Emergency Medicine Senior Physician

GENERAL SUMMARY: Olive View-UCLA Medical Center (OVMC), a public teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, invites applications for a Senior Physician to serve as Medical Director for our hospital’s Emergency Department. OVMC serves as a major teaching site for the UCLA Emergency Medicine residency. The Medical Director will work with the DEM Service Chief to oversee the operation of a 51-bed Emergency Department (ED) with approximately 70,000 annual visits. The Medical Director will also oversee departmental performance improvement, quality assurance, and compliance with regulatory and governmental metrics and mandates. 



  • Primarily responsible for the day-to-day operation of the ED, focusing on timeliness, throughput, and environment of care, including collaboration with nursing, clerks, supply/stocking staff, laboratory, radiology, registration, and other ED-specific areas.  
  • Reports directly to the Service Chief and identifies issues with other clinical departments, administration, or outside facilities for the Service Chief to address.  
  • May be asked to serve in the Service Chief’s absence for appropriate tasks. 
  • Specific responsibilities include: 
  • Co-chair of the ED Operations Committee 
  • Assist Service Chief in departmental Quality and Performance Improvement activities and reporting 
  • Collaborate with departmental sepsis compliance leader to improve core metrics 
  • Supervise ED nurse practitioners and assist them with issues related to clinical care 
  • Liaison with nurses and clerks to resolve operational issues in ED 
  • Attend ED Nursing Leadership and UPC meetings monthly 
  • Ensure adequate stocking/supplies in collaboration with nursing and stocking personnel 
  • Update and maintain departmental policies relevant to ED clinical operations 
  • Other tasks and duties relevant to operations as assigned by the DEM service chief


  • Graduate of an accredited School of Medicine or Osteopathy 
  • Active Board Certification in Emergency Medicine 
  • 10 or more years of experience in ED operations 
  • Prior leadership experience and experience in quality improvement 
  • Experience in supervising, mentoring, and educating residents and medical students 
  • Academic accomplishments suitable for faculty appointment at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 

 To apply for this position: 

Candidates must formally apply online and submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Scott Lundberg, MD, Chief, Emergency Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, 14445 Olive View Drive, North Annex, Sylmar, CA 91342 via email to slundberg@dhs.lacounty.gov. A confidential review of all applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. 

 Link to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/jobs/2914624/senior-physician-various-specialties

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Senior Physician