University of Iowa
March 16, 2023
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Advertising Ends on: Extended Until Position is Filled Advertising Started on: Friday, December 2nd, 2022 College: University Hospital Department: Administration

Salary Salary: Commensurate Position Details Full/Part Time Status: Full Time

Position Description:

The Associate Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) of the Adult Inpatient platform for UIHC provides medical oversight, expertise, and leadership for the clinical staff in overseeing the delivery of high quality, safe, innovative, efficient clinical care provided at UIHC. The ACMO reports directly to the CMO of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. This position will be a 0.5 FTE with the remaining 0.5 FTE as a clinical position in a clinical department within UI Health Care.

The ACMO in this leadership role will work collaboratively with the Clinical Department Chairs and other UI Health Care Leaders in pursuing continuous performance improvement by developing collaborative relationships which meet/exceed expectations while enhancing productivity, operations, patient satisfaction and physician engagement, assuring regulatory compliance and developing a patient-centered team-based culture of excellence in patient care. The ACMO is primarily responsible for planning, directing and monitoring the integrations of clinical operations to ensure the implementation of patient/family-centered care that is cost-effective, and quality-driven throughout UIHC for the Adult inpatient platform (for inpatient care, observation/recovery care and transitions across the system and between UI Health Care and our referring partners).

Key Areas of Responsibilities/Essential Functions

Lead strategic, data-driven operational change to improve delivery systems to achieve efficient, high quality, safe, cost-effective care of patients in a team-based, patient- and family-center culture. Engage the entire team in the UIHC through collaboration with a focus on:

  • Operations:
  • Improve Access by:

  • Leading the physician teams and collaborating with nursing to improve overall access to the inpatient beds through optimization of length of stay and timeliness of discharge

  • Leading improvements in triage from outside facilities and improve efficiencies of transfer within the UIHC inpatient units to place patients in the right bed in the most timely fashion

  • Partnering with the Executive Director of University of Iowa Physicians and the Executive Medical Director of Main Campus Ambulatory Clinics to improve access to and efficacy of the ambulatory clinics for discharging patients

  • Leading the physician teams and collaborating with nursing to optimize the use of the observation/post procedural recovery short stay unit

  • Overseeing the inpatient flow optimization opportunities to improve getting inpatients and observation status patients efficiently into beds to decompress the OR, ER, ambulatory clinics. Facilitate operational improvements to prevent OR holds, ER boarding, overcrowding and left without being seen, and boarding in the ambulatory clinics for patients awaiting a bed at UIHC.

  • Lead Change by:

  • Fostering the commitment to data-driven decision-making in order to bring forth positive change and enhance clinical excellence in patient care.

  • Strategically evaluating, planning, and facilitating necessary change to optimize patient flow to achieve excellence in patient outcomes and exceptional patient and family experience

  • Evaluating in a data-driven fashion the value of care delivered, with a focus on improvement of direct cost per outcome, and developing strategies to improve value to patients and the UIHC

  • Optimizing opportunities for improvements in accurate documentation to highlight the quality of care delivered within the UIHC by a data-driven approach and through education and collaboration with the physician's and advanced practice providers

  • Creating and fostering improvements in standardization of inpatient care to facilitate patient flow and quality and safety of patient care

  • 1. Quality and Safety:

  • Facilitate the analysis of quality performance and partner with the CQO to prioritize goals in inpatient quality and safety for UIHC.

  • Actively and aggressively support the CQO and ACQO, Inpatient Adult and ACQO, Critical Care and Emergency department in quality and safety improvement efforts and initiatives within UIHC inpatient areas.

  • Mentor and Partner with the ACQO, Inpatient Adult and ACQO, Critical Care and Emergency department to lead clinical quality and initiatives that support the provision of consistent clinical performance and practice standards across the hospital, ensuring the collaboration and coordination of all stakeholders in the process

  • Partner with the Medication Safety Officer and the pharmacists and physicians within the UIHC adult inpatient areas to improve medication safety for all patients in beds within UIHC

  • Partner with the leadership of the Office of the Patient Experience and the local stakeholders to improve overall patient satisfaction in the adult inpatient platform

  • Graduate Medical Education:

  • Assist in the strategy of development of the plans for education of medical students, residents, and fellows fostering collaborative working relationships between subspecialties/affiliated teaching specialties particularly as it relates to adult inpatient care.

  • Culture:

  • Create a cultural expectation of team-based patient- and family-centered care and excellent team dynamics among all members of the healthcare team within the UIHC inpatient platform

  • Serve as the leader within the UIHC, with the CMO and the clinical department executives, in upholding a high standard of professionalism among physicians and advanced practice professionals

  • Develop a culture in which patient safety is a top priority for all and create a learning environment that encourages open reporting, regular discussion, and continuous learning from quality and safety event and near misses.

  • Institutional Leadership:

  • Serve as a member of the Chief Medical Officer's Leadership Executive Team

  • Serve as the designated physician leader for all regulatory visits (The Joint Commission, etc.) involving the UIHC and as delegated within UI Health Care

  • Serve as a resource to the Chief Medical Officer as needed

  • Serve as a resource and consultant in physician recruitment, clinical program/service line development within UIHC and UI Health Care

  • Contribute as a member of the leadership team actively participating in strategic planning, budgeting, and decision-making as requested

  • Work closely with clinical department leaders to assure smooth operations within the UIHC inpatient platform and throughout UI Health Care.

  • Serve as a liaison between administration and the medical staff.

  • Partner with medical staff and administrative teams and the hospital clinical staff office to improve effective and appropriate privileging and credentialing of physicians and providers in the UIHC as delegated

  • Act as an administrative representative with organizations/individuals outside the hospital as delegated.

  • Education Requirement:

    Board certified/eligible physician (in an adult medicine discipline that primarily cares for patients as inpatients) with at least 7 years of clinical experience (MD or DO) is required

    An advanced degree in healthcare/business (MBA, MHA) or equivalent degree or related experience in healthcare leadership with a successful track record is required

    Eligible for licensure in the state of Iowa

    Required Qualifications:

  • Eligibility for a faculty appointment in the Carver College of Medicine at the rank of associate or full professor on either the clinical or tenure track

  • Clinical experience in an academic setting

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Have proven work experience/track record in enhancing process and performance standards

  • Have strong analytical abilities with the ability to analyze data, identify opportunities and solve problems

  • Have ability to create a positive environment where staff is valued and respected

  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment

  • Online Application Required Documents

    Curriculum Vitae Name and Contact Information of References

    Number of References: 5

    To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

    Contact Information

    Contact: Theresa Brennan Cmed-Internal Medicine Colloton Pavilion 160 Hawkins Drive 1352 JCP Iowa City, IA 52242

    The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Institutional Equity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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