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Chief Medical Officer

Conneaut, OH, USA | UH Hospitals

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Position Summary/Essential Duties


1.LiaisonFunctions as part of the entity’s Executive Leadership Team.Serves as a liaison between administration and the medical staff creating a positive and progressive climate for interaction between the two.Assists the Medical Executive Committee, medical staff committees and department chairs in carrying out their functions to ensure the provision of high-quality care.Designs and implements a robust communication strategy to align local medical staff.Represents the facility in the community, as requested.

2.Ensures High-Quality, Patient Safety and ComplianceFacilitates physician alignment activities, including quality improvement and outcomes management, resource management and clinical effectiveness to ensure the highest quality of care and compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements.Partners with the facility Chief Nursing Officer to provide leadership and guidance as it pertains to quality, patient safety and compliance initiatives with focus on outcomes management benchmarking and best practices.Influences changes as needed to meet facility and system goals.Ensures compliance with the Peer Review Program as well as the on-going professional practice evaluations (OPPE) and focused professional practice evaluation (FPPE) programs.

3.Strategic LeaderParticipates in the facility strategic planning process and provides direction and guidance to ensure execution of the plan while driving organizational performance.Ensures appropriate medical staff involvement in policy development, strategic planning and programmatic initiatives. Participates in Medical Educations programs.Participates in the physician recruitment process.Partners with the entity President to drive the physician retention strategy.

4.Operational and Economic PlanningEnsures appropriate operational and economic planning that enhances the quality of care and attains the financial results necessary to vitalize the organization.Participates in the evaluation and promotion of major equipment, technology and construction projects related to patient care management. Develops and maintains assigned budgets.

5.Clinical IntegrationDirects efforts for the development of the clinically integrated network within the organization in order to move forward with the Population Heath Program as designed by the organization. Serves as the liaison for all initiatives around the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that involve the physicians and clinical initiatives.

6.GovernanceReports to the entity Board of Directors, as requested.Partners with the President of the Medical Staff in overseeing the proper conduct of the medical staff members in accordance with the entity Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations.Facilitates Bylaws and Rules and Regulations changes through the approval process to the Governing Body.Participates in the development and implementation of on-going educational programs that advance the quality of care delivery and service excellence. Participates on committees, as assigned.Serves as a resource for credentialing and privileging matters.


Education: 

Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy with an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Ohio.Maintenance of Board Certification in his/her clinical specialty.Master’s degree in Business or Health Care Administration, preferred.


Required Credentials, License, and / or Certifications:

MD/DO required.Certification as a Physician Executive or Healthcare Executive, preferred.


Experience & Knowledge: 

•Eight (8) years of experience in the practice of medicine.  

•Must have demonstrated leadership experience in the medical profession.  

•Must possess full understanding of health care economics and the medical economics of managed healthcare.


Special Skills & Equipment Knowledge:

•Lead change management and drive an agenda of High Reliability Medicine. (Safety, Quality, Decrease Variations and Drive Value.)

•Ability to communicate effectively with the medical community, system administration, management staff and employees.

•Must be self-motivated and able to work independently, exercising independent judgment. 

•Ability to assess situations and respond appropriately, make independent decisions, initiate and implement policy and procedures.

•Superior organizational and documentation skills.

•Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills.

•Ability to perform highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge, and have the ability to apply said knowledge to a variety of situations.


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