The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) will function as the physician leader for UW Health pediatric services. This role is responsible for providing physician leadership to clinical services and medical practice at American Family Children’s Hospital and for UW Health pediatric services across the UW Health system of care in accordance with the mission, vision and values of UW Health. The CMO-AFCH, through direct responsibility or delegation, will provide effective management to meet the goals, strategies and performance targets of AFCH while providing an environment that is conducive to the success of patients, physicians and staff. The CMO-AFCH partners with the other clinical leaders of AFCH to improve access, quality, safety, patient experience, productivity and efficiency of the physician practice. The CMO-AFCH reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer of UW Health and the FTE requirement for the role is estimated at 0.6.
This position is part of a hospital triad leadership model, that includes the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Nursing Officer of AFCH. The hospital triad, through collaborative governance of the hospital, are responsible for the effective and efficient alignment of clinical services to ensure the delivery of the UW Health mission of patient care, education, research and community service. Triad leaders demonstrate the ability to lead and function effectively in various matrixed relationships and reporting structures. The AFCH hospital triad reports to the Region Triad composed of the Regional VP, President of UW Hospitals, Chief Medical Officer, UW Health and Regional VP, Chief Nursing Officer- Inpatient.
Provide overall leadership for effective and efficient operation of American Family Children’s Hospital and UW Health pediatric specialty clinics that is consistent with the strategy and goals of UW Health’s strategic plan.
Works collaboratively with other pediatric clinical leadership, including the Pediatric Services Council, to facilitate integration of pediatric clinical services across the organization.
Participate in developing and deploying vision, direction, strategy and culture enhancements for the medical staff and other physicians, which optimally supports attainment of the institution’s mission.
Work with and develop pediatric physician leaders.
Direct operations to effectively achieve the vision and strategic, financial, and operational plans that have been developed for the medical staff and other providers.
Lead the development of systems and processes that create a culture that delivers optimal service quality and patient-and family-centered health and wellness care, resulting in a world class patient experience.
Advance efficiency while promoting quality and safety resulting in zero defects.
Develop and/or implement appropriate institutional policies and procedures to enhance efficient and effective operations and delivery of services within areas of responsibility.
Translate organizational strategic plans and budget targets into operational action plans which guide resource allocation and the coordination and direction of personnel; direct operations in areas of responsibility to achieve the annual operating plan.
Effectively lead and administer the following responsibilities and activities:
Partners with nursing and management leaders of pediatric inpatient and ambulatory specialty facilities to ensure consistent delivery of quality and patient-and family-centered care.
Serves on committees, work groups, and advisory groups that have a direct impact on pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings and operations of the medical staff and of other providers.
Addresses provider related behavior issues with the relevant department chair, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, VP, Provider Services and CMO, UW Health.
Participate in the development of the institutional strategic plan to ensure accomplishment of the mission and vision of UW Health.
Keeps UW Health and UW- SMPH physician faculty informed with respect to strategic developments of AFCH and UW Health.
Serves as an advisor and consultant to Chief Medical Officer, UW Health and pediatric medical staff on matters within areas of responsibility.
Provides advice and information to the UWHCA Board of Directors on matters within areas of responsibility.
Educator / Facilitator
Contributes to the establishment of a learning environment which is conducive to the provision of educational and research experiences to students, house officers, faculty and staff.
Supports the educational and professional development opportunities to staff, students and interns within areas of responsibility.
Contributes to the institution knowledge of the latest trends, practices and state-of- the-art technology as applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.
Represents the American Family Children’s Hospital with external constituents, community, industry, and stakeholder affairs, as well as internally through the application of community and donor relations and marketing activities.
Acts as a liaison and representative of the institution pertaining to pediatric and neonatal care matters with all Departments across UW Health including UH/AFCH, Regional Partners, Mother/Baby Care, Swedish American, and other relevant individuals and organizations as it relates to the care of children.
Acts as a liaison and representative of the institution pertaining to pediatric and neonatal matters with the UWHCA Board of Directors and UWHCA Committees.
Minimum: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Preferred: Master's of Medical Management, Business Administration or equivalent
Minimum: Seven (7) years of progressive responsibility in academic practice management or supervisory level experience
Work experience in a multi-hospital system or integrated delivery system
Experience working in an accredited academic medical center or primary teaching hospital
Additional experience in a leadership role in inpatient/operative care or a physician practice.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Broad knowledge of modern health care administration, systems, practices and principles.
Effective leadership abilities
Record of initiating change and innovation
Strategic thinking, planning and problem solving
Superior communication skills, both in written and verbal presentation
Effective human relations abilities to effect collaborative alliances and promote teamwork and ensure a high level of internal and external customer satisfaction and engagement.
Ability to succeed in a complex environment where decision-making may be diffuse and ambiguous.
Demonstrated exemplary presentation skills to engage and motivate organizational stakeholders.
Proven success in developing a large high performing staff, establishing performance standards, and transitioning staff through organizational change, with an emphasis on the ability to recruit and manage a culturally diverse workforce.
A high degree of professionalism and competency dealing with a variety of individuals including physicians, senior executives, hospital administration, and external constituents.
An ability to organize and present data in a concise and easily understood manner, often to professionals, physicians and board members.
Ability to be recognized as a positive change agent.
Proven success as a dynamic and empowering leader who possesses a positive attitude to instill a vision for excellence with innovation and creativity.
Conflict management and resolution skills.
Skilled developer of relationships and partnerships
Internal Number: 123567
About UW Health
UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Governed by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority, UW Health partners with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill its patient care, research, education and community service missions.More than 600,000 patients from the Upper Midwest and beyond are served annually by 1,500 physicians and 17,000 staff at seven hospitals and 87 outpatient clinics.