The Chief Medical Officer / Vice President, Medical Affairs (CMO/VPMA) is the hospital executive physician leader for SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and a member of the hospital executive team. The CMO/VPMA will lead in the development and implementation of a culture of patient safety and physician satisfaction, while ensuring effective standards and guidelines for quality patient care. The CMO/VPMA manages and supports the ongoing functions of the medical staff, provides ongoing medical staff development, provides leadership in the areas of effective utilization review, case management, medical staff regulatory compliance and medical informatics, as well as serves as a liaison to the network teams. The ideal candidate will have a passion for quality with a proven record of continuous quality improvement. This role will lead and foster the collaboration efforts between Saint Louis University and SSM Health—St. Louis. In addition, the ideal candidate shall manifest behaviors which exemplify the spirit of the Saint Louis University and SSM Health mission and values while acting within the parameters of the Bylaws of the Corporation and established policies and procedures. Serves as a visionary, proactive servant leader with the ability to obtain support and foster an organizational environment that encourages others to share leadership, ownership, responsibility and accountability to accomplish the vision of the organization. Fosters the cultural norms of Present: Purposeful, Respectful, Exceptional, Supportive, Engaged, and Tenacious. Strong leadership skills to help identify opportunities for improved operating efficiency, growth, profitability and compliance are required.
M.D. or D.O. from an accredited institution
Experience in an academic setting within a multi-state integrated delivery network
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Must be well organized, flexible, resourceful, and efficient while maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
Ability and desire to integrate CQI/Lean principles and tools into work processes
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills with ability to follow through on initiatives
Strong Analytical skills with good project management skills
Skill in Microsoft Office suite of applications
Knowledge of structures, systems and services of SSM Health
Knowledge of medical informatics and electronic health records
Ability to support 24-hour administrative call requirements
Skill in establishing and maintaining relationships with internal and external contacts
Superior leadership skills, particularly in cultivating a high-performance leadership team and in developing and maintaining excellent partnerships with physicians and staff
Must listen actively and accurately, encouraging input from others; provides clear directions
Experience in managing change initiatives
A high sense of urgency and experience operating effectively in a fast-paced environment requiring the skill to handle multiple priorities simultaneously
The ability to set and maintain high standards of performance in a collegial environment, holding people accountable for achieving deliverable metrics and in doing so, one who encourages open dialogue and delegates authority and accountability comfortably
Respect for and understanding of mission-driven institutions
Ability to work collaboratively with physician leaders in an academic environment
A results-oriented individual with a reputation of doing what it takes to get the job done while ensuring strong interpersonal relationships; an individual of highest personal and professional integrity, principal and knowledge, earning respect and support when making difficult decisions and choices
Internal Number: 19001425
About SSM Health
Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.
SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization’s more than 40,000 employees and 10,000 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone they serve.
With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 24 hospitals, more than 300 physician offices and other outpatient and virtual care services, 10 post-acute facilities, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, a health insurance company and an accountable care organization. It is one of the largest employers in every community it serves.
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