Associate Chief Medical Officer
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MEDICAL CITY DALLAS HOSPITAL
Dallas, TX 75230
JOB DESCRIPTION/PERFORMANCE EVALUATION/ANNUAL COMPETENCY
REPORTS TO: CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
The Facility Associate Chief Medical Officer leads clinical and quality initiatives that support the provision of consistent clinical performance and practice standards across the hospital; facilitates the analysis of quality performance and prioritization improvement opportunities; provides senior level leadership to the infection control, quality, peer review, risk management, safety and all medical staff functions (credentialing, privileging, Bylaws, Rules and Regs, etc.) ensuring the collaboration and coordination of all stakeholders in these processes; and consults on an array of issues involving physicians.
This position reports to the Chief Medical Officer of Medical City Dallas, including the Children’s Hospital and the Heart and Spine center campus under the license of Medical City Dallas Hospital.
Considered candidates must be geographically mobile and able to relocate after 18-24 months to a CMO position. Relocation opportunities may be within the market or in another market of HCA.
Promotes physician alignment between physicians and HCA hospital and corporate leadership by:
- Leading clinical performance expectations that support the goals of consistent clinical performance and practice standards across the facility to ensure superior clinical outcomes and unparalleled patient experience.
- Working with Hospital Chief Medical Officers, Chief Executive Officers, Medical Staffs, and Board of Directors, to improve the functionality and effectiveness of the hospital Medical Staff organization.
- Partnering and collaborating with Medical Staffs and hospital management teams, facilitating teamwork and shared goals. Representing Medical Staff viewpoints to management and relaying management viewpoints to Medical Staff by establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships between HCA leadership and community and/or employed physicians.
- Provides clinical support and consultation regarding cost-effective clinical resource management in the facilities by sharing of reports and recommendations regarding how to reduce the variable cost-per-case while maintaining and enhancing clinical effectiveness.
- Creating 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.
- Serving as a direct liaison between physicians and facility, and corporate clinical services functions.
- Establishing and maintaining an ongoing program to orient and develop management expertise for Hospital Chiefs of Staff, Medical Executive Committees, and other Medical Staff leaders by providing oversight and leadership for all medical education programs.
- Leading educational sessions and providing ongoing in service to facility Medical Staff regarding clinical resource management, appropriate documents standards, utilization and quality issues, and quality improvement activities in collaboration with the Chief of Staff or other clinical leadership in the facility.
- Assembling regional physician advisory panels to provide ongoing feedback to HCA senior management and serves as a liaison between these committees and facility, and corporate leadership as well as to the affiliated physicians.
- Serving as spokesperson to HCA hospitals and affiliated physicians to explain and obtain buy in for corporate, group, and facility sponsored clinical initiatives.
- Collaborating on a day-to-day basis with other facility and corporate Chief Medical Officers.
- Educating physicians on HCA clinical technologies.
- Collaborating with HPG and Supply Chain on formulary and supply opportunities.
- Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) (Required)
- Master's degree in business, healthcare administration or related field or degree in progress (Preferred, in progress or anticipated)
- 10+ years of experience in clinical practice (Preferred)
- Experience as a Medical Director (or equivalent) in a large, complex hospital, regional health system or other medical organization (Preferred)
- Additional education and coursework in management and business (Preferred)
- Board Certified Physician (Required)
- State medical board licensed (Required)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
The candidate should have: extensive experience with utilization review, data analysis, and
performance improvement techniques, prior experience as a Quality Officer or Medical Director, and outstanding written and oral communication ability.
Additionally, the candidate should display the following characteristics:
Decisiveness: Make the call. Defend the decision.
Assertiveness: A bias for action. Be proactive, not reactive.
Change Agent: Manage change to the desired outcome.
Leadership: Educate colleagues. Lead them to a better way.
Advocacy: Assure that quality goals are met. Be a voice of reason.
Additionally, it is understood that the QO, as a member of the Hospital’s Administrative Team, is expected to represent the Hospital in the same manner in which other Hospital leaders represent the organization; specifically with a pro-hospital perspective, with professionalism, and with an ability to tackle difficult issues on the Hospital’s behalf. As such, the Medical Quality Officer is expected to display great flexibility, adaptability, enthusiasm, and a team spirit within and outside the organization.
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