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Chief Medical Officer


Five years practice experience beyond residency training; prefer experience in primary care and in serving patients from low-income economic status;

·       Board-certified in a primary care specialty;

·       Admitting privileges at local hospitals;

·       Demonstrated professional commitment to providing services to medically under-served persons;

·       Administrative, management or supervisory experience;

·       Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

·       Computer literate in electronic mail, word processing, and office management system software

Description & Details Summary of Position

The CMO is responsible for the coordination and oversight of all medical care provided by NMSHI medical providers and for the quality of services rendered.  CMO also serves as a member of the administrative staff.  Collaborates with the Chief Executive Officer, Clinic Director/Coordinator regarding the development of health care plan.  Provides recommendations to Board of Directors regarding services/programs to be offered, delivery sites, and hours of operation.  Ensures proper functioning of day-to-day operations in concert with the Chief Executive Officer. Delivers ambulatory care and inpatient care services.  May assume attending faculty position for residency training program. Occasional travel required.

Major Responsibilities:

•         Provides oversight of delivery of medical care by providers through direct supervision and audits; serves as a mentor and manage the resolution of practice related problems of provider staff;

•         Ensures continuity of care for services for inpatient admissions;

•         Serves in rotation for after-hours call system;

•         Initiates and supports efforts to promote wellness concepts and self-responsibility for health;

•         Monitors appropriateness of specialist referral and inpatient admission patterns, and ancillary service utilization;

•         Oversee the recruitment of health providers and the execution of service contracts essential to service provision;

•         Convene regularly scheduled clinical provider meetings;

•         Actively participate in Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives and monthly meetings;

•         Work as a provider, seeing NMHSI medical patients a minimum of 6 of the 10 days in a regular by-weekly pay schedule;

•         In collaboration with the Chief Operations Officer and Clinic Directors, Develop medical policies, procedures, protocols, and standing orders for medical clinics;

•         Act as a collaborating physician for all NMHSI mid-level providers;

•         Make regular visits to all NMHSI clinic sites;

•         Hold the medication dispensing license for each clinic site in order for NMHSI to maintain the 340B Medication Program;

•         Prepare and present an annual report to the Board of Directors;

•         Maintain regular and ongoing communication with the Chief Operations Officer and Clinic Directors

Administrative Activities:

•         Participates in strategic planning process for the Center;

•         Participates in development of health care plan to support grant applications;

•         Provides formal orientation and conducts performance evaluations for all providers;

•         Attends administrative staff, practice management, and board of director’s meetings;

•         Collaborates in the development of the medical expense budget and assures conformance within budgetary guidelines;

•         Participates in information system planning;

•         Assists in development of clinical staffing plans;

Community Outreach:

•         Serves as liaison to medical community-at-large;

•         Assures consistency of organizational mission with demonstrated knowledge of the needs/expectations of the medically underserved community.

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