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As the Vice President, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) you bring strong leadership talents to inspire, guide, and engage with the St. Maryâ™s Medical Center Medical Staff to ensure that the highest quality of medical care is provided to our patients. The cornerstone of this role is the development of meaningful relationships, and ongoing dialog and communication with leaders and other members of the hospital medical staff, and working in collaboration with the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and their leaders to improve clinical outcomes; the ultimate result being the achievement of the âœideal patient experienceâ coupled with providing an engaging environment for all clinicians to practice medicine and provide care. As a part of a larger health system you will interact regularly with other CMOs and System Leadership to enhance the overall delivery of care.
St. Maryâ™s Medical Center St. Maryâ™s Medical Center is the largest and most skilled, experienced, and capable hospital between Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Founded in 1896, St. Maryâ™s is a patient-centered, non-profit hospital and part of the SCL Health system. The hospital offers the broadest range of medical and surgical diagnostic and procedural services, and is home to the highest level of acute care and clinically advanced services in the region. A responsible community citizen, St. Maryâ™s has consistently provided the largest investment in social health care and community infrastructure development since the regionâ™s founding. With nearly 350 licensed beds and over 2000 associates, St. Maryâ™s is home to the most skilled, diverse, experienced, and technologically advanced health care available to the people and communities of western Colorado and eastern Utah. St. Maryâ™s received an âœAâ Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group which announced the spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, focused on how safe hospitals keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
The CMO shall embody and value the âœperson-centeredâ mindset; ensure that the highest levels of patient safety, quality of care and evidence based medical standards are practiced at St. Maryâ™s Medical Center. Moreover, the incumbent will promote an environment representative of the mission and values of the organization that is rooted in the Catholic health care tradition and inclusive of all who seek care.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weâ™ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off.
As an Executive, you would receive additional benefits including two times salary basic life insurance, as well as reimbursement for tuition, cell phone, professional dues and subscriptions. We also offer financial wellness tools, retirement savings and deferred compensation plans and an additional supplemental retirement plan for executives. To show our commitment to you and to assist with your transition into our organization, we will also offer a sign-on and retention bonus, student loan repayment, and relocation stipend and reimbursement when applicable.
Working as a senior leader at St. Maryâ™s Medical Center, the CMO will strive to ensure that the organization continues on its journey toward âœsystemnessâ and meets the strategic objectives set forth by the Board and executive leadership; critical to success in this role is the ability of the incumbent to: translate strategy into action plans; form close working relationships with the clinical and operations leaders within the care site; advocate for the use of the EMR and other clinical information systems; encourage benchmarking, sharing of best practices and collaboration among all clinicians; build momentum and excitement around physician engagement.
Primary responsibilities of this position will include:
Partner and collaborate with the medical staff and management team, facilitating teamwork and shared goals. Help represent medical staff viewpoints to administration and relay administrative views to medical staff.
Provide on-going counsel and advice to the Chief of Staff of the Medical Staff and Chief of Staff- Elect of the Medical Staff on physician matters. The primary responsibility and authority for dealing with medical staff matters and concerns will rest with the Chief of Staff of the medical staff.
Facilitate, intervene and mediate all major physician-physician, physician-patient, and physician-staff concerns in collaboration with the Chief of Staff of the Medical Staff and other appropriate medical staff executive team members and hospital leaders.
Ensure that clinical practice adheres to the Ethical and Religious Directives.
Provide leadership and expertise to ensure that medical quality improvement and utilization management programs are carried out in clinical areas through the development and implementation of effective disease management programs, clinical protocols and guidelines, other decision tools, and review of outcomes.
Implement improvement efforts as a result of physician profiling data.
Work closely with the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice Presidents for clinical services to achieve effective care management processes and develop new initiatives to improve clinical quality.
Support organizational structure which promotes shared accountability, high achievement and compliance with applicable laws and regulations; this to include electronic linkages and care delivery tools.
Lead the efforts around clinical performance with regard to outcome assessment, risk reduction, and clinical case management.
Champion educational and mentoring initiatives that will enable care site leaders to recognize and prioritize opportunities and to implement strategies and tactics to document and reduce process variation in relation to clinical management and length of stay.
Participate in the development and implementation of strategic plans specific to trends and changes in medical care and medical management, patient safety, and clinical quality; ensure that appropriate metrics are designed and implemented for comprehensive program(s) assessment. Monitor and ensure the achievement of desired outcomes.
We expect excellence, which is why we require:
MD or DO degree and board certified in a specialty or primary care field
A minimum of ten (10) years in the practice of medicine and five (5) years in a leadership role within a complex hospital or health system setting
Demonstrated progressive responsibility, authority, and accountability in physician leadership positions and/or possessing a graduate business /management degree are most desirable
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being the Vice President, Chief Medical Officer at St. Maryâ™s Medical Center we hope youâ™ll join us. At SCL Health youâ™ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.