Assistant Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) - Centennial

HCA Healthcare – Chief Medical Officer
Nashville, Tennessee
Aug 07, 2020
Aug 07, 2021
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 741-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women's services.

An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center's 43-acre campus is home to TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center, TriStar Centennial Women's Hospital, The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, TriStar Centennial Advanced Joint Replacement Institute and TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion.

Position Summary:

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.

All duties are assigned by the CMO and are not limited to but may include the following:

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

Assists 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

Required Education and Experience:

  • 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
  • Preferred Education or Experience
  • A Master s Degree in Healthcare or Business Management
  • Primary care experience
  • Required Knowledge and Skills
  • Solid experience in medical management with knowledge/experience in healthcare finance, operations, legal/risk management, and marketing

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