Chief Medical Officer
Chief Medical Officer
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Northeast Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, TX
Located in the suburb of Live Oak, Northeast Methodist Hospital is a 153-bed facility serving the healthcare needs of the surrounding Randolph Metrocom community of northeast San Antonio. Conveniently located off of Interstate 35 and Judson Road (San Antonio to Austin corridor), Northeast Methodist Hospital has developed an array of services to meet the health care needs of the surrounding community for the past 20 years. Services include emergency care for adults and children, open heart surgery, cardiac catherization, general surgery, orthopedics, rehabilitation, gastroenterology, behavioral medicine and cancer care.
The hospital is one of the fastest growing cardiology programs in South Texas; an additional catherization lab and expanded CICU beds were recently added to keep up with the demands of cardiology patients.
There is a medical office building directly beside the campus and the Northeast Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center is adjacent to the hospital.
Hospital Fast Facts:
Job SummaryNortheast Methodist Hospital has played a major role in the phenomenal economic growth experienced in northeast Bexar County. Located in the city of Live Oak at Interstate 35 and Judson Road, Northeast Methodist Hospital has undergone significant renovations to completely upgrade and expand the facility and services to better meet the needs of the surrounding communities. We are well-known for our dedication to our patients and the community.
What sets us apart is that we recognize and value the unique needs of each of our patients. It is a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve our community when they need us most. Many of our patients find that our staff is among the friendliest group of people you will meet.
Ours is a hospital that is patient-focused and staffed by health care experts who genuinely care for the well-being of others. It is our promise to you—as part of Methodist Healthcare’s mission of Serving Humanity to Honor God.
General Statement of Duties:
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has responsibility for overseeing the medical affairs of the (Hospital). The CMO also plays a significant role in quality and utilization analysis, pathway development, and working to improve physician practice patterns and improving physician relations, in addition to serving as an active member of the Hospital’s Administrative Team. The CMO is a full-time, exempt position within the Hospital’s Administration, and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital.
Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:
Education: M.D. or D.O Certification
Experience: Previous Chief Medical Officer or Medical Director Position held
within a progressive and or complex health care system
The CMO should have: extensive experience with utilization review, analysis, and performance improvement techniques; prior experience as a Chief Medical Officer or Medical Director; outstanding written and oral communication ability; familiarity with Decision Support (DSS) and CHOIS information systems and a working knowledge of JCAHO standards. The CMO should display the following characteristics:
i. Decisiveness: Make the call. Defend the decision.
ii. Assertiveness: A bias for action. Be proactive, not reactive.
iii. Change Agent: Manage change to the desired outcome.
iv. Leadership: Educate colleagues; lead them to a better way
v. Advocacy: Assure that quality is met. Be a voice of reason.
Additionally, it is understood that the CMO, as a member of the Hospital’s Administrative Team, is expected to represent the Hospital in the same manner in which other Hospital directors represent the organization specifically with a pro-hospital perspective with professionalism, and with an ability to tackle difficult issues on the Hospital’s behalf.
Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:
Required : Licensed in the State of Texas Hospitals as an M.D. or D.O. (must be obtained within six months of start date)
Board Certification in a medical or surgical specialty required.
Preferred : MBA or equivalent desired; 10 years of clinical practice desired.
Additional credentials preferred, including membership in the American College of Physician Executives, American Board of Medical Management, or the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians.