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Director, UCSF at ZSFG Supportive and Palliative Care Service

Application Window

Open date: October 7, 2021

Most recent review date: Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 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: Friday, Apr 7, 2023 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

Director, UCSF at ZSFG Supportive and Palliative Care Service

The University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Medicine is recruiting a new Director for the Supportive and Palliative Care Service in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). ZSFG is a premier safety-net hospital and trauma center run in partnership by the city of San Francisco and UCSF since 1873 and serves as one of the main clinical sites for the UCSF School of Medicine.

The Director of the SPCS will work closely with leadership of the Department of Medicine and Division of Hospital Medicine to lead interdisciplinary palliative care services in the inpatient and outpatient settings. The service enjoys strong institutional support from the Department of Medicine and hospital leadership. The team provides expert symptom management, advance care planning, connection with community resources, and psychosocial and spiritual support for patients with serious illness, serving a highly vulnerable patient population. This position will include protected time commensurate with the role for strategic planning, program development, and quality improvement activities, in addition to clinical work in either the inpatient or outpatient setting. There will be opportunities to strategically expand palliative care services throughout the San Francisco Health Network, in addition to opportunities to expand educational experiences for UCSF Palliative Medicine fellows, residents, and students.

Our division highly values physicians who will make a contribution to diversity of the ZSFG physician workforce, and whose background and experience will contribute to our mission of providing high-quality care for the diverse patient population served by ZSFG. Interest and experience in the care of underserved populations is highly preferred.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated leadership in academic palliative medicine and will have outstanding clinical, teaching, and organizational skills. Preferred candidates will also have experience in interdisciplinary Palliative Care program development and implementation, collaborating with health system leaders and other stakeholders, and a track record of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and academic scholarship. Candidates must be board- certified or board eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Positions include a faculty appointment at the University of California San Francisco, flexible schedule, and competitive benefits package.

Please apply online at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that 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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA