Chief Medical Officer

Alaska Native Medical Center   •  

Anchorage, AK

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 161 days ago

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Job Description


Provides executive oversight for all medical staff functions, policies and standards, as well as development and implementation of systems and processes to improve quality of care, patient safety, peer review and credentialing. Serves as the prime champion of clinical quality, risk, compliance, and patient safety initiatives.

Serves as clinical spokesperson for ANMC’s clinical performance improvement and patient safety. Leads clinical integration efforts between the ANTHC Divisions and between ANMC where appropriate, including the development of policies and standards.

Provides leadership to develop and maintain a strong culture of quality assurance, quality improvement, trust, and safety. Develops effective training in quality tools and methods across all clinical staff on the campus.

Reports to the ANMC Administrator and acts as advisor to the Administrator and Medical Staff President on medical issues and questions of policy and public relations as they relate to medical and clinical service.

Ensures providers’ adherence to established compliance and integrity policies and practices, applicable ethical standards, laws, regulations, rules, code of conduct, procedures and professional practice standards.

Provides leadership, direction, and guidance to assigned staff. Develops goals and priorities in conjunction with employees, and assigns tasks and projects. Develops staff skills and training plans. Counsels, trains, and coaches subordinate staff. Implements corrective actions and conducts performance evaluations.

Provides clinical oversight for the ANMC Medical Staff Office. Responsible for developing and recommending policies and procedures for the Medical Staff committees.

Collaborates with the Medical Staff President if needed concerning issues with appointment, reappointment and processes pertaining to credentialing and privileging and medical staff committees.

Participates in furthering the ANTHC and ANMC mission, vision and values through achieving strategic and operational priorities as a member of the Executive Management Team, Division Leadership Team, support of the Joint Operating Board, and various Medical Staff Committees. Assists with the development of the strategic plans and directions of the organization while representing physicians’ points of view.

Clinical Service Chiefs and VP of Quality will report to the CMO for clinical oversight of quality, to improve clinical outcomes and foster positive relationships with physicians.

Creates positive relationships with clinical leadership in all disciplines and all tribal health organizations, working in positive ways across all such boundaries in an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to clinical care and quality on the ANMC campus and across the THO system. Collaborates with Southcentral Foundation clinical and executive leadership, especially the Southcentral Medical Director for Quality Assurance, around ANMC certifications, compliance, risk, quality, safety, and improvement.

Ensures that a full array of continuing medical education programs and specific leadership development programs are available to medical staff. Teaches, mentors, and encourages other physicians and medical directors to develop their physician leadership in support of positive relationships between administration ANMC staff, Tribal Health System partners, and medical staff, while fostering a shared vision.

Directs the medical student and resident teaching programs for ANMC in cooperation with the Service Chiefs of selected specialties.

Maintains an understanding of clinical methodologies and standards in other large healthcare delivery organizations. Stays up to date with state-of-the-art practices outside ANMC. Searches for and creates new and innovative approaches to enhancing performance. Studies trends in health informatics to develop applications that increase efficiency in patient care.

Participates in the development and communicates an annual budget, operating plan, and priorities that support the strategic direction of ANTHC. Develops, sponsors and achieves strategic initiatives that increase clinical services revenue and expand philanthropic endeavors as approved by the ANTHC Board of Directors. Actively participates in community events in the ANMC service area.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Knowledge of the Baldrige National Quality Program Criteria.
Skill in thinking strategically and to make clear, well-reasoned decisions. Skill in relating to healthcare professionals and their concerns.
Skill in building trust and develop consensus.
Skill in excellent communication and relationship development with both internal and external constituents.
Skill in follow-through and organization.

Required Experience

Medical Doctor Degree or equivalent.

Non-supervisory - Ten (10) years including significant clinical experience with proven practice success.
Supervisory - Five (5) years in a senior management position at a comparable hospital or health system.

Valid and unrestricted Alaska Medical License. Completes necessary training and requirements to maintain a current valid medical license.

Certification or eligibility for certification by one of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Medical private practice experience. Significant balanced scorecard management experience.

MBA, MHA, MPH, or similar advanced healthcare management degree.

The position calls for the ability to act proactively and flexibly in a rapidly changing organizational environment, with a high degree of attention to detail and sensitivity to multiple stakeholder concerns.

The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. ANMC is not a latex free environment. Therefore, some latex exposure can be expected. Position works primarily in office, clinical, and indoor meeting environments.