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Providence Interim Chief Medical Officer in Alaska


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We are always building our physician leadership network! While we don't have an immediate job opening currently, we’re pipelining interim chief medical officers (CMO) across our footprint and family of organizations. The CMO is an experienced, authentic, and progressive physician leader with a demonstrated leadership capacity to serve across our family of organizations. This position affords a collaborative and dynamic physician executive the opportunity to join a mission-driven healthcare enterprise characterized by a shared sense of purpose, high functioning leadership and a keen focus on the delivery of high quality, safe, cost-effective care through accountability and collaboration.

The CMO has cross continuum leadership of clinical care delivery and is a key member of the Senior Leadership team ensuring clinical considerations inform all strategic decisions. Responsibilities include substantial coordination of care in the inpatient environment with oversight for quality, patient safety, program growth, physician leadership development, community health and physician services in concert with the hospital, medical group, population health and ambulatory operations leaders.

The CMO participates with key stakeholders in the coordination, advancement, and growth of all aligned providers to enhance affordability, access, quality, and the reduction of variability of care delivery. This physician leader oversees key integration strategies with providers, physician engagement, hospitals, ambulatory services, and clinical programs to better meet the needs of the communities.

The successful candidate will have a substantive track record of leadership in a complex, integrated delivery region of scale with the ability to use technology and data to impact the ministries and facilities across the region. This leader will be a physician executive at the forefront of clinical care delivery design and innovation and will be called upon to lead improvements in both quality and growth. They will have intimate knowledge of clinical practice, quality and patient safety, progressive care delivery models with a strong business acumen. The CMO will have the ability to build trust with colleagues through professional achievement and fairness.

The physician leader who will best succeed is one with exceptional relationship and team building skills, as well as an approach to problem solving and the ability to leverage technology to improve clinical process, consensus building and process improvement. A leader who is visible, proactive, decisive, an outstanding communicator, facile in highly matrixed environments and one who has a genuine and authentic way with people is expected.

The CMO role is a key physician executive leadership role to define, measure the quality and excellence in healthcare delivery and the imperatives of accountability in patient centered outcomes. In a changing healthcare landscape, accountability is the most compelling driving force in reimbursement while quality and consistency are enhanced by greater clinical integration.

This leader serves as a senior physician leader in the organization, with the role spanning medical and clinical staff alignment locally and provider engagement, strategy, and operations-related needs across the care continuum. This physician leader has oversight of the service area’s acute care environment working closely with the physician enterprise, ambulatory care network and population health initiatives. The CMO serves at the forefront of clinical innovation and can scale clinical care to improve quality and reduce total cost of care. They will focus on supporting and developing physician and clinical leadership across the region to drive performance focused on value and to reduce care variation across the care continuum. This individual will possess the business acumen to understand the shift from volume to value and can align physician leaders around strategic initiatives. This physician executive will be a facilitator to identify and advance best practice across the region as well as develop future leaders in the organization.

This CMO is a key member the region’s clinical executive leadership team ensuring clinical considerations inform all strategic decisions. Responsibilities include substantial coordination of quality, patient safety, accreditation, and community health and physician services in concert with the hospital, physician enterprise, clinical institutes, and ambulatory operations leaders. The CMO participates with other operational leaders in the coordination, development, and growth of all aligned providers to enhance affordability, access, quality, and the cohesion across Providence.

The CMO will take a collaborative and dynamic approach to achieving organizational goals. This physician leader will facilitate positive working relationships and achieve desired outcomes. The successful candidate will lead by example, empowerment, authenticity, and ingenuity to mold the culture and delivery of care.


The CMO will be expected to have made measurable progress or achieved the following key objectives within the first 12 to 18 months (not listed in order of priority).

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding to establish productive relationships with hospital, and system leadership.

  • Establish personal and professional credibility as a recognized physician leader. It is essential the CMO is visible and quickly gains trustworthiness as a physician executive to champion clinical delivery model objectives.

  • Drive the creation of a vision, strategic plan, and common culture, which preserves and leverages the alignments, while also advancing “ness” and cohesion between the geographically dispersed care sites. Identify opportunities to foster a unified culture and integrated/common policies and procedures across the health care medical affairs functions.

  • Facilitate the creation of aligned clinical operating model across the continuum engaging physicians in health care transformation that is data driven and accountable for high quality, efficient value-based care.

  • Oversee the acute care environment with an ability to influence the medical group, ambulatory operations, clinical institutes, and population health to build patient centered care across the health care region.

  • Organize clinical communication and distribution channels to lead the effort of modernizing care delivery across the organization.

  • Engage the CNO and other executive leaders in the active alignment of all providers with care transformation initiatives focused on the care continuum.

  • Champion a data driven environment and lead the ongoing transformation/evolution of the care delivery region. Use data to inform decision making on improving performance, eliminating waste, enhancing safety, and improving outcomes.

  • Engage with providers. One of the greatest strengths is the quality of the medical community. It will be important for the CMO to serve as the "Chief Clinician," engage both employed and independent physicians to ensure meaningful outcomes and alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, and values.

  • Nurture professional development to elevate effectiveness of and local clinical leadership across the Region.

  • Involve all stakeholders in the effort to pursue strategic, clinical, quality, and operational priorities as a steward of resources through the clinical institute model of delivery.

  • In collaboration with leadership, plan and implement continuous improvement initiatives to achieve efficient clinical care across the delivery region. Lead the reduction of variation in care delivery and demonstrate an overall standard of high-quality clinical outcomes as characterized by best practices, and objectively measured against national benchmarks. Ensure transparency and clarity of quality and safety goals and performance against each by measures.

  • Provide strategic and visionary input to transform the delivery of care, establishing a consistent patient experience by enhancing clinical integration and standardization of care across all facilities.



  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school.

  • Appropriate board certification.

  • An advanced degree in healthcare administration, business administration or a related field is desirable.

  • 10 years of related sr. physician leadership experience.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Leadership

Location: Washington-Renton

Other Location(s): Montana, California, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Alaska

Req ID: 367770