DaVita Chief Medical Officer - Lifeline in Vernon Hills, Illinois
Position can be located either in Vernon Hills, IL or Denver, CO
Under the direction of the Lifeline
General Manager the Chief Medical Officer is engaged in defining the overall
clinical vision for the organization and provides clinical direction to
individual clinical functions within Lifeline. The CMO is required to be a
contributing member of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer under the
direction of the DaVita Kidney Care CMO along with other DaVita organizational
CMO partners in collaboration with business leaders in determining overall
business strategy and direction of the organization. The Lifeline CMO provides medical oversight,
expertise and leadership to ensure the delivery of affordable, quality
healthcare services. Responsibilities also include the strategy, development
and implementation of innovative clinical programs, clinical guidance of new
service lines, physician training and accreditation oversight through the collaboration
with strategic businesspartners.
The CMO will also represent Lifeline at required meetings with DaVita,
nephrology societies and affiliated agencies. As a licensed MD the CMO may also
provide direct patient services in addition to the duties in administration.
The Chief Medical Officer’s duties
shall include, but not be limitedto:
and implement the clinical direction for the
organization by defining and articulating clinical strategy/roadmap,
clinical policy and procedure and clinical programs to meet organizational
quality and growth objectives.
direct clinical medical services in the area of board certified (or board
eligible) medical specialty in accordance with the highest applicable standards
of medical and professional practice and in full accordance with health center
protocols and policies.
Keep abreast of emerging models in health care delivery;
identify and define newand
innovative strategies to achieve business goals andobjectives.
engage in business development opportunities to include presenting Lifeline
Vascular clinical and business capabilities to potential partners, legislative
and regulatory officials and other keyconstituents.
with physician leadership within the broader DaVita Enterprise.
in senior management business and clinical strategy developmentand implementation.
and leverage cross functional collaborative relationships to achieveshared companygoals. This includes
working side-by-side and at a detail level with Clinical and Field operation
teams, Lifeline corporate leaders and physician partners on
programs/initiatives and outcomes.
collaboration to both internal and external healthcare teammembers.
and implement strategic goals related to the quality improvement, management
programs and accreditationstandards.
overall direction and coordination of continuing medical education, training,
and support for health care personnel; chair provider meetings and collaborate
with Clinical Services Director for clinical meetings; assist in medical
decision-making, as requested and as necessary or prudent.
with analytics and development of quality measures for new payment models
(value based/risk based paymentstructures).
commitment to service excellence in all internal and external relationships,
addressing service excellence deficits in staff, and in performance of all
duties and responsibilities of this position.
additional assistance within and outside of clinical arena, as requested and/or
as appropriate, to ensure the ongoing success of the organization.
and oversee annual publication strategy
medical services and operations are in compliance with all applicable
regulatory and licensing agencies.
all matters of clinical compliance and provide timely recommendations for
corrective action and quality improvement
on enterprise oversight groups for ESCO and other CMS demonstration projects
regular updates on clinical strategy to DaVita senior leadership
Education and Experience
unrestricted license to practice medicine and Certified by the American Board of
minimum of 5 years professional post-residency experience with direct patient
care in interventional vascular procedures
three years’ experience in progressively responsible administrative or
management-related positions within a complex health care environment
experience providing services and exercising leadership in a culturally and
linguistically diverse setting, with demonstrated success.
Knowledge of managed
healthcare systems, medical quality assurance,
quality improvement and riskmanagement
and current trends in healthcare delivery and reimbursement
Ability to succeed in a “Big Company” environment
Strategic, collaborative and
innovative thinker with proven ability to communicate a vision anddrive results.
Competitive drive to be best
in class in industry.
organizational and interpersonalskills.
Ability to solve problems,
execute oninitiatives and drive
change for physicians.
Ability to work
collaboratively internally andexternally
with senior executives and field-facing teammates
intelligence/maturity and self-assurance and as expected of a senior leader.
Experience and demonstrated
successful leadership of case management, disease management and/or population
Demonstrated ability to
assess business needs, design and implement programs and evaluateresults.
Experience in the design and
conduct of clinical research
Knowledge and experience in
public policy/advocacy/regulatory affairs
clout and status as a leader in relevant medical specialties and health policy
Reputation and credibility
that enables recruiting top physician talent
Skilled writer with a track
record of publications in peer review and trade journals
Understanding of clinical
operations in a complex healthcare system
Understanding of M & V
and an example of living these
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