Physician - Administration - Chief Medical Officer, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital - Sayre, PA

Guthrie Medical Group
Sayre, Pennsylvania
Jul 03, 2020
Jul 03, 2021
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

The Guthrie Clinic seeks a Chief Medical Officer for Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is a 254-bed tertiary care teaching hospital that serves the region as a Level II Trauma Center. The Guthrie Clinic is also home to 8 graduate medical training programs with 81 residents and fellows. There is also a behavioral health unit on campus and an ancillary site in Towanda, PA, consistency of an ED, skilled nursing facility and personal care home.

The position of Chief Medical Officer is accountable, in partnership with the SVP/COO and CNO of Robert Packer Hospital for leading and directing excellence in clinical practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, the hospital patient experience as well as regulatory requirements.

This includes data-driven analysis of clinical care and monitoring of the medical staff’s clinical performance, through medical staff committees, peer review, chart reviews and patient feedback. The CMO is also accountable for quality and safety in partnership with the Chief Quality Officer. This position will actively promote research activities and medical education programs in collaboration with the DIO. The CMO will also support reporting for governmental and payer requirements for clinical care in regulatory and value-based payment programs. Utilization management and care coordination will be led in partnership with medical records and the post-acute care teams.

The CMO will act as medical advisor to the RPH President and administrative teams, and participate as an ex-officio member of the Medical Staff Executive, Peer Review, Emerging Technologies, Credentials, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees. As part of these activities, the CMO will manage peer review and ensure all medical staff members are afforded all rights of due process.


Board Certified MD or DO, with an accredited residency completion, with 10 years clinical practice and 5 years of hospital leadership in a complex healthcare system. A master’s degree in healthcare administration is preferred
Experience working with /leading physicians and staff with a diverse background and perspectives
Continues to have a part time clinical practice
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
A systems-oriented leader who can analyze complex scenarios and guide innovative approaches to optimize patient care.

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