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The hospital chief medical officer (HCMO) will report directly to Legacy Health's chief medical officer (CMO) and will have a direct relationship to Randall Children's Hospital's president. These relationships mirror the HCMO's wide and myriad responsibilities, which involve the worlds of leadership, administration and clinical practice. For example, the HCMO will help lead the hospital's practice of safe, high-quality care led by the spirit and pursuit of excellence; the HCMO will also contribute to the hospital's strategic growth and financial viability. Lean principles and Legacy's Operating System are critical to the way we work, and the HCMO will oversee quality implementation of these principles within the hospital. In terms of leadership, the HCMO will inspire a physician and provider culture committed to the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion; the HCMO will also advance a culture of trust and partnership by fostering psychological safety. These and other responsibilities must prudently balance the larger health system with the vision and goals of the medical center the HCMO oversees. This is a new role for the organization.
Similarly, the qualifications for the HCMO are multi-layered, reflecting a multi-dimensional talent. The candidate is a devoted physician, leader of people, promoter of community and, last but not least, an explorer in the world of bold ideas. Important bona fides include a MD or DO degree, a graduate degree in health care administration, business administration, public health or related field, and at least seven years of active medical practice experience. The qualities of leadership and emotional intelligence that we desire include a strong curiosity to learn all aspects of health care administration, exceptional interpersonal skills, the confidence to lead clinicians and medical staff, a collaborative style and a proven history of building relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Above all, we are looking for an individual with a track record as, or commitment to being, a change champion.
Randall Children's Hospital is a regional center for the care of infants, children and teens. We offer unrivaled pediatric expertise in a state-of-the-art hospital designed exclusively for children. From routine care to the most complex cases, we provide the most advanced medical and surgical care for kids and have earned the trust of pediatricians and families across the Pacific Northwest region. Randall Children's Hospital is situated within the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center campus and houses a new Family Birth Center, a pediatric Level 1 trauma center and the only burn center between Seattle and Sacramento. The hospital is also home to the Life Flight Network, the first of its kind instituted on the West Coast. Legacy Emanuel is a 554-bed facility that provides a full range of services, including around-the-clock expertise for critical health issues, experts in trauma, heart care, burns, significant wounds, stroke, brain surgery and more. Combined with Randall Children's Hospital, the entire campus at Legacy Emanuel provides a breadth of services that makes it central to the health of the Portland and Vancouver communities and the people of the entire Pacific Northwest.
Good health for our people, our patients, our communities and our world — these are not just words. They are commitments that form the core of our mission, and we take them seriously. That mission matches a profound and serious footprint: Legacy Health is a locally owned, nonprofit, six-hospital health system that also includes a full-service children's hospital, more than 70 primary care, specialty and urgent care clinics, a research institute, 14,000 employees and nearly 3,000 health care providers. We provide comprehensive primary, secondary and tertiary care services across the Portland and Vancouver metro area and mid-Willamette Valley. From rural areas to urban centers, we play a critical role in the lives of 2.5 million people.
We strive to be a diverse, culturally responsive organization, and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and inclusion to apply.
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In addition to maintaining a small clinical practice, the HCMO will be charged with continuous improvement of medical center results, while adapting to internal and external opportunities.
Boost adoption of clinical care standards to support Legacy Health's top priority of becoming the safest place to deliver and receive care.
Champion clinical change and exceed benchmark performance in quality, safety, financial viability, patient experience, employee engagement, physician/provider satisfaction, and culture/organizational development goals.
Utilize principles of continuous process improvement to evolve organizational structures and operating models to advance provider support of Legacy Health mission, vision, and priorities.
Collaborate with the Hospital President and Hospital CNO in applying systems thinking to site level strategic planning, fostering the values supporting the objectives of Legacy Health, and assuring operational standardization.
Work with hospital leadership to increase patient value, improve patient-centered operations and oversee high value care initiatives.
Practice principles of diversity, equity and inclusion within their leadership approach
Develop provider talent and a strong medical center culture through partnering with colleagues in organization development & learning.
Establish strong community partnerships to enhance Legacy's network and advise on market strategy.
Champion medical center and Legacy Health priorities and partnerships with the community, government, public service organizations and local affiliates.
Lend provider perspective on information systems and medical center initiatives that involve management systems, tools, and analytics to enable organizational agility and enhanced care management.
Encourage strong triad working relationship across the medical center and between provider, nurse and administrative leaders and staff.
Create an environment of inclusivity and diversity across the organization; ensure that the organization is responsive to the diverse communities it serves.
Build an accountable structure in synergy with the site medical executive committee that supports exceptional execution toward the system's goals.
In partnership with medical center and Legacy Medical Group leadership, inform allocation of capital and human resources to ensure staffing patterns, mix and levels best meet patient/customer needs and evolving models of care.
Advance a culture of trust and partnership by fostering psychological safety
Help build a physician and provider leadership pipeline and support professional and personal development and succession planning.
May have direct responsibility for employed physicians and/or contracted physician leaders
Other duties as assigned
The successful candidate will be a talented physician leader with experience as a clinical leader, preferably as a medical director, chair or other senior leader. This role will include some clinical practice.
The ideal candidate will possess:
A minimum of seven years of active medical practice.
Master's degree in Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Public Health, or a related field is desirable.
A strong desire to learn all aspects of health care administration including inpatient and outpatient clinical operations, finance, physician/provider relations, physician network development, information technology, human resources, government relations, board relations, marketing, strategic planning, and vendor/payer contract negotiations.
Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills that foster an informed and engaged team including other clinicians and medical staff, and that assure successful relationship building with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Leverages a collaborative style to support and enrich their multidisciplinary team.
The ability to lead with influence. Be recognized as a change champion, skilled at promoting understanding and getting individuals and teams to work cooperatively.
Familiarity with process improvement philosophies, including lean methodologies, and experience leading or participating in change and improvement is preferred, although not required.
A proven ability to be a courageous and innovative leader with a “can do attitude” who inspires an organization to do its best and stay the course even in difficult or unfamiliar circumstances.
Prior experience as a Chief Medical Officer or similar senior leadership role is preferred, though not required.
LEADING AT LEGACY
Demonstrates the ability to act consistently with Legacy's Values in Action, exemplifies our core organizational values, and exhibits the leadership competencies outlined in Leading at Legacy.