Job: Chief Medical Officer

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Jobing Description

Location:Bremerton Hospital
Zip Code:98310
Department:Administration, 86101
Shift Hours:Days and as needed
Job Type:Full-time
On-Call Required:No
Rotating Weekends:No
Rotating Holidays:No



The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is the leadership position that serves to build on and strengthen the positive and mutually supportive relationship between hospital administration and the medical staff. He/she is the chief administrative leader responsible for clinical quality within the organization. As such, the CMO works closely with both administrative staff and members of the medical staff and its leadership to maintain the high quality of medical care and to help lead the medical staff participation in furthering the mission of the organization. The CMO is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the medical staff services for the entire organization including both acute care campuses and all outpatient facilities. The position assists the medical staff in formulating standards of care and strategic direction for quality, facilitates communication between the medical staff and administration, and ensures positive medical staff relations. The CMO works to align medical staff goals with those of the medical center and ensures compliance with all quality, legal and regulatory requirements. The position reports to the President and Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the CMO are the following direct reports: Director, Quality; Director, Medical Staff Services & Physician Recruitment; and Director, Infection Prevention.


MD or DO with Board Certification, along with significant management training. Preference given to candidates with Masters Degree in Business Administration or Masters in Healthcare Administration.


Advanced training and/or experience in Medical Management, Healthcare Law, and/or Quality Improvement prefered.

Completion of physician executive leadership coursework and management skills training is expected.


Professional license to practice medicine in Washington State as well as active DEA number.

WA State Driver's License. Must also become a member of the medical staff.


Required to maintain Board Certification.


Experience with designing effective clinical practice patterns and clinical protocols to decrease inappropriate utilization and/or enhance quality of outcomes. Current and up-to-date on hospital clinical quality, benchmarking and best practices.

Eight years of practice experience along with five (5) years of senior management experience in a healthcare setting is preferred.

Prior experience as a Chief Medical Officer/Vice President of Medical Affairs preferred. Prior leadership experience in hospital and/or physician clinical quality is required. Candidates with other significiant physician leadership experience will also be considered.

Experience in developing data tools to evaluate clinical outcomes and an understanding of healthcare information technology is required. Previous experience with EMR implementations is helpful.


Ability to relate well to a variety of individuals and a track record of being a team player.

Excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing. Able to articulate a vision.

Demonstrated skills in providing excellent service to customers.

Demonstrated skills in arbitration, quality improvement development, motivation of leadership in medical staff and ability to conduct meetings effectively.

Current knowledge of issues related to medical centers, including JCAHO, legal issues, tort reform, Medicare and other reimbursements.

Success in guiding physicians to greater efficiency while maintaining quality, superior interpersonal skills, financial aptitude.

Demonstrated abilities with strategic planning, budgeting, management and goal setting.

Ability to make decisions under pressure.

Demonstrated familiarity with medical staff organization, credentialing, bylaws, rules, and regulations.

Demonstrated understanding of regulatory and accreditation standards and the issues and priciples of healthcare laws and regulations.

High integrity, honesty and openness.

High energy level, strong work ethic and proactive problem-solving skills.

Strong organization and follow-through skills; able to prioritize multiple projects and deliver results.


Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals or Substances and/or Infection:

Yes - Risk of exposure to Chemicals or Substances and/or Infection.

Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens:

Yes - Risk of exposure to Bloodborne pathogens during all patient contacts.

Personal Protective Equipment Required:

Yes - As appropriate when exposure to chemicals, bloodborne pathogens or other body fluids is likely.


Leads Harrison Medical Center in developing and implementing clinical quality programs. Develops, implements, and evaluates all clinical practice protocols in collaboration with the clinical staff, facilitating the transition to evidenced based practices. Drives the development of a culture of patient safety.

Ongoing implementation of the Quality Improvement Plan to assure safe and effective patient care throughout Harrison Medical Center. Oversees the Medical Staff Peer Review function to provide for ongoing professional practice evaluations and focused professional practice evaluations.

Integrates, monitors, and evaluates quality assurance, disease management, and utilization review activities and develops standards to improve quality outcomes both clinically and administratively to ensure the highest standards in treatment and care of patients and to ensure compliance with all relevant licensing and accrediting bodies. Provides leadership and vision in the development of clinical guidelines and care pathways.

Serves as a member of the senior management team and assists in strategic development of initiatives and programs at Harrison Medical Center.

Participates in the annual operating and capital budget process providing input regarding the budgets of medical affairs, clinical quality, and program and facility development.

Is responsible for physician engagement strategies including supporting community physicians in physician recruitment and promoting programs which enhance physician satisfaction.

Participates in the development of clinical information systems and electronic medical records to allow proper utilization of clinical data and feedback to physicians regarding practice patterns and performance.

Defines the roles of medical staff leaders including department medical directors and elected medical staff leaders. Ensures medical staff development plans and programs are implemented and maintained. Mentors Medical Staff Officers, Chiefs, and Committee Chairs to effective leadership for the Medical Staff. Supports team and individual growth among leaders.

Supports the Medical Staff in its self governance and accountability to the Hospital Board for quality and safety of patient care. Assures medical staff compliance with bylaws, rules and regulations, as well as policies, procedures and behavior standards.

Provides support to and champions the organization's infection control program.

Acts as intermediary between the infection control program director and individual physicians and/or physician groups to resolve problems related to infection control practice issues.

Assist and collaborates with Harrison's Vice President & General Counsel in reviewing physician contracts, compensation, and stipends for physicians with duties in the medical center.

Regularly attends all relevant medical staff meetings, administrative team meetings, and board meetings where appropriate.

Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions.

During an emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event, which places life or property in jeopardy, employee may be assigned to any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety. Assignment might require serving at a location, at times and/or under conditions that significantly differ from employee's normal work assignments. As an employee of Harrison Medical Center, employee may be directed to perform a role other than their regular job, by a superior or by law.