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Oregon Health & Science University Chief Medical Officer at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria in Astoria, Oregon

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is a member of the senior leadership team at Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH), located on the beautiful Oregon coast in Astoria, Oregon.

As a senior leader in Astoria, in partnership with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), the CMO will provide high level, strategic, and executive level leadership for the Professional Staff within the Critical Access Hospital and the Columbia Memorial Hospital's outpatient clinics.

This position fully supports the hospital's mission to provide excellence, leadership, and compassion in the enhancement of health for those we serve. This leader is the torchbearer for helping deepen the collaborative relationship and partnership between CMH, a small, community hospital serving the rural communities on the northern Oregon coast, and OHSU.

The CMO serves as executive sponsor to the CMH Professional Staff Executive Committee and has a direct reporting relationship to the CEO of Columbia Memorial Hospital and a dotted line relationship to the CMO of OHSU Health.

The Chief Medical Officer at Columbia Memorial Hospital will direct, mentor, and oversee members of the CMH Professional Staff. In partnership with CMH senior hospital administration and the Professional Staff of CMH, the CMO directs the organization of services to deliver high quality and safe patient care. Additionally, the CMO is responsible for managing CMH’s quality assurance, performance improvement, utilization review, and peer review processes.

  • Medical Degree from an accredited institution for medical education

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a high-performing physician in a healthcare delivery system

  • Experience that demonstrates results in clinical integration/transformation and clinical IT initiatives

  • Experience that demonstrates expertise in all aspects of assigned functions

  • Experience that demonstrates fiscal accountability

  • Experience that demonstrates knowledge of quality infrastructure including how to implement decision tools, clinical protocols and guidelines and care management outcome assessments

  • Proven ability to understand and update strategic plans, to successfully collaborate on new initiatives, and suggest organizational development changes

  • Proficiency in the use of computing hardware and software including the Microsoft Office Suite of products

  • Comprehensive understanding of all elements of healthcare delivery, including strategy development, business planning, operations and financial

  • Demonstrated understanding of patient and service area needs, as well as scope and level of care required by patients served

  • Working knowledge of information technology including statistical analysis tools and medical informatics

  • Ability to concurrently manage multiple projects to successful conclusion

  • Board certified in area of specialty

  • Current unrestricted licensure as a physician

  • Ability to be licensed in the State of Oregon

  • MBA, MPH or similar advanced healthcare management degree

  • 2 or more years of leadership experience

  • 2 or more years of experience in a rural hospital setting

  • Prior experience participating in the development of operating policies and programs in an acute setting

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and CV.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Recruitment ID: 2020-6182

External Company URL: dturner

Job Type: Unclassified Administrative

Posting Department: Office of Community Engagement and Support (OCES)

Posting Pay: Commensurate with Qualifications

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: Variable

HR Mission: School of Medicine

Drug Testable: Yes