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#102846 Director, Digestive Disease

Extended Review Date: Thu 2/27/2020

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/04/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Digestive Disease Director is responsible for the administration and operations of UC San Diego Health Comprehensive Digestive Disease program. Direct responsibilities include operational oversight of all Digestive Disease associated multispecialty clinics throughout the UC San Diego Health Physician Group. Specialties in the Digestive Disease program will include: gastroenterology (GI), Hepatology (Hep), colorectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and bariatric surgery.

The Digestive Disease Director will work collaboratively with the Associate Director of GI/Hep Perioperative Services, which includes interventional endoscopy, diagnostic gastroenterology and hepatology operations to ensure optimal service line care coordination is achieved, the Senior Director of Ambulatory Nursing for the Medical Specialties Triage Nurse Supervisor, functioning in the Care Navigation Hub and partner with the Digestive Disease Medical Director(s).

This position maintains responsibility for strategic planning, patient experience, financial management, capital equipment planning, process improvement, human resource management and policy procedure compliance. Serves as principle liaison to Department of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Medical Center and Physician Group departments. Should maintains a strong working knowledge of directives and guidelines related to billing compliance, payer regulations, and specialty specific initiatives.


  • Bachelor's Degree in business, healthcare administration or related area; or equivalent combination of experience/training.

  • A minimum of eight (8+) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Strong clinic/health center management experience, with progressive expertise in practice management, scheduling, customer-service methods, incident reporting, regulatory compliance, accreditation requirements, information technology, and the policies, principles, best practices, and standards involved with effective clinic administration.


  • Master’s Degree in business, healthcare administration or related area.
  • Ten (10+) or more years of relevant experience, including progressive managerial responsibility.
  • Five (5+) or more years of manager (or higher) level experience.
  • Experience in surgical specialties.
  • Experience in an academic medicine setting.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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