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Chief Medical Officer

Company: Sentara Healthcare
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital (SVBGH) in Virginia Beach, Virginia is recruiting for a Chief Medical Officer of its 276-bed acute care facility. Offering specialized, tertiary services, SVBGH is the region's only Level III Trauma Center and home to Sentara Heart Center, which is the portal to a sophisticated array of quality cardiac services with outcomes that surpass national standards. SVBGH is also one of only ten Advanced Primary Stroke Centers in Virginia certified by the Joint Commission. Other clinical services at this facility include Palliative Care Program, the Coastal Cancer Center, Diabetes Center, Orthopedics, Accredited Sleep Disorders Center, and an Inpatient Rehab Unit.Accountable for the clinical performance improvement including the promotion of clinical appropriateness, the reduction of unwarranted clinical variation, clinical resource and outcomes management, coordinated oversight of hospitalists, and patient safety/quality related activities of the hospital. Additional responsibilities include the assurance that the Performance Improvement, Quality, and Utilization Management plans of the Hospital meet the requirements of the DNV Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and other regulatory bodies. Responsible for the functioning of the Medical Staff, including credentialing, for integrating both quality and cost information through data driven initiatives and for ensuring the appropriate response and follow-up required by the various physician departments and committees as well as adherence to Medical Staff Governance policies.Reporting to the division president and as a member of the division leadership team, the Chief Medical Officer/VP, Medical Affairs is accountable for the clinical performance improvement including the promotion of clinical appropriateness, the reduction of unwarranted clinical variation, clinical resource and outcomes management, coordinated oversight of hospitalists, and patient safety/quality related activities of the hospital. Additional responsibilities include the assurance that the Performance Improvement, Quality, and Utilization Management plans of the Hospital meet the requirements of the DNV Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and other regulatory bodies. Responsible for the functioning of the Medical Staff, including credentialing, for integrating both quality and cost information through data driven initiatives and for ensuring the appropriate response and follow-up required by the various physician departments and committees as well as adherence to Medical Staff Governance policies. Assists in assuring positive interdisciplinary communication between the Hospital, the formal Medical Staff and the Office of the Chief Physician Executive, Sentara Healthcare, as well as coordinating with other hospital VPMAs for consistency across the system. Provides leadership and supervision for operating units as assigned.Board certification in specialty required at time of hire, preferred ongoing recertification. 5 years of clinical practice experience required. 5 years of leadership experience preferred. Knowledgeable of contemporary practice issues within medicine, and outcomes measurement of clinical quality and utilization. Must be familiar with all aspects of hospital operations. Leadership in areas of Patient Safety/Quality, Medical Staff Affairs, Accreditation/Regulatory Standards, Infection Prevention and Control, Clinical Service Line Development, Utilization Review/Utilization Management, Clinical Standardization, Clinical Informatics, Clinical Integration, Human Relations, Employee Health, Risk Management, Research/IRB, Patient Experience, Physician contracts and recruiting, alternative payment models, and functions as liaison to appropriate leadership in Sentara Medical Group and surrounding Patient-Centered Medical Homes. Function as Administrator-on-call for hospital. Understanding of Lean/Six Sigma methodologies. Understanding of role as executive sponsor for projects and RCAs, and project leadership for system responsibilities. Involved with marketing, population health strategies, participates in key strategy discussions. Understands laws and other legal decisions such as HIPAA, HCQIA and the HITECH ACTEducation: M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited allopathic or osteopathic school. Completion of an ACGME accredited residency program. Advanced training healthcare administration preferred - MHA, MBA, MMM, MPH etc.Experience: A minimum of five years of active practice in area of specialization. At least 3 years of experience in hospital, medical group, private practice or medical staff leadership roles. Demonstrated experience leading departmental operations preferred. Previous experience with admitting, chart review and EPI preferred. Experience in successfully engaging employed and affiliated physicians.Licenses/Certifications: Required: Medical Doctor. Board certification in specialty required.Skills: Required: Communication, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Negotiation, Systems Evaluation, Conflict Resolution, Change Management, Process Improvement. Knowledgeable of contemporary practice issues within medicine, and outcomes measurement of clinical quality and utilization. Must be familiar with all aspects of hospital operations.

Keywords: Sentara Healthcare, Virginia Beach , Chief Medical Officer, Executive , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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