The University of California, Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine invites applications for the position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of UC Riverside Health. The successful candidate will also receive a concurrent academic appointment in an appropriate department in the School of Medicine, and participate in teaching, research, and scholarly activities. A competitive applicant must qualify for an academic appointment in the Professor of Clinical X or Health Sciences Clinical series at the associate or full professor ranks.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor/Dean of the School of Medicine and to the Chief Executive Officer of UCR Health, the CMO of UCR Health sets the tone for the delivery of patient and family-centric, compassionate care across the clinical enterprise of the UC Riverside School of Medicine. The CMO will work collaboratively with the clinical Department Chairs and UCR Health team to develop a high quality, integrated, multispecialty clinical practice that serves the missions of the School of Medicine. The CMO provides leadership to ensure that UCR Health clinical services and programs are "best in class" in terms of clinical quality, patient outcomes, patient safety and patient satisfaction, and will monitor and ensure that professional services provided by UCR School of Medicine at affiliate sites align with UCR SOM's quality. The CMO will leverage technology, including the EHR system, digital health tools, virtual care capability, and advanced analytics in increasing access, and enhancing the care model. The CMO will incorporate physician and healthcare workforce wellness in advancing ambulatory care. Specifically, the CMO will provide guidance and is responsible for clinical oversight to the following functional areas: 1) quality, patient safety and risk management; 2) physician clinical performance and professionalism expectations and oversight; 3) clinical faculty onboarding and training, including credentialing; 4) value-based care and pay for performance programs; 5) population health and care management.
UCR Health is the clinical enterprise of the UC Riverside School of Medicine (UCR SOM), with a specific mission to support the education and training of students and residents, and to provide primary care and specialty services to the residents of inland Southern California. Established in 2016, UCR Health provides patient care at five ambulatory clinic locations in Riverside, La Quinta and Irvine, with over 42,000 patient visits in FY22, as well as inpatient services through professional service agreements at many hospitals and health care facilities in the inland Southern California region. UCR Health is the medical group for UCR SOM clinical faculty and provides centralized management and oversight of clinic operations and staffing, payor and provider contracting, marketing, billing, coding and revenue cycle, IT, including EHR and information systems, quality, risk management, patient satisfaction and all other support services required for clinical practice.
Founded in 2013, the School of Medicine at UCR is the sixth University of California Medical School. We serve the rapidly growing Inland Southern California region by training a much-needed physician workforce and catalyzing innovations in research, education, and healthcare delivery. Our mission is to improve the health of the community in the Inland Empire, one of the most ethnically diverse and medically underserved areas of the country. UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a requirement. Advancement and promotion at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
The successful candidate must possess an M.D. or equivalent degree and possess Board Certification in a clinical specialty. They will be required to be a regular member of the UCR Health medical group. The candidate must retain university-quality skills and clinical judgement. A minimum of five years experience in the role as Director of Quality or as a CMO in an ambulatory setting, is preferred. The total time available for clinical duties will be negotiated with the Department Chair and the Dean, however there will be 50-75% FTE set aside for the CMO role. The successful candidate will also be expected to show a record of research or scholarly activities appropriate for an academic appointment in the Associate Professor or Professor of Clinical X or Health Sciences Clinical series. Finally, the candidate must demonstrate appropriate administrative experience and a proven record of academic and administrative leadership qualities.
Initial review of applications will begin on May 22, 2023, and applicants will be considered until the position is filled.
A Search Firm has been exclusively retained by the University of California - Riverside School of Medicine to assist in the recruitment.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.