Vice President Chief Medical Officer
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) reports to the Medical Center President (or designee) and has a dotted line reporting relationship to the Chief Quality Officer, Senior Vice President, HMH. At each hospital, the CMO is the HMH administrative leader responsible for planning, organizing and directing the daily clinical activities of the medical staff and advanced practice providers. In hospitals without a chief quality officer, s/he oversees improvement of all aspects of clinical quality and performance improvement. The CMO serves as the key administrative liaison to the medical staff and advocates on their behalf. S/he works collaboratively with department chairs, medical school leadership and faculty, hospital administration, and nursing leaders to drive the organization to higher levels of performance and innovation.
- Directs and participates in the development and implementation of the HMH strategic plan and quality improvement program, particularly as it relates to the organized medical staff.
- Interprets, communicates and assures implementation of the HMH mission, vision, and values.
- Represents HMH and hospital leadership to the medical staff.
- Implements critical liaison functions with the organized medical staff leadership, the medical and dental staff, the department of nursing, and the medical school.
- Supports the organized medical staff in governance, leadership, medical education and quality improvement activities.
- Develops and maintains written policies, procedures and bylaws that govern medical staff operations. Assures compliance with federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations.
- Adjudicates and responds to issues of conflicts of interest applicable to physicians.
- Facilitates professional and leadership development concerning medical staff governance
- Supports and advises the medical staff in credentialing, peer review (including OPPE and FPPS), medical staff citizenship and delineation of clinical privileges.
- Directs functions of medical staff office and all medical support services (utilization review, discharge planning, social services, and case management).
- Collaborates with administrative and nursing leadership to develop and maintain high quality clinical programs.
- Oversees physician leadership of clinical departments (chairs) and faculty practices at academic medical centers and employed physicians at all hospitals (e.g. hospitalists).
- Acts as a role model for all medical center standards of behavior and managerial competencies.
- Participates in leadership of regulatory compliance efforts and preparation for such reviews by federal, state, and Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies that monitor the provision of medical care.
- Participates in hospital emergency management.
- Collaborates with the President of the Physician Enterprise and other hospital leaders to recruit and strengthen the medical staff.
- Leads clinical transformation efforts including process improvement, elimination of waste, clinical redesign, care transitions, and evidence-based clinical protocols.
- Participates in assessment of patient concerns and complaints related to medical care. Leads efforts to attain the highest physician satisfaction scores.
- Enlists physicians in information systems initiatives; advocates for physicians in optimization of the electronic medical record to serve clinical care. Leads decision support efforts among the medical staff to facilitate clinical care that is consistent with the best available evidence.
- Participates in development and execution of annual operating and capital budgets, technology assessment, and the hospital's capital and operating budgets
- Liaisons with Physician Enterprise and Population Health Management in development of clinically integrated network and quality improvement among physicians across the entire continuum of care.
The following hospital departments generally report locally through the CMO:
- Care Management
- Clinical Documentation
- Department Chairs at academic medical centers
- Disease specific improvement efforts (if not CQO), e.g. stroke, chest pain centers
- Infection Prevention and Control (if no CQO)
- Library, GME and Medical Student Education (if no Chief Academic Officer)
- Medical Staff Office
- Outcomes (if no CQO)
- In campuses where there is no chief quality officer:
- Leads all multi-disciplinary quality improvement efforts and staff
- Leads efforts to attain highest levels of performance related to publically reported metrics
Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred:
- M.D. degree from an accredited medical school.
- Licensed to practice medicine in the State of New Jersey or another state (N.J. license preferred)
- Advanced degree in Informatics and MBA or MPH
- Minimum 15 years healthcare experience.
- Demonstrated accomplishments in Informatics/Decision Support
- Minimum 8 years progressive and results oriented experience in an Informatics-related role, including leading quality improvement/standardization efforts among MDs.
- Excellent influencing, communications, and operational management skills to drive results.
- Board certified MD in an ABMS-approved specialty.
- Medical license in the State of New Jersey or another state (N.J. license preferred).
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