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Chief Medical Officer | BSA Hospital in Amarillo, TX

Employer
BSA Health Systems
Location
Amarillo, Texas
Closing date
Oct 2, 2024

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Specialty
General Practice
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Ardent Health Services invests in quality healthcare.

Ardent Health Services, located in Nashville, Tennessee, has earned a reputation as one of the industry s strongest and most innovative hospital operators. We are driven by our purpose of caring for people: our patients, their families and one another. Our facilities and clinics are consistently recognized among healthcare s best employers.

Ardent includes:

  • 30 Hospitals
  • 200+ Sites of Care
  • 4,453 Beds
  • 23,000+ Team Members
  • 6,818 Nurses
  • 1,438 Aligned Providers
  • 3.2 Million Annual Provider Encounters
  • $5.1 Billion in Revenues

We believe it is this mix of corporate support and local autonomy that equips our facilities for success.

BSA Hospital:

At BSA, we focus all we do around our Mission: to provide quality healthcare in Christian love, service and dignity. We are driven by our Purpose of caring for people: our patients, their families and one another, and you feel this the moment you walk in the door. A career at BSA gives you opportunities to grow and learn alongside a supportive team, work with the latest technology and access incentives and assistance to take your career where you want to go. We do this by investing in our team members through continuing education opportunities and clinical tools.

Job Overview:

We have an exciting opportunity to join the BSA Health System leadership team as a Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

The CMO is a leadership position created to build on and strengthen the positive and mutually supportive relationships between hospital administration and the medical staff. As such, the CMO will work closely with the Ardent CMO, administrative staff, members of the medical staff, and its leadership to maintain the high quality of the medical staff and to help lead the medical staff participating in furthering the mission of the organization, with a duty to support the mission and philosophy of the hospital.

The CMO will work closely with and facilitate positive relationships with nursing leadership in order to ensure successful performance improvement initiatives and overall quality of care. The incumbent will forge strong linkages and alignments with physician providers. The CMO will support and advise the Medical Executive Committee and the Departments in responding to complaints regarding physician behavior and performance.

Responsibilities

Administrative

  • Serve as a member of the senior management team and assist in strategic development of initiatives and programs.
  • Investigate and study new developments in medical practice techniques and initiates medical staff and administrative discussions of the implementation of new procedures.
  • Promote effective and timely communication with the medical staff and leadership.
  • Participate in the annual operating and capital budget process providing input regarding the budgets of medical affairs and for integrating medical staff and clinical issues in to the region's planning, budgeting, and marketing processes.
  • Collaborate with key medical staff committees. Works to forge stronger bonds with the nursing staff.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of patient care programs and collaborate with region and hospital leaders on medical staff partnerships, co-management, and joint ventures.

Medical Staff

  • Work to optimize and share best practices as it relates to privileges, bylaws, quality, and medical staff.
  • Assist with efforts to identify and retain continuing sources of physician staff and other key employees. Also, assist in the recruitment and location of physicians and needed specialists for filling hospital staff needs, as needed.
  • Receive, investigate, and, where possible, resolve conflicts referred by the medical staff leadership. Report complaints against members of the medical staff to the appropriate bodies.
  • Work with other physician leaders to implement identified best practices and evidence based initiatives.
  • Serve as resource for medical staff leaders on complex complaints, incidents and credentialing issues.

Clinical Care Management

  • Work with region and hospital leadership on developing standardized approaches to reducing HACs, Improving Core Measures, and reducing problematic safety events.
  • Work with Ardent CMO and Case Management leaders on continuum of care, medical necessity, length of stay, denials, and other key physician driven case management initiatives.
  • Evaluate the medical staff quality assurance, disease management and utilization review activities, and develop standards to improve quality outcomes, both clinically and administratively, to ensure the highest standards in the treatment and care of patients, and to ensure compliance with all relevant licensing and accrediting bodies.
  • Assist in development, implementation, and evaluation of all care management plans.
  • Serve as point person for EPIC clinical resource.
  • Develop and implement strategies that control the risks of patient care, monitor the effectiveness of these actions, and ensure proper documentation.
  • Dedicate specific resources to patient safety, particularly as related to medications errors and infection surveillance.
  • Provide leadership and vision in the development of clinical guidelines and care pathways.

Education

  • Provide direction for continuing medical education programs for the medical staff, support staff, graduate, and post-graduate medical education.
  • Work with local leadership to ensure appropriate administrative direction for graduate and post-graduate medical education programs

Resource Allocation

  • Support the development of managed care plans and physicians services strategic plans supporting the business plan of the organization and develops annual work plans to implement strategies.
  • Foster an environment conducive to a managed care market with continuous review of resource utilization, education, and training opportunities that support resource effectiveness.
  • Participate in information systems development to allow feedback to physicians regarding practice patterns and performance.
  • Support clinical integration and population health initiatives.


Qualifications

Required Experience/Education:

  • 5+ years of medical executive leadership roles preferred
  • M.D or D.O. Degree required; MBA or other advanced management degree preferred
  • Board Certified
  • Advanced degree in the area of healthcare administration or related field is desirable

Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrated success with achieving performance goals with Medicare clinical outcomes such as HAIs, PSI90s, and Core Measures.
  • Previous leadership experience and ideally success with an EMR implementation.
  • Leadership of a hospital or system wide patient safety initiative ERAS, High Reliability interventions, Patient Safety Organization, Peer Review Leadership.
  • Experience as a hospital medical director and success on administrative side in a complex healthcare environment or equivalent is preferred.

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