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Greenwich Drive
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#118927 Physician Wellness Program Manager - Hybrid/Remote

Filing Deadline: Tue 10/4/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/27/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at Greenwich Drive and remote.


The Physician Wellness Program Manager will play an integral support role towards promoting advancing an extraordinary culture of physician wellness at UCSD, within a team that helps design, implement and evaluate physician wellness initiatives. The incumbent in this position will support the Physician Wellness Office.

Level 4:

Technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall field and recognized expertise in specific areas; problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports Physician Wellness Office through:
  • Management of UCSD Physician Wellness website
  • Analytic support for internal and select external Physician Wellness initiatives, with focus on measures of desired impact through process and outcome metrics
  • Streamlines scheduling and communication with internal Physician Wellness groups, including but not limited to: Physician Wellness Steering Committee and the Department Wellness Director Committee.
  • Works with external wellness consultant to facilitate assessments and implement improvements
  • Serves as a key ambassador for the UCSD Physician Wellness Office through:
  • Active efforts to overcome institutional inertia causing slow progress toward goal
  • Effective liaison activities with other organizational wellness efforts to ensure wellness efforts are aligned and complimentary
  • Leadership in select cross-functional teams, as needed, to overcome inertia and/or solve complex organizational issues
  • Collaborative partnerships with department chairs to continually identify and support wellness efforts within their departments
  • Coordinates key fiscal reporting, including the Physician Wellness Office budget and Department Wellness Director resources.
  • Suggest duty modifications that maximize role efficacy
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in organizational development, business administration, human resources or related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

  • Five or more (5+) years of experience in health and wellness, health management, health promotion or related fields; in-depth knowledge of the principles and practices of physician health and wellness administration.

  • Thorough knowledge of the organizational development and effectiveness field, theories, models to assess, design and implement customized organizational interventions.

  • Excellent ability to communicate efficiently and effectively in both written and verbal presentations at all levels with a professional demeanor.


  • Masters or PhD highly preferred.
  • Lean six sigma black belt.
  • Knowledge and experience surrounding Lean Six Sigma and process improvement with a proven track record of addressing complex, multi-dimensional issues.
  • Strong ability to build effective relationships with stakeholders of all levels, including staff, Directors, Administrators, Executives, and external partners.
  • Responsive, adaptable and engaged in efforts to advance UCSD Physician Wellness initiatives


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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