Chief Medical Officer


Position Details

Department: CORP | Administration
Category: Executives
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 797128
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position provides clinical medical leadership to the strategy, development and execution of Phoenix Children's patient safety and quality program.

Position Duties

  1. Establishes a culture and standard of care of excellence and high performance throughout Phoenix Children's including evidence based practices and clinical protocols that represent high quality and cost effective care.
  2. Establishes value based clinical outcome metrics for the Phoenix Children's Health enterprise that will be utilized in payer contracting.
  3. Develops, implements, and maintains Phoenix Children's clinical quality improvement plan. Reports to the Board regularly on Phoenix Children's clinical and health service programs.
  4. Establishes consistent clinical standards across organization, so that there is a unified approach to patient care regardless of setting or facility. Drives the development of a culture patient safety first and foremost.
  5. Works closely with the Chief Information Officer and the Chief Medical Information Officer to identify and develop technology enhancements to care management and to garner physician input and support as electronic methodology and data systems evolve.
  6. Ensures that Phoenix Children's has written policies and procedures to ensure the effectiveness and high quality of health services. Ensures that medical record system thoroughly documents health and medical care services provided to Phoenix Children's patients and maintains patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA and Joint Commission standards.
  7. Facilitates Phoenix Children's response and assessment of patient safety and quality concerns. Works with Risk Management to evaluate serious safety events and with Risk and Quality develops processes to prevent/avoid future events.
  8. Through the direct supervision of the Director, Medical Staff Services, ensures that Phoenix Children's and Phoenix Children's Care Network credentialing and privileging processes meet the standards of major credentialing bodies and payer requirements for delegated credentialing; facilitates peer review processes and other medical staff activities. Recommends by-law and governance changes as needed and appropriate.
  9. Monitors and assesses the effectiveness and implementation of Phoenix Children's service agreements with ancillary providers and clinically affiliated organizations.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Medical degree from an accredited medical school
2. Advanced degree in healthcare or business
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Understanding of compensation structures aligning integration and physician rewards around a common commitment to quality measures based on scientific evidence. Successful record of accomplishment aligning employed medical staff with private practice physicians.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with medical management functions, including experience as a physician leader with responsibility for clinical quality and managing to clinical metrics.
3. Proven track record of working collaboratively across clinical disciplines as well as multiple organizations; has understanding and is effective leading with matrices. Experience in the derivation and implementation of clinical standards of care, quality, infrastructure development, medical staff operations, and in expansion and growth activities.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current ABMS Board certification
2. Eligible for medical licensure in Arizona
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. High clinical credibility - a peer to whom physicians can look for guidance. Ability to quickly build trust and develop consensus. Approachable, transparent, and clearly physician-friendly; should be honest, open, and possess professional integrity to the highest degree.
2. Demonstrates a commitment to being part of a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative management team and works to establish a culture of proactivity, not reactivity. A management style that encourages collegiality, team work, participation, communication and service orientation.
3. Ability to think strategically and to make clear, well-reasoned decisions that drive greater health care value; must have high emotional intelligence. Is innovative and creative in his/her approach. Able to adapt to a highly dynamic environment and look at problems and solution from a creative stance.
4. Excellent communication and relationship development skills. Must be skilled at reaching out to others to garner their input and understand their needs and expectations. A catalyst to drive change. An astute diplomat and skilled arbitrator who can enact change in a fair and decisive manner.
5. Is clear in defining expectations and communicating goals to others. Keeps people well informed and holds them accountable to these defined expectations. Is supportive of others and is committed to helping them achieve their goals professionally. Is an excellent coach and mentor and is energized by helping others to be successful.
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Occasionally
4. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Occasionally
5. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Walking - Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Occasionally
11. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
14. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
15. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions - Applicable
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