POSITION SUMMARY: The Group Chief Medical Officer reports directly to the Group Chief Executive Officer of the North California Group and has a matrix relationship and accountability to the Chief Medical Officer of Tenet Healthcare Corporation.
The Group Chief Medical Officer will serve as the hospital groupingâ��s Senior Executive Clinical Leader responsible for assuring successful operation of medical staff functions and continuous improvement in safety and quality and will be committed to the mission of service and improvement of patient clinical outcomes.
The Group CMO serves as the liaison and resource to management on matters pertaining to four key areas:
Medical Staff Engagement and Outreach which includes collaboration with the medical staff members, especially elected medical staff leaders and overseeing credentialing, privileging, OPPE and peer review;
Quality, Patient Safety and Experience: Assuring performance on quality metrics and securing patient safety and experience;
Streamlining Clinical Processes: Adhering to evidence based best practice and working to standardize a Tenet Operating System, working with the Physician Advisors to maximize documentation integrity;
Partnering with Hospitalsâ�� Chief Nursing Officers to provide seamless clinical leadership.
FUNCTIONAL EXPECTATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: The Group Chief Medical Officer provides leadership and involvement in all initiatives and concerns involving patient safety, quality, and infection control and risk management and patient service, especially those related to physician issues.
Other key accountabilities include the following:
Leadership and involvement in initiatives involving patient safety, quality, infection control and risk management and patient service, especially those related to physician issues.
Responsible for assuring a robust credentialing and peer review process, ensuring issues on the part of the medical staff are addressed fairly and timely.
Active participation in the Physician Advisor program including monitoring of the appropriateness of procedures, admissions and utilization of resources.
Oversight of other Medical Directors at the hospital and evaluation of their job performance in addition to collaboration with the Hospital Compliance Officer regarding physician issues that involve regulatory compliance.
Assist with issues regarding compliance with Federal and State law and accrediting and licensing agencies.
Integrates departmental services with the organizationâ��s primary functions and coordinates with other departments/services in a manner that fosters a collaborative environment for teamwork.
Models and provides leadership for delivery of excellent customer service and ensures the successful implementation of effective strategies and approaches.
Leads efforts that will establish the hospitals as a top performer as defined by externally reported measures of performance, e.g. CMSâ�� Value Based Purchasing Program.
Serves as a resource for the vetting, development and implementation of related activities within Tenet and promotes standardization such as the Tenet Operating System.
Works with physicians and administration to identify key market drivers and develop plans and strategies to address trends and future business development efforts.
Provides leadership and fosters alignment of physicians and physician services within the hospitalâ��s strategic plan and clinical program priorities.
In partnership with Communications, develops and implements physician communication strategies that inform, promote information exchange, and socialization.
Provides service, guidance, and promotion of quality standards through audits, peer review, quality management, and education initiatives.
Promotes information sharing, benchmarking, and best practice identification across the system.
If a residency program is in place, the Chief Medical Officer addresses efforts to improve and expand residency rotations at the hospital.
In cooperation with the Physician Advisor, works with Medical Records and Medical Staff on coding/quality issues and the use of principal, co-principal, and secondary diagnoses.
Addresses patient family provider grievances and follows up on successful resolution.
Plays a key role in decision-making p
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Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.