Job Description

The UCSF Health System brings clinical service capabilities into a unified management structure and single operating unit, achieving strategic, operational and financial alignment between the School of Medicine, Medical Group and the Medical Center as well as provider affiliates. This position also liaisons with the other graduate schools including the School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and School of Dentistry. The structure streamlines decision making, strengthens the ability to act with one voice, and ensures accountability at every point to execute collectively agreed upon commitment to excellence and efficiency. The UCSF Health System’s 2025 vision is to provide innovative, high-quality, cost-competitive clinical services, and deliver an unparalleled patient experience across the entire care continuum.This position reports directly to the SVP/COO of UCSF Health. As a key member of executive leadership, the Chief Nurse Executive contributes to the development and implementation of major strategic goals and direction and provides vision for all aspects of patient and quality of care issues. Ensures integration of services as appropriate across UCSF Health, and alignment with long- range objectives and strategies. Safeguards compliance with internal policies and external regulatory agencies. Ensures professional nursing standards are uniform and maintained across UCSF Health.The Chief Nursing Executive has a patient first philosophy, fosters strong partnerships with the medical staff and brings an inclusive and collaborative approach to nursing and patient care services. The Chief Nursing Executive is expected to cultivate modern workforce alignment, lead the training and education curriculum of all nursing staff incorporating evidence-based care, and managing all fiduciary obligations of nursing labor, including effective documentation and time management. This leader will represent UCSF Health nursing internally and externally, serving as the voice of a progressive, modern nursing workforce.The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.To see the salary range for this position (we recommend that you make a note of the job code and use that to look up): TCS Non-Academic Titles Search (ucop.edu)Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% – 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.To learn more about the benefits of working at UCSF, including total compensation, please visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

Department DescriptionThe UCSF Health System brings clinical service capabilities into a unified management structure and single operating unit, achieving strategic, operational and financial alignment between the School of Medicine, Medical Group and the Medical Center as well as provider affiliates. The structure streamlines decision making, strengthens the ability to act with one voice, and ensures accountability at every point to execute collectively agreed upon commitment to excellence and efficiency. The UCSF Health System’s 2025 vision is to provide innovative, high-quality, cost-competitive clinical services, and deliver an unparalleled patient experience across the entire care continuum.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and an advanced degree in business, nursing and/or health care administration or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Registered Nurse
  • Ten years of increasingly responsible experience in hospital management and strategic planning, preferably in an academic medical center
  • Prior experience in a unionized environment
  • Comprehensive and thorough understanding of all elements of health care delivery, including strategy, business planning, operations, and financial conditions
  • Change management skills to transition the organization from a current state to a future state with the least amount of resistance
  • Expertise in evaluating the organization issues, initiating actions to make change, planning change with stakeholder buy-in and executing the plan while being flexible to the changing landscape
  • Collaborative leadership skills to function in a highly complex and matrixed organizational environment, demonstrates expert skill in building collaborative relationships, developing strategies and engaging in constructive problem-solving
  • Relationship building- skills to develop outstanding relationships at all levels of the organization in an environment that is managed through influence and relationships
  • Expertise in all aspects of assigned functions, as well as development and management of operational and capital budgets
  • Sets high standards of behavior, performance, quality, credibility, and integrity; exhibits judgment and business acumen necessary to raise performance to levels that would not otherwise be achieved
  • Demonstrated understanding of the roles of teaching, research and patient care in the academic medical center and active participation in improvements relevant to each mission
  • Ability to comply with all nurse practice and medical center policies and procedures for infection control, safety, administrative and clinical practice
  • Ability to comply with activities mandated by The Joint Commission/Title 22, CLIA, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD or DNP preferred
  • Served in a magnet organization or understands the principles of shared governance and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Direct experience with Lean management and/or an understanding of the Principles of Lean process improvement

License/CertificationRegistered NurseAbout UCSFAt UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.Pride ValuesUCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.eduJoin us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.Equal Employment OpportunityThe University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.OrganizationHealthJob Code and Payroll Title005617 CHF NURSE EXEC MEJob CategoryExecutive, Nursing – Management/AdministrationBargaining Unit99 – Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)Employee ClassCareerPercentage100%LocationMission Bay (SF)ShiftDaysShift Length8 HoursAdditional Shift DetailsMonday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.