This position assumes overall accountability for oversight of all medical practices and clinical quality along with related activities within the ministry. The position functions as the liaison between the facility/ministry Medical Staff and President. In addition to the ministry responsibilities, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) will support System-level initiatives as they relate to the ministry or to CHRISTUS Health on a strategic level. For those System sponsored programs, the CMO will be accountable to the CHRISTUS Health CMO. This position is accountable for serving as a catalyst for the development of practice guidelines and care protocols that lead to the achievement of quality biomedical/service outcomes and cost efficiencies. Additionally, the CMO is accountable for continuous quality improvement and clinical loss prevention functions as they relate to clinical practice and patient safety. This position will oversee the care management and quality management functions of the ministry and actively participates on and contributes to the Quality Management Committee.
M.D. is required
State medical license
Strong leadership, organization, management, communication, negotiation, and analytic skills.
Five (5) or more years clinical practice experience.
Considerable medical experience in one or more branches of medicine or surgery and some administrative experience in a medical department
Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
Board Certification by one of the American Boards of Medical Specialties.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
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