Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Company Name:
Bend Memorial Clinic
Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Position Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Location Main Clinic
Hours None Specified
Department Clinical Operations Admin
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Directs and monitors the practice of medicine within the organization to ensure the organization strives to achieve medical care reflecting best practices and be known as one of the best in the nation. The CMO shall relentlessly pursue a culture of outstanding provider performance and the highest quality clinical care and patient experience in a cost intelligent manner. Leads and collaborates with the Chief Operating Officer, Section Chiefs and clinical department chairs concerning clinical practice matters such as the practice of medicine, quality standards, expectations and improvement initiatives. Serves on the Senior Administrative Council and provides best practices leadership on matters such as strategic planning, provider staffing, physician shareholdership and provider professional experience and practice development. Oversees compliance and risk manager for clinical matters. Provides patient care in area of specialty on a part time basis.
Provides leadership direction and management oversight in executing BMC strategic plan and strategic growth in delivering quality clinical care to all BMC patients and continually improving the patient experience.
Strengthens physician engagement and develops and promotes an integrated practice culture.
Identifies opportunities and initiates improvement in quality, service, productivity, efficiency, access and cost of care.
Provides active leadership in the Strategic planning direction
Interfaces with the Board on Clinical leadership as directed by the CEO
Supervises Section Chiefs and serves in a dyad role with the operations leadership.
Partnering with IT leadership serves as liaison to effective IT clinical solutions
Drives quality initiatives and clinical continuous improvement.
Assists in provider recruitment, credentialing and privileging
Supports the organization regarding provider performance, evaluations, physician staffing levels, physician pay, clinical care strategies and delivery, utilization, orientation and assistance for providers.
Recruits, develops and retains high quality providers. Oversees development of a comprehensive recruitment plan.
Provides provider leadership and coaching to continuous improvement
Manages and resolves hospital and other healthcare institutions' credentialing and privileging issues
Actively supports the Path to Shareholdership plan
Monitors or causes to be monitored via Section Chiefs and Department Chairs the clinical practice of medicine by individual providers, medical departments, and medical ancillary service units.
Exercises professional clinical leadership regarding specific cases or questions of quality or compliance, and counsels physicians in collaboration with the Department Chair when improvement is indicated.
Establishes systems to monitor medical errors, individual and department practice variation, patient safety risks, clinical quality failures and risks, and utilization.
Initiates and supports the monitoring and measuring of processes to continually improve the quality of clinical care, clinical treatment, safety and well-being of patients.
Drives advancement of medicine or care plans that are appropriate for the organization.
Participates in contract review for services of clinic and physicians.
Chairs the clinics clinical quality assurance committees/task forces.
Working in partnership with HR Leadership takes lead role in corrective action or disciplinary discussions and decisions with providers.
Specific responsibilities also include, but are not limited to, assisting with and managing patient complaints and dismissal letters, write-offs and no-charge visits, research activities and review of medical malpractice activity.
Establishes and maintains clinical professional relationships with outside clinical entities such as the hospital, referring providers, and other professional medical service organizations.
Exercises professional judgment regarding specific cases or questions of quality involving those outside entities. Counsels the outside entities as appropriate.
Represents the organization at clinical professional meetings and conferences.
Ensures and advocates for credentialing , privileging and standards of performance
Serves as liaison between providers and professional liability carrier regarding claims and litigation
Position Requirements
Education and/or Experience:
MD degree, board certification and appropriate experience in practice management. Proven leadership effectiveness and experience is required.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The CMO must have highly effective interpersonal skills, active listening skills, and facilitative leadership skills with particular emphasis on collaboration and use of consensus building and win-win approaches. Working understanding of health care administration, principles of business administration and specific abilities in Clinical Quality Assurance, Utilization Review, Patient Safety and Medical Error prevention. Ability to clearly identify opportunities and problems and get to root cause. Able to analyze and communicate data to all audiences in an actionable fashion using statistical tools, methods and techniques. Ability to communicate effectively (both written and oral) with people at all levels inside and outside the organization, particularly with community-based providers and all levels of SCMC staff, under a wide array of circumstances and conditions.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Licensed physician to practice medicine in the state of Oregon, is Board Certified in their specialty, and is a member of the medical staff of St. Charles Medical Center and any other facility or organization as deemed appropriate by the CEO.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
Fast-paced office environment in a clinical setting. Exposure to moderate levels of noise. Some weekend and evening hours may be required during peak times. Minimal telephone contact with patients or client. Works with other Bend Memorial Clinic departments to deliver optimal service and meet clinic goals.
About the Organization Bend Memorial Clinic offers competitive compensation, great health benefits, 401(k), profit sharing, continuing education and many other useful supplemental benefits. EOE/AA Employer.
Req Number 060614-14
This position is currently accepting applications.
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