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Chief Medical Officer Opportunity

Trinity Health
Schenectady, New York
Closing date
Jan 16, 2025

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General Practice
Full Time
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St. Peter's Health Partners is seeking a dynamic physician executive to join the organization as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Ellis Medicine located in Schenectady, New York.

In this key role, the CMO serves as a member of the Executive Medical Staff in the overall management of Ellis Medicine and all its subsidiaries. This is a highly respected position and departmental roles reporting to the CMO will include Director of Quality and Risk, Director of Family Medicine Residency Program, Physician Advisor Utilization Management, and System Wide Chiefs.

The CMO plans, organizes, develops, and directs all aspects of the management functions and activities for the following areas:

  • Serves as a primary liaison Ellis Medicine Administration and the Medical Staff including Ellis Medical Group.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with Administration, Chief of Staff and Clinical Chiefs.
  • Coordinates the activities and services of the Medical Staff consistent with the goals, objectives, and mission of Ellis Medicine and the Management Services Agreement (MSA) with St. Peters Health Partners.
  • Responsibilities included medical direction of clinical departments, enhancing physician leadership and involvement in the overall provision of patient care.
  • Informs, consults, and advises COO, CCO and other members of the Executive Staff and management of issues/problems related to the operation of the departments/areas or responsibility.
  • Works in Concert with the CNO and COO to ensure care providers comply with evidence-based practice.
  • Oversees and supervises Physician business relationships, including initiation, development, and monitoring of all physician contracts, in accordance with Hospital Policy and Procedure, and oversight of physician contract management functions.
  • Serves as primary liaison to all clinical departments related to provider role in progression of care.
  • Demonstrates the organizations commitment to sound ethical business practices as directed by the Corporate Compliance Office and approved by the Board of Trustees.

Principal Responsibilities include:

  • Participates in developing hospital objectives and provides medical direction to all clinical departments through the respective Clinical Chiefs aligned with the Management Services Agreement (MSA) goals and objectives.
  • Integrates the values and mission of Ellis Medicine within all Hospital services.
  • Responsible for the budgets of the Clinical Departments.
  • Provides contractual review for and reviews performance of all physicians who have educational and service agreements with Ellis Hospital, including contract development and management.
  • Provides oversight of Physician Recruitment activities.
  • Maintains and monitors medical staff functions and bylaws, responsible for orderly and effective implementation of changes to effect continual improvement in services.
  • Works in Concert with the CNO and COO to ensure care providers comply with evidence-based practice in clinical pathways and progression of care.
  • Serves as ad-hoc member of all Medical Staff Committees.
  • Implements and coordinates affiliation with Albany Medical Center as it relates to participation in the teaching programs for medical students and Residents. Oversees all graduate medical education programs and all medical research.
  • Directs the activities and oversees the management of the Health Sciences Library.
  • Defines and communicates the mission, vision and values for Ellis Medicine and its subsidiaries and creates the strategic, operational, programmatic, and other plans and policies to achieve the mission and vision.
  • Participates in policy decisions that affect Ellis Medicine and its subsidiaries.
  • Collaborates with other members of the Executive Staff in the design of services.
  • Communicates with the leaders of other health care delivery organizations regarding issues related to Ellis Medicine.

Additional Responsibilities for Quality Improvement:

  • Creates and fosters an environment of patient safety among co-workers.
  • Adapts a cohesive, collaborative approach to improvement that is interdisciplinary.
  • Understands the approaches to improving quality and organizational performance.
  • Oversees compliance with regulatory, legal and accreditation requirements as related to areas of responsibility.
  • Maintains professional affiliations as appropriate and participates in professional activities in order to maintain currency in hospital administration and the field of medicine.
  • Design outcome-based quality improvement plans aligned with the Management Services Agreement such as Leap Frog Scores and CMS Star Rating.

Interested candidates must have at least two years of experience in a similar position or demonstrate a significant progression through, and experience in, a variety of medical staff leadership positions over a four-to-six-year period. A graduate degree (Masters) in Business, Health Administration, Medical Management or Public Health is highly desirable.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced physician executive to join St. Peter's Health Partners and Ellis Medicine.


St. Peters Health Partners offers a comprehensive salary and compensation package for the right candidate.

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