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Chief Medical Officer Executive Search On Behalf of Greater Baden Medical Services, Brandywine, MD 20613
Chief Medical Officer Search Synopsis
Greater Baden Medical Services (GBMS) has retained Alder Bowman, Inc. to conduct a search for a Chief Medical Officer. Headquartered in Brandywine, Maryland, (20 miles from Alexandria, VA) GBMS provides healthcare to 20,000 patients at 6 clinics across 3 counties.
GBMS delivers accessible health care services including Primary Care, Screenings, Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical, Immunizations, Case Management, Pediatric, Behavioral & Substance Abuse Treatment, Dental, O.B./Gynecological, Family Planning, Emergency coverage and HIV services.
The CMO reports to the CEO, leads 5 division heads, all Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health providers, Director of Quality, Managers of Population Health and Nursing. Additionally, as a representative of the organization, the CMO advocates effective external relationships with various partner organizations.
The Chief Medical Officer assures provision of high-quality, efficient, medical services by developing and implementing strategies resulting in clinical excellence and continuous improvement. As a key decision-maker on the executive team, this includes but is not limited to; strategic planning, policy development, change management, quality systems, talent development, physician engagement, performance/utilization management, recruitment and retention.
Functionally, this role provides strategic direction and oversight to all quality improvement and risk management programs. The CMO leads the Quality Committee and sponsors quality improvement initiatives. The CMO aligns measures recommended by partners and stakeholders while prioritizing measures applicable to GBMS patients and community needs. In addition, the CMO develops and implements the Quality Plan including policies, procedures, assessments, and activities.
Career value-proposition of this position
This is an excellent opportunity to lead healthcare delivery to thousands of people who, without GBMS, would not have access to quality healthcare. As an executive, the role has high organizational impact and influence rooted in strategic planning, community engagement, leadership and organizational development within a growing organization. Additionally, over time, the scope of responsibilities will increase as the agencies’ patient population continues to grow.
About Greater Baden Medical Services
GBMS is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center serving a predominantly low-income population in Maryland. GBMS delivers health care to approximately 20,000 patients annually via 133 dedicated employees dispersed in 9 clinics in Charles, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties. GBMS receives HHS funding and Federal Public Health Service (PHS) status with respect to certain claims, including medical malpractice claims for itself and its covered individuals.
Mission Greater Baden Medical Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the delivery of high quality, accessible primary and preventive health care in our community. Vision Eliminate health disparities and improve the health of the community through the provision of quality, affordable health care services. Values Quality, Respect, Professionalism, Teamwork, and Commitment
Joint-Commissioned Accredited. Recognized for providing safe and effective care at the highest quality and value
Recognized as Level 3 by NCQA for Systematic use of Patient-Centered Coordinated Care Management Processes
2019 Awardee (HRSA) for Advancing Hit for Quality
2019 Awardee (HRSA) for Access Enhancer
2019 Awardee (HRSA) for Health Disparities Reducer
Total Patients 2018 19,057
Percentage of Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients 93.02%
Percentage of Female Patients (ages 15-44) 44.44%
Percentage of Children (< 18 years old) 34.72%
Percentage of Medical Patients 89.80%
Percentage of Dental Patients 17.22%
GBMS SERVICES & PROGRAMS
Adult Primary Healthcare
Dental Services (Brandywine and Oxon Hill)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Services
Chronic Disease Management
HIV/AIDS Counseling, Testing and Treatment
Substance Abuse Treatment
Veteran's Medical Care
Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Medical Care
Additional Programs include;
Babies Born Healthy - The Babies Born Healthy (BBH) program helps women of child-bearing age to achieve optimal health before, during and after pregnancy.
Reach Out and Read - Through this program we provide families with books and information to develop early reading skills.
Ryan White - The Ryan White Program provides HIV-related services to patients who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for managing their disease. Services are provided at the Brandywine and Capitol Heights locations.
Title X - GBMS team provides comprehensive family planning options and other related preventive health services at the Capital Heights Women's and Children Center.
Van Transportation - Complimentary transportation is provided to and from the Capitol Heights and Brandywine locations for qualified candidates.
Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) - Greater Baden offers nutrition and wellness services through the Women, Infant and Children’s Program at the Brandywine, Capitol Heights, and Oxon Hill locations.
Position Description, Chief Medical Officer
Mission The Chief Medical Officer serves as a key executive leader and champion for GBMS while efficiently achieving clinical excellence and positioning the organization as a top-performing FQHC.
Vision. Scope includes internal and community leadership, clinical effectiveness, resource management, systems, and processes. Goals include, clinical excellence, attracting and retaining medical staff, high quality and patient safety. Leadership and Strategy. Serve the leadership team with shared responsibility for organizational strategic planning, oversight, decision making and change management. Oversee Clinical Care. Drive clinical program and service line value creation to further the organization’s mission and monitor performance. Align clinical work to larger strategic plan and assume lead role in oversight of clinical policy, programs, quality and processes. Physician Relations and Oversight. Develop and communicate clinical goals and strategies promoting optimal models of collaboration and clinical integration. Serve as the direct administrative liaison to Medical Staff. Talent Management. Develop physician recruitment strategies to meet organizational needs. Oversee application, credentialing, certification, privileging, delineation and appointment of physicians. assure continuous professional development and organizational succession planning. Evaluate staff performance. Stewardship. Assure effective utilization management and efficient use of organization resources to reduce cost of care delivery. Assure medical equipment and facilities meet clinical needs. Compliance Ensure staff compliance with the Federal Health Center Program, Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act, regulations and requirements (“Section 330”). Internal Relations and Communications. Serve as a key liaison between clinical and administration areas. Drive cross-functional teamwork and communication with the goals of optimizing patient care, quality, safety and cost efficiencies. External Relations. Professionally represent GBMS with partners, external stakeholders, the community and media. Culture. Foster a culture of shared ownership, respect, collaboration, continuous improvement, risk management and cost control.
Chief Medical Officer Functional Highlights
Create, implement, and maintain high-performing clinical processes and systems
Assure clinical perspective is included in organizational decisions
Ensuring patient data is appropriately safeguarded per HIPAA and other relevant regulations
Use financial tools and systems to effectively manage ongoing clinical operations
Guide the health center’s credentialing/privileging activities
Guide clinical staff in taking an active role in community mobilization for health
Guide the clinical team in actively identifying and addressing general FTCA-related issues
Facilitate physician understanding and acceptance GBMS mission, vision and values
Assure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations
Lead performance review process of clinical staff
Support center accreditation and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition
Establish and maintain benchmarks for performance standards.
Prepare periodic reports for the executive team and Board of Directors
Partner with the CEO to assure clinical services and resources align with changing needs
Short-Term, (0-180 days) Objectives
Develop effective relationships with the executive team, clinical, and medical staff
Establish relationships with the Physicians as a trustworthy and credible advisor
Learn organizational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
Exhibit leadership, knowledge skills and abilities
Develop plan to reduce dependency on Locum physicians
Determine performance standards and scorecards
Establish effective relationships with partner organizations
Assure Patient Safety Protocol best practices are in place
Establish partnering relationship with Nursing
Influence physicians to commit to and engage in high quality, safe and effective patient care
Establish, communicate, and implement key performance indicators;
Assure performance standards are achieved
Direct performance monitoring activities
Formalize and implement performance review process
Build a leadership pipeline for succession purposes
Lead the Medical Staff Office to assure administrative excellence
Assure strategy, people and processes align to achieve goals
Monitor and control expenditures to conform to budgetary requirements
Assure compliance to regulatory requirements, company policies and procedures
Adjust strategic plan to align with changing conditions
Chief Medical Officer Candidate Requirements Education ·Graduate of a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Or Graduate of an osteopathic school of medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). A copy of medical school diploma or ECFMG standard certificate is required
Current license to practice medicine in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or the Virgin Islands
Designation from the American College of Physician Executives or the American College of Healthcare Executives is desired
Leadership Experience Demonstrable Medical Staff leadership experience having achieved measurable improvements in quality, efficiency, physician engagement and relations. Active engagement in physician recruitment. Clinical Practice Experience: Candidates should have at least 3 years’ experience in clinical practice beyond residency and fellowship trainingSpecial knowledge and Skills
Medical staff mechanisms to address physician clinical performance issues
Current knowledge of patient care delivery systems and innovations
Medical Home Model
Federally Qualified Health Care experience preferred
Safe clinical systems, processes, policies and procedures
The interdependency, integration, and competition among healthcare providers
Evidence-based management practices
The interrelationships among access, quality, cost, resource allocation, accountability, and community
Current with Health IT issues such as Informatics, Clinical Decision Support Systems & E-prescribing
Desired Personal Characteristics
Effective interpersonal skills
Empowers and supports staff
Ability to inspire, motivate, and develop staff
Excellent communication skills; presents messages clearly, and persuasively
Able to resolve conflicts and dissuade disruptive behavior