- University of California, San Francisco
- Location: San Francisco, California
- Category: Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 01/26/2022
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
The Division of Rheumatology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital is seeking a highly motivated Program Manager to support projects focused on expanding access to rheumatology care for underserved and vulnerable patient populations. With grant support from BMS Foundation, we have launched The RAE Initiative (Rheumatology Access Expansion, raeinitiative.org), to improve the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on Navajo Nation, the country’s largest American Indian reservation, home to nearly 200,000 tribal members. It is well-established that American Indian communities suffer from substantially higher rates of RA, as well as greater RA-related pain, disability, and treatment delay. With a single full-time rheumatologist to service the entire Navajo population, access to rheumatic disease care for the estimated 10,000 tribal members afflicted with RA (approximate 5% prevalence) is a daunting challenge.
The RAE Initiative is a collaborative effort between UCSF, the American College of Rheumatology, and healthcare providers and community health representatives from Navajo Nation. We strive to improve the care of Navajo RA patients by training primary care providers in the management of RA (using an established educational model called Project ECHO), and partnering with Navajo community health workers to provide patient outreach, education, and support. We will be collecting and analyzing data from primary care providers and RA patients. This project will serve as a blueprint for future initiatives to serve other vulnerable populations.
The Program Manager will take on a key leadership role in the RAE Initiative, coordinating the planning, execution, management, and budgeting of this program to expand access to rheumatology care, with general guidance from the Principle Investigator. Work will include strategic project planning (developing goals, priorities, timelines, and assessment strategies); recruitment of RA patients, community health representatives, local partners, and primary care providers from Navajo Nation; developing and updating promotional materials; coordinating and attending team meetings (with participants from UCSF, ACR, and Navajo Nation); coordinating and attending weekly educational Zoom sessions for primary care providers to learn about RA and collecting data during the meetings; weekly email communication with participating PCPs and team members; maintaining a website with educational resources about RA for primary care providers; coordinating and tracking CME accreditation; developing and administering surveys to primary care provider participants; managing and maintaining a secure database of data; some data analysis; planning and controlling budget management related to grant contract with BMS Foundation, ensuring all regulatory and financial documents are accessible and organized; and other duties as assigned.
The Division of Rheumatology is a part of the Department of Medicine (DOM) at UCSF. The mission of the Rheumatology Division includes research, teaching and patient care. The Division has activities at multiple sites including Parnassus, Laurel Heights and Mission Bay. The Division runs several clinical practices, conducts basic and clinical research, and educates medical students, residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars. In addition, the Division has significant and complex financial and administrative relationships with DOM and the UCSF Medical Center, as well as large patient care programs, large clinical, federal, and privately supported research programs and seven faculty laboratories. The Rheumatology Division has 17 full-time faculty, nine clinical fellows, seven post-doctoral research fellows, seven WOS faculty, and 23 research and administrative staff. The Division has a sponsored research portfolio of $10+ million per year including over 40 sponsored awards, as well at the Russell Engleman Rheumatology Research Center which has an endowment principal of $30 million and generates income of $1.3 million per year in support of its clinical, research, training, and service missions.
- Advanced degree in related area (MPH, etc) and 3 or more years of relevant experience and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with patients, primary care providers, team members, other departments and outside institutions
- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while working with a diverse subject population
- Ability to work well independently, take initiative, complete projects in a timely manner, and prioritize multiple tasks to ensure the completion of essential tasks by deadlines
- Fluency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
- Attention to detail
- Demonstrated record of excellent attendance and punctuality
- Terminal degree in a related field preferred (PhD, JD, MD, etc.)
- Academic background and experience in public health
- Prior experience on projects related to community engagement, community outreach, and/or community health workers
- Prior project experience related to American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) populations and/or Indian Health Services (IHS)
- Familiarity with basics of website development and/or maintenance
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
UCSF 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.edu
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The 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.
Job Code and Payroll Title
004330 ACAD PRG MGT OFCR 3
Professional and Managerial, Research and Scientific
99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)
Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)
Additional Shift Details
Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm