University of California San Francisco San Francisco, CA, USA
Director of Inpatient Endocrinology and Transition Care Endo/Metab The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine is seeking to recruit a full time faculty member to serve as the inaugural Director of Inpatient Endocrinology and Transition Care. UCSF and UCSF Health has developed into a world-leading destination for the care of exceptionally complex and diverse patients and for the provision of highly specialized treatments and procedures. Attendant with this growth and development is the need to manage a variety of important and equally complex endocrine issues across a diverse patient population. The new Director will lead the Division as it aims to meet the increasing demand for our services by developing a comprehensive approach to deliver the highest quality care efficiently, creatively, safely, and with an eye towards sustainable growth in a cost-conscious environment. In this manner, the Director will oversee programmatic development of both general endocrinology and diabetes care within UCSF hospitals located at Parnassus Heights, Mt. Zion, and Mission Bay. This effort will be connected to an ancillary program to better ensure the successful transition of endocrine and diabetes patients from the inpatient to ambulatory setting, with an aim to optimize quality and safety while decreasing length of stay, readmission rates and costs. In this manner, the Director will work with partner stakeholders from services commonly using our consultation, who are impacted by rapid readmission of their patients. This effort will also involve collaboration with Population Health and other entities at UCSF, in order to best use emergent technologies to manage the transition process, given that patients come to UCSF from increasingly distant locations throughout a broad geographic region and include individuals from diverse, often vulnerable populations. Up to 40% effort may be required to meet the leadership needs associated with this position. Additional elements of the position will involve either research or direct outpatient endocrine care, depending on the individual. For clinicians, effort will be made to align the outpatient practice with the individual’s area(s) of expertise, which will include supervision and teaching of residents, fellows and medical students in areas of endocrinology and metabolism. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our division’s commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Candidates with interests in any area of clinical endocrinology and metabolism are encouraged to apply. For researchers, funds are available to provide packages to grow and/or maintain the individual’s research focus, particularly if it dovetails with the clinical leadership in question. Researchers with a focus on care transition at the population and/or individual level are also encouraged to apply. Funds are available to assist with advancing such a research program in conjunction with the clinical leadership role in this position. The aim is to recruit a successful candidate at the level of Associate or Full Professor in the HS Clinical or Clinical X series, depending on qualifications and interests. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and with a history of promoting and mentoring women and individuals from otherwise underrepresented groups in academic medicine and research to apply. Faculty in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series are engaged in teaching, patient care, and may participate in University and/or public service and scholarly and/or other creative activities. Faculty in this series teach the application of basic sciences and the mastery of clinical skills in all areas concerned with the care of patients. Faculty in the Clinical X series strive for a mixture of clinical care and teaching, along with the maintenance of a robust and connected research program reliant on extramural funding and with the goal of high-level scientific contributions. Requirements: Candidates should hold an MD degree or MD/PhD degrees. Candidates should ideally be board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism. Please apply online with CV , cover letter, statement of teaching, statement of research, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for three (3) references at https://apptrkr.com/2882592. To receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to the initial review date. However, this position will remain open until filled. Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.