Chief Medical Officer
Job Details
Family Health/ La Clinica-Wautoma - Wautoma, WI
Graduate Degree

As a key member of the executive team of this federally qualified health center (FQHC), the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) reports to the President & CEO and assumes a strategic role in the overall management of the organization. In accordance with the requirements established for FQHC’s, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) provides oversight of FHLC’s Quality Assurance Program, Medical Clinical Providers and ancillary services that require the clinical direction of a licensed Physician.   The CMO monitors the clinical performance of FHLC Medical Providers including oversight of the Peer Review process and serves as coach/mentor to other staff providers and provides guidance in best practices.  The CMO performs Medical Provider performance evaluations, oversees the credentialing and privileging process and addresses performance concerns if they arise.  The CMO ensures medical services and operations are in compliance with all applicable regulatory, certification and licensing agencies. As a licensed Physician, CMO provides direct patient services in addition to duties in administration.

  • Together and in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Dental Officer, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, serves as member of Executive Team providing strategic leadership and direction to the health center. 
  • Direct and oversee all daily aspects of the clinical functions of the organization.
  • Establish, monitor and improve the standards of care through performance benchmarks and goals.
  • Recommend strategies to enhance clinical performance, effectiveness, efficiencies, productivity and compliance.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and revise clinical policies and procedures, quality initiatives and practice guidelines.
  • Provide clinical direction and oversight to Medical Provider staff, including physicians, mid-level providers and specialty providers.
  • Approve/deny/amend clinical privileges of Provider staff.
  • Oversee utilization review, pay-for-performance programs and provider productivity measurements.
  • Ensure clinical compliance with the HRSA program requirements of an FQHC.
  • Develop, oversee and report upon the Quality Assurance / Quality Improvement activities.
  • Develop, oversee and report results of peer review.
  • Coordinate, evaluate and oversee physician specialty panels and clinical referrals.
  • Delivers reports to Board of Directors on activities, outcomes, of area of accountability.
  • Functions as Medical Director of CLIA-Waived Laboratory.
  • Participates in relevant training to improve patient care such as evidence-based approaches to self-management support, proactively addressing the needs of patients and families in the community, cultural competency, OSHA, HIPAA and EHR, office standing orders, patient population management, computer literacy and skills, communication skills, etc.
  • Works collaboratively in a team-based approach with clinical and non-clinical staff, patients and patients families and community partners
  • Attends and provides clinical guidance at Quality Assurance Meetings and provides recommendations to improve clinical performance metrics.



· Doctor of Medicine (MD/DO) with board certification in area of specialty;

· 10+ years in progressively responsible healthcare leadership roles;

· Experience with utilization review, quality management and physician practice management;

· Advanced management degree or board certification in medical management desirable.

Personal Attributes:

· Demonstrates high level of integrity and dependability.

· Functions well in a team environment, contributing to and supporting organizational goals and initiatives.

· Operates effectively as part of an executive team.

· Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong problem solving skills.

· Exercises sound judgment.  

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
  • Ability to write and effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Preference given to bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates.

Other Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency with electronic health record systems,
  • General computer applications and Microsoft Office is required.