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Vice President/Chief Medical Officer - Cancer Services (DIR EXEC)

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 1/8/2017

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree


Job Title

Vice President/Chief Medical Officer - Cancer Services (DIR EXEC)

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Mission Bay

Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type



Cancer Strategic Initiatives


8-hour Days

Full/Part Time


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This classification is not represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Job Summary

The final salary grade is subject to confirmation by the UCSF Senior Leadership Compensation Group, UCSF Compensation Committee and Chancellor.

The VP and Chief Medical Officer, Cancer Services (CMO) will provide programmatic, operational and strategic leadership to further the growth, improved outcomes and integration of clinical activities for the cancer patient care enterprise across UCSF Health.

The VP and Chief Medical Officer will:

* Lead the cultivation and integration of cancer disease teams into higher functioning teams. Coordinate leading patient care initiatives

* Work with the Executive VP Physician Services & Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs and SVP Faculty Practices in integrating inpatient unit based leadership, practice based leadership and cancer quality committee to sustain a culture of safety and quality across the cancer enterprise

* Engage various disease teams in establishing objective multimodality patient care measures and work towards improvement of these measures from baseline

* Provide physician leadership to incorporate clinical informatics and diagnostics in care delivery and tracking of treatment outcomes

* Work with the Department Chairs, Division Chiefs, Executive Directors and other relevant stakeholders to lead the coordination and integration of care across inpatient and outpatient, facilitate the adoption of common care delivery practices as necessary towards UCSF Health s readiness to manage complex cancer care cost effectively in a bundled payment environment

* Provide physician leadership with UCSF Health Affiliates and ACC offsite campus locations, other UCSF Health entities (Canopy, BayHealth, BCP) in strengthening integration on clinical care and program development that allows for growth and improved patient referral patterns

* Provide strong input and influence to Chiefs and Chairs in the recruitment and selection of cancer-based clinicians throughout UCSF Health

* Provide leadership in cancer clinical research management including dissemination of appropriate clinical trials to appropriate network locations

The incumbent in this position is responsible for 1) medical oversight of the Cancer Faculty Practice Operations, 2) medical oversight of all technical and professional cancer services, 3) serving as the UCSF Health cancer service line physician liaison with the UCSF Health ACO network. As part of the senior executive team of the HDFCCC, participates in strategic planning, service line management, advancement of clinical trials initiatives and business development. In carrying out the responsibilities of the position, the incumbent will designate 80% effort to administrative responsibilities and 20% effort to clinical practice and/or research.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.


Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Required Qualifications

* MD degree required plus five-ten years of progressive management experience in a cancer center within an academic medical center or large healthcare system

* Specialization in medical, surgical or radiation oncology

* Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of local and national quality and safety regulations, standards and trends general to health care and, in particular, to cancer care

* Understanding of cancer center operations

* Demonstrated decisiveness in his/her ability to gain consensus where appropriate

* Ability to drive results

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Demonstrated business acumen

* Ability to lead change initiatives

* Ability to promote and maintain solid interpersonal relationships

* An effective visionary who can lead and incent diverse constituencies

* Ability to make decisions based on fact and sound judgment

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations

Preferred Qualifications

* Familiarity with greater San Francisco Market, payers, competition


* MD degree

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