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Date Added: Tue 21/07/2020

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Alaska Regional

Anchorage, Alaska, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

With more than 1,000 employees and a medical staff of over 550 independent
practitioners, Alaska Regional offers a broad spectrum of health services to
the community. The hospital is the designated Shriners clinic facility in
Alaska, and free immunization clinics are held monthly for area schoolchildren.
Other services include free prostate cancer screenings, health education
seminars, community health fairs and support groups for cancer and stroke

Alaska Regional is the only non-military hospital in the state with its own
landing strip, allowing the hospital s LifeFlight Air Ambulance to transpor
critical care patients from the plane directly the 24-hour Emergency
Department. Alaska Regional even offers free valet parking to patients and

HCA Healthcare is a comprehensive healthcare network where 265,000 people
across more than 1,800 care facilities are all committed to creating a positive
impact every day. It s an organization that exists to give people healthier
tomorrows. Our scale enables caregivers to deliver great outcomes for patients
and gives colleagues unparalleled opportunities to learn and grow. Most
importantly, as a part of HCA Healthcare we re connected to something bigge
which means more resources, more solutions and more possibilities for everyone
who walks through our doors. What matters most to our diverse and talented
colleagues is giving people the absolute best healthcare possible. Every day,
we seek to raise the bar higher, not just for ourselves, but for healthcare


The Facility Chief Medical Officer (CMO) ensures high quality, patient-centered
care by leading clinical and quality initiatives that support the provision of
consistent clinical performance and practice standards across the hospital. The
CMO provides senior-level leadership to the infection control, risk management,
safety, and medical staff credentialing functions, ensuring the collaboration
and coordination of all stakeholders in these processes. The CMO facilitates
the analysis of quality performance and prioritization improvement
opportunities and consults on an array of issues involving physicians. The CMO
also contributes to overall hospital strategy and service line development to
ensure quality management and promote optimum patient experience.

* Leads clinical performance expectations that support the goals of
consistent clinical performance and practice standards across the
facility to ensure superior clinical outcomes and unparalleled patient
* Works with Hospital Chief Medical Officers, Chief Executive Officers,
medical staffs, and Boards of Directors to improve the functionality and
effectiveness of the hospital medical staff organization.
* Partners with medical staffs and hospital management teams, facilitating
teamwork and shared goals. Represents medical staff viewpoints to
management and relays management viewpoints to medical staff by
establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships between
HCA leadership and community and/or employed physicians.
* Provides clinical support and consultation regarding cost-effective
clinical resource management in the facilities by sharing reports and
recommendations regarding how to reduce the variable cost per case while
maintaining and enhancing clinical effectiveness.
* Creates a data-driven environment of quality and cost improvement, and
develops systems to review utilization of resources and objectively
measure outcomes of care in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
* Serves as a direct liaison between HCA-affiliated physicians and
facility/corporate clinical services functions.
* Establishes and maintains an ongoing program to orient and develop
management expertise for Hospital Chiefs of Staff, Medical Executive
Committees, and other medical staff leaders by providing oversight and
leadership for all medical education programs.
* Leads educational sessions and provides ongoing in-service programs to
facility medical staff regarding clinical resource management,
appropriate documents standards, utilization and quality issues, and
quality improvement activities, in collaboration with the Chief of Staff
or other clinical leadership in the facility.
* Assembles regional physician advisory panels to provide ongoing feedback
to HCA senior management, and serves as a liaison between committees and
facility/corporate leadership, as well as to affiliated physicians.
* Serves as spokesperson to HCA hospitals and affiliated physicians to
explain and obtain buy in for corporate-, group-, and facility-sponsored
clinical initiatives.
* Collaborates daily with other facility and corporate CMOs.
* Educates physicians on HCA clinical technologies.
* Collaborates with HPG and Supply Chain on formulary and supply
* Develops, implements and monitors disruptive physician/impaired physician
policies. As needed, provides oversight for intervention programs in the
* Provides recommendations in the development and/or revision of hospital
policies and procedures pertinent to the medical staff and medical staff
* Serves as a consultant to hospital Medical Staff Services regarding
physician credentialing, utilization, and quality profiling. Serves as a
member of hospital s peer review committees as requested.

* Evaluates clinical appropriateness of new medical technologies and
programs, and makes recommendations concerning the relevance of such
technologies and programs to HCA hospitals.
* Serves as a resource and consultant to the Vice President Physician
Services Group and/or Vice President Business Development in physician
recruitment, clinical program development, and overall hospital strategy.
* Provides medical director services to facility-level physician
credentialing, business development, and provider relations in
contracting issues.
* Provides medical consultation on contracting, pricing, and analysis of
managed care issues. Offers clinical support for appeals and denials
process, discharge planning, case management, and utilization review/
* Consults with facility-level staff regarding delegated utilization
management and disease management operations under managed care
contracts. Meets all regulatory/contractual/accreditation requirements
associated with these functions.
* Serves as a clinical resource and consultant to hospital case managers
and hospital staff in the reduction of payer denials and in the denial
and appeals process, as requested by the Case Management Department and
Patient Accounting Services.
* Attends corporate, group, division, and national meetings sponsored by
HCA corporate to train and support quality improvement, risk management,
patient safety, case management, medical staff affairs, and physician
relations activities.
With more than 1,000 employees and a medical staff of over 550 independent
practitioners, Alaska Regional offers a broad spectrum of health serv...
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