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Chief Medical Officer

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Chief Medical Officer-1801372

Position Summary

Reporting to the Governing Body and the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) will participate in the overall leadership, direction, and strategy of the health system. As a key member of the Senior Executive Group (SEG), he/she will serve as a champion in Stony Brook University Hospital’s drive for clinical excellence, quality improvement, and system-wide prioritization of patient safety while exceeding patient’s expectations of the overall care experience.


The CMO will advance physician engagement by developing medical staff leaders and expanding models for physician collaboration. The CMO provides expertise in supporting medical staff functions such as physician credentialing, privileging, medical staff by-laws and medical staff recruiting. In addition, the CMO will oversee the Departments of Quality and Risk Management. The CMO is a voting member of the Medical Board and Medical Executive Committee.

Duties of the position may include, but not limited to:

  • Ensure SBUH adopts and adheres to the highest standard of patient care and the highest professional and ethical standards.
  • In partnership with the SEG, champion the continuous improvement of patient care to advance safety and quality outcomes, satisfaction, and efficiency initiatives across SBUH.
  • Develop SBUH’s approach to quality, performance improvement, patient outcomes and safety. He/she will work collaboratively with clinical and entity leaders to guide the comprehensive, strategic and tactical planning and implementation of quality and safety programs.
  • Collaborate and partner with medical staff, department chiefs and chairs and the SEG to smoothly and effectively plan, program and oversee quality and safety programs, while integrating LEAN principles to eliminate waste.
  • Direct clinical performance, patient safety, clinical analytics, informatics and quality programs to meet established patient safety, quality and compliance goals.
  • Encourage clinical standardization and utilization of evidence-based protocols with a focus on reduction of clinical variation.
  • Partner with the SEG to identify ways to reduce cost of operations balanced against quality, performance and patient safety imperatives.
  • Provide an effective communication link among the SEG, department chairs, the Medical Executive Committee, the medical directors, and all clinical disciplines to ensure the needed alignment among the clinical disciplines with the operational, financial, and strategic objectives of SBUH.
  • Work toward establishing a program for physician leadership development, while also serving as a coach and mentor.
  • Provide leadership and oversight to the medical staff office, managing issues involving clinical and physician integration, professional practice, credentialing, peer review, recruitment, GME/CME, quality and safety as well as general corporate policies ensuring all policies and bylaws meet state and regulatory requirements. Work with clinical chairs to develop relevant metrics for each service line for OPPE.
  • Work collaboratively with the Chief Quality Officer and Chief Regulatory Officer to assure compliance with CMS. DOH and other external regulatory/quality and Joint Commission requirements.
  • Serve as a liaison to the School of Medicine Administration with regard to medical staff issues.
  • In collaboration with department chairs, provide oversight of medical staff including Hospitalists to ensure appropriate LOS, time of day discharge, medical record completion and utilization review.
  • Earn the support of the clinical leaders by being visible, understanding of and serving as the “go to” person to ensure outstanding care for patients.
  • Serve as a face of the organization externally in outreach to the community and among national healthcare and medical forums.
  • Assist in the promotion and growth of clinical educational and research programs ensuring regulatory all regulatory requirements are met.
  • Participate in medical school/hospital planning as a member of the joint planning committee.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Possesses a Doctorate of Medicine degree or equivalent. An advanced degree in health care administration, business administration, and/or public health is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience as a successful physician leader (i.e. CMO or medical director) within a progressive, complex hospital or health care system that is recognized for excellence in clinical care.
  • Recent clinical experience and at least ten years post-graduate clinical experience in a complex operation for which a considerable amount of time was focused on measurable improvements in quality improvement, safety and performance improvement.
  • Eligible and obtains a full-time appointment as a faculty member in the School of Medicine. Ability to meet appointment criteria to a senior faculty rank (Associate Professor or Professor) preferred.
  • Eligible to be privileged and credentialed as a full and active member of the SBUH medical staff in good standing.
  • A consensus oriented individual who displays “respectful courage” and is highly influential in his/her ability to encourage people to move forward.
  • Able to effectively communicate, delegate and hold people accountable.
  • Ability to work across clinical service lines and business units from a position of influence and with a high degree of transparency.
  • Advanced analytical and communication skills necessary to organize, plan, lead, and manage a complex clinical enterprise.
  • A demonstrated record of relationship building and positive collaboration with the medical staff, senior executives and clinical leadership in a diverse clinical setting.
  • Comfortable serving as a coach and mentor for other physicians in development of physician leaders across the system.
  • Willing to address conflict and controversy with high degree of emotional intelligence and positive leadership.
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills as well as business acumen and familiarity with the operations of a sophisticated large integrated delivery system.
  • Well versed in the principles of industrial engineering and embraces the LEAN philosophy.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to define program projects or process objectives, identify stakeholders and their interests, plan steps, coordinate and allocate human, technological, and fiscal resources to accomplish goals and objectives in a resourceful and timely manner.


Procedure for Candidacy

Please DO NOT click the “Apply Online” button listed on this page. You must follow the instructions below to be considered for candidacy.

Korn Ferry is assisting Stony Brook Medicine with this important search.

Please forward, as soon as possible, applications or nominations of appropriate candidates to Angie Simmons, preferably via e-mail:

[email protected]

Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 3900 Houston, TX 77002 713-374-1371

Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

This function/position has been designated as “essential.” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].

The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING(631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AThttp://www.stonybrook.edu/police


Official Job Title: Assistant Vice President for Hospital Affairs
Job Field: Executive (Director & Above)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Executive Administration-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift Professional ObligationExecutive Administration-Stony Brook University Hospital
Posting Start Date: May 8, 2018
Posting End Date: Jun 7, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Salary commensurated with experience
Salary Grade: MP2

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Posted: 5/9/2018
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