Director, Medical Affairs and Governance, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Posted on November 3rd, 2022

Salary Range: $112,900 - $274,100  (Annually) + bonus target of 10% base salary

The Director is responsible for the management of Medical Affairs and Governance which has nine FTE. In addition, the Director exercises oversight and management of the complex, wide-reaching Medical Staff Organization that has 1,400 Medical Staff members and Clinical Fellows, is organized into 19 clinical departments, and is interwoven throughout the operations of UCDMC and the School of Medicine.

Responsibilities in Medical Affairs and Governance are focused in three mission critical programs:

  • Medical Staff Organization and Governance
  • Quality Performance Oversight Program
  • Executive Advising to the Chief Medical Officer

​​​​​​​Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/ or related experience/training.
  • Experience in Medical Staff organization management, health care administration, licensure and accreditation, regulatory affairs and peer review practices nationally.
  • Experience and knowledge regarding legal issues affecting the areas of the Medical Affairs and Governance Program is critical.
  • Proven experience and documented performance with principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management.
  • Superior inter-personal communication, project management, and facilitation skills are essential including the skill to work in a complex academic medical center environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of governmental and other regulatory standards, requirements, and guidelines, specifically The Joint Commission, CMS Conditions of Participation, Title 22, California Business and Professions Code, California Health and Safety Code, and National Committee for Quality Assurance.
  • Leadership skills, expertise and communication skills that foment the confidence of physicians, Governing Body and UCDMC leadership.
  • Expert knowledge of local, state, and federal regulatory requirements related to functional area, including acute care hospital licensing requirements.
  • A documented track record of establishing and maintaining expert working relationships with state and federal regulators.
  • Proven track record of successful survey readiness, survey conduct, survey follow-up and summation compliance.
  • Demonstrated skill to influence an entire system workforce.
  • A proven track record of results and working with senior leadership.
  • Advanced data analysis and interpretation skills.
  • Proven ability to achieve commitment from all team members.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with all levels and functions.
  • Documented skill to present data to all levels of the organization.
  • Understand national benchmarks, coordinate external benchmarking projects and collaborative opportunities with external agencies.
  • Documented ability to drive institutional improvement strategies, measure, monitor, and assess outcomes of all improvement initiatives.
  • Documented skill to investigate and disseminate best practices.
  • Proven skill to implement creative strategies for staff engagement and integration into all improvement initiatives.

Special Requirements

  • This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment
  • The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy ( covering all employees.  To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a university-approved exception or deferral.

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at
Job ID # 43845

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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