Chief Medical Officer Job Description

The chief medical officer (CMO) is responsible for planning and supervising all medical affairs at a large organization, such as a hospital.

A large hospital, for example, may have a medical director, chief nursing officer, chief operating officer, and chief information officer.

The CMO coordinates each of these positions, which frequently work together on a team.

The CMO may also act as the medical director, or may be responsible for medical affairs at more than one hospital.

A CMO may have a medical background or a degree in business administration.

He or she is also responsible for identifying potential medical risks at a company and for ensuring that the company’s health insurance plans suitable and covers all the medical needs for the company's employers.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Chief Medical Officer to lead our team of medical professionals and provide expert medical guidance and support. As our Chief Medical Officer, you will be responsible for overseeing all of our medical operations and ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality of care possible. If you are a highly skilled and experienced medical professional with a passion for leadership, then we want you to join our team!

Chief Medical Officer Duties:

  • Provide medical expertise to the organization, support strategic initiatives, oversee process improvement, and implement new technologies
  • Establish and maintain relationships with healthcare stakeholders
  • Provide comprehensive quality management ensuring regulatory compliance and quality standards are maintained
  • Lead staff to perform daily tasks, including pre-authorizations, and certification and authorization processes
  • Conduct research, develop plans, and make recommendations that lead to process improvement
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings and quality improvements
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations
  • Oversee the organization’s risk management program
  • Develop and maintain relationships with regulatory entities such as CMS, HIPAA, FCC, and OIG
  • Conduct regular audits of medical records to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Ensure that the organization’s medical policies and protocols meet state and federal laws and regulations
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures for safe patient care that comply with state and federal laws and regulations

Chief Medical Officer Responsibilities:

  • Highly developed medical knowledge of general medical conditions, diseases, and treatment
  • Ability to re-assess the clinical and diagnostic values of clinical data, information, test results, and data; knowledge of medical terminology, medical abbreviations, medical billing, medical coding, medical ethics, and universal precautions
  • Ability to recognize signs and symptoms of medical complications; knowledge of OSHA standards and regulations; knowledge of HIPAA standards
  • Knowledge of safety and infection control standards and procedures; ability to interpret medical charts and reports; ability to obtain accurate information from patients to complete diagnostic and treatment reports
  • Ability to collect and analyze epidemiological data; ability to develop and maintain relationships with physicians and other health care professionals; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff
  • Ability to meet time production schedules; ability to organize workload; ability to conduct meetings; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians and other health care professionals
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff
  • Ability to meet time production

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine or surgery, and 2+ years of medical management experience
  • Expertise and knowledge in managed care, medical billing, coding, and procedures
  • Expertise in medical specialty areas, especially oncology and internal medicine
  • Knowledge of administrative matters

At [Company Name], we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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