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Chief Health Officer

Seattle, WA 98104

Posted: 05/21/2024 Job Number: 1999424

Job Description

International Community Health Services

  • The Chief Health Officer is a key member of the Executive Team engaged in defining the overall business strategy and direction of the organization, including the development and implementation of innovative clinical programs that include collaboration with strategic business partners. This position leads the overall clinical vision for the organization and provides leadership and direction to the medical and dental services, quality improvement/quality assurance, accreditation, population health/health education, behavioral health, pharmacy, medical/dental residency, and clinical services/nursing programs. The position provides clinical oversight and leadership to ensure the delivery of affordable quality healthcare services based on evidence-based care models.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides vision and strategic direction in the development, expansion, and oversight of integrated care models, team-based care, clinical programs, and partnerships that address the health needs of organization’s patient populations and that meet the organization’s mission, vision, core values and goals.
  • Oversees and provides leadership to the Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Behavioral Health, Clinical Services/Nursing, QI/QA/Accreditation, Population Health/Health Education, Medical and Dental Residency programs.
  • Serves as a designated authority by the board of directors, responsible for overseeing a comprehensive range of clinical care services within the team-based care framework. This includes the supervision of general primary care medical services, dental clinical care services, prenatal/OB services, behavioral health care, pediatrics, minor surgical and gynecological procedures, anesthesia administration for minor procedures/interventions, as well as care management and coordination
  • Represents and/or negotiates on behalf of the organization on major issues including but not limited to legislation, policies, regulations, agreements and/or contracts.
  • Participates in short-term and long-term organizational strategic planning, managed care planning and grants development.
  • Provides leadership including designing and implementing performance scorecard for medical, dental, related integrated care and/or care management, peer review, adverse events review and improvements for excellence. Leads, guides or participates in committees, work groups or task forces as assigned.
  • Oversees patient care across the health center. Monitors trends in health care and in the community to identify current and future health related needs of the organization’s patients and the community
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and other staff policies, clinical practice protocols, guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Serves as clinical advisor and/or executive sponsor for the organization’s internal and external initiatives. Represents the organization when meeting and/or in collaboration with FQHC, MCO/ACO, Community and other partners, and well as Federal/State/Local Government agencies.
  • Oversees the organization's QI/QA/Accreditation/Population Health/Health Education programs, ensures that quality assessments are conducted, and monitors outcomes. Directs appropriate staff to identify problems; develops and implements quality improvement and standards.
  • Reports to the Board of Directors and participate with the Board Quality Management Committee on health care matters under their accountability. Supports all Board committees or workgroups as requested.
  • Oversees, manages, and/or participates in negotiations of agreements and contracts including but not limited to health care institutions, insurance plans, program providers and vendors.
  • Oversees recruitment, retention, orientation, continuing education and training activities for medical and dental providers and other key staff.
  • Assures credentialing and privileging of all healthcare professionals, accreditation and other recognition activities, and overall compliance through the compliance program.
  • Collaborates with and as appropriate, provides advice to the ICHS Foundation Board.
  • Leads programs and employees, hires, trains, assigns workload/projects, monitors and evaluates performance, initiates corrective and/or disciplinary actions, and performs all other related leadership functions.
  • Sets the direction, create linkages among programs and departments, lead staff and establish targets necessary to achieve the strategies and mission of ICHS in empowering staff and promoting a work environment of service, teamwork and respect. Directs the deployment of strategies and goals throughout the department and ICHS. Works respectfully and courteously with other employees, follows direction and works well under pressure.
  • Supports the organization’s Mission, Vision and Values; including participating in organizational advocacy efforts directed by the Board and Leadership on issues that affect ICHS’ ability to work toward its Vision and Mission; and addressing issues that affect ICHS’s patients, clients, participants, programs, facilities, funding or status.
  • Attends all required safety training and meetings and hold employees accountable for accident prevention and reporting in compliance with WA State L&I regulations and ICHS Safety and Health Program. Ensures that all safety and health rules, standards and procedures are observed. Conducts regular self-inspections; arranges for, conducts and ensures that accident investigations of all accidents occur. Monitors and enforces ICHS Safety and Health Program and actively supports and participates in the Emergency Preparedness Program and tasks.
  • Complies with and enforces applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, ICHS policies and procedures, including ICHS Privacy, Security and Compliance policies and procedures; Code of Conduct; the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA); Fraud, Waste and Abuse and HIPAA.
  • Complies with and enforces the organization’s Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures; adheres to the immunization, influenza and TB testing requirements.
  • Participates in the organization’s introductory and annual performance evaluation process. Completes competency assessment as required.
  • Actively participates in Quality Improvement program and activities; initiates Quality projects and/or process improvement to attain quality service delivery. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements: 
  • Graduation from an accredited medical school required. Additional postgraduate training in public health, business or administration preferred.
  • 10 years of MD/DO experience with 8 years in a leadership role required.
  • Board Certified in Family Practice or Internal Medicine, or in Pediatrics after a Medicine/Pediatrics Residency.
  • Active Washington State MD/DO license in good standing. 

Meet Your Recruiter

McKenzie Mulvaney
Senior Recruiter - Healthcare Leadership

McKenzie, a proud Oregonian, holds a degree in Marketing from Oregon State University, where her passion for connecting people flourished. Dedicated to cultivating lasting relationships with healthcare professionals, McKenzie is deeply committed to linking them with purposeful, non-profit organizations dedicated to making a difference. Over the past four years at UHC Solutions, McKenzie has focused on connecting top-tier talent leaders with Community Health Centers throughout the Southwest and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States.

Beyond her professional endeavors, McKenzie enjoys cooking, traveling, and exploring Portland. Family and friends are essential to her, and she cherishes spending time with them.

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