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Group Chief Medical Officer, El Paso Group - El Paso, TX

Tenet Executive Search
El Paso, TX 79901

The Chief Medical Officer, El Paso Market is the hospitals Senior Executive clinical leader responsible for safety and quality, and is committed to the mission of quality, safety, service and improvement of patient clinical outcomes. The CMO serves as the liaison and resource to management on matters pertaining to medical staff activities.


The Chief Medical Officer, El Paso Market provides leadership and involvement in all initiatives and concerns involving patient safety, quality, and infection control and risk management and patient service, especially those related to physician issues.

Other key responsibilities include the following:

  • Responsible for assuring a robust peer review and credentialing process, ensuring issues on the part of the medical staff are addressed fairly and in a timely fashion.
  • Active participation in the care coordination program including monitoring of the appropriateness of procedures, admissions and utilization of resources.
  • Oversight of other Medical Directors at the hospital and evaluation of their job performance in addition to collaboration with the Hospital Compliance Officer regarding physician issues that involve regulatory compliance.
  • Provides input to Human Resources.
  • Assures compliance with Federal and State law and accrediting and licensing agencies.
  • Integrates departmental services with the organization s primary functions and coordinates with other departments/services in a manner that fosters a collaborative environment for teamwork.
  • Models and provides leadership for delivery of excellent customer service and ensures the successful implementation of effective strategies and approaches.
  • Leads efforts that will establish the hospital as a top performer as defined by externally reported measures of performance, e.g. CMS Value Based Purchasing Program.
  • Serves as a resource for the vetting, development and implementation of related activities within Tenet.
  • Works with physicians and administration to identify key market drivers and develop plans and strategies to address trends and future business development efforts.
  • Provides leadership and fosters alignment of physicians and physician services within the hospital s strategic plan and clinical program priorities.
  • In partnership with Communications, develops and implements physician communication strategies that inform, promote information exchange, and socialization.
  • Provides service, guidance, and promotion of quality standards through audits, peer review, quality management, and education initiatives.
  • Promotes information sharing, benchmarking, and best practice identification across the system.
  • Meets with the Medical Staffs of other hospitals to effect ease of patient transfer and communications between facilities and their Medical Staffs.
  • If a residency program is in place, the Chief Medical Officer addresses efforts to improve and expand residency rotations at the hospital.
  • Serves as the Medical Staff liaison for information technology issues.
  • Works with Medical Records and Medical Staff on coding/quality issues and the use of principal, co-principal, and secondary diagnoses.
  • Deals with clinical systems problems, identifying cause and developing action plans for effective resolution of issues.
  • Addresses patient family provider grievances and follows up on successful resolution.
  • Plays a key role in decision-making processes regarding new procedures/devices being planned by various members of the Medical Staff and assists in the development of clinical and business plans for the hospital.
  • Actively engages in the implementation of an Electronic Health Record at the hospital and engages with clinical informatics.
  • Promotes and supports the Medical Staff Ethics Committee.
  • With the support of the hospital CEO, coordinates Joint Conference Meetings between the Medical Staff and the Board of Trustees.
  • Assists in updating physician recruitment plan and oversees physician recruitment visits.
  • Monitors physician resources consumption and supports the development and implementation of standards for equipment, supplies, procedures and technology utilization.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations on physician-requested capital budget items.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


    A competitive compensation program will be tailored to the selected candidate. Base salary will be supplemented by a performance bonus and comprehensive, well-rounded benefits program, which includes relocation assistance.


    Approximately 25 percent.



    A demonstrated track record of superior performance in physician leadership roles; a background should have been gained ideally in a health system or major medical group that is recognized for excellence in clinical care and contemporary medical management practices. The successful candidate will be recognized for knowledge in clinical process improvement.

    Business skills in planning, use of information systems, financial management, budgeting, reimbursement and managed care, healthcare economics, medical practice management, human resources management and team building, program development, community education, and marketing/referral base development.

    Clinical leadership skills in quality and utilization management, clinical effectiveness and outcomes, clinical staff development, case management, clinical protocol development, and solid knowledge of TJC accreditation processes.

    Demonstrated knowledge of managed care and health policy in addition to superior clinical competence and track record as a practicing physician.

    Significant understanding of and experience with performance improvement and quality management programs.

    Professional Attributes

    Effective communication skills and an individual who is able to quickly synthesize, as well as apply, new information in order to make effective decisions.

    A strong leader who is open to change and adapts to new conditions or unexpected obstacles, and works efficiently under adversity and through difficult transitions.

    Ability to build a team and produce strategic and operating results while balancing interests of multiple stakeholders and customers at a large, complex facility in a regional or corporate role.

    Capable of identifying and successfully managing core issues amongst a multitude of information and open to executing new and innovative approaches to problem resolution.

    An individual who has successfully driven initiatives that require coordination from multiple constituencies such as human resources, finance, information systems, lab, and pharmacy.

    Personal Attributes

    A collaborative leader who will inspire confidence and establish a sense of common direction and vision for the medical staff.

    An individual with high personal and professional integrity.

    Sensitive to the proper concerns of the staff, but able to appropriately balance these concerns with the overall institutional goals.

    Committed to the highest quality of patient care.


    An M.D. or D.O. degree is required and an MBA, or other advanced management degree, is preferred. A Medical License in the applicable state is also required. Certification by one of the Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties is also required.

    Job: Executive Opportunities
    Primary Location: El Paso, Texas
    Facility: Tenet Executive Search


    Posted: 2019-09-04 Expires: 2019-10-13

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