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Chief of Emergency Medicine

University of California, San Francisco, Emergency Medicine Department

Job Title: Chief of Emergency Medicine
Job Location: San Francisco , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Medicine, dentistry, pharmacy
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-08-27
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Chief of Emergency Medicine

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 Departmentís 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 Departmentís other San Francisco ED sites include Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and UCSF Benioff Childrenís Hospital San Francisco.

The Department of Emergency Medicine has a fully accredited 4-year Emergency Medicine residency program, which currently has 56 residents, andoffers 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.

Job Requirements

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.

Information and Application Process Instructions

The University of California, San Francisco, is one of the nationís 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.

Send cover letter and curriculum vitae to:

Jacqueline Grupp-Phelan, MD, Search Committee Chair

c/o Natalya Khait

UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine

533 Parnassus Avenue, Suite U575

San Francisco, CA 94143-0749

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. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for under-represented minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women. For additional information, please visit our website at

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