PeaceHealth is seeking a Chief Medical Officer - Bellingham, WA based in the Bellingham community.
Req ID: 148072
Bellingham, Washington is surrounded by stunning vistas of Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascade, Coast and Cascade mountain ranges. Residents enjoy unspoiled natural beauty of the area, support sustainable agriculture and participate in strong community volunteerism and education.
JOB SUMMARY The individual is a member of the local Executive Team and participates in the design and development of the organization's strategic plan and vision. The CMO works closely with the Director of Quality in a Physician/Administrator dyad formation to lead quality, patient safety and patient experience of care in the community, collaborates with key stakeholders to ensure the facility stays compliant with regulatory requirements. The Chief Medical officer is a physician who represents clinical practices for the executive team. Works closely with Medical Staff leadership/committees, PHMG executives and providers to ensure alignment with strategic initiatives. Responsible for the integration of clinical quality and demonstrated best clinical practices into medical staff operations, evaluates the development of new and continuation of existing services, investigating future clinical technologies/information systems and evaluating their impact on providers' practices, patient safety and patient family experience. Creates a patient-centered environment that is highly satisfying to providers and caregivers. Responsible for managing medical community and interdepartmental relations, coaching/mentoring physician leaders and managing teams to improve team leadership effectiveness. Responsible for developing provider relationships and clinical integration activity across PeaceHealth. Participates in and is a member of the system Physician Executive Council.
Responsible for clinical quality improvement, patient safety and regulatory and accreditation projects/concerns within assigned communities.
In conjunction with system colleagues, Community Executive Team and Leadership Council; responsible for ensuring established medical practices express PeaceHealth mission, vision and organizational standards.
Participates in the planning, organization, and administration of general and medical policies and procedures in the hospital by membership in a variety of committees.
In collaboration with other community leaders, assists as needed to remove barriers to coming into compliance with regulatory requirements and supports a system wide approach.. Assists with preventative and corrective action planning when medical provider support is needed.
In support of Quality Director, co chairs the Quality Management Committee – supporting development of the Quality Plan for the community, actively recruiting medical staff engagement and prioritizing work with other exectives. Collaborates with local and system Quality committees to ensure alignment.
Actively engages in Patient Safety support and initiatives, Root Cause Analysis as appropriate, and assuring credible action plans are resourced and completed. Participates in system patient safety committees to share best practices and ensure follow up in local community.
Responsible for assuring clinical quality and practices are aligned with fiscal responsibility. Is accountable as a member of the community executive team for achievement of the community's financial targets related to Quality, Safety, and Clinical practice.
Advocates for clinic providers and clinical practice at all levels of the community.
May have oversight of the medical staff office
Supports the development of protocols for high risk and/or high volume disease processes to eliminate unnecessary variation and foster standardized approaches.
Serves as a liaison between senior leadership and the medical staff.
Participates in annual strategic and operational planning for the Community in conjunction with annual strategic and operational planning for PH system.
Responsible for the design of assigned functional teams and care improvement approaches to further PeaceHealth mission. Has oversight to ensure organizational standards and performance outcomes.
Provide mentoring, performance reviews and oversight to appointed/employed service line medical directors. Partner with staff to elected medical staff officers in their strategies and assignments.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS The following positions may report to this position:
Medical Staff Office
Medical Education & Research
Indirect Reporting Relationships:
Patient Safety Consultants
Graduation from an accredited medical school and complete an accredited residency program in a medical or clinical specialty is required.
Completion of a MBA, MHA or secondary college education in a business or health administration field is preferred.
Minimum of ten years of high level healthcare leadership experience required.
Minimum 5 years recent clinical practice experience required.
Experience leading/partnering in multidisciplinary teams required.
Up to date knowledge of changes in healthcare, emerging clinical methodologies and standards required.
Successful experience with redesign or process work which includes community wide implementation required.
Licensed as a Physician in the state where they will reside
Ability to understand and align day to day work with the PeaceHealth Mission, Core Values and Leadership Model and reflect the leadership model attributes.
High professional and ethical standards
Strong understanding of principals of patient-centered care, physician compensation systems, medical technology, including electronic medical records, and quality/service improvement strategies required.
Basic computer skills required.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have the ability to form collaborative relationships, both within the organization and in the community.
Must be capable of maintaining strict confidentiality when dealing with sensitive medical-legal and professional subjects.
Possesses ability to facilitate resolution of conflicts and grievances, handling highly charged problems and situations in a calm and objective manner.
Must possess excellent problem solving skills.
ABOUT THE AREA
Why you'll love Northwest Washington:
Bellingham is acclaimed for its small-city flavor, and has all the cultural amenities associated with being home to a major university, boasts pristine lakes, forests, salt water beaches, miles of inner-urban trails, and snow-covered peaks. We're 90 minutes north of Seattle and 20 minutes south of British Columbia, Canada. We are also rated as one of America's most desirable communities by Money, Outside, Kiplinger, Forbes, and National Geographic magazines.
At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. Employees of PeaceHealth embrace the spirit of these words and share our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, and are willing to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.
DISCLAIMER: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
If you are interested in this career opportunity, please contact Deanna Toney.
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.
PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.
The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
Location: Bellingham , St. Joseph Medical Center (216) Job Category : Physician & Advanced Practice Clinician Shift: Day FTE: 1.0 Work Type: Full Time
Posting Notes: Bellingham || Physician & Advanced Practice Clinician ||Physicians || Full Time || SYSTEM & REG ADMIN
PeaceHealth Physicians are as diverse as the communities they serve, but have the following in common:Dedication to carrying on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering and treating each person in a loving and caring way.A shared vision of every patient receiving exceptional, compassionate evidence-based care, every time, every touch.