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Chief Medical Officer CMO

Kenosha Community Health Center Kenosha, WI
  • Posted: 12 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Kenosha Community Health Center is seeking a Chief Medical Officer.

Position Summary:

Under the administrative direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Medical Officer is responsible for Kenosha Community Health Center, Inc. compliance with all clinical medical policies, directives, rules, regulations and clinical performance standards of the state and federal government, bylaws and accrediting bodies, and serves as KCHC’s ultimate authority on medical issues. The Chief Medical Officer will lead, support and evaluate physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and contribute to the oversight of other ancillary medical personnel such as registered nurses and registered dieticians as well as Behavioral Health personnel.

Responsibilities will be spent between clinical practice and administrative duties. The Chief Medical Officer will partner with the leadership team to create an atmosphere of team spirit and a cooperation among medical providers and other affiliated practices, assisting medical providers in achieving their professional goals, assessing provider productivity, clinic strategic planning, performance and process improvements to raise the quality and standards of care, ensuring clinic compliance with performance standards and will lead Medical Peer Review and other committee activities.

Essential Functions:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable National, State and local laws and regulations.
  • Oversees and manages all on-site inspections, assisting inspectors and surveyors in the performance of their duties, and provides reports as required.
  • Initiates and assists in the organization and utilization of the medical staff and reviews the activities of the medical staff in accordance with ethical standards and the overall policies of the Center.
  • Oversees, directs and supports the rendering of medical management decisions that maximize benefits for patients while pursuing and supporting KCHC’s objectives.
  • Formulates policies and objectives for medical programs and communicates these policies to appropriate staff for execution within an integrated, patient centered, team case management approach.
  • Provides consultation to Chief Executive Officer to assess and provide clinical training for department or staff, as needed.
  • Assists in developing the Center’s clinical policies and formulating the mission, goals and philosophy of patient care.
  • Recommends clinical objectives and participate in the designation of priority objectives for the health center with reference to implementation of the Clinical Performance Measures plan.
  • Responsible for the development of the Center’s health care plan based on community health needs, epidemiology of the community, and health behavior of the community.
  • In conjunction with Finance and the CEO assists in the development and presentation of the clinical activities budget, including staffing, support plan, and equipment needs projections.
  • Has oversight for annual and periodic performance evaluations of clinical providers (medical and behavioral health) and practice administrator.
  • Prepares and recommends qualifications statements for credentialing, privileging, job descriptions, and evaluation standards for all clinical personnel.
  • Is responsible for the quality control of medical care including compliance with all accreditation standards, through active involvement with facility administration and intimate knowledge of the medical care components of the community service program. Chairs the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Committee.
  • Serves as the lead physician of the Center’s Health care team.
  • Participates, in concert with Human Resources, the recruitment and interviewing of medical staff and assurance of their credentials. Recommends hiring and firing and other disciplinary actions of medical staff for review and approval of the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Serves and/or assists as a primary rater (or review officer where additional levels of supervision exist) for all clinical personnel evaluations; recommends or participates in final determination of disciplinary actions and terminations as well as nomination of individuals for commendation.
  • Represents clinical management in health center administrative meetings and, under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer., participate in Community and Board meetings as requested. Submits a monthly report to the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for clinical assignments, rotation and call schedules, coverage and approval of leave time, etc.
  • Assists in the presentation of reports on health and quality assurance issues to the Board of Directors regularly, as determined by the Chief Executive Officer and Board.
  • Serves as the medical staff representative on the Board’s Quality Committee

Position Requirements:


Full licensure to practice medicine in the State of Wisconsin and must be board-certified in a primary care specialty. Six years of experience in a clinical, academic or administrative capacity. Have a strong community health/public health orientation, be experienced in patient care management, and should possess all of the qualifications of a staff physician.

Physical Demands

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 frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. Walking and standing greater than 75% of the time. Sitting less than 25% of the time. The employee may be required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally bend and lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

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. The environment is very fast paced.

This position requires compliance with Health Center’s written standards, including its Compliance Program and Standards of Conduct and policies and procedures (“Written Standards”). Such compliance will be an element considered as part of the Chief Medical Officer regular performance evaluation.

Kenosha Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Kenosha Community Health Center

Why Work Here?

Rewarding Opportunity Within Close Knit Community

Grant funding to pursue innovative models of care. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we are locally managed and federally funded. Because of our structure and sustainability, we can grow while remaining innovative. We are not a large company but a capable one. We move together as a cohesive team to obtain our highest priority- the best in patient care for anyone who needs it! Because of our success we are now growing and seek only the best to join our team.

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