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Chief Medical Officer

Chicago, IL 60660

Posted: 05/22/2024 Job Number: 1953759 Pay Rate: 200k/year - 250k/year

Job Description

POSITION: Chief Medical Officer




The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) provides clinical administrative leadership and through delegation, oversees all health-related services provided within the company's facilities. As a vital member of the leadership team the CMO will have responsibility for innovating policy change and continuous clinical quality improvement (QI). Will serve as a member of the QI Committee and the QIHR Committee of the Board of Director. The CMO will liaise between administration and clinical staff to ensure that clinical procedures are followed, and patients receive quality care. The CMO will work closely with the CEO to support the organization’s overall mission through the creation of patient-centered care, and an environment that is safe, effective and efficient.

  • Assures the safety and effectiveness of health center clinical services. With the Chief Operating Officer and others, leads development and assures maintenance of professional standards and appropriate patient care policies and procedures. Ensure policies are communicated, implemented and routinely reviewed.
  • Provides vison and leadership to continually improve the clinical quality of the medical and dental services offered. With the CEO and the Director of Quality, develops and communicates a QI Plan and serves as an ad hoc member of the QIHR Committee of the Board. Ensures quality management programs are carried out in all clinical areas by developing and implementing disease management programs, clinical protocols and guidelines, other decision tools and the review of outcomes.
  • Recruits, orients, supervises and evaluates the health center professional staff-either directly or through delegation to Clinical Site leaders or Medical/Oral Health Directors (including dentists, physicians, physician assistants, certified nurse midwifes, certified nurse practitioners, nurses, behavioral health consultants and supervising licensed clinical professionals).
  • Ensures the competence of the professional staff through adherence to credentialing, privileging and licensing requirements as well as through clinical practice guidelines, privacy, and customer service standards.
  • Supervises clinical leaders—assigns and directs work, measures and monitors productivity, approves time off requests, conducts performance appraisals, addresses complaints and takes appropriate disciplinary action within the Human Resources policies and procedures and Provider Employment Agreements. Directs (through delegation and oversite) scheduling and on-call schedules of providers to ensure adequate coverage for patient access to quality care.
  • Assists the CEO, Compliance and Quality teams with compliance with HRSA Clinical Outcomes, healthcare indicators and 330 requirements.
  • Provides direct patient care within scope of practice for 10-20% of time and serves as a collaborating or supervising physician to select mid-level providers.
  • Develops budgets for provider group compensation and annually with other leaders establishes encounter volume, and provides input on purchasing, productivity and other financial data needed to continually monitor financial performance and successfully achieve financial benchmarks.
  • Leads, facilitates and coordinates provider staff meetings and educational seminars for the clinical staff, coordinates training of residents and medical students. Develops an annual training plan for the clinical team.
  • Develops broad knowledge of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) to support quality and billing effectiveness. Works with the Alliance Inc, and the Health Information Team to resolve EHR issues.
  • As part of the executive leadership team participates in strategic planning, strategy execution and accreditation activities.
  • Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience: M.D. or D.O. degree, preferably in Family Practice, Internal Medicine or Pediatrics. A current Illinois medical license and DEA license is required. Five or more years of experience as a practicing physician in a community-based health center is required. Prior management and/or leadership roles within the healthcare industry is preferred. Demonstrated ability to understand clinical practice management concepts such as productivity, documentation, privacy and support staff supervision is required.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, write, analyze and prepare case notes and interpret professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations. Ability to develop reports, business correspondence, and procedures/protocol manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of case managers, clients, media requests and the general public. Fluency in Spanish is desired.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables and situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands to key, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is required to stand and walk.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee may frequently be exposed to air- and/or blood-borne pathogens.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee may occasionally be exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to visit patients in their homes or in institutions.

Meet Your Recruiter

Lindsey Cusic
Senior Account Executive - Healthcare Leadership

In Lindsey’s early years she was a part of a youth group in her community that worked with the adolescence in the surrounding areas of Murfreesboro, TN. While She was there, she saw and learned the importance of caring for individuals who are less fortunate, in bad circumstances, or simply have nowhere to go. This is where her love of helping people developed. She had a craving to be a part of the bigger picture of caring more about the resolution than the problem.

She is passionate about people and is presently obtaining a BS in Psych so she can improve her understanding to truly make an impact on lives.

She is am married to her best friend whom she has known for 15 years, a proud pet mom, an avid hiker and wine connoisseur. She is passionate about travel, people and cooking. She has traveled to numerous states and backpacked Asia. In her career she spent 3 years in Admissions ranking among the top performers and successfully reaching the given target for her campus in her 2nd year as Director. She has also effectively recruited for Providence and Kaiser in the Portland Area for Acute Care & Skilled Nursing Communities RN’s and RN’s throughout Oregon before making the transition to UHC.

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