must be eligible for appointment as a faculty member of the academic affiliate, UCSF Fresno.

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.

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Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Job location

San Francisco