Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed hospital serving Stephenville, Dublin, Comanche, DeLeon, Hico, Eastland and Bluff Dale with advanced medical treatments and an experienced staff that provides compassionate care.
Texas Health Stephenville is designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The hospital earned a designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology and is designated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
As a member of the executive leadership team, the Chief Medical Officer is responsible for providing clinical perspective, knowledge, experience, and leadership to ensure collaboration and alignment between the entity and the medical staff. The CMO facilitates communication with the Medical Staff and oversees the overall quality of care and clinical utilization provided by the Medical Staff. This executive encourages and facilitates participation of the Medical Staff in quality initiatives, clinical resource utilization, physician performance monitoring, and use of clinical information technology, medical education and clinical outcomes. The CMO assists with the recruitment and retention of physicians and assists the medical staff in its application of credentialing, privileging, and reapplication activities. In conjunction with the respective system officers, the CMO acts as the facility's liaison for facilitating and coordinating the use of clinical information technology. The Chief Medical Officer will provide leadership of physician engagement and integration activities.
As appropriate to the individual institution, the CMO may have added operational roles. These operational roles will interface with the institution's operational plan and personnel.
Key internal relationships include executive and physician Leadership (to include the leadership of the organized medical staff as well as the "informal" leaders of the medical staff) and corporate leadership in strategy, business development, information technology and quality, and medical staff affairs.
The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for compliance with all clinical medical policies, directives, rules, regulations and clinical performance standards of the state, the federal government, hospital bylaws and accrediting bodies.
This is a part time position of 24 hours per week.
Individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This role requires the ability to solve problems, think outside-the-box, and be resourceful; must be result-oriented, a quick learner and self-starter. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to build THR's culture for action.
The preferred candidate must be able to think strategically and execute tactically. To do so, s(he) must be able to establish credibility as a clinician and an executive. As a corollary to the above, the ability to effectively communicate with diverse internal and external constituencies and stakeholders is essential. It is expected this individual will exemplify the values of the organization and bring a competent, passionate, and high-energy focus to the Quality, Patient Safety and Performance Improvement programs and activities.
Education and/or Experience:
MD/DO - Board certification in a medical or surgical specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties or American Osteopathic Association. Texas Medical License required or eligible. An M.B.A., M.P.H., or other advanced management degree is highly desirable.
Two years' experience in medical management as a CMO, CQO, or VP Medical Affairs or equivalent experience with evidence of progressively greater responsibility including a significant component of clinical performance improvement and patient safety accountability preferred.
Demonstrable and credible experience in clinical practice so that s(he) will be able to relate credibly to a diverse and exceptionally trained medical staff.
Progressive leadership in healthcare and medical staff activities with clear achievements in these domains.
Experience and achievements when accountable for Quality, and Patient Safety and Performance Improvement programs in a hospital setting.
Experience with clinical informatics and/or an electronic health record.
Experience and achievements executing Quality, Patient Safety and Performance Improvement programs by building consensus through complex organizational constituencies and/or stakeholders - in other words, the ability to lead through influence as well as authority. Ideally, some or all of this experience will have been obtained in a complex, multi-hospital system of at least five to seven hospitals and a diverse medical staff community.
Clear evidence of the ability to both be an effective member of an executive team and build formal and informal relationships in order to achieve specific goals and objectives.
An appetite for managing change and a tolerance for ambiguity. In other words, the ability to "stay on task" in a complex, fast moving organization.
A passion for data, data analysis, and a willingness to establish and meet or exceed objective parameters of performance.
Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies and stakeholder groups or individuals (orally and in writing) and to project integrity and inspire confidence.
Lead by example and motivate and inspire others to improve care in a safe, contemporary, and compassionate manner.
Clear evidence of the ability to effectively adapt leadership skills in different environments/cultures.
Desired Personal Characteristics:
Is mission-inspired ~ models a passionate commitment to the Mission of THR and ensures the long-term viability of our mission through decision-making and inspires others to do the same. Demonstrates the ability to integrate the Promise and core values of respect, integrity, compassion, and excellence into programs and services
Is not ego-driven, nor credit-taking. Embodies shared leadership and is a collaborative, deliberate and direct decision-maker. Has a record of functioning as a high-impact, low-ego leader who thrives in a team setting, motivated by the advancement of the organization, as well as representing a strong role model and mentor.
Displays innovative thinking with vision. Displays excellent conceptual and planning skills appropriate to a position with responsibility for the total continuum of health care delivery services.
Possesses a balanced understanding of clinical, business, and management requirements for various types of health care services, including knowledge of integrated delivery systems.
Demonstrates superb interpersonal and communication skills to effectively engender confidence and trust.
Has tenacity and perseverance in the face of challenges and can overcome obstacles to get things done. Approaches and deals with conflict creatively and constructively.
Builds credibility and drives outcomes at the highest level; is able to operate effectively within a geographically (zone) defined organization.
Demonstrates proven ability to lead organizations in the development and implementation of large scale change efforts through influence - creating broad organizational buy-in, excitement and commitment.
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