Chief Medical Officer – Ambulatory Care

Chief Medical Officer – Ambulatory Care

UCLA Health now seeks nominations and applications for the Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory Care, UCLA Health (CMO-AC).

The CMO-AC reports to both the Chief Medical and Quality Officer, UCLA Health and the President, Faculty Practice Group, UCLA Health. As a key senior leader, the CMO-AC will advance ambulatory care delivery, facilitating the delivery of high-quality, coordinated, and efficient care across a multitude of clinical departments and disciplines by driving clinical integration and standardization, population health, quality improvement and safety priorities, patient access and experience, outcomes, and advancement in health equity.

The CMO-AC will work to enhance existing or support new clinical programs in response to health system and community service needs, work with the Medical and Professional Staff, Clinical Department Leadership, Infection Control, Quality and Accreditation and Licensing offices, and represent the health system externally as it develops community partnerships that promote high-quality care for its patients across the continuum of care. The CMO-AC 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-AC will incorporate physician and healthcare workforce wellness in advancing ambulatory care.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of accomplishment with, and commitment to supporting the execution of population health, clinical quality and clinical operation initiatives within a progressive and forward-thinking academic healthcare organization or hospital system. Other key qualifications include knowledge of quality and safety process improvement and all related legal and accreditation issues, financial acumen and understanding of reimbursement changes related to the Accountable Care Act. The successful candidate will also possess the ability to manage a complex set of responsibilities in an academic health system, the capacity to effectively and diplomatically lead change management, a collaborative and collegial leadership style that inspires trust; and a deep commitment to the mission, vision and values of the organization including unequivocal advocacy for equity, diversity and inclusion.

A minimum of seven years of clinical experience as a practicing physician with an exemplary record, as well as prior experience in a physician executive leadership role (such as a chief medical officer, chief quality officer, associate chief medical officer, vice president of medical affairs, or the equivalent), is preferred. All candidates must hold an MD, DO, or equivalent degree, board certification, and be eligible for licensure in California. The successful candidate will be eligible for appointment to an appropriate UCLA faculty series. Interested candidates should submit a CV along with a cover letter highlighting their relevant experience, any prior administrative roles held and their accomplishments within those roles, a statement on contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, and any other materials that they deem relevant to:

Robert Cherry, MD, MS, FACS, FACHE and Eve Glazier, MD, MBA (Search Co-Chairs)

c/o Caitlin Hargadon, Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant Search


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