The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) provides the clinical vision and leadership for primary care, dentistry and convalescent care programs across multiple sites at this federally qualified health center that serves the needs of 10,000 individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Reporting to the President & CEO, the CMO is a member of an Executive Team that leads a person-centered, interdisciplinary clinical practice that provides high-quality care. This physician leader is a champion of quality, safety and innovation, leading efforts to improve the skill of clinicians and allied health professionals in the care delivery process. The CMO is an essential on-site position based in Baltimore, Maryland, US.
We're looking for a highly collaborative physician leader who has the proven ability to:
respond to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways to accomplish objectives
apply critical thinking to uncover the root causes of difficult problems; self-reflective
identify and constructively address racism and racial disparities as a health care leader
communicate skillfully and with tact
manage ambiguity and complexity
motivate and inspire staff
It's a plus is if you have proficiency in data analysis and interpretation and the ability to translate economic principles to staff.
Your responsibilities would include collaborating closely with your fellow executive leaders to:
Ensure excellence in adult and pediatric medicine, nursing, dentistry and convalescent care. Responsible for clinical policies, procedures and treatment guidelines across these disciplines. Co-lead a patient-centered, multi-disciplinary approach to care delivery. Create a culture of continuous quality improvement across departments, incorporating evidence-based practice.
Set goals and improve client access to care through standardized scheduling and workflow improvement projects based on client experience and data analytics and informed by provider feedback.
Ensure compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards in the provision of client care – including those set by HRSA, The Joint Commission and the National Committee on Quality Assurance. Co-lead initiatives to improve client safety, quality, infection control, risk management and client satisfaction.
Prioritize the improvement of access to and quality of the care we provide through the lens of racial equity and inclusion. Partner to address racism and racist practices in our work, including ways to mitigate disparate outcomes in health care delivery, as well as creating an intentional and affirming workplace for people of color. Practices and advocates for a harm reduction approach to clinical care.
Develop, implement and evaluate new clinical programs and partnerships. Create and guide plans for programmatic expansion (or contraction) as necessary.
Set and meet budgetary goals related to billing, the 340(b) prescription drug program and grant-funded programs. Help to identify, apply and report for public and private funding for agency programs.
Providing effective and compassionate direct clinical care (one to two sessions/week).
Develop clinical leaders, fostering accountability, collaboration and strength-based leadership. Build a strong clinical competency training and development program for staff, with a particular eye toward the skills need for care delivery within a patient-centered medical home. Ensures robust peer review, and credentialing and privileging processes.
Serve as primary clinical contact with community partners. Oversees a clinical education program in coordination with select institutions. Build partnerships critical to advancing the mission and improving client care and care coordination. Represent the agency publicly, participating in workgroups and committees that further strategic and operational plans. Testifies on public policies and meets with government officials on matters that advance the mission and work of the agency.
Support the Board of Directors; and staff the Board Program and Performance Improvement Committee.
To qualify for this position you need the following education and training:
Current license as a physician (MD or DO) – with ability to be licensed in the State of Maryland
Board certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Emergency Medicine
CDS and DEA with DATA 2000 waiver licenses
BLS CPR Certification
Knowledge of the nature and causes of poverty and homelessness
Knowledge of the impact of racism on health care delivery and health outcomes
Knowledge of how the social determinants of health impact approaches to clinical practice and clinical outcomes
You also need the following work experience:
Five years of direct clinical care experience
Five years progressively responsible experience in a clinical setting with evidence of meeting high quality clinical/operational outcomes (can be concurrent with direct clinical care experience)
Experience in providing medical care to underserved populations
Experience leading quality assurance, risk management and performance improvement initiatives
Experience directly supervising clinicians
Experience in community-based care or public health
Experience supervising professionals outside one’s own area of expertise
This is an essential onsite position primarily based at 421 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202
Health Care for the Homeless is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to racial equity and inclusion. We make a particular effort to recruit and promote Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) for open positions. BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, and people with other marginalized identities are encouraged to apply.