Vice President Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN) is seeking a Vice President Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Reporting dually to the President of MNRN and the EVP/Chief Medical Officer of MedStar Health, the CMO is a key member of the MNRN executive leadership team and the clinical leadership team of MedStar Health. This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic, motivated physician leader with a track record of success in partnering with others to advance and support organizational mission and growth.
The CMO provides clinical leadership to support exceptional quality and cost-effective care, new clinical program development, excellence in graduate medical education, and growing research activity to advance MNRN’s position as a regional and national leader in rehabilitation.
The CMO will serve as a senior clinical leader, strategist and medical expert for the hospital, and will develop and manage relationships with referring physicians, consulting physicians, and the clinical leadership of referring hospitals, affiliated organizations, and regulators. He/she will provide administrative and clinical leadership for MNRN’s physician leaders, and will be responsible for the Medical Staff Office.
In partnership with other members of the executive team, the CMO participates in the development and implementation of the strategic plan for MNRN. The CMO will partner closely with relevant Vice Presidents on patient safety and quality improvement activities. The CMO will also serve as the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
At the MedStar Health system level, the CMO meets monthly with the EVP/CMO and is an active member of multiple system executive leadership groups, including the MedStar Physician Leadership Council, a group of approximately 25 CMOs who meet monthly to address matters related to clinical care provided within the system.
The ideal candidate for the Chief Medical Officer will be an individual with a clear leadership trajectory who has demonstrated skills in developing and managing relationships while effectively leading in a healthcare environment.
D. or D.O. degree is required, with Board Certification in PM&R, neurology, internal medicine, or other specialty relevant to physical rehabilitation. Eligible to qualify as an active member of the MNRN medical staff.
Master’s degree in healthcare (MMM, MHA, MPH, MBA) is preferred.
Five or more years of successful progressive leadership experience in a Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer, Division Chief, or similar role within a complex, high performing health care organization.
A track record of clinical leadership, scholarly activity, and professional service in rehabilitation medicine as appropriate to advance the clinical, educational and research missions of MNRN.
Personable and approachable; a good listener who possesses strong communication skills, appreciating contrarian views while building a diverse and engaged clinical team.
An emotionally mature individual, with strong diplomatic skills as required to perform effectively within a complex, highly matrixed environment.
MNRN is a mission-driven, nonprofit, regional system of care that offers inpatient, day treatment, and outpatient services at locations in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, the flagship inpatient hospital of MNRN, is located in the heart of Washington D.C. adjacent to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. With 137 beds, MNRH is a beautiful, welcoming facility with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. In 2016, MNRH discharged 2,117 patients. MNRH was among the first rehabilitation hospitals in the country to employ the Lokomat, and in 2017, installed the ZeroG Gait and Balance Training system, both invented by researchers at MNRH. In addition to MNRH in Washington D.C., MNRN provides inpatient and outpatient services at its 69-bed MedStar Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, effective June 2017.
MNRN is unique in the size, scope, and geographic reach of its ambulatory services. MNRN provides outpatient therapy services at six locations in Washington D.C.; 39 locations in Maryland, and five locations in northern Virginia. At these locations, MNRN physicians partner with their MedStar physician colleagues in orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, and other specialties, and access on-site diagnostic and interventional procedure suites to provide timely, coordinated care.
MNRN has approximately 50 active medical staff members specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, psychology, pediatrics, and orthopedics. MNRN’s PM&R physicians include subspecialists in brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, sports medicine, and pain. MNRN full-time medical staff hold faculty appointments within the Georgetown Medical Center Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and serve as attending physicians for GUMC/MNRN residents.
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network is a member of MedStar Health. Established in 1998, MedStar Health is an integrated, non-profit health care delivery system and the largest healthcare provider in the Maryland and Washington D.C. region. With over 30,000 associates and 6,000 affiliated physicians, MedStar Health includes ten hospitals, the MedStar Research Institute, the MedStar Medical Group, and multiple ambulatory care and post-acute care sites across the region. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually.
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