The Hospital Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is the physician executive who has primary responsibility for the implementation of programs that drive a culture of safety and improve the quality of medical care delivered at the facility. The CMO collaboratively leads and implements strategies to ensure that outstanding quality outcomes and exceptional patient experience are delivered in a safe manner at a reasonable cost. The CMO is part of the hospital executive team partnering with the CEO, CNO, and VP of Operations to ensure high value and appropriate care is delivered in the hospital setting, as well as transitional care in the community.
The Hospital CMO's responsibilities include collaborating with the Medical Staff Leadership to provide
oversight of the care provided to patients. The CMO will directly supervise the hospital-based medical directors (Hospitalists, Emergency, Intensivists and others as appropriate per facility), and will have matrix supervision of the facility-based Safety and Quality Consultant, the facility-based Infection Preventionist, the facility Manager of Case Management, and facility-based Medical Staff Office personnel. The CMO will serve as a liaison to the facility-based Utilization Review Manager, facility-based Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists, and facility Coding Specialist and Risk Manager. Working with the hospital-based medical directors and department chairs, the Hospital Chief Medical Officer has the authority to intervene with individual physicians when there are clinical or behavioral issues. The CMO will serve as the facility based Patient Safety and Quality Officer. The CMO will partner with the facility based quality and Safety Consultant, Risk Manager, and CNO to respond to and investigate adverse events, then develop and implement appropriate action plans. The CMO will partner with the CEO to address physician concerns and will be the point person to design and develop key physician contracts in collaboration with the CEO and Contracting Department.
The Hospital CMO reports to the Network CMO and Vice President of Quality and the facility CEO in a matrix relationship. The facility CMO collaborates with the Network and other hospital CMOs to standardize programs and clinical care where appropriate across the Network. The CMO will participate in strategic planning for the network and identify appropriate system level goals and targets.
Network responsibilities will be assigned by the Network CMO based on interest and experience level, identified needs of the organization, and the size and complexity of the primary facility. This may include serving as an executive sponsor and mentor for a network service line, leading a network quality initiative, participating in specialty task forces and other duties as assigned. Each Hospital CMO will work closely with other identified executives and medical directors in carrying out identified network-wide responsibilities. Special projects or unique local responsibilities may also be added at the discretion of the facility CEO in collaboration with the Network CMO. Approximately 80% of the CMO's time will be spent on facility responsibilities and 20% on Network responsibilities.
EDUCATION: MD or DO Licensed or eligible in the state of Arizona. Additional formal training in quality improvement, patient safety, risk management, or medical management required.
EXPERIENCE: Five years medical director, medical staff leadership, or equivalent administrative experience. Five years of direct clinical or acute care experience. Demonstrated leadership capabilities
CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE: Board certified physician. Certification of advanced training in continuous quality improvement, lean or six sigma.
Job Reference #: 70857