The Chief Medical Officer / Vice President, Medical Affairs (CMO/VPMA) is the hospital executive physician leader for SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and a member of the hospital executive team. The CMO/VPMA will lead in the development and implementation of a culture of patient safety and physician satisfaction, while ensuring effective standards and guidelines for quality patient care. The CMO/VPMA manages and supports the ongoing functions of the medical staff, provides ongoing medical staff development, provides leadership (in conjunction with the physician utilization director or whatever title we agree on for this function) in the areas of effective utilization review, case management, medical staff regulatory compliance and medical informatics, as well as serves as a liaison to the network teams.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for quality with a proven record of continuous quality improvement. This role will lead and foster the collaboration efforts between Saint Louis University and SSM Health-St. Louis. In addition, the ideal candidate shall manifest behaviors, which exemplify the spirit of the Saint Louis University and SSM Health mission and values while acting within the parameters of the Bylaws of the Corporation and established policies and procedures. Serves as a visionary, proactive servant leader with the ability to obtain support and foster an organizational environment that encourages others to share leadership, ownership, responsibility and accountability to accomplish the vision of the organization. Fosters the cultural norms of Present: Purposeful, Respectful, Exceptional, Supportive, Engaged, and Tenacious. Strong leadership skills to help identify opportunities for improved operating efficiency, growth, profitability and compliance are required.
Reports to: President, Saint Louis University Hospital, with a matrix reporting structure to the Regional Chief Medical Officer
Interrelationships: Works closely with Saint Louis University department chairs to improve quality of care, patient safety and patient experience at Saint Louis University Hospital. Interacts with hospital and regional medical staff members, residency program directors, the hospital's Chief Nursing Officer, other ministry leadership, community officials and leaders; employees including risk and regulatory departments.
CONNECTIVITY AND CULTURE
Demonstrates and imparts the mission, values, and vision of Saint Louis University and SSM Health in daily activities, operational functions, processes, and environment.
Works effectively as a team member in a dynamic executive environment where collegiality, subsidiary and sharing responsibility is required and highly valued within a matrix organization.
Promotes teamwork within and across the network by maintaining positive and productive intra-entity and intradepartmental relationships and utilizing effective problem-solving skills.
Adheres to Saint Louis University and SSM Health Standards of Ethical Conduct, displaying, as applicable, ethical behavior in the areas of business ethics, legal compliance, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, vendor relationships and the reporting of questionable activities.
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