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#90138 Chief of Staff, Health System Finance

Extended Review Date: Sun 11/5/2017


The Chief of Staff serves as a senior advisor to and designee for the UCSD Health System Chief Financial Officer (CFO), leading key initiatives in support of the finance department's operational and strategic priorities, ensuring successful implementation, and resolving problems in a pre-emptive fashion.

This position handles sensitive issues on behalf of the CFO, as well as emergent priority issues on a day-to-day basis. Responsibilities of the Chief of Staff may span the enterprise and require constructive relationships with all Health Sciences leadership, faculty, UCSD partners and outside agencies.

This is a senior level position in that requires a proven understanding of the health care finance and accounting functions, research and clinical practice. The Chief of Staff will be expected to successfully interact, negotiate and build UCSD Health Sciences relationships, programs and partnerships within UCSD Health Sciences. Tested and proven experience with health system financial administration, business planning and program execution, finance and accounting operations is required.


  • A Master's Degree in business, health administration or related field.

  • At least seven (7) years of senior level experience in the areas of finance and accounting in academic medicine, business and strategic planning, organizational development/reorganization, productivity improvement and cost management.

  • Solid business acumen and analytical skills, including an understanding of academic medicine, demonstrated experience developing and implementing operating plans, analyzing financial and quality data.

  • Ability to accomplish results and effectively integrate functions with business plans.

  • Consistently demonstrates and encourages a commitment to quality, customer-centeredness, productivity and continuous improvement.

  • Demonstrates a leadership style that builds and maintains a climate of trust and inspires commitment from others to achieve organization goals.

  • Recognizes the need for change; adapts to, and causes others to adapt to values, strategies, goals and plans in response to changing business conditions.

  • Proven strategic thinking skills and implementation required. Is able and willing to solve problems from various points of view and make difficult decisions.

  • Generates and encourage creative ideas, innovative thinking and imaginative solutions to issues or problems.

  • Consistently interacts with all members of the organization in ways that enhance understanding, respect, cooperation and problem solving.

  • Ability to develop and maintain critical relationships across a diverse population.

  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills.

  • Ability to remain professional and calm under pressure.

  • Successful experience working with confidential and sensitive matters.


Must be able to work various hours & locations based on business needs.

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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UC San Diego Health Sys
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Financial Administration
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Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, M-F


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.