Providence, one of the leading healthcare delivery systems, is seeking an experienced, authentic, and progressive physician leader with a demonstrated leadership capacity to serve as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Providence Medical Group Alaska (PMGA). This position affords a collaborative and dynamic physician executive the opportunity to practice clinically and lead. You will join a mission-driven healthcare enterprise characterized by a shared sense of purpose, high functioning leadership, and a keen focus on the delivery of high-quality, safe, cost-effective care through accountability and collaboration. PMGA is committed to health care innovation with the aim to create health for a better world.
The CMO participates with key stakeholders in the coordination, advancement, and growth of all aligned providers to enhance affordability, access, quality, and the reduction of variability of care delivery across Providence. This physician leader oversees key integration strategies with providers, physician engagement, medical groups, ambulatory services, and clinical programs to meet the needs of Providence's communities better.
The successful candidate will have a substantive track record of leadership in a complex, integrated delivery system of scale with the ability to use technology and data to impact Providence Medical Group, Alaska. This leader will be a physician executive at the forefront of clinical care delivery design and innovation. They will have intimate knowledge of clinical practice, quality, patient safety, and progressive care delivery models with strong business acumen. The CMO will have the ability to build trust with colleagues through professional achievement and fairness. A Doctor of Medicine degree is required to complete postgraduate medical education in an ACGME-approved residency program in any medical specialty with appropriate board certification. An advanced degree in healthcare or business-related field is desired.
The physician leader who will best succeed is one with exceptional relationship and team-building skills, as well as a systems approach to problem-solving and the ability to leverage technology to improve the clinical process, consensus building, and process improvement. A leader who is visible, proactive, decisive, an outstanding communicator, facile in highly matrixed environments, and has a genuine and authentic way with people is expected.
The CMO will be expected to have made measurable progress or achieved the following key objectives within the first 18 to 24 months (not listed in order of priority).
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of PMGA to establish productive relationships.
- Establish personal and professional credibility as a recognized physician leader. It is essential the CMO is visible and quickly gains trustworthiness as a physician executive to champion Providence's clinical delivery model objectives.
- Drive the creation of a vision, strategic plan, and common culture, which preserves and leverages the regional alignments while also advancing PMGA and cohesion between the geographically dispersed care sites. Identify opportunities to foster a unified culture and integrated/common policies and procedures across PMGA medical affairs functions.
- Facilitate the creation of a cultural and clinical operating model across the continuum, engaging physicians in health care transformation that is data-driven and accountable for high quality, efficient value-based care.
- Oversee the acute care environment with an ability to influence the medical group, ambulatory operations, clinical institutes, and population health to build patient-centered PMGA.
- Organize clinical communication and distribution channels to lead the effort of modernizing care delivery across the organization.
- Engage nursing leaders and medical directors in the active alignment of all providers with care transformation initiatives focused on the care continuum.
- Champion a data-driven environment and lead the ongoing transformation/evolution of the care delivery system. Use data to inform decision-making on improving performance, eliminating waste, enhancing safety, and improving outcomes.
- Engage with providers. One of Providence's greatest strengths is the quality of the medical community. It will be important for the CMO to serve as the "Chief Clinician," engaging both employed/foundation and independent physicians to ensure meaningful outcomes and alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
- Nurture professional development to elevate the effectiveness of regional and local clinical leadership across PMGA.
- Partner with medical directors and leadership to align medical staff with PMGA operations and strategies.
- Involve all stakeholders in the effort to pursue strategic, clinical, quality, and operational priorities as a steward of resources through the clinical institute model of delivery.
- In collaboration with PMGA leadership, plan and implement continuous improvement initiatives to achieve efficient clinical care across the delivery system. Lead the reduction of variation in care delivery and demonstrate an overall standard of high-quality clinical outcomes as characterized by best practices and objectively measured against national benchmarks. Ensure transparency and clarity of quality and safety goals and performance against each by regional measures.
- Provide strategic and visionary input to transform the delivery of care, establishing a consistent patient experience by enhancing clinical integration and standardization of care across all Providence ministries.
- Engage hospital CMOs to develop a communication plan that is effective in aligning providers with regional goals and objectives.
- MD or DO from an accredited medical school.
- Appropriate board certification.
- An advanced degree in healthcare administration, business administration or a related field is desirable.
- 10 years of related sr. physician leadership experience.