Furst Group is partnering with Hennepin Healthcare System (HHS) in their search for a Chief Medical Officer. HHS is an integrated system of care that includes a nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, an acute care hospital, as well as a clinic system with primary care clinics located in Minneapolis and across Hennepin County. The healthcare system includes a 473-bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of clinics. HHS has a large psychiatric program, home care, and hospice, and operates a research institute, and philanthropic foundation. HHS includes Emergency Medical Services, which operates a large fleet of ambulances that respond to emergency calls in 14 communities. The system is operated by Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., a subsidiary corporation of Hennepin County.
Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is the senior physician executive of the HHS medical leadership team and leads the overall clinical vision for the organization, providing medical oversight, expertise, and leadership to ensure the delivery of safe, affordable, quality healthcare services across HHS.
As a key member of the executive leadership team, the CMO is engaged in defining the overall business strategy and direction of the organization. The CMO is a critical voice for clinical quality throughout HHS and serves as the senior quality executive.
The CMO will play a critical role in bringing a physician’s experience and perspective to strategic and operational conversations, while leading evidence-based programs, practices, and activities that lead to a higher quality and safety delivery of care.
In addition, CMO will play a key leadership role in the continued care model transformation to accomplish HHS’s vision as a leading clinically integrated Public Safety Net system that is committed to a patient-centered care delivery that is efficient, timely, effective, equitable, and safe.
The ideal candidate will have a reputation for being a transformational, strategic, collaborative, and mission-driven servant leader who can inspire credibility and trust to help drive change and growth across the continuum of care. This will include a track record of innovation, achievement of measurable goals, and clinical competence.
The CMO will be a visible, approachable, strong, and transparent communicator with advanced interpersonal skills essential to handle sensitive issues and programs with tact and diplomacy in dealing with administration, Board of Directors, chairs, chiefs, department heads and administrators, and other medical staff personnel as well as regulatory agency personnel and management from local corporations.
Education and Licensure
The successful candidate will have an MD or DO degree from an accredited college of medicine, along with accredited residency training and ABMS board certification in the chosen field of specialty and possess an active license to practice medicine in the state of Minnesota or can obtain a Minnesota medical license.
The additional credential of a Master’s degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, or a related field is highly preferred.
Academic standing, overseeing medical education and research, is ideal.
The desired candidate will possess a minimum of 10 years of progressively greater experience in clinical settings to understand healthcare delivery, medical policies, and procedures sufficiently to organize, develop, and coordinate medical functions across HHS. This includes three to five years of clinical management or physician leadership capacity in an academic practice, academic medical center, hospital and/or integrated healthcare delivery system is required.
The preferred physician leader will be able to demonstrate a successful track record of establishing and cultivating relationships with physicians and nurses in a dyad partnership, as well as hospital and medical group leadership, and system administration, in a fully integrated environment with proven results in developing clinical programs around care management, population health management, evidence-based care, and high quality/cost effective care.
The desired candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience in clinical practice.
Demonstrated ability to effectively operationalize a strategic vision and implement both short- and long-term plans to effectively manage transformation within an evolving health system.
Demonstrated ability to lead and implement quality improvement initiatives and medical staff quality initiatives.
Demonstrated leadership capacity to assume direct accountability for patient safety in a complex, integrated delivery network, and the ability to lead and motivate people to achieve agreed-upon results.
Ability to envision, create, and execute new models and methodologies for clinical redesign/transformation.
Possesses an understanding of managed care models and demonstrates proven success in practicing medicine within a competitive landscape.
Recognized as a highly credible leader and diplomat with experience cultivating trusting relationships among staff, colleagues, and executive leadership members, while working collaboratively with hospital/medical group leadership and system administration to develop contemporary clinical programs around care management, population health, evidence-based care, and high quality/cost effective healthcare.
A high degree of familiarity with medical staff organization, credentialing, bylaws, rules, and regulations. Must have thorough understanding of current developments and trends in healthcare management, physician and advanced practice provider integration, and areas of defined accountability.
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