Chief Medical Officer

San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living
San Francisco, California
Closing date
Jan 31, 2025

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Full Time
Position Type
San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living:
Founded in 1871 as the Hebrew Home for Aged and Disabled and previously referred to as the "Jewish Home", the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living (SFCJL) has a long and storied history of providing high-quality care to the community’s most vulnerable older adults. Guided by the values and principles of the Jewish tradition, our mission is to enrich the lives of older adults from all faiths and backgrounds.

Situated in the city’s Excelsior neighborhood on a state-of-the-art, nine-acre campus, SFCJL includes the 190-unit Frank Residences assisted living and memory care (open since 2020), and the 375-bed Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center (JHRC), which has the distinction of being the largest, private, nonprofit distinct-part skilled nursing facility in the state of California. Additionally, our campus includes a 12 bed, short-term acute psychiatric unit, unique for its specialization in mental healthcare for older adults. All combined, SFCJL serves a vibrant and diverse population of more than 2,500 patients and residents annually.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the SFCJL President and Chief Executive Officer, the CMO is the most senior physician at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living. The CMO is an exceptional clinician and physician leader with a passion for the care of older adults. In collaboration with a mission driven senior executive team, the CMO contributes to all strategic and operational planning at SFCJL that involves clinical programs and will be an instrumental leader in rethinking care models and provider staffing models for the future of skilled nursing and senior care at SFCJL.

The CMO has responsibility for the strategic oversight and management of the clinical practice of all physicians and licensed providers practicing in SFCJL’s complex skilled nursing and senior living environment. In partnership with the Director of Nursing, the Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and the Executive Director of Frank Residences, the CMO assures exceptional quality, safety and experience of care for SFCJL patients and residents and assures that care provided is in accordance with all local, state, and federal regulations.

The CMO is responsible for standards, coordination, surveillance, and planning for improvement of medical care at SFCJL. The CMO serves as the President of the SFCJL Medical Staff, provides medical directorship for the short-term skilled nursing program and the Frank Residences, and oversees the campus’s other medical directors.

The CMO is a member of the Senior Executive Leadership Team and represents medical staff interests and clinical priorities to the Executive Team and the Board of Trustees.

The CMO is an exceptional clinician who maintains, at minimum, a small clinical practice at SFCJL.

5 Direct Reports

Essential Functions:
  • Medical Directorships. The CMO holds the medical directorship for the following:
    • Medical Director Short Term Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
    • Medical Director Frank Residences ( a new medical directorship)
  • Medical Director Oversight- Provides direct oversight of SFCJL medical directors. Sets expectations for performance and accountability, provides mentorship, and assures professional development.
  • Medical Staff and Physician/Advanced Practice Provider (provider) Oversight
  • Physician Staffing and Contracts
  • Quality, Safety, Risk and Regulatory functions
    • Assures timely, high quality, evidence-based clinical care across all SFCJL service lines.
    • Assures medical staff compliance with all local, state and federal regulations pertaining to their practice. Partners in policy development, deployment and implementation.
    • In partnership with DON and LNHA, leads quality and safety improvement efforts, using data analysis and trending, such that highest levels of outcomes are achieved.
    • Engages providers to assure exceptional patient/resident experience.
    • Conducts case review, participates in root cause analyses and summarizes findings for Quality committee.
    • Participates in Utilization Management program including attendance at weekly PDPM meetings and consultation on patients/residents with complex issues. Reviews utilization metrics and partners with clinical and operational leaders on improvement work.
    • Collaborates with JHRC multidisciplinary team to assure appropriate length of stay and safe transition planning.
    • Monitors access to outside clinical services and engages appropriate leaders to facilitate timely referrals and care.
    • Works with IT to assure EHR and clinical systems support clinical needs and the needs of the medical staff.
  • Committee leadership and representation- Leads or participates on relevant committees including, but not limited to, Medical Executive Committee, QAPI committee, Board Quality Committee, Medical Staff Meetings, Infection Control Committee, Operations Directors Meeting, SFCJL Board of Trustees Meetings
  • Outreach and Strategic Planning
    • Assures strong relationships with referring hospitals and other referral sources, provides education and feedback as needed to maintain relationships and to assure safe transitions of care.
    • Participates in campus-wide strategic planning efforts and assumes a leadership role in the identification, development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical programs and growth opportunities.
    • Identifies key market trends in elder care, proposes and helps to implement new clinical programs, service lines or areas of excellence to meet future needs
    • Identifies key market trends affecting physicians in skilled nursing and senior care and develops recommendations to address those trends.
Full Essential Duties found:

  • Valid California Medical License (MD or DO).
  • Valid, unrestricted, Drug Enforcement Agency registration
  • Board certified in a medical specialty consistent with the type of care provided in the skilled nursing facility, including geriatrics, internal medicine, or physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Member of the California Association of Long-Term Care Medicine, preferred
  • Certification as a Medical Director by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine or commitment to achieve certification.
  • Respected clinician with minimum of five years post-graduate practice in primary care, geriatrics, hospital medicine, or other relevant specialty. Practice in the skilled nursing environment preferred.
  • Masters-level training in an applicable field such as public health, business administration, or equivalent preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible medical management and leadership experience, preferably with medical director experience in a complex skilled nursing environment and/or in an assisted living facility.
Balance of administrative versus clinical time is negotiable, with administrative time minimum of 80%. Salary will be based on administrative time.

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