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Job Description

This Vice President serves as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Nash UNC Health System. As CMO, he or she will provide professional guidance to medical staff and senior executive leadership and the Governing Board on matters relating to medical care and the medical staff, including physician business relationships and employed physicians. In cooperation with leadership of Nash UNC Health System, the CMO will provide senior executive leadership in facilitating medical staff interactions within the physician governance structures to facilitate demonstration of quality and compliance with CMS, The Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies. The VPMA will manage and advance the clinical practice performance of the medical staff. This Vice President will also serve as the Chief Medical Information Officer by facilitating improvements in electronic health record utilization, documentation, and data management.

Position Responsibilities
A. Serves as the administrative support to organized medical staff, elected medical staff leaders, department chairs, committee chairs, and medical directors.

i. Provides support and advice to elected medical staff officers, department chairs, committee chairs and medical directors in managing medical staff affairs.
ii. Assists organizational leadership and Medical staff in the application of the Hospital Bylaws, Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and Policies related to the medical staff and patient care.
iii. Acts as liaison between hospital administration and medical staff leadership.
iv. Coordinates functions, communications and actions among medical staff departments and committees.
v. Serves as ex-officio member and attends all medical staff meetings.
vi. Promotes medical staff alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
vii. Strives to ensure Medical Staff activities are in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and The Joint Commission.
viii. Oversees medical staff corrective action process.
ix. Identifies and builds consensus around quality and administrative initiatives.

B. Serves as the medical staff administrative liaison to the CEO, Board of Directors, senior leadership and the department directors.
i. Participates in the establishment of the organization’s mission, strategic plan, budgets, resource allocation, program development, operational plans, policies and selection of clinical equipment and supplies.
ii. Provides advice and support to the hospital Board of Directors and administration in matters regarding physicians and clinical practice.
iii. Actively interacts with the senior leadership team.
iv. Provides bi-directional feedback to administration and medical staff leadership on issues of mutual concern and priorities.
v. Attends Corporation Board of Director meetings and reports as appropriate concerning medical staff issues and efforts in quality improvement and patient care.
vi. Serves on the UNC Health Care System Chief Medical Officer’s Roundtable and coordinates system initiatives with this group.
vii. Partners with CEO and administration to identify and builds collaborative processes to help lead implementation efforts clinical practices.
viii. Identifies opportunities to work collaboratively to improve transitional care. Works to improve primary care utilization, understanding of health care maintenance, medication compliance, and reduction in hospital readmissions and ED utilization.
ix. Oversees medical staff development and assists with medical staff recruitment and retention.
x. Build consensus and drive a collaborative environment with the medical staff. Build partnerships with medical staff and hospital to support common initiatives.

C. Assists Medical Staff in the review of the clinical practices at the hospital and promotes high quality medical care and outcomes.
i. Oversees and promotes hospital and Medical Staff high quality clinical practice and performance improvement program and initiatives.
i. Promotes and guides high quality medical care throughout the hospital.
ii. Oversees and improves medical staff quality, safety and outcomes measures.
iii. Actively supports and promotes a Culture of Patient Safety.
iv. Assists with the development of appropriate clinical practice guidelines and promotes clinical standardization.
v. Oversees physician performance measures including OPPE/FPPE.
vi. Serves as the liaison with the Performance Improvement Department on matters related to the Quality Improvement Organization and other third party payers on matters relating to physician performance.
vii. Leads Medical Staff improvements in care transitions, care standards, cost reduction initiatives, resource utilization and improvements in electronic health record utilization and documentation.
viii. Collaborates with the Chief Nursing Officer to drive inter-professional patient care. Participates in the establishment, review and revisions of policies, procedures and standards of care related to patient care procedures and outcomes as necessary.
ix. Builds consensus on best practices and leads implementation of care pathways to improve outcomes.
x. Focus on identifying and implementing best practices within Health Care System.
xi. Partner with the hospital and medical staff to prepare the stakeholders for transitions to value based care and successful implementation of regulatory agency requirements
D. Works with hospital management to drive patient and physician experience initiatives in the hospital and physician practices
i. Assists in development and promotes acceptance of service standards for the medical staff and the entire organization.
ii. Works with medical staff to ensure that the established service standards are met or exceeded.
iii. Monitors patient/customer satisfaction and uses data to improve systems, processes and outcomes.
iv. Helps to investigate and resolve major patient complaints or problems.
v. Initiates programs to help promote physician satisfaction.
vi. Focus on team building within the medical staff and clinical staff
vii. Focus on documentation improvement and partner to lead change resulting in consistent and measurable results.
viii. Partner to identify and build consensus and implement efficiencies in clinical care.

E. Assumes line authority for assigned departments and activities.
i.Responsible for the following hospital departments: Medical Staff Services, Medical Staff Performance Improvement, Utilization Management, Clinical Documentation and Medical Student Affairs.
a) Oversees process for medical staff appointments and reappointments including the application, credentialing and privileging functions.
b) Ensures efficient and effective operation of departments’ functions.
c) Develops strategic and operational plans for departments supervised.
d) Effectively manages personnel and addresses all HR policies and practices according to hospital policy.
e) Provides budget development and oversight.
f) Provides policy and procedure oversight.
g) Drive and partner to obtain sustainable quality improvements.
ii. Provides administrative oversight for the hospital based physician contracts and services.
a) Assists hospital President with contract negotiations and oversight.
b) Monitors contract performance and service levels including physician and patient satisfaction.
iii. Serves as the organization’s Chief Medical Informatics Officer.
a) Serves as chair of selected Clinical/Medical Informatics Committees including CPOE steering and Physician Advisory Information Technology Committee.
b) Attends Information Technology Steering Committee meetings as needed.
c) Serves as the liaison with the Clinical Informatics staff, in supporting compliance with required clinical documentation and security.

F. Maintain Clinical Credibility as a physician
i. Maintain active clinical privileges on the Medical Staff with a clinical practice component of 10-15%.

G. Other duties as assigned.


Education / Formal Training:
North Carolina unrestricted medical license required. Board certification in a clinical discipline required. Master’s degree in Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Public Health, or Board certification as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) preferred. CPE may be in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Work Experience:
Minimum of five (5) years of clinical practice is required, with reputation as an excellent clinician. Physician leadership experience as a Medical Director, Clinical Chair or other significant medico-administrative Chief of Staff experience is preferred. Prior experience as a Vice President Medical Affairs or Chief Medical Officer is preferred. Experience leading Quality Program Initiatives. Documentation improvement, experience with transitional care programs, improving access to care, care outcomes, and reducing readmissions.

A. Exceptional relationship building and networking skills. Knows how to effectively partner with the medical staff and others to improve quality of care. Outstanding communication skills. Can express opinions openly and non-defensively.
B. Strong work ethic, unquestionable integrity and character.
C. Self-directed, results oriented. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
D. Approachable, flexible and adaptable to change.
E. Strong attention to detail and accuracy, excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize, coordinate, and simultaneously maintain multiple projects with high level of quality and productivity.
F. Visible leader who approaches leadership through regular, direct communication with medical staff, senior leaders, directors, and hospital staff.
G. Possesses strong knowledge of the healthcare field including current and future trends, technology and information affecting the field and organization.
H. Ability to negotiate and maneuver through complex situations and resolve complicated problems and issues.
I. Experience with physician leadership during electronic medical record installation and maintenance preferred.

Primary Location: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States

Department: REXH-79160-Nash Healthcare-Admin

Shift: Day Job

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