Position Summary Reporting to the Governing Body and the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) will participate in the overall leadership, direction, and strategy of the health system. As a key member of the Senior Executive Group (SEG), he/she will serve as a champion in Stony Brook University Hospital's drive for clinical excellence, quality improvement, and system-wide prioritization of patient safety while exceeding patient's expectations of the overall care experience.
The CMO will advance physician engagement by developing medical staff leaders and expanding models for physician collaboration. The CMO provides expertise in supporting medical staff functions such as physician credentialing, privileging, medical staff by-laws and medical staff recruiting. In addition, the CMO will oversee the Departments of Quality and Risk Management. The CMO is a voting member of the Medical Board and Medical Executive Committee. Duties of the position may include, but not limited to: Ensure SBUH adopts and adheres to the highest standard of patient care and the highest professional and ethical standards. In partnership with the SEG, champion the continuous improvement of patient care to advance safety and quality outcomes, satisfaction, and efficiency initiatives across SBUH. Develop SBUH's approach to quality, performance improvement, patient outcomes and safety. He/she will work collaboratively with clinical and entity leaders to guide the comprehensive, strategic and tactical planning and implementation of quality and safety programs. Collaborate and partner with medical staff, department chiefs and chairs and the SEG to smoothly and effectively plan, program and oversee quality and safety programs, while integrating LEAN principles to eliminate waste. Direct clinical performance, patient safety, clinical analytics, informatics and quality programs to meet established patient safety, quality and compliance goals. Encourage clinical standardization and utilization of evidence-based protocols with a focus on reduction of clinical variation. Partner with the SEG to identify ways to reduce cost of operations balanced against quality, performance and patient safety imperatives. Provide an effective communication link among the SEG, department chairs, the Medical Executive Committee, the medical directors, and all clinical disciplines to ensure the needed alignment among the clinical disciplines with the operational, financial, and strategic objectives of SBUH. Work toward establishing a program for physician leadership development, while also serving as a coach and mentor. Provide leadership and oversight to the medical staff office, managing issues involving clinical and physician integration, professional practice, credentialing, peer review, recruitment, GME/CME, quality and safety as well as general corporate policies ensuring all policies and bylaws meet state and regulatory requirements. Work with clinical chairs to develop relevant metrics for each service line for OPPE. Work collaboratively with the Chief Quality Officer and Chief Regulatory Officer to assure compliance with CMS. DOH and other external regulatory/quality and Joint Commission requirements. Serve as a liaison to the School of Medicine Administration with regard to medical staff issues. In collaboration with department chairs, provide oversight of medical staff including Hospitalists to ensure appropriate LOS, time of day discharge, medical record completion and utilization review. Earn the support of the clinical leaders by being visible, understanding of and serving as the
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