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The Position Location Based at one of the Palm Beach Group Hospitals.
Reporting Relationships The Group Chief Medical Officer reports directly to the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Palm Beach Group and has a matrix relationship and accountability to the Chief Medical Officer of Tenet Healthcare Corporation.
Specific CMO Responsibilities The Group Chief Medical Officer will serve as the hospital groupingï¿½s Senior Executive clinical leader responsible for assuring successful operation of medical staff functions and continuous improvement in safety and quality, and will be committed to the mission of service and improvement of patient clinical outcomes. The Group CMO serves as the liaison and resource to management on matters pertaining to four key areas:
Medical Staff Engagement and Outreach which includes collaboration with the medical staff members, especially elected medical staff leaders and overseeing credentialing, privileging, OPPE and peer review;
Quality, Patient Safety and Experience: assuring performance on quality metrics and securing patient safety and experience;
Streamlining Clinical Processes: Adhering to evidence based best practice and working to standardize a Tenet Operating System, working with the Physician Advisors to maximize documentation integrity ;
Partnering with Hospitalsï¿½ Chief Nursing Officers to provide seamless clinical leadership.
Other key accountabilities include the following:
Leadership and involvement in initiatives involving patient safety, quality, infection control and risk management and patient service, especially those related to physician issues.
Responsible for assuring a robust credentialing and peer review process, ensuring issues on the part of the medical staff are addressed fairly and timely.
Active participation in the Physician Advisor program including monitoring of the appropriateness of procedures, admissions and utilization of resources.
Oversight of other Medical Directors at the hospital and evaluation of their job performance in addition to collaboration with the Hospital Compliance Officer regarding physician issues that involve regulatory compliance.
Assist with issues regarding compliance with Federal and State law and accrediting and licensing agencies.
Integrates departmental services with the organizationï¿½s primary functions and coordinates with other departments/services in a manner that fosters a collaborative environment for teamwork.
Models and provides leadership for delivery of excellent customer service and ensures the successful implementation of effective strategies and approaches.
Leads efforts that will establish the hospitals as a top performer as defined by externally reported measures of performance, e.g. CMSï¿½ Value Based Purchasing Program.
Serves as a resource for the vetting, development and implementation of related activities within Tenet and promotes standardization such as the Tenet Operating System.
Works with physicians and administration to identify key market drivers and develop plans and strategies to address trends and future business development efforts.
Provides leadership and fosters alignment of physicians and physician services within the hospitalï¿½s strategic plan and clinical program priorities.
In partnership with Communications, develops and implements physician communication strategies that inform, promote information exchange, and socialization.
Provides service, guidance, and promotion of quality standards through audits, peer review, quality management, and education initiatives.
Promotes information sharing, benchmarking, and best practice identification across the system.
If a residency program is in place, the Chief Medical Officer addresses efforts to improve and expand residency rotations at the hospital.
In cooperation with the Physician Advisor, works with Medical Records and Medical Staff on coding/quality issues and the use of principal, co-principal, and secondary diagnoses.
Addresses patient family provider grievances and follows up on successful resolution.
Plays a key role in decision-making processes regarding new
procedures/devices being planned by various members of the Medical Staff and assists in the development of clinical and business plans for the hospitals.
Promotes and supports the Medical Staff Ethics Committee.
Assists in updating physician recruitment plan and oversees physician recruitment visits.
Monitors physician resources consumption and supports the development and implementation of standards for equipment, supplies, procedures and technology utilization.
Reviews and makes recommendations on physician-requested capital budget items.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
The Candidate Education/Certifications An M.D. or D.O. degree is required and an MBA, or other advanced management degree, is preferred. A Medical License in the applicable state is also required. Certification by one of the Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties is also required.
Required Work Background A demonstrated track record of superior performance in physician leadership roles; a background should have been gained ideally in a health system or major medical group that is recognized for excellence in clinical care and contemporary medical management practices. The successful candidate will be recognized for knowledge in clinical process improvement.
Business skills in planning, use of information systems, financial management, budgeting, reimbursement and managed care, healthcare economics, medical practice management, human resources management and team building, program development, community education, and marketing/referral base development.
Clinical leadership skills in quality and utilization management, clinical effectiveness and outcomes, clinical staff development, case management, clinical protocol development, and solid knowledge of TJC accreditation processes.
Demonstrated knowledge of managed care and health policy in addition to superior clinical competence and track record as a practicing physician.
Significant understanding of and experience with performance improvement and quality management programs.
Effective communication skills and an individual who is able to quickly synthesize, as well as apply, new information in order to make effective decisions.
Openness to change and adapts to new conditions or unexpected obstacles, and works efficiently under adversity and through difficult transitions.
Ability to build a team and produce strategic and operating results while balancing interests of multiple stakeholders and customers at a large, complex facility in a regional or corporate role.
Capability of identifying and successfully managing core issues amongst a multitude of information and open to executing new and innovative approaches to problem resolution.
Has successfully driven initiatives that require coordination from multiple constituencies such as human resources, finance, information systems, lab, and pharmacy.
Personal Attributes An individual with:
High personal and professional integrity;
Committed to the highest quality of patient care;
Collaborative leadership skills that will inspire confidence and establish a sense of common direction and vision for the medical staff;
Sensitivity for the concerns of the staff, but able to appropriately balance these concerns with the overall institutional goals.
Travel Required travel within the hospital grouping - dependent on location(s). Expected presence in each hospital at least quarterly.
Compensation The compensation package includes a nationally competitive base salary, an opportunity to earn incentive compensation, and an executive benefits program. Relocation assistance will be provided according to the individual needs of the selected candidate.
Job: Executive Search
Primary Location: Delray Beach, Florida
Facility: Tenet Executive Search
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005022312
About Tenet Executive Search
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.