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Chief Executive Officer, UCR Health

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
27301097 Full Time 8AM - 5PM Commensurate with Experience

Position Information

The UCR SOM became operational in 2013 as the first public MD-granting medical school to open in California in 40 years with a specific mission to train a diverse physician workforce to serve Inland Southern California and to deliver programs in clinical care and research that address the needs of this medically underserved region. As the only community-based SOM in the UC system, it does not own or operate a hospital, nor does it have a single, primary hospital affiliate partner. Instead, the UCR SOM has affiliation agreements with many hospitals and providers to support clinical training.

Founded in 2016, UCR Health is the clinical enterprise, designed to improve the health of the people through innovative health care delivery programs that provide the right care. As an extension of UCR SOM, UCR Health commits to training the next generation of physicians who pioneer patient-centered care and research. UCR Health is comprised of a team of physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health of individuals and their families.

The CEO of UCR Health is the strategic and operational leader of the overall clinical enterprise of the UC Riverside School of Medicine. The CEO will work collaboratively with the clinical Department Chairs to set a vision and create and implement a strategic plan that will achieve clinical and operational excellence, financial stability, and will serve the academic and clinical service missions of the School of Medicine. Working with the UCR Health leadership team, the CEO is responsible for the overall functionality and operational performance of clinics and support infrastructure. The CEO interacts and collaborates with other University of California (UC) CEOs of the medical centers that are also part of UC Health, and works collaboratively with Department Chairs to build and enhance partnerships and affiliations with hospitals and health care systems in the Inland Empire. In development of affiliations and relationships with other providers and facilities, the CEO must understand the importance of these relationships being consonant with and supportive of the educational and training responsibilities of UCR School of Medicine. An important responsibility of the position is to lead the development of a clinical strategic plan for UCR Health, and to chart a course toward a sustainable academic clinical enterprise. The CEO has oversight of all clinical affiliations, partnerships, joint ventures, clinical operations, marketing, contracting and related managed care activities for the clinical enterprise.

The incumbent ensures the following goals: providing excellent clinical care, creating an environment which fosters patient’s well-being as well as the satisfaction of faculty, staff and students and fulfilling compliance with regulatory policies/procedures; providing excellent opportunities for training the next generation of future physicians; engaging in clinical research that benefits our patient population; developing programs of excellence and generating revenues to support the academic mission.

For full consideration, candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of contributions to diversity. Candidates may be asked to submit work samples and conduct a presentation as a part of the interview process.

In a statement of contributions to diversity, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

*As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the UC Vaccination Policy.*


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Masters, M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent from candidate's chosen field. Required
MD degree, preferred, but not required. Preferred


Experience Requirement
15+ years' experience in progressive leadership roles, the last five years at the senior executive level. Required
CEO or comparable experience. Preferred
10 of the 15 years experience in healthcare provider organizations (e.g., community hospitals/health systems, community physicians, academic medical centers). Required
Experience in ambulatory operations?specifically the management of clinics, independent physical association and/or medical groups. Preferred
Experience managing a P&L; experience leading performance improvement and cost management initiatives. Required
Experience leading high-performing leadership teams. Required
Experience with pluralistic physician models and a record of developing trusting, collaborative relationships with physician partners. Required
Demonstrated capability and sustained commitment to working with diverse communities Track record of building physician partnerships. Required

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Travel Required
Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required
Will be required to travel to clinics on a regular basis Required

Minimum Requirements

Astute knowledge of an advanced managed care marketplace and the cutting-edge strategies which promote enterprise-wide, integrated solutions for managed care payers.
Ability to identify and address patient and community needs as well as the scope and level of care required for the patients served.
A strong background in advanced healthcare operational management, including a record of success in both sophisticated management metrics and clinical re-engineering.
Demonstrates the core values of integrity, inclusion, innovation, excellence, accountability and respect.
Ability to effectively manage and interact with diverse groups within and outside of the organization; demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the recruitment, selection and development of a diverse staff.
Astute financial management skills, capable of sophisticated cost reduction, benchmarking, and results-oriented processes of delegation to senior managers.
Ability to effectively recruit, manage and develop diverse teams and fostering an inclusive work environment.
CRITICAL LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES: Acting Strategically, Collaborating and Influencing, Driving Results.
A mission-oriented leader that is committed to the community UCR serves and a visible, supportive and hands-on leader.
Tremendous interpersonal skills and unquestioned integrity.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

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.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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