Community Health Systems CMO (Chief Medical Officer) in Easton, Pennsylvania

Description:

The Chief Medical Officer reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer of the Steward Health Care System, and the President & CEO of Easton Hospital. All clinical chairs report to the CMO, including medicine, intensivists, hospitalists, surgery, orthopedics, pathology, radiology, anesthesia, OB/GYN, neonatology, and psychiatry. The CMO will work closely with clinical chairs to develop a vision, quality and patient safety agenda, and budget for their individual departments, and evaluate the growth plan. He/she will also coordinate and facilitate the development of cross-discipline programs and hospital-wide initiatives. The CMO will collaborate with the President and key senior team members on hospital/physician alignment, service line development and profitability, and new technology development.

The CMO is directly responsible for the quality and safety staff, medical staff office, medical resource center, pharmacy and case management, including the development and implementation of their goals, operating and capital budgets, and daily operational activity. The CMO will serve as a liaison to the medical staff and hospital administration and will be responsible for developing positive and mutually supportive relationships among administration, physicians, and nursing.

The CMO is responsible for fostering a culture of safety, accountability and excellence throughout the clinical enterprise.

Qualifications

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Education:

Medical degree with board certification

Licenses/Certificates :

Licensure in the State of Pennsylvania required

Advanced Management Degree or enrollment towards completion preferred

Certified Physician Executive (CPE) certification desirable

Experience:

I DEAL C ANDIDATE :

The ideal candidate for the position of CMO is an experienced leader with a demonstrated track record of establishing programs to improve the quality and standard of care. A passion for performance and process improvement and its link to quality and cost outcomes are essential; a proven leader with an emphasis in having a consistent and strong communication approach. Additionally, the CMO will possess the following:

Experience and Knowledge:

Ø Five to seven years of progressive experience in medical staff administrative leadership.

Ø Prior experience within an acute care community hospital setting.

Ø Strong clinical competency.

Ø Contemporary knowledge of laws, regulations, TJC standards, state licensing, and relevant payer requirements relating to medical practice within an acute care hospital setting.

Ø Knowledge of leading quality measurement, monitoring, and improvement programs, risk management, and utilization review.

Ø A solid grasp of hospital finance and the ability to effectively participate in strategic planning initiatives, including new program development and clinical services

Other Characteristics:

Ø A strong, confident leader with the highest integrity; team-oriented; leads by example.

Ø Persistent and has the courage of his/her convictions.

Ø Direct, open, and straightforward, with exceptional communication and presentation skills.

Ø Excellent interpersonal and consensus-building skills.

Ø Effective physician leadership skills with sensitivity to issues faced by both physicians and management.

Ø Flexible, innovative, and creative; willing to share fresh perspectives and new ideas for the full continuum of care.

Ø Solid organizational dynamics skills with the ability to understand how the organization operates and an appreciation for the interdependency of its operations.

Ø Possesses a systems/process improvement orientation.

Ø Effective at strategizing and applying those skills to help shape the future of Easton Hospital.

Ø Visionary who is contemporary on national issues and trends, and can apply them to Easton Hospital.

Ø Results-oriented problem-solver; responsive with good follow-through.

Ø Mature, patient, diplomatic, and politically savvy; fair and objective.

Ø Assertive, but not aggressive.

Ø A collaborator who is not daunted by challenges; sets goals and stays on plan.

Ø Energetic and visible, with an outgoing personality and sense of humor.

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Job: Administration

Organization: Easton Hospital

Location: PA-Easton

Requisition ID: 1747980