Chief Medical Officer & Vice President Medical Affairs

Job Description

The VPMA/CMO is an innovative physician executive that serves as the Chief Physician Quality Executive for The Christ Hospital (TCHHN). The VPMA/CMO will serve the role of Chief Medical Officer ("CMO"). This individual will report to the Chief Clinical Officer with a dotted line to the Chief Executive Officer of the Health Network and will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team, leading initiatives to support system-wide clinician engagement, wellbeing, clinical excellence and to improve the quality, safety, and health equity of patient care.

The VPMA/CMO will lead, in dyadic partnership with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), network wide continual improvement, drive clinical excellence by focusing on standardizing clinical practices to reduce outcome variation while enhancing clinician engagement and reducing the cost of care. The VPMA/CMO will serve as the primary liaison between TCH, the organized Medical Staff and its Physician Leadership, and serve as the management lead for the Board Quality and Patient Safety Committee.

Major responsibilities will include:

  • Knowing, understanding, incorporating, and demonstrating the health network's mission, vision, and core values in leadership behaviors, practices, and decisions, and inspiring physicians and other clinicians to reflect these.
  • Establish personal and professional credibility as an approachable, credible, and effective physician leader who champions and advances the mission, vision, and values of TCHHN while exhibiting an appreciation for the unique culture and needs of all hospital clinics across the network and the greater physician community.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the organizational structure and mechanisms that propel TCHHN and affiliated organizations.
  • Serving as a resource to corporate leadership, regional practice leadership, and management teams on quality and safety, clinical innovation, research, and population health.
  • Serving as an active participant in the system-wide strategic planning and budgeting processes, conveying the needs of physicians, advanced practice providers, and patients.
  • Collaborate on fiscal management strategies, ensuring fiscal responsibility and viability in alignment with the organization's objectives.


Education, Certification, Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • MD or DO degree.
  • Current state medical license or ability to acquire state medical license in Ohio.
  • Current Board Certification
  • Master's degree in business administration, healthcare administration or related field
  • Ten - fifteen years of experience in clinical practice
  • Seven or more years of progressive leadership experience in a complex healthcare organization
  • Knowledge of integrated delivery systems and the dynamics of physician-to-physician and

    physician-to-hospital working relationships.
  • Experience working with employed physicians and other healthcare providers in a large health delivery system that includes aligned/affiliated medical groups, independent physicians.
  • Previous clinical leadership experience in a complex, matrixed hospital health system.
  • Experience in academic as well as community medicine.
  • Demonstrated physician leadership experience tied to quality/service and cost/variation reduction achievements.
  • Experience with physician measurement systems in the areas of quality, safety, cost, and patient experience.
  • Experience working with electronic health records and other information technology and systems that support clinical integration across broad geographic regions.
  • Experience and fluency in use of Microsoft Office Products, data Analytics tools and electronic

    communication methods
  • A history of success working collaboratively with Network-wide health sector leaders ensuring that goals and incentives are aligned with the physician organization(s) and overall health network's objectives related to the complete care continuum.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills to effectively represent the function with internal and external stakeholders

Personal Characteristics:

  • Personal resilience
  • A personal presence that is characterized by a sense of unquestioned ethics, integrity, intellectual honesty, and sound judgment, with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of TCHHN.
  • The ability to empower team members, both within and outside of one's functional business areas to achieve results.
  • Initiative-taking, energetic, extremely personable, and comfortable working closely with a diverse leadership team.
  • Strong leadership to drive physician engagement and practices.
  • Thorough and detail oriented; able to handle a wide range of issues varying in complexity.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage frequently changing work priorities while balancing the requirements of working across a multi-site health system.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit top talent and lead distributed teams.
  • Willingness to embrace change - highly adaptable to changing business conditions and priorities.
  • Superior communication skills.
  • Collaborative, down-to-earth, genuine, and considerate of others.