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Vice Chair for Clinical Innovations and Practice Transformation

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 23rd, 2019

Last review date: Monday, Sep 30, 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: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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 Clinical Innovation and Practice Transformation:
• 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 Clinical Innovation and Practice Transformation 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.

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 September 30, 2019. However, this position will be open until filled through June 30, 2020.

Qualified applicants should upload an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, statement of Teaching, statement of Practice Management and 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.

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

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Practice Management

  • Statement of Clinical Improvement

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