Cejka Executive Search has been retained by University of California – Riverside Health in seeking an experienced leader for the position of UCR Health Chief Executive Officer. Candidates with significant leadership experience in medical group management, strategy and business development within an academic medical center or affiliated organization are strongly encouraged to consider this opportunity.
UCR Health is a team of physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health of Inland Southern California residents and families by bringing health home to their communities. Established in 2013 upon the opening of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, UCR Health is growing to meet the healthcare needs of the region – bringing innovative, culturally sensitive medical care to the community.
The CEO has oversight of all clinical affiliations, partnerships, joint ventures, clinical operations, marketing, contracting and related managed care activities for the faculty. Working with the department chairs and the UCR Health leadership team, the CEO will promote excellence across all functional areas of system administration, focusing on a strong financial management platform and a significantly enhanced information technology infrastructure. The goal of the team will be the efficient provision of clinical excellence in a manner responsive to payer demands through a system of care that will be coordinated with UCR’s primary academic and research missions. The CEO will work closely with the UCR Health Sciences plan to ensure that both the department chairs and the rank and file faculty are fully engaged in both clinical planning and advanced clinical resource management activities, along with managed care administration. The CEO will assist the faculty as needed in assuring exceptional performance by the Epic billing platform and other financial platforms for inpatient services. The CEO ensures the planning, development and execution of clinical contracts with affiliate health systems.
Ideal candidates will possess the following characteristics:
• Strategic, innovative and entrepreneurial builder • Passion about clinical program development and excellence • Solid business, financial and operational leadership experience • Flexible, collegial, collaborative management style • Excels in relationship building and developing strong, effective teams • Successful track record in accreditations and regulatory compliance • Partners well with academic, clinical and research leadership, faculty and staff • Fosters diversity and inclusion in the workplace, respects others • Technology and systems savvy • Comfortable with ambiguity while developing an enterprise-level vision • Excels at working within diverse communities • Good sense of humor, positive attitude
Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in healthcare, and/or business administration; or MD, or other advanced relevant degree. A minimum of 10 years of experience in progressively responsible management positions in academic medicine is also required.
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.
Qualified candidates and nominees should contact and forward their CV to:
Cejka Executive Search ranks among the top five largest healthcare executive search firms in theU.S., providing services exclusively to the healthcare industry for more than 35 years. We partnerwith organizations to identify and recruit talented C-level executives, physician leaders, key members of senior management and academic medicine faculty.
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