Chief Medical Officer

Dignity Health Sacramento , CA 94204

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital has been serving the Sacramento community for more than 100 years. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy General has been at its current site in the heart of East Sacramento since 1925. Mercy General Hospital has 342 licensed beds, a physician staff of more than 800 and is the highest volume cardiac procedure hospital in California. Mercy General is one of six Sacramento area hospitals that are part of Dignity Health, a system of 39 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona and Nevada.

Mercy General is a nationally recognized Dignity Health Heart & Vascular Institute and The Joint Commission-certified Stroke Programs. Mercy General, which leads the state in open-heart surgery, is accredited as a Certified Chest Pain Center with PCI, the first Sacramento-area hospital with this distinction. It also houses the first CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)-accredited Acute Rehabilitation Unit in the region. Additionally, Mercy General is a respected center for maternity care, orthopedics, spine care and oncology.

Mercy General's Alex G. Spanos Heart & Vascular Center is a state-of-art, four story addition that provides all cardiac services under one roof: Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Support Unit and Cardiopulmonary Services.

An innovative leader in using a team approach to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate stroke patients, Mercy General Hospital is one of few California hospitals that have earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. Mercy General has become a model for hospitals across the nation by setting the standard for acute stroke care.

Mercy General's Heart & Vascular Institute's cardiac program is among the nation's finest. We serve the greater Sacramento area, as well as other geographic locations, through a large referral network. In addition we provide the largest surgical program in California and are nationally recognized in a full range of cardiac services, from prevention, to intervention and surgery, to wellness programs and education. Leading-edge research in all areas of cardiovascular care, including drugs, cardiac devices and new technologies, keeps us at the forefront of care. Named one of the 100 Top Hospitals for Cardiovascular Care, Mercy General Hospital continues to pioneer treatment options for the heart.

ResponsibilitiesPosition Summary:

The primary role of this position is to provide skilled management and strategic leadership functions for the Hospital that results in effective planning, monitoring of the quality of patient care, resource utilization across all departments and service line development. This position Provides physician oversight over such activities as Quality Management, patient safety, patient experience, Medical Staff Office, fostering a positive relationship with medical staff and any other duties as assigned. This individual shall assume a facilitative role to assist the President of the medical Staff, its officers, and department chairs in carrying out their responsibilities. Sets policies and procedures and ensures all services meet the objectives of the organization.

  • Works closely with hospital staff, department directors, and physicians to ensure that the highest standards of quality and service are maintained.

  • Oversees the implementation of quality improvement efforts designed to improve clinical performance and maintain compliance with TJC, HIPAA, and other accreditation standards. Participates in development and implementation of quality initiatives including patient access and satisfaction, provider satisfaction, clinical outcomes and process improvement, and guideline development.

  • Works within the service area network to identify and evaluate outstanding physicians and physician groups for participation in the provider network.

  • Participates in strategic plan and business plan development including identification of strategic partners, growth and resource allocation.

QualificationsEducation and Experience:

  • Medical degree or DO degree with an active medical license.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience in specialty.

  • Minimum of five years (5) of management experience in health care.

  • Current, active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in at least one US state or territory and prior (or current) Board Certification in a specialty are required.

  • If the physician is clinically active, a current, active, unrestricted license to practice medicine must be in the state where the assigned facility operates and the Board Certification must be current.

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