The Department of Surgery is comprised of 102 full time faculty members, 220 voluntary faculty members, 20 physicians employed on MSP agreements, 25 doctors employed by the VA or other facilities, 77 accredited and 13 non-accredited trainees and 100 career staff. Activities are organized in 13 subspecialty divisions. Faculty from the Department are clinically active in seven medical centers and two off-site ambulatory surgery facilities with the majority of clinical, education, and research activities occurring on the Hillcrest and La Jolla UC San Diego Health campuses. Annual expenditures across the Department total over $66.5M, with a global research portfolio of over $19M. The Department is a profitable, expanding entity with consistent year-over-year clinical growth of 10-15%, and is a target for continued aggressive growth in the Health System clinical strategic plan. The Department houses the Center for the Future of Surgery, a unique educational and research unit that to date has trained over 20,000 unique learners.
The Administrative Vice Chair (AdVC) is the senior staff member for the Department of Surgery, and serves as a partner to the Chair in administering and executing the clinical and academic programs within the Department and thus responsible and accountable for the operation and performance of the Department. The AdVC reports directly to the Chair of Surgery for clinical and academic matters, and to the Health System Chief Administrative Officer of Operations for clinical matters. The AdVC also reports to the Financial Officer for the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences for financial matters related to the academic programs of the Department. The AdVC of Surgery serves as the Health System Surgery service line administrator with responsibility for the strategic vision of inpatient and outpatient clinical programs. Service line responsibilities include co-management of inpatient and outpatient clinical programs around patient care including accountability for quality and efficiency across the service line. The role will lead the surgery council and work with the hospital, clinical practice organization and physicians to provide the best care for our patients. The AdVC will provide direct oversight of career staff within the Department. The Senior Director of Operations of Surgical Clinics for the Clinical Practice Organization (medical group) will work in partnership with the AdVC to will provide oversight and input into the management of clinics related to the Department of Surgery clinical practices. The AdVC is accountable to University of California, the campus and the Health Sciences for the overall business health of the Department. The AdVC represents the Chair and acts as liaison with top administration and professionals in exploration and discussion of issues. The AdVC serves as a partner to the Chairs, CAO, Vice Chairs, CPO Leadership and Service Chiefs/ Division Directors in strategic business development as well as operational and program growth of the Departments.
Bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred) and 8 years of progressively higher level roles in related area and/or equivalent combination of experience/training.
Extensive knowledge of healthcare clinic/center operations and professional standards for multidisciplinary clinicians.
Advanced administrative leadership skills in successfully developing and overseeing clinic/center administration functions. Skills for developing long and short range strategic plans, integrating systems and fiscal management.
Advanced leadership, fiscal, and operations management skills. Ability to develop clinic/center practice leaders in their adoption and promotion of a shared governance model of collaboration.
Advanced communications and interpersonal skills to promote an effective model of shared governance among multiple disciplines. Ability to motivate and engage all levels of staff in regards to clinic services and patient care programs, strategies, and organizational mission and values.
Ability to develop a systems strategic plan and implement a vision across a large, complex organization.
In-depth knowledge of a broad scope of relevant regulatory requirements, as well as legislative, accreditation, licensing, and compliance environments.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Travel between campus locations and Medical Center on a daily basis.
Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.
This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (18 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).
UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!
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