Chief Medical Officer


The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 28 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS’ directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 800,000 unique patients each year, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of $6.2 billion.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County’s 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.



This position is unclassified (at-will) and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Olive View UCLA Medical Center and will receive general direction from the Chief Deputy Director, Health Services, Clinical and Medical Affairs of Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. This position is responsible for the planning, developing, implementing department goals and strategies for medical care. The medical director II is the Chief Medical Officer of Olive View UCLA Medical Center and plays a key leadership role in hospital-wide strategic planning, quality improvement, risk management and business development and outreach.



The physicians at OV report directly to the CMO who has direct responsibility for the following:

  • Associate Medical Director for Outpatient Services
  • Associate Medical Director for Inpatient Services
  • Associate Medical Director for Transitions of Care
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • The Designated Institutional Officer
  • The Patient Safety Officer
  • The Director of the Medical Staff Office
  • Chiefs of 10 Clinical Departments/Services

The CMO works closely with:

  • Chief Clinical Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Chief, Therapy Division
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Chief Quality Officer
  • Medical Staff leadership


DUTIES INCLUDE, but not limited to:

  • Directs the development, implementation, maintenance and enhancement of all clinical and medical services and programs, medical policies and procedures, and quality assurance programs and activities.
  • Maintains high quality of care and safety of patients and assures compliance with licensure, accreditation, and certification standards and regulations.
  • Coordinates the services of attending physicians and house staff physicians.
  • Maintains acceptable standards of patient care and the introduction of modern techniques and therapeutic agents.
  • Coordinates the professional services of the hospital with other divisions of the hospital, other county departments, and outside agencies.
  • Sets the standards of professional conduct for the medical staff under his or her supervision within the hospital.
  • Implements actions to assure that clinical operations are cost effective by analyzing internal and external costs, resource utilization and performance data. Provides leadership in developing and implementing performance improvement programs and initiatives to address operational inefficiencies.
  • Works collaboratively with hospital administration, nursing, allied health, and hospital support departments to ensure efficient and effective delivery of services and strategic alignment with overall organizational goals.
  • Promotes physician engagement by ensuring that the appropriate parties have a “seat at the table” and understand the rationale for strategic and operational change initiatives in the evolving healthcare landscape.
  • Maintains high standards of teaching programs and research while ensuring effective relationships with professional groups and cooperating medical schools with respect to standards of medical training and service.
  • Assures appropriate standards for selection, appointment and retention of medical staff, including a formal program of continued medical education, to maximize the clinical quality of physicians and the medical services they deliver to patients.
  • Oversees the assessment of hospital capacity needs and redirects resources within the facility to ensure appropriate access and availability to medical care for patients.
  • Implements and maintains systems and processes to investigate and resolve complaints from patients, staff, and the general public to ensure that the hospital complies with all rules and regulations.
  • Develops annual budget and performance indicators for medical staff departments, ensuring fiscal responsibility and accountability of clinical departments and medical administration, as well as ensuring expenditures, revenue, and performance targets are met.
  • Ensures key leadership roles are filled through recruitment, orientation, and fostering the professional development of clinical chairs.
  • Supports Medical Staffs peer review activities, including credentialing and privileging, review of incident reports, issues of concern regarding behavior and performance, and management of disciplinary actions by maintaining excellent Medical Staff Offices.
  • Develops professional relationships with other Department of Health Services and private medical staff leaders.
  • Disseminates medical information to the press and other news media.
  • Develops effective working relationships with the community and external constituencies.
  • Provides direct patient care and professional medical services
  • Current or Prior Status as an Associate Professor or Professor at an accredited medical school.
  • Represents Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in the Dean’s office and on relevant committees on an ongoing basis. Participates in UCLA School of Medicine strategic planning activities, particularly as related to affiliated hospitals.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • The CMO will possess an M.D. or D.O. from an accredited program. Board certified by an American Specialty Board.
  • Must be licensed to practice medicine in the state of California or eligible to achieve such a license.
  • An advanced degree from an accredited college or university in health services, health administration, public or business administration, or a related field is a plus.
  • A valid California Class “C” driver’s license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out essential job-related functions.



  • Experience developing and managing an academic medical program.
  • Current status as a faculty member of an accredited medical school.
  • Eligible for faculty appointment at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to serve as an Assistant or Associate Dean.
  • Knowledge of management and organizational skills necessary to direct the programs and activities of a large multi-disciplinary government hospital with university affiliation (e.g. 200 beds or more).
  • Experience in data analytics and governance of clinical operations across a breadth of specialities.
  • Expertise in standard quality improvement methodologies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with colleague medical directors and demonstrate leadership to ensure integration of services and the most effective and progressive medical care delivery system.
  • Experience necessary to ensure the maintenance of Joint Commission Standards/regulatory agencies, and direct peer review, quality improvement and other special programs.
  • Experience in directing multiple medical programs/services that serve diverse patient populations and demographic profiles.
  • Experience interacting with public officials, professional personnel, employee unions, advocacy groups external organizations, and the general public.
  • Experience in developing and funding research programs.
  • Extensive and in-depth knowledge of Federal, State, and accrediting agencies regulations regarding the administration and provision of health/patient care services.
  • Ability to develop and execute policies and programs for the improvement of patient care, clinical effectiveness and operational efficiency.



The appointee will receive an annual salary, commensurate with qualifications and earning history, as well as an excellent program of benefits that allows employees to choose the benefits that meet their specific needs.



                           Retirement Plan – The candidate will participate in a contributory defined benefit plan.  The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) has reciprocal agreements with several public retirement systems in California

                           Cafeteria Benefit Plan – Benefits may be purchased from the MegaFlex Cafeteria Benefit Plan using a tax-free County contribution on of an additional 14.5% to 17% of the employee’s monthly salary. Any portion of the County contribution not used to purchase benefits is paid to the employee as taxable income. Benefits available within MegaFlex Benefits Plan include medical, dental, disability, life and AD&D insurance.

                           Flexible Spending Accounts – Optional employee tax-free health care and dependent spending accounts

                           Savings Plan (401K) – Optional tax-deferred income plan that may include a County matching contribution on up to 4% of employee’s salary

                           Deferred Compensation Plan (457) – Optional tax- deferred income plan that may include a County matching contribution on up to 4% of employee’s salary

                           Holidays – 12 paid county holidays per year



Each candidate’s background will be evaluated based on information submitted at the time of application to determine the level of scope of the candidate’s preparation for this position.  The resume should include any additional information which the candidate wishes considered.  Only the most qualified candidate, as determined by the screening process, will be invited to participate in the selection process.  The names of the most highly qualified candidates will be submitted for consideration.

Note: Appointment to this position is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background and reference checks.


Qualified candidates are invited to submit statement of interest and resume.  The statement of interest should detail positions held, salary information, education completed, special qualifications and a record of accomplishments.

Resumes must include the following:

  1. Names of schools, colleges or universities attended, dates attended, and degrees earned with field(s) of study. Please enclose copies of degree(s), licenses and certificates together with the resume.
  2. For each organization and program managed please include;
    1. The name of each employer, titles held, dates of employment, and salary information.
    2. Size of organization and budget information for programs managed.
    3. Number and composition of personnel supervised.
    4. Scope of management responsibilities and functions managed.
  3. Sufficient information to determine if candidate experience meets the Qualifying and Experience Requirements and Desirable Qualifications sections of this recruitment announcement.

All submitted information will be reviewed and evaluated as received.  Please submit your statement of interest and resume materials



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(323) 869-7121 – ADA Coordinator- Voice

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Any applicant for county employment who has been convicted of worker’s compensation fraud is automatically barred from employment with the County of Los Angeles

(County Code Section 5.12.110)



Section 419 © of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset Provision to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The County of Los Angeles does not participate in the Social Security System. All newly hired County of Los Angeles employees must sign a statement (Form SSA-1945) prior to the start of employment indicating that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit entitlement. For more information on Social Security and about each provision, you may visit the website or call toll free (800) 772-1213. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the TTY number (800) 325-0778 or contact a local Social Security office.


Final employment is contingent upon verification of U.S. Citizenship or the right to work in the United States. Immigration law provides that all persons hired after November 6, 1986 are required to present original documents to the County, within three (3) business days of hiring, which show satisfactory proof of: 1) identify and 2) U.S. employment eligibility.



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Medical Director II