Chief Medical Officer

    LifePoint Hospitals
    Columbus, GA 31829

    Job Description

    The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and plays a key role in building and maintaining relationships between hospital management and the medical staff, as well as recruiting new physicians. In addition, the CMO collaborates with Administration and leads in clinical transformation efforts to improve patient care quality and safety and overall clinical effectiveness and efficiency.
    Qualifications :

    Minimum Qualifications:

    MD or DO degree, completed residency training in a recognized specialty, board certification in the specialty of training and management (MBA, MHA, MMM, MPH) degree or equivalent experience is preferred.

    Effective communicator; excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Previous practice experience.

    Proven leadership skills and accomplishments.

    Must have knowledge of hospital structure, operations, and infrastructure of quality and utilization.

    Requires expertise with medical staff processes, policies and procedures.

    Experience in managing, developing and mentoring physicians.

    Highly motivated in the areas of quality improvement and clinical transformation, with proven expertise in multiple aspects of healthcare such as quality assessment, peer review, delineation of clinical privileges, outcomes research, clinical profiling, evidence-based medicine and service quality.

    General Responsibilities:

    Provides leadership and expertise for medical staff service, hospital quality and clinical effectiveness.

    Provides Leadership to Department of Medical Staff Services ensuring effective credentialing & privileging, peer review and medical staff committee functions. Orchestrates organized Medical Staff committees & functions to ensure effective Governance.

    Evaluates and optimizes the care management approach, process of disease management, patient satisfaction, patient safety and develops processes to assure appropriateness of care including length of stay and ancillary resource utilization.

    Provides an environment of quality and cost improvement that is data driven and develops systems to review utilization of resources and objectively measure outcomes of care in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

    Monitors physician and group patterns, presents data, analysis and interpretation to physicians and physician and hospital committees for review and guides efforts to improve.

    Assures that quality management programs are carried out in all clinical areas through the development and implementation of effective disease management programs, clinical protocols and guidelines, other decision tools, and review of the outcomes.

    Develops a performance database incorporating JCAHO and other key quality indicators to provide leadership necessary to meet regulatory requirements and guidelines.

    Partners and collaborates with the medical staff and management team, facilitating teamwork, aligned efforts and goals.goals.

    Helps represent medical staff viewpoints to administration and relay administrative views to medical staff & Provides on-going counsel and advice to Executive Leadership regarding the medical staff on physician matters.

    Provides strategic leadership by focusing teams and organization units on visions and distinctive strategies that result in excellent short and long-term performance in clinical, service and financial outcomes. Integrates evidence-based medicine practices wherever possible, building this into new and existing patient care delivery systems.

    Facilitates, intervenes and moderates all major physician-physician, physician-patient, and physician-staff concerns with executive team members. Promotes a just culture and ensures effective oversight and remediation of concerns.

    Implements organizational structures which promote shared accountability, high achievement and compliance with applicable laws and regulations; this to include electronic linkages and care delivery tools.

    Ensures medical staff development plans and programs are implemented and maintained as required by policy.

    Integrates clinical care quality and management with nursing, operations and finance; partners with members of the senior management team, particularly the Chief Nursing Officer, in this endeavor.

    Dedicates resources and time to developing physician leadership in an incremental manner, with a focus on the existing medical staff officers and clinical chiefs.

    Oversees Educational Programing including medical students, Allied Health, shawdowing, and medical staff CME and Grand Rounds efforts.

    Additional duties and responsibility as assigned by Chief Executive Officer

    Posting ID: 554845576Posted: 2020-05-27