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Chief Medical Officer

Des Moines, IA

Posted: 04/04/2024 Job Number: 1538241 Pay Rate: 250k/year - 290k/year

Job Description

 PHC is seeking a Chief Medical Officer!  

Are you looking for an opportunity to do amazing work helping others? You've come to the right place. Let's make a difference! 

Primary Health Care (PHC) was founded in 1981 by Dr. Bery Engebretsen in Des Moines, IA. Our mission has remained unchanged since that time, to provide healthcare and supportive services to all, regardless of insurance, immigration status, or ability to pay.  

Based on the needs of the communities we serve, PHC offers a spectrum of medical and dental services including family practice, behavioral health, HIV care and services, services for people experiencing homelessness, and pharmacy. Enabling services are available to help patients with benefits enrollment, case management, transportation, translation, and patient education. We currently have locations in Ames, Des Moines, & Marshalltown. 

Are you an experienced and visionary medical professional looking to make a difference in your community? If so, we are seeking a Chief Medical Officer to join our team.

As the Chief Medical Officer, you will be responsible for overseeing and leading the clinical operations of our health centers, as well as providing direct care to our patients. You will work closely with our healthcare team which also includes behavioral health and pharmacy to provide medical oversight, develop and implement clinical policies and procedures, and ensure compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements. 

In addition to your clinical responsibilities, you will also be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with local healthcare providers and community partners. You will provide clinical supervision and mentorship to staff and collaborate with the executive team to develop and implement strategies to improve patient outcomes and access to care.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, you must have a medical degree from an accredited institution, an active license to practice medicine in Iowa, and board certification in a relevant specialty. You must also have demonstrated leadership experience in a clinical setting, strong clinical knowledge and expertise, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Above all, you must be committed to serving the underserved and vulnerable populations in our community.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and a supportive and collaborative work environment. If you are a passionate and driven medical leader who is committed to improving the health of our community, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Join our team as a Chief Medical Officer and play a critical role in advancing the health and well-being of our community.

We Take Care of Our People

PHC also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:
  • Generous PTO accrual plus paid holidays
  • License/certification fee reimbursement
  • Paid time off for continuing education & continuing education reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • 401k with company match
  • Medical insurance - PHC Pays, on average, 80% of medical premiums for all plan types (employee, employee + family, etc.)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life & disability insurance
  • Flexible spending & health savings accounts
  • Supplemental accident & critical illness insurance
  • Discounts on pet insurance


PHC is also an eligible worksite for a number of student loan forgiveness programs.
  • National Health Service Corp
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • NURSE Corps
  • Des Moines University Health Professional Recruitment Program
  • School-Based Scholarships & Loans

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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About Des Moines, IA

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