Chief Medical Officer
The CMO reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer of the Steward Health Care System and the Hospital President. All clinical chairs report to this position, including medicine, surgery, orthopedics, pathology, radiology, anesthesia, OB/GYN, neonatology, and psychiatry. The CMO will work closely with clinical chairs to develop a vision, quality agenda, and budget for their individual departments, and evaluate the growth plan. He/she will also coordinate and facilitate the development of cross-discipline programs and hospital wide initiatives. The CMO will collaborate with the President and key senior team members on hospital/physician alignment, service line development and profitability, and new technology development.
The CMO is directly responsible for the quality and safety staff, medical staff office, medical library and case management as well as for the development and implementation of their goals, operating and capital budgets, and daily operational activity. The CMO will serve as a liaison to the medical staff and hospital administration and will be responsible for developing positive and mutually supportive relationships among administration, physicians, and nursing.
Required Knowledge & Skills
- Contemporary knowledge of laws, regulations, Joint Commission standards, state licensing, and relevant payor requirements relating to medical practice within an acute care hospital setting.
- Knowledge of leading quality measurement, monitoring, and improvement programs, risk management, and utilization review.
- A solid grasp of hospital finance and the ability to effectively participate in strategic planning initiatives, including new program development and clinical services.
Education: Post graduate training in relevant fields of business or healthcare administration preferred.
Experience: Five to Seven years of progressive experience in medical staff administrative leadership; Prior experience with in an acute care community hospital setting.
Certification/Licensure: Medical degree with board certification; licensure or eligibility for licensure in Work State; Certified Physician Executive (CPE) desirable.
Other: Significant experience in clinical practice; strong clinical competency.