Chief Medical Officer and Senior Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health

Category: Executive
Job Type: 
Shift: 
Req: 19057
FTE: 

Executive

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Medical Officer participates in the overall leadership, direction, and strategy of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health (SMCH), which includes Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, ambulatory practices through Packard Children’s Health Alliance, and strategic partnerships with a wide range of hospitals throughout the greater Bay Area, and beyond. As the Senior Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health, partners with the Chief Administrative Officer for the Faculty Practice Organization to oversee physician practice and medical administrative activities related to the SMCH Pediatric and Obstetric Faculty Practice Organization and the Packard Children’s Health Alliance.  Support the School of Medicine and the Associate Dean for Graduate Medica

Education to assure compliance with ACGME/RRC rules and guidelines and to provide highest quality of education and care.

The Chief Medical Officer/Senior Associated Dean will play a key role in strategic planning, program development, and clinical program integration focused on growth and sustainability of the SMCH Enterprise. Represents the perspectives and priorities of faculty and the School of Medicine, as well as those of SMCH, helping to ensure that the entire Stanford Medicine organization delivers outstanding patient care and educates the next generation of physician leaders in a preeminent academic medical center. As a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Chief Medical Officer/Senior Associated Dean will serve as a champion in SMCH’s mission of Extraordinary Care, Continual Learning, and Breakthrough Discoveries.

The Chief Medical Officer/Senior Associated Dean maintains a communication conduit between the School of Medicine and SMCH, representing the interests of the School of Medicine in the priorities and activities of SMCH. These interests encompass all activities that provide assistance to the Physician-in-Chief, Surgeon-in-Chief and Obstetrician-in-Chief in matters affecting the obstetric program, the maternal health and reproductive endocrinology and infertility program, and the various pediatric programs of the departments. These will include but are not limited to participation in search committees; retention of faculty critical to the School of Medicine academic programs and SMCH clinical programs; and co-chairing or otherwise participating in the determination of funds flow between SMCH and the School of Medicine. As the Senior Associate Dean, serves at the discretion of the Dean and VP for Medical Affairs and manages multiple Associate Deans for Maternal and Children Health (e.g. Research, Global Health, Quality and Safety).

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

Quality, Patient Safety, and Performance Improvement:

  • Leads and improves clinical quality such that excellent outcomes sufficiently quantify and drive the value proposition to enhance the market leadership position of Stanford in providing care. These systems will sufficiently define where Stanford is unique and provide clear value for healthcare services to consumers, be they referring physicians, payers or patients.

  • Partners with service line clinical leaders to develop quality metrics to ensure they provide demonstrated best practices and in so doing constitute value in a competitive reimbursement environment. Advances the definition of clinical quality through collaboration with those in the Medical School, Medical Staff, and others Stanford Medicine colleagues.

  • Provides oversight and direct reporting responsibility for the Chief Quality Officer and the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Department. Ensures SMCH has effective mechanisms for reporting incidents and errors in patient care. The CMO/SAD will partner with the University’s General Counsel and others on issues of potential medical legal liability.

  • Responsible for the identification, selection, development, and implementation of systems to measure and improve quality and clinical outcomes.

Health Equity:

  • Partners with the Stanford Medicine Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office to operationalize and support SMCH’s goal of establishing health equity as a strategic priority, working towards a broader vision to make SMCH a national leader in eliminating healthcare disparities, and a place where all patients achieve (or have the potential to achieve) their desired health outcomes.

  • Evaluates health equity across the care delivery system, including how it is reflected and operationalized within the SMCH domains of quality, safety, patient experience, engagement and wellness, and financial strength.

Regulatory Affairs:

  • Leads regulatory compliance with and preparation for reviews by Federal/State/Local/CMA/JCAHO and other such regulatory agencies that affect provision of medical care.

  • Closely partners with the Medical Staff and Chief Compliance Officer to ensure conformity with regulatory requirements.

Support for Medical Staff Affairs:

  • Supports the Medical Staff in its governance leadership, medical education, and quality improvement activities. Serves as a non-voting member of the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) and as lead liaison between the President and CEO, and the Medical Staff. Represents SMCH Senior Leadership to the Medical Staff.

  • In cooperation and close consultation with the President of the Medical Staff and MEC, supervises the day-to-day performance of the Medical Staff Office (MSO). Supports and advises the Medical Staff in credentialing procedures/delineation of clinical privileges, and the recommendations to the SMCH Board of Directors for granting privileges.

  • Advises and aid Medical Staff in medical staff by-laws establishment and enforcement issues but will not be directly in charge of or responsible for disciplinary issues.

Clinical Program Oversight and Development:

  • Contributes to the development of new programs and policies that advance medical quality, growth, and efficiency.

  • Partners with the School of Medicine and Medical Staff on clinical initiatives with specific emphasis on process, redesign, clinical transformation, and clinical protocols. Working in collaboration with other members of SMCH Senior Leadership, they will provide oversight to Medical Directors of the clinical service-lines and will serve on boards of joint ventures between SMCH and outside organizations.

  • Assists in overseeing the SMCH Centers of Emphasis ensuring their effective operation and alignment with the organization's goals.

Key Liaison between SMCH and the School of Medicine:

  • Maintains a communication conduit between the School of Medicine and SMCH, representing the interests of the School of Medicine in the priorities and activities of SMCH including, but are not limited to: participation in search committees; retention of faculty critical to the School of Medicine academic programs and SMCH clinical programs; and co-chairing or otherwise participating in the determination of funds flow between SMCH and the School of Medicine.

  • Serves at the discretion of the Dean and VP for Medical Affairs and manages multiple Associate Deans for Maternal and Children Health (e.g. Research, Global Health, Quality and Safety).

Represent SMCH in Graduate Medical Education Affairs:

  • Supports the School of Medicine and the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education to assure compliance with ACGME/RRC rules and guidelines and to provide highest quality of education and care. Partners with the Assistant Dean for GME in approving GME expansion at SMCH.

External Liaison Roles:

  • Functions as the clinical spokesperson for SMCH in communicating the organization’s vision for quality clinical care and facilitate assessment of patient concerns and complaints related to physician/clinical care.

  • Serves as the liaison and representative of SMCH Senior Leadership in ongoing communications with community physicians.

  • Partners with the Chief Administrative Officer for the Faculty Practice Organization to oversee physician practice and medical administrative activities related to the SMCH Pediatric and Obstetric Faculty Practice Organization and the Packard Children’s Health Alliance.

  • Serves as an ex-officio member of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Board of Directors, as a member of the Board of Directors for Packard Children’s Health Alliance, and a member of the Board of Directors at various joint ventures including Valley Children’s Hospital, John Muir Health, Sutter Health, California Pacific Medical Center, Watsonville Community Hospital, Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children, and others.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: An MD degree or equivalent is required; and candidates should possess a record of recognized professional, scholarly, teaching and service achievements that would warrant appointment as an Associate or Full Professor on the University professoriate lines (University Tenure Line or University Medical Line).

An advanced degree in health care administration, business administration, and/or public health is a plus.

Experience: Demonstrated experience as a successful physician leader (i.e. CMO, Associate CMO, Department Chair, Division Chief, Medical Director, etc.) within a progressive, complex hospital or health care system that is internationally recognized for excellence in clinical care.

Recent clinical experience and at least ten years' post-graduate clinical experience in a matrixed operation for which a considerable amount of time was focused on measurable improvements in quality improvement, safety, and performance improvement.

Licensure/Certification: Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. 

  • Drive innovative initiatives in pediatric research, education, and clinical care, keeping ourorganization at the forefront of medical advancements.

  • Assist in the recruitment, orientation, development, and retention of highly competent,diverse and high-performing providers required to deliver quality care.

  • Increase workforce diversity within SMHC’s clinical programs, role-modelling its commitment to inclusion, and create clinical programs that reduce health disparities in pursuit of the organization’s core value of equity.

  • Demonstrate financial acumen and a deep understanding of payment methodology, funds flow, physician incentives, and cost control techniques.

  • Articulate a clear strategy for a clinical organization, accounting for industry trends and regulatory changes in today’s complex field of academic medicine.

  • Provide an entrepreneurial and data-driven approach to developing new ideas, technology innovations, and clinical programs that will stretch the organization and push boundaries.

  • Set clear and challenging goals while committing the organization to improved performance; tenacious and accountable in driving results in clinical and financial metrics.

  • Ensure all three missions of the School of Medicine receive equal focus as SMCH establishes its strategic priorities.

  • Possess deep knowledge of strategic planning, program design principles, and current pediatric and obstetrical medical trends.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Maximum Range (1.0 FTE): $795,000 to $865,000

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
 
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