Regional Chief Clinical Officer Opportunity

Trinity Health
Boise, Idaho
Sep 16, 2019
Sep 15, 2020
General Practice
Part Time
Position Type

Saint Alphonsus Health System has an excellent employment opportunity for a Regional Chief Clinical Officer to join the health system in Boise, Idaho.

The selected candidate will provide executive leadership and strategic oversight for the clinical enterprise of the Saint Alphonsus Health System. The Regional Chief Clinical Officer will act as the primary champion for enhancing quality of care, comprehensive health care delivery, and patient safety with a focus on exceeding patient’s expectations of the overall care experience. This role responsibility includes oversight of Saint Alphonsus Medical Group and the Clinical Integrated Network. The Regional Chief Clinical Officer ensures a clear, consistent focus across the continuum for ambulatory services, acute care and the clinically integrated network.

The selected candidate will serve as an internal consultant to senior leadership and medical staff leaders throughout the Region to provide strategic direction in the areas of medical staff engagement, including but not limited to: medical staff development, succession planning, and models for collaboration and physician practice management.

The Regional Chief Clinical Officer provides oversight expertise in medical staff functions such as physician credentialing, privileging, medical staff by-laws and medical staff recruiting through oversight of various departments within the direct reporting groups.

The selected candidate will foster dialogue and collaboration with Patient Care Services, other health care providers and Region leadership to promote improvements in clinical quality indicators and outcomes, support clinical process redesign, and clinical informatics.

The Regional Chief Clinical Officer serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team for the regional health ministry.

Direct reports include: Chief Medical Officer for Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, President Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, President Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance, Director of Quality, Director of Risk Management, Regional Manager of Peer Review, Regional Director of Clinical Resource Manager, Direct or Integrated Care Coordinator Services, Medical Director of Corporate Wellness and Well-being, Medical Director of Medical Education, and Chief Medical Informatics Officer.


  • Knows, understands, incorporates and demonstrates the mission, vision and values of Trinity Health in leadership behaviors, practices and decisions.
  • Responsible and accountable for leadership and operational direction and excellence including achievement of the Priority Strategic Aims (PSAs) within Saint Alphonsus Health System.
  • Acts as an internal consultant to oversee the development and achievement of strategic directions, goals and objectives for medical staff engagement and programmatic services consistent with Region and MO direction.
  • Facilitates and provides leadership in the strategic direction of the Integrated Clinical Leadership Council to promote and advance physician leadership development and succession planning.
  • Supports Region in the selection, development and continuity of medical staff recruitment and development of strategies in such areas as: graduate medical education, research and continuing medical education, provider and staff wellbeing and clinical leadership orientation and development activities throughout the Region.
  • Understands the dynamics and challenges involved in the evolution of the health care delivery system. Raises issues and fosters dialogue about emerging views between and among health care providers and administrators. Works closely with MO administrative and clinical leadership in helping them fulfill their quality and patient care experience accountabilities.
  • Oversees the development and achievement of Region-wide clinical outcome indicators and care management improvement strategies and tactics. Promotes collaboration and innovation in the primary clinical service programs to ensure an interdisciplinary approach to improving the health care delivery system, including the quality of patient care and patient safety.
  • Understands and promotes continuous quality improvement through process redesign and re-engineering, leading key teams as appropriate, to enhance the quality and delivery of services. Understands and promotes developing systems and processes required to ensure patient and colleague safety. Models behaviors, which support continuous learning and empowerment through team leadership.
  • Advises governance, management and clinical leadership throughout the Region, in the assessment, development, patient care programs and services that will serve community needs effectively and efficiently.
  • Participates in various external forums and serves as a representative of the Region on the national front applying clinical experience and research in patient care improvement to leverage grant funding, national policy, etc.
  • Serves as a member of the Region leadership team, participating in Region-wide strategy development, planning and decision-making, leading Region-wide initiatives as assigned.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, accreditation requirements, Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.
  • Understands and supports all Medical Group and Physician Services to include the operations of an employed medical groups, independent contractors and Clinically Integrated Networks.
  • Ensures that all clinical programs within Saint Alphonsus Health system are well integrated and coordinated across the continuum.


  • To be successful in this position, the selected candidate should be a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Osteopathy (D.O.), board certified in a clinical specialty, coupled with advanced formal training in public health or administration.
  • The selected candidate must have five (5) or more years of executive leadership experience, including responsibility for fiscal and medical staff management. Must have five (5) or more years of clinical practice experience.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding in trends in health care, including physician-hospital relationships, physician practice models, access issues, quality improvement processes, clinical information systems, and the implications of the changing health care environment for medical credentialing are essential.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills required in order to initiate and develop productive working partnerships with all levels of management/leadership and staff. Ability to influence results, garner support and tactfully manage complex relationships and influences within and across the organization.


  • Must be able to adapt to frequently changing work parameters.
  • Must be able to travel to various Trinity Health sites.

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