As a member of the executive leadership team, the Chief Medical Officer is responsible for providing clinical perspective, knowledge, experience, and leadership to ensure collaboration and alignment between the entity and the medical staff. The CMO facilitates communication with the Medical Staff and oversees the overall quality of care and clinical utilization provided by the Medical Staff. This executive encourages and facilitates participation of the Medical Staff in quality initiatives, clinical resource utilization, physician performance monitoring, and use of clinical information technology, medical education and clinical outcomes. The CMO assists with the recruitment and retention of physicians and assists the medical staff in its application of credentialing, privileging, and reapplication activities. In conjunction with the respective system officers, the CMO acts as the facility’s liaison for facilitating and coordinating the use of clinical information technology. The Chief Medical Officer will provide leadership of physician engagement and integration activities.
Direct reports include Infection Prevention, Care Transitions Management (Case Management), Outcomes Management (Quality and Patient Safety), and the Medical Staff Office.
The CMO will attend most clinical, patient safety and quality, clinical departments, organized medical staff and other function meetings at Arlington Memorial, and various system-wide meetings.
Additionally, the CMO will interface with two entities inside the hospital building: the Texas Health Heart and Vascular Hospital (a joint venture) and OnPointe skilled nursing facility (a tenant)
Key internal relationships include executive and physician leadership (to include the leadership of the organized medical staff as well as the “informal” leaders of the medical staff) and corporate leadership in strategy and business development and information technology.
The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for compliance with all clinical medical policies, directives, rules, regulations and clinical performance standards of the state, the federal government, hospital bylaws and accrediting bodies.
Individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This role requires the ability to solve problems, think outside-the-box, and be resourceful; must be result-oriented, a quick learner and self-starter. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to build THR's culture for action.
The preferred candidate must be able to think strategically and execute tactically. To do so, s(he) must be able to establish credibility as a clinician and an executive. As a corollary to the above, the ability to effectively communicate with diverse internal and external constituencies and stakeholders is essential. It is expected this individual will exemplify the values of the organization and bring a competent, passionate, and high-energy focus to the Quality, Patient Safety and Performance Improvement programs and activities.
Education and/or Experience:
MD/DO - Board certification in a medical or surgical specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties or American Osteopathic Association. Texas Medical License required or eligible. An M.B.A., M.P.H., or other advanced management degree is highly desirable.
Five to seven years’ experience in medical management as a CMO, CQO, or VP Medical Affairs or equivalent experience with evidence of progressively greater responsibility including a significant component of clinical performance improvement and patient safety accountability.
Demonstrable and credible experience in clinical practice so that s(he) will be able to relate credibly to a diverse and exceptionally trained medical staff.
Progressive leadership in healthcare and medical staff activities with clear achievements in these domains.
Experience and achievements when accountable for Quality, and Patient Safety and Performance Improvement programs in a hospital setting.
Experience with clinical informatics and/or an electronic health record.
Experience and achievements executing Quality, Patient Safety and Performance Improvement programs by building consensus through complex organizational constituencies and/or stakeholders – in other words, the ability to lead through influence as well as authority. Ideally, some or all of this experience will have been obtained in a complex, multi-hospital system of at least five to seven hospitals and a diverse medical staff community.
Clear evidence of the ability to both be an effective member of an executive team and build formal and informal relationships in order to achieve specific goals and objectives.
An appetite for managing change and a tolerance for ambiguity. In other words, the ability to “stay on task” in a complex, fast moving organization.
A passion for data, data analysis, and a willingness to establish and meet or exceed objective parameters of performance.
Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies and stakeholder groups or individuals (orally and in writing) and to project integrity and inspire confidence.
Lead by example and motivate and inspire others to improve care in a safe, contemporary, and compassionate manner.
Clear evidence of the ability to effectively adapt leadership skills in different environments/cultures.
Internal Number: 20000700
About Texas Health Resources
Headquartered in the competitive Dallas-Fort Worth health market, Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. The system's primary service area consists of 16 counties in north central Texas, home to more than 6.2 million people. Texas Health was formed in 1997 with the assets of Fort Worth-based Harris Methodist Health System and Dallas-based Presbyterian Healthcare Resources. Later that year, Arlington Memorial Hospital joined the Texas Health system. Texas Health has 25 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,800 licensed beds, employs more than 25,000 people, and counts more than 5,500 physicians* with active staff privileges at its hospitals.
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