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Chief Medical Officer

Newark, NJ

Posted: 04/13/2023 Job Number: 1357807

Job Description

​​Title: Chief Medical Officer 

Position Summary:

The Chief Medical Officer will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer. The primary role of the CMO will be to provide leadership and direction for Saint James Health clinical programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

CLINICAL (refer to Physician Contract for clinical responsibilities):

1. Provide direct patient care, including preventive care, primary diagnosis and treatment, and inpatient medical care if appropriate.

2. Serve as a preceptor to providers in training as needed.

3. Maintains strict patient confidentiality.

4. Maintains timely documentation in medical records in accordance with established clinic protocols.

5. Participates in quality improvement activities.

6. Provides call coverage and inpatient care as required by contractual obligations.

7. Complies with OSHA regulations as well as all clinic safety standards.


1. Provides supervision of medical staff including selecting, orienting, training, coaching, mentoring, disciplining, and performing timely performance reviews.

2. Develops and oversee (in conjunction with the Leadership Team) recruitment and retention program for clinical providers. Participates in the recruitment of qualified clinical staff including interviewing and recommendation for hire. 

3. Responsible for directing all providers in the practice of quality care according to standards and benchmarks set by the organization, licensing boards, and funding agencies.

4. Assists in the achievement of productivity standards as set by the Bureau of Primary Healthcare and provides leadership within the healthcare team to achieve those standards.

5. Oversees medical chart reviews/chart audits/quality audits.

6. Monitors and assists with the new-hire orientation process to ensure consistency in training among all clinical providers.

7. Reviews credentialing, re-credentialing, and privileging of clinical providers.

8. Handles complaints involving staff under their supervision in coordination with the Leadership team.

9. Act as the primary supervising physician in the Supervising Physician Organization for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.


1. In partnership with the COO, develops and monitor appropriate standards of care, quality improvement indicators, and patient care protocols including the Patient-Centered Medical

Home through evidenced-based programs and processes.

2. Serves as an active member of the Leadership Team, attends Board of Directors meetings and other administrative meetings as required, and reports quarterly to the Board of Directors and monthly to Quality Committee.

3. Represents Saint James Health to other agencies, medical groups, institutions, and the community as necessary.

4. Develops affiliations and networks to provide medical care for Saint James Health’s patients.

5. Oversees the clinical component of the quality improvement program. In partnership with the Leadership Team, develops and implements QIP indicators.

6. Assures compliance with requirements set forth by the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) and our Federal 330 Grant. Performs due diligence in matters related to clinical practice in full compliance with the medical licensing board, the OR business and professions code, HRSA, and other regulatory agencies.

7. Provides additional assistance within and outside of the clinical arena, as requested and/or as appropriate, to ensure the ongoing success of the organization



401(k) matching

Dental Insurance

Health Insurance 

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Short-term Disability and Accident 

Paid Time Off

Professional development assistance 

Paid Holidays 

Meet Your Recruiter

Jess Barnhill
Account Executive - Healthcare Leadership

Originally from Wyoming, Jess spent her childhood years traveling and living in different countries, including India and Brazil. Jess spent fifteen years working in pharmacy and healthcare in multiple different settings. Since then, Jess has switched her focus to provider relations and provider account management. In her last company, a startup pharmacy, Jess was a key player in creating and fostering provider relationships in the New York market.

In her time outside work, Jess is parent of two young children and enjoys spending time with her family and playing and listening to traditional Indian music.

She is committed to building relationships with healthcare leaders and connecting them with mission-driven, non-profit organizations. Her mission is to help improve the lives of underserved communities.

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