The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) provides senior executive leadership for safe, high-quality clinical care, across University of Michigan Health (UMH) and its partners & affiliates. The CMO ensures medical care consistent with the mission and vision of the clinical enterprise through collaborative interaction with other UMH leaders and facilitates provider interactions with hospital administration and the governing board. Minimum 75% effort.
Reports to the Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs/University of Michigan Health President.
Partners with the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs/Executive Director of UMMG to ensure quality across the University of Michigan Medical Group (UMMG) and its partners & affiliates.
Areas that report through the CMO include:
Medical Staff Services
Accreditation and Regulatory Readiness
Infection Control and Epidemiology
Patient Relations and Clinical Risk
Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) and the Office of Clinical Informatics
Chief Quality Officer and Chief of Performance Excellence
Partners with the Chief Nursing Executive (CNE), Chief Operations Integration Officer (COIO), and Executive Director, UMMG (ED, UMMG) and collaborates with the entity Chief Operating Officers, Chief Clinical Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Department Chairs, Service Chiefs, and other UMH leaders to effectively execute the U-M Health clinical enterprise strategic plan.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Fulfills duties assigned by the President of U-M Health.
Leads the Office of the Chief Medical Officer.
Oversees the clinical enterprise commitment to achieving superior health outcomes through enforcement of the medical staff bylaws, U-M Health policies, rules and regulations, and adherence to quality and safety standards.
Provides leadership to ensure the clinical enterprise meets U-M Health’s safety and quality goals and metrics.
Collaborates with the Executive Director of UMMG to establish, for the segment Chief Clinical Officers (CCOs), their quality priorities, strategies, and alignment of resources to meet the clinical enterprise goals.
Provides leadership to ensure U-M Health meets or exceeds applicable national and state laws and regulations, The Joint Commission, CMS, and other regulatory requirements affecting providers.
Encourages innovation within entity operating units to continually enhance the quality and safety of care delivery.
Communicates timely information to key leadership and relevant stakeholders about clinical quality and safety performance, expectations, and necessary revisions to practice and policy.
Program & Clinical Management:
Responsible for ensuring institutional quality and safety clinical initiatives.
Actively represents and leads provider focus on safety, quality, and care delivery.
Maintains capacity for effective institutional response to clinical, regulatory, and operational crisis events.
Provides system leadership responsibility for clinical programs as assigned (e.g., Care Management and Capacity Management in partnership with the CNE).
Provides system leadership oversight for the Office of Clinical Informatics, promoting prioritization and resource allocation for clinical informatics improvements supporting safety, quality, and appropriateness of care delivery.
Provides system leadership for credentialing of physicians and non-physician providers.
Aligns resources for patient safety and clinical quality issues, considering operational efficiencies, evidence-based clinical and functional practices, service initiatives, and ways to achieve cost-effectiveness.
Maintains accountability for fiscal management of the Office of the CMO and CMIO, Risk Management budgets, and annual allocation from the clinical enterprise for clinical quality and patient safety program development.
Utilizes a data-based approach to facilitate innovation and creativity in the development of new initiatives to support ongoing quality and safety performance improvement and organizational change.
Actively participates as a member of the U-M Health executive team in strategic planning, policy formulation, programmatic development, facility planning, problem-solving, quality and cost improvement initiatives, and the implementation of patient and family-centered care.
In partnership with the CNE, ensures consistent clinical standards and accountability in accomplishing designated outcomes in patient care, safety, and quality across inpatient and outpatient.
Leads change among providers and works to develop a transparent and non-blaming culture.
Licensure & Certification:
The successful candidate will have an MD or equivalent clinical doctoral degreeand have an outstanding record of scholarly accomplishment, sufficient to justify a faculty appointment in the University of Michigan Medical School. Candidates must be active medical staff members and clinically active.
Full licensure to practice medicine and board-certified in a primary care, medical, or surgical specialty.
At least 10 years of progressive responsibility and experience in the management of clinical operations and health care delivery, and a history of successful execution of quality and safety initiatives.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge and experience in management principles, processes, and procedures to successfully implement institutional patient safety and clinical quality improvements.
Progressive responsibility and administrative experience in programmatic strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation within a complex academic medical center environment.
Proven track record as an individual who works to achieve integration and alignment by promoting physicians working successfully with all members of the organization in a respectful and interdependent way.
Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrated appreciation of the interrelationship of clinical and academic needs in an academic medical center.
Committed to maintaining a sense of the national landscape in patient quality and safety, and a willingness to share knowledge.
Demonstrates integrity and respect for others and values teamwork and collaboration in interpersonal interactions.
Possesses interpersonal and listening skills to interact effectively with individuals of all backgrounds, experience, and educational levels.
Demonstrates effective leadership skills of delegation, organization, and coordination of the intradepartmental activities and interdepartmental integration.
Displays insight and knowledge regarding challenges and pressures facing providers.
Conveys confidence and vision.
Demonstrates advanced skills at data management and analytics.
Possesses knowledge of management principles, practices, and methods.
Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Nominations and Applications
The Chief Medical Officer search committee is being chaired by Dr. John Carethers, Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. Nominations should be sent to Ian Watson (email@example.com) by Wednesday, September 21.
Candidates interested in the position should apply via the application website: http://apply.interfolio.com/112693 by Sunday, October 9. Applicants will need to submit their CV and a 1-2-page letter of interest.
First-round interviews will be conducted virtually and are expected to occur in December 2022.
Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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