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Associate Chief Medical Officer - Primary Care

Salt Lake City, UT, USA | Intermountain Healthcare

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Biotech/R&D/Science
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The Associate Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) provides leadership and strategic medical direction for the Primary Care Medical Group Service Lines. The ACMO partners with the Specialty-based ACMO, Community-based ACMO and Shared Clinical Services ACMO to set system-wide standards for clinical care and align the vision and strategy of the Medical Group with the Clinical Enterprise Team.  

The ACMO is a system-wide leadership role reporting to the Chief Medical Officer of Community-Based Care, President of Intermountain Medical Group. The ACMO operates in partnership with the other ACMOs, VP of Medical Group Operations, and Medical Group Nurse Administrator, and is responsible for leading the strategic direction, continuous improvement, and performance of the Primary Care service line across all fundamentals of extraordinary care and value-oriented, multichannel operations. The ACMO works collaboratively with senior leaders across Intermountain Healthcare including Clinical Enterprise Team, Intermountain Medical Group, Community-Based Care, Specialty-Based Care, Clinical Programs, Clinical Services, Office of Patient Experience, and SelectHealth.

Responsible for the overall performance of the primary care service line inthe Medical Group as a member of the MG Leadership Team.

Provide clinical leadership for Medical Group physicians in the following service lines

Primary Care (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics and Health Promotion and Wellness)

Urgent Care

Manage professional development and conduct, supports leadership and development, and mentor physician leaders.

Contribute to Medical Group staff, leadership, operations, and board meetings.

Accountable for compensation structure, incentive programs for IMG physicians and related performance expectations.

Responsible for recruiting and retaining a highly motivated physician staff committed to the Intermountain Healthcare culture.

Provide direction for budget and KPIs (e.g., ensure service line considerations are considered).

Accountable for advancing Intermountain Healthcare’s capabilities in clinically based fundamentals of care and value-oriented, multichannel operations in partnership with operations leaders.

Develop and implement the vision and strategies for delivering oCompanyome-oriented high-quality care, growth and primary care expansion to meet the needs of patients, including execution of these approaches in both risk-based and fee-for-service delivery Organizationels with operational partner.

Partner with operations, financial and other clinical and non-clinical leaders to collaboratively lead all Primary care services.

Partner to identify and implement performance and quality standards in value. Execute to these standards at or above targets and benchmarks determined by the enterprise.

Partner with and coordinate optimal integration of population health initiatives with primary care.

Successfully lead, deliver and execute on population health initiatives, results and targets as determined by the enterprise.

Partner with internal and external leaders to design, implement and successfully execute new care Organizationels within primary care, including but not limited to Organizationels that address accountable care organization performance, risk-based contracts, direct contracting and/or other innovative approaches to care provision.

Nurture a robust culture of deep professional fulfillment for physicians, advanced practice providers and caregivers

Exemplify Intermountain's Mission, Vision, and Values in all aspects of daily work.

Create a culture of continuous process improvement to deliver our vision of extraordinary care, while promoting consistency and strategic direction.

Develop culture of safety which drives best practices.

Minimum Requirements

M.D. or D.O. Education must be obtained through an ACGME or AOA accredited institution. Degree will be verified.

ABMS or equivalent AOA Board Certification in relevant specialty.

Active Utah Medical Licensure, or in process of obtaining licensure.

Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers.

Demonstrated competence in field of practice.

Five years of progressive healthcare leadership experience.

Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Effective conflict resolution skills to work effectively with difficult issues.

Experience with change management and leading in the adaptation and implementation of new processes or technology that enhance safety.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in a complex health system (e.g., hospitals, ambulatory clinics, post-acute care).

Experience in the development and implementation of clinical and business quality improvement initiatives.

Physical Requirements

Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information.

See and read computer monitors and documents.

Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.

May be expected to stand or bend in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy (e.g., frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, office equipment, telephones)


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