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Medical Director

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 9th, 2018
Last review date: August 3rd, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
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 University of California, Davis School of Medicine is recruiting for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor rank Medical Director in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Candidates must possess an MD/DO, be Board certified or eligible for certification in Family Medicine, and be eligible for licensure in the State of California. The position will be expected to contribute with distinction in the areas of clinical administration and leadership, teaching, mentoring of trainees, and University and public service.

Responsibilities include primary oversight of and responsibility for the Department’s outpatient clinical mission, including the residency teaching center, and direct clinical care. Teaching is required and will include supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows in clinical settings. The percent time devoted to administration, clinical care, teaching, and other activities will be negotiated with the Department Head.

As the region's only academic health center, UC Davis Health is focused on discovering, applying, 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, with a focus on care of the under-served, and fully engage in the educational, research and service missions of the University of California.

Specific core duties, functions and responsibilities:
• Have primary and ongoing responsibility for the outpatient clinical operations of the department.
• Contribute to a shared and supported strategic vision for the care delivered by the Department, to promote the Quadruple Aim
• Lead planning and goal setting for ambulatory clinical practice transformation work for the department, in collaboration with the Department leadership team. This includes initiating, overseeing, and measuring the impact of innovative and proven or promising models of care delivery to forward the Department’s outpatient care mission.
• Supervise the outpatient practice of faculty and resident clinicians, leading them in providing consistently high quality, customer focused, efficient patient care, with a particular focus on care of the underserved.
• Working with the clinic practice manager and health system Ambulatory Operations group, participate in guiding the clinical operations of the department’s medical staff
• Ensure adequate clinician staffing of the residency teaching center by faculty, staff, and resident physicians, to include both direct patient care sessions and faculty precepting coverage.
• Promote quality, continuous improvement and patient safety
• Together with the Department faculty leadership team, Chief Administrative Officer, and clinic manager to plan, implement, and provide clinical services to meet or exceed budget targets.
• Communicate and collaborate effectively and transparently with Department faculty, residents, staff, and key UCD Health and School of Medicine stakeholders, to align clinical priorities and identify and implement rigorous performance improvement strategies to drive future success and regional competitiveness.
• Liaison, exchange ideas, and forge clinical collaborations with the Department’s outpatient clinical training partners, including but not limited to community Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and our Network of Affiliated Residency Programs (six throughout Northern California).
• Supervise, precept, and teach residents and students in clinical settings
• Contribute to a positive and supportive environment conducive to resident and student learning
• Participate in developing, implementing, and overseeing new curricula and curricular elements for resident and student education
• Participate in developing didactics and providing presentations for residents and students.
• Participate in recruiting new students and residents, through reviewing applications, contacting potential candidates, participating in interviews, and other aspects of recruitment.
• Participate in guiding and overseeing resident and student quality improvement and scholarly activities
• Participate in evaluating residents and students
• Participate in Departmental team building.
• Participate in the faculty development, both as a leader and life-long learner
• Participate in meetings and committees relevant to the focus of the position at various levels (e.g., Department, School, health system, University, community)
• Complete clinical documentation, learner evaluations, and other faculty requirements in a timely manner
Knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes:
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, patients and the public.
• Ability to lead and work effectively in inter-professional teams (in teaching, clinical care, and other realms)
• Keen understanding of health clinic processes (e.g., rapid cycle improvement) and operations, including budgeting.
• Skill in accessing, analyzing, and applying medical literature to clinical practice.
• Excellent organizational, presentation and communication skills.
• Ability to collect, analyze and present data in a meaningful way to a wide variety of audiences with various skill levels and various levels of expertise and knowledge.
• Excellent customer service skills
• A growth mindset that embraces the need for life-long learning and improvement.

The candidates must have the following qualifications:
MD or DO degree
Successful completion of an approved family medicine residency training program
Ability to obtain a Medical License in the State of California
Board certified or board eligible in Family Medicine
Demonstrated experience in the teaching of students and house staff
Recent outpatient clinical practice
Demonstrated community service
Ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment, with demonstrated experience mentoring women, minorities, students with disabilities, and other under-represented groups
Ability to adhere to policies and procedures of the University

Preferred but not required:
Recent in-patient hospital and obstetrical practice
Experience with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

The position will be open until filled through June 30, 2019.

Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Applicant cover letters should discuss experience teaching medical school students, mentoring residents, and providing inpatient and outpatient clinical care, including obstetrical care. The Search Committee also requires the names of three to five references with accurate contact information.

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 Assistant/Associate 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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  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

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