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Vice Chair for Clinical Innovation and Practice Transformation

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 10th, 2018
Last review date: Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 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.


The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), University of California, Davis (UCD) Health seeks an outstanding leader to serve as its Vice Chair for Clinical Innovation and Practice Transformation (CIPT) as an Associate or Full Professor in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series.

The Vice Chair for CIPT:
• Is the leading clinical thinker for the DFCM, guiding its efforts in promoting the Quadruple Aim: improving the health of our population; reducing per capita cost of health care; and improving both the patient and provider experiences of care.
• Has a passion for improving the health of communities, not only through medical care but broader interventions relating to social determinants of health.
• Is the leading DFCM spokesperson on clinical issues focused on health care transformation, provider partnerships, affordability and the importance of community engagement and benefit.

The Vice Chair for CIPT is responsible for encouraging, initiating, overseeing implementation of, and tracking the impact of proven or promising innovative care delivery models and approaches, to forward the Department’s outpatient, inpatient, and transitional care missions. This individual is responsible for a portfolio of initiatives around cutting edge topics, and networks intensively with experts in the field to identify emerging ideas and challenges. Successful candidates will be skilled at leading through influence, be highly collaborative and understand the regulatory environment. This individual must be equally comfortable interacting with individuals at all levels of the organization.

In addition to overseeing the clinical innovation staff, the Vice Chair works closely with local and regional advocacy and market competitiveness teams to establish and enhance collaborations with community clinical partners. The Vice Chair for CIPT reports to the Chair of the DFCM.

Candidates must possess the degree of MD, be Board certified in Family Medicine and be eligible for licensure in the State of California.

As the region's only academic health center, UC Davis Health is focused on discovering and sharing knowledge and providing the highest quality of care. UC Davis Health is a hub of innovation that encompasses UC Davis Medical Center, UC Davis School of Medicine, The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and UC Davis Medical Group (additional information about these entities is included below). UC Davis and UC Davis Health also commit to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who share in our vision to achieve a diverse and inclusive community. The UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization, as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in its annual Healthcare Equality Index report for the seventh year in a row. We serve an incredibly diverse population of urban and rural patients and fully engage in the educational, research and service missions of the University of California.

• Actively participate in the delivery of outpatient and inpatient care.
• Contribute to a shared and supported strategic vision for the care delivered by the DFCM, to promote the Quadruple Aim
• Contribute to maintaining high quality inpatient and outpatient clinical environments, and to setting goals and expectations aimed at furthering the Department’s reputations for clinical care, clinical teaching, and clinically-oriented research and scholarly work.
• Serve as the in-house expert on care delivery models, affordability and population health in community-based health plans.
• Encourage and contribute to initiating, overseeing, and measuring the impact of innovative and proven or promising models of care delivery to forward the Department’s outpatient, inpatient, and transitional care missions.
• Contribute to improving the atmosphere for diversity and inclusion in the DFCM’s patient care mission, through measures such as community engagement and maintenance of cultural sensitivity and humility in developing and implementing care innovations.
• Contribute to providing day-to-day direction of DFCM outpatient, inpatient, and transitional care activities, including participation in oversight of the clinical operating budget and staff, in collaboration with other leaders (e.g., Chair, Chief Administrative Officer, medical directors and managers of the UCD Family Medicine Clinic, affiliated partners [e.g., local Federally Qualified Health Centers, UC Primary Care Collaborative).
• Appropriately and effectively communicate and collaborate with key UCD Health and School of Medicine stakeholders and counterparts, and other external constituencies, to align DFCM and UCD Health clinical priorities and identify rigorous performance improvement strategies to drive the future success and regional competitiveness.
• Participate in seeking and cultivating outreach activities in the greater Sacramento and northern California regions for clinical opportunities, as well as clinically-oriented educational and research and scholarly activity opportunities.
• Participate in the development, delivery, and continuous improvement of clinical and professional development (e.g., practice management) opportunities and teaching activities for residents, medical students, and other learners (e.g., nurses), in collaboration with educational program leaders (e.g., predoctoral and residency directors).
• Contribute to maintaining an excellent DFCM faculty by participating in faculty personnel actions (e.g., search committee membership, voting on colleagues’ merits and promotions), and by providing professional development and mentoring activities to ensure DFCM faculty have the skills necessary to effectively participate in innovative, transformative clinical care approaches and models.
• Adhere to the principles of academic governance, especially the collaborative development of appropriate procedures for governance.
• Contribute to maintaining a Department climate that is hospitable and encourages faculty and staff engagement, participation, collegiality, and innovation in an environment of shared governance.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will have the following:
• Extensive experience in the development and processes for implementing state-of-the-art, innovative clinical services. Expertise in the health care quality movement and/or alternative (e.g., value-based) payment efforts. Proven record (as evidenced by personal statements or Curriculum Vitae)of having spearheaded and substantively contributed to initiatives that led to positive transformation of clinical practice(s) according to metrics aligned with the Quadruple Aim - improved care quality, lower cost, better patient and provider experience - ideally in the academic medical center setting, and encompassing inpatient, outpatient, and transitions of care
• Adept with emerging technologies such as virtual visits and asynchronous patient-provider communications
• Deep understanding of health plans and payers including Medi-Cal and Medicare Demonstrated commitment to and experience in clinical education and clinically-oriented scholarly work
• Dynamic leadership skills for further growth in clinical, clinical education, and clinically-oriented research and scholarly activities. Strong team player, with demonstrated success in working in cross-functional teams, collaborating with clinical and non-clinical staff. Proven skills in effectively partnering with senior executives of major (ideally academic) health care organizations. Experience mentoring junior personnel. Demonstrated commitment to collegiality, collaboration, diversity, and service.
• Clinical experience, preferably in an academic group family medicine practice
• Strong written and oral communication skills including social media; published in peer-reviewed and mainstream publications and experience with grant-writing and management highly desired
• Ability to see and apply big picture aspects of health care policy to daily program design including webinars, in-person meetings, publications and research initiatives
• The qualified candidate is required to have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, with demonstrated experience mentoring women, minorities, students with disabilities, and other under-represented groups

For full consideration, applications must be received by August 31, 2018. However, the position will be open until filled through June 30, 2019.

Qualified applicants should upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, statement of practice management, statement of clinical improvement and provide three to five references with full contact information online at

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students.

This recruitment is conducted at the Associate/Full Professor rank. The resulting hire will be at the Associate/Full rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

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Sacramento, CA

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

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Practice Management

  • Statement of Clinical Improvement

Reference requirements
  • 3-8 required (contact information only)