Chief Clinical Officer
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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
JOB DESCRIPTIONNewark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) was established in 1901 and has grown to be the largest non-profit community teaching hospital in New Jersey. It has 673 beds including a 40 bed ICU, and is a member of the highly regarded RWJBarnabas Health System. With more than 1,000 physicians, 3,600 employees and 150 volunteers, the Medical Center has over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually, with a net revenue of $533 million. NBIMC also is home to Children's Hospital of New Jersey, which provides state-of-the-art care in nearly 30 pediatric subspecialties and has a 15 bed pediatric ICU. NBIMC has the great privilege of offering unique and cutting-edge clinical services that span community-based adult and pediatric care to high acuity quaternary services. One of two hospitals in New Jersey where heart transplants are performed and the only hospital in the state to perform lung transplants, NBIMC has completed nearly 1,000 heart transplants and 35 lung transplants. NBIMC also completes 25-30 left ventricular assist device implants per year, and has New Jersey's most comprehensive Robotic Surgery Center. NBIMC is one of the leading providers of the cutting edge Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, offering a minimally invasive alternative to valve replacement with better treatment outcomes and faster recovery in most patients. NBIMC currently has academic partnerships with Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Saint George's University School of Medicine and boasts 17 residency and fellowship programs supporting over 200 residents/fellows.
Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer of NBIMC and the Chief Medical Officer of RWJBarnabas Health, the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) is a strategic thinker who leads quality and safety improvement efforts for NBIMC, with the goal of achieving world class clinical and patient-centered outcomes that set the standard in healthcare delivery in Newark and the surrounding communities. The CCO fosters an environment for effective clinical resource management and serves as a liaison for organized medical staff activities.
The CCO must be able to influence operational performance improvement initiatives including, but not limited to, length of stay reduction, patient satisfaction, throughput and efficiency. He/She actively supports and promotes patient safety, continuous performance and quality improvement, risk management and efficient resource utilization linked highly to evidence based medicine. This individual demonstrates responsiveness to the concerns and needs of senior management, independent and employed physicians, and the organized medical staff and will foster a close relationship between and among physicians, management and clinical staff. The CCO is prepared to assist in the continued transformation from volume to value.
The CCO must possess a unique combination of skills and abilities to successfully manage a complex set of responsibilities in a dynamic, multi-faceted organization, including:
A minimum of five years of physician leadership experience, ideally at the CCO, CMO or Associate CMO level, in a complex community teaching hospital and/or academic medical center.
Reputation for vigorous leadership and a successful track record of effectively driving and supporting clinical quality and safety at all levels of the organization.
An established track record of accomplishments in medical management, particularly involving successful, collaborative work with physicians.
A track record of successful experience in multiple, varied health care delivery systems and models.
An understanding of the business and financial implications of changing care delivery, including care settings, services and the impact on reimbursement.
Deep experience in healthcare quality, resource management, outcomes improvement, patient safety and healthcare equity.
An understanding of the approaches and methods of process improvement, including planning, setting priorities, systematic performance assessment and implementation based on such assessment, and maintaining achieved improvement.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in the adaptation and implementation of new technology modalities that enhance quality and safety among a variety of external and internal stakeholders.
Able to work with sophisticated information systems and assist in the implementation in clinical settings.
Understanding of and experience working within a mixed medical staff model inclusive of both employed and voluntary physicians.
Well-grounded in clinical medicine and an active life-long learner.
A track record of commitment to meeting affirmative action goals in recruitment, selection and development of staff. Board certification in a clinical discipline and licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of New Jersey is required. An advanced degree in healthcare or business administration viewed favorably.
NBIMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer