Assistant Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) - Med CIty Dallas
Medical City Dallas' medical team consists of more than 1,500 physicians, many of whom are recognized as the world s best in their specialties. Patients travel to Medical City from all over the United States and more than 75 other countries for the sophisticated treatment offered by our 400+ in-house physician specialists. Medical City offers a full-service adult hospital and pediatric hospital, with separate adult and pediatric emergency rooms, as well as numerous outpatient clinics and diagnostic centers. Our providers have access to state-of-the-art technology and are pioneering new medical procedures every day to accommodate patient needs.
We operate as a 876-bed tertiary care center, and we hope from the moment you walk through our doors, you will notice the Medical City difference. Our staff is passionate about their work and committed to providing excellent patient care. This has allowed Medical City to become a place where healing, compassion, humanity and simple kindness are celebrated daily.
The Assistant Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO). In association with the CMO, the ACMO is accountable for the direction, planning and coordination of al l physician related activities to ensure the highest appropriate level of medical care is provided by the medical staff. This includes: establishing and implementing standards of medical service; developing and implementing programs for patient care, education and research; developing physician relationships; providing professional support to the Medical Staff Executive Committee and the chairpersons of departments and sections of the medical staff; reviewing and measuring patient care effectiveness; and leading improvement activities. The Associate Chief Medical Officer shall be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer from candidate recommendations of the Medical Staff Executive Committee and Chief Medical Officer.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
Demonstrates the ability to adapt technique/treatment to age of population served, including newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, while providing care/service with respect to cultural differences and spiritual needs.
Assists in development of annual capital and operating budgets for functional areas for which the position has responsibility and monitors the performance of such areas in relation to approved budgets
Serves as a member of the senior administrative leadership body of the Hospital (President s Council) providing periodic updates and an annual report on the overall state of the medical staff to Hospital executives and the Board of Trustees
Serves, as needed or assigned, on various committees, task forces, or other advisory capacities where medico -administrative matters are involved
Assists in the supervision of performance improvement activities and ensures the proper conduct of Quality Review and PRO functions of the medical staff, as outlined in the Medical Staff Bylaws; Reports concerns according to the Performance Improvement plan as determined by the Medical Executive Committee to the appropriate reporting agencies; Provides administrative
communication and support for the officers of the medical staff, department chairmen, medical center staff, and assigned medical staff committees responsible for these hospital activities
Actively participates in the development of the Hospital s strategic plan, business plan, needs analysis, physician manpower planning, and the implementation of new services to provide a continuum of services at the hospital
PAssists with the recruitment of well-qualified new medical staff members and oversees the orientation of new physicians and residents to the medical center
Assists in the coordination of and ensures compliance of medical staff activity related to Medical Staff Bylaws, ethical compliance, corporate rules and regulations, and all external regulatory agencies including, but not limited to, JCAHO, PRO, Federal and State mandates
Develops and maintains programs designed to promote and sustain positive medical staff relations; included in this responsibility is the interpretation and dissemination of information related to changing federal regulations and how they affect the Hospital and medical staff
Represent the ideas of the medical staff and administration, resulting in actions that benefit the long-term success of all; works as an agent of change as it relates to stronger and more trusting relations between medical staff and Hospital administration
Assists in providing liaison between the medical staff and the administrative functions of the Hospital in assigned areas to build consensus on critical issues, provide an interface in the development of new medical/clinical programs sponsored by the Hospital, and represent to the executive management the inputs and points of view of the medical staff
Serves as ex-officio member of the Medical Staff Executive Committee and provides appropriate communication and support
Serves as the Hospital liaison in appropriate medical matters with the local medical community, organized medical societies, community organizations, and insurance companies
Establishes and maintains relationships with professional and other health care organizations at the local, state and national levels to achieve the medical center s patient care, medical education and research objectives
Maintains professional liaison with the medical staff and patient care services and various departments to ensure that patient care needs are effectively met
Establishes and/or maintains an informal collegial relationship with medical directors of other area hospitals
Frequently visit physicians in their offices, the Hospital and the physician lounge
Current and clear medical licensure in any US state
A Medical Degree and board certification in a specialty
At least five to ten years of private practice experience
Prior experience as a medical director
Experience/education in utilizing negotiation, conflict resolution, and mediation to bring a medical staff with diverse interests into a reasonably cohesive group that can work effectively together
Administrative background in an integrating healthcare system
Experience in working with a medical staff with a diverse racial and ethnic make-up
Successful experience in developing critical care pathways, case management, and clinical performance improvement processes
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