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Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine, UCSF Health

Application Window

Open date: April 15th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 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, Division of Hospital Medicine, UCSF Health

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is initiating a search for an outstanding leader in academic hospital medicine to become chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM), based at UCSF Health campuses. The division, often regarded as the preeminent academic hospital medicine division in the U.S., was founded in 1996 by Dr. Robert Wachter, who became chair of the UCSF Department of Medicine in 2016. For the past five years, it has been superbly led by Dr. Brad Sharpe, who is stepping down for health reasons.

The division is home to 123 faculty and 29 staff, and is financially stable with a yearly budget of $41 million. It delivers a wide variety of clinical services (13 different services at four clinical sites), and has an active research portfolio, with 11 investigators and a total of $5 million in yearly extramural funding. In addition to its strengths in clinical medicine, education, and research, the DHM has areas of focus in QI/safety/value, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), leadership, global health and social medicine, and clinical informatics and data science.

The ideal candidate for division chief is an academic hospitalist at the Associate Professor level or above with a strong track record in leadership, scholarship, and innovation. The successful candidate appreciates the importance of collegial decision-making in an interdisciplinary environment and balancing multiple missions in a rapidly changing healthcare world. The selected candidate must possess a medical degree, medical license in CA (or eligible for licensure), and board certification.

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, and community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California 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. Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03333. Each applicant’s materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Job Description and Accountabilities
The chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF Health is responsible for leading and growing DHM’s clinical, educational, and research programs at the UCSF Health sites, including the UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Mission Bay, UCSF Mount Zion and St. Mary’s Medical Center, with other potential areas of expansion in the future. The chief is expected to lead in a manner that contributes to the overall success of the Department of Medicine, the School of Medicine, and UCSF Health.

The chief will be held accountable to:
• Build and grow the relevant clinical services, and achieve excellent outcomes (including quality, safety, patient experience, and efficiency)
• Contribute to the excellence of the educational and research programs
• Provide leadership and mentorship to the leaders of the DHM clinical services and functional areas to ensure effective management and a positive culture
• Promote faculty and staff engagement and satisfaction
• Promote and expand diversity, equity and inclusion across clinical care, research, education, hiring, and community building.
• Develop the academic careers of existing faculty, and support recruitment and mentoring of outstanding new faculty
• Identify and nurture collaborative relationships, both inside and outside UCSF, with individuals and organizations that can contribute to the mission of the DHM
• Continue and grow the DHM’s tradition of innovation and academic entrepreneurship
• Provide strong financial stewardship, including effectively managing the budget, responsibly advocating for appropriate resources, and promoting philanthropy
• Establish a positive working relationship with DHM staff and create an organization known for its excellence in operations
• Collaborate effectively with other leaders of the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, health system, and other divisions of hospital medicine at the San Francisco VA and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

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Campus Information

All UCSF employees must participate in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Relevant policy information, FAQ’s, and forms may be found by visiting: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2021/07/ucs-covid-19-vaccine-policy.html.

The University of California, San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

San Francisco, CA