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Chief Medical Officer (1165 Manager, Dept Public Health - SFHN Chief Medical Officer), San Francisco, CA

Organization: City and County of San Francisco
Category: Chief Medical Officer
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date Job Posted: January 21, 2020
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Under policy direction, the 1165 Manager, Department of Public Health – SFHN Chief Medical Officer reports to the Director of the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN) and partners with the Director in providing the executive managerial and clinical operations analysis and improvement activities of an integrated healthcare delivery systems consisting of major operational divisions inclusive of: an acute care and trauma medical center, primary care and specialty clinics,home health agency, skilled nurse facilities and behavioral health (mental health and drug treatment) inpatient, out-patient and community programs. The San Francisco Health Network is the largest Division of the Department of Public Health and manages an annual Budget of $1.2 Billion and over 5,000 FTEs.

As a member of the SFHN executive leadership team, the SFHN Chief Medical Officer is the highest level senior executive physician within the San Francisco Health Network, with responsibility to provide oversight and management of the clinical practice of all physicians and licensed providers practicing in the diverse and complex functional areas at DPH which includes the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Community Oriented Primary Care, and Population Health and Prevention; make daily decisions of a highly significant consequence or impact involving healthcare, clinical and medical operations and recommend new policies, procedures, organizational areas, or services; and manage special grants and projects as directed by executive and legislative branches of CCSF government related to health care delivery system reform efforts.


  1. Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Hospital Administration, Nursing, Public Health Administration or a closely related field; AND
  2. Three (3) years of experience as an administrator of a large general teaching hospital or related organization OR three (3) years of complex health care administrative experience; AND
  3. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California; AND
  4. Possession of valid Board Certification in a medical specialty area; AND
  5. Possession of valid Drug Enforcement Agency registration with the United States Department of Justice.


The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Seven (7) years of professional experience in Public Health program development and management.
  • Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions:


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Recruitment #PEX-1165-103002


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