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Chief Medical Officer

Company: Mercy
Location: Joplin
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

We're a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals - careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its "Top 100 Places to Work."

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Mercy Hospital Joplin optimizes healthcare delivery and leads efforts to enhance the environment for patients, physicians and coworkers throughout the continuum of care. The goal is to make Mercy Hospital Joplin the preferred health system in the community that it serves by demonstrating differentiated performance in healthcare.

The CMO reports directly and primarily to the Hospital Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) or President (as determined locally). There also exists a secondary reporting structure to the Ministry Medical Staff Leader. The CMO is accountable for the direction, planning and coordination of all physician related activities to ensure the highest and most appropriate level of medical care is provided by the medical staff at Mercy Hospital Joplin. This includes, but is not limited to: establishing and implementing standards of medical service, developing and implementing programs for patient care, education and research, developing physician relationships, providing professional support to the local Medical Staff Executive Committee (MEC), reviewing data around patient care effectiveness to drive clinical excellence, and leading improvement activities.

The CMO will work closely with the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and quality leadership of the Hospital to create a clinical triad that coordinates quality improvement and patient safety work across the continuum of care. The CMO will work closely with the Community Clinic President to create a physician leader dyad that coordinates activities between Mercy Clinic Joplin and Mercy Hospital Joplin.

Experience: At least five years of private practice experience. Prior experience as a medical director or similar physician leadership experience. Experience/education in change management and conflict resolution to bring a medical staff with diverse interests into a reasonably cohesive group that can work together effectively. Administrative background in an integrated healthcare system. Successful experience in developing critical care pathways, case management, and clinical performance improvement processes. Required Education: A Medical Degree and board certification in a specialty registered in any US state.
We Offer Great Benefits:

Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

We're bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.

At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We're expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.

What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.


Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Keywords: Mercy, Joplin , Chief Medical Officer, Healthcare , Joplin, Missouri

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