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Chief Medical Officer

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
September 8, 2023
New York, NY
Job Type
Work Setting


The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is a transformative leader responsible for envisioning and delivering comprehensive clinical services at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. The CMO will not only uphold the highest standards of patient care but also contribute to the growth of our organization as a leader in LGBTQ+ healthcare. As part of the senior leadership team, you will ensure financial viability and enhance patient access to care, making a tangible impact on the lives of those we serve.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and review patient care policies, practice protocols, and organizational policies to align with industry standards.
  • Oversee medical staff policies, recruitment, training, and orientation, ensuring compliance with best practices.
  • Assume responsibility for resolving patient incidents and reportable incidents, upholding the health center's integrity.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory bodies and develop/implement quality improvement plans.
  • Lead negotiations for hospital affiliations, establish external relationships for enhanced clinical services.
  • Supervise Directors of Medicine, Director of Oral Health, and Clinical Directors across specialty programs.
  • Monitor and enhance provider productivity, patient volume, and panel size in line with industry benchmarks.
  • Collaborate in strategic planning, budgeting, and proposal development.
  • Represent the organization at meetings, conferences, and professional events.
  • Collaborate with leadership to foster Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, promoting an anti-racist and anti-oppressive culture.


  • Licensed Physician in the State of New York.
  • Board-Certified or Board-Eligible Physician.
  • 5-7 years of clinical experience in a similar setting.
  • 5-7 years of supervisory and high-level leadership/administrative experience.

Desired Characteristics and Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative/organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Strong Internet, PC, and spreadsheet skills.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
  • Commitment to Callen-Lorde's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
  • Commitment to the mission of Callen-Lorde.
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