The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is a key member of the Sonic Healthcare USA (SHUSA) Senior Executive team and an active participant in all medical, strategic, operational, financial, procurement, business development, information technology, sales and marketing activities of the group. The CMO will assume overall responsibility for the medical, diagnostic, technical, quality and scientific affairs of SHUSA.
The CMO will ensure that all SHUSA laboratories, pathology practices, and clinical services operate within an appropriate clinical governance structure that promotes medical leadership, best clinical practice, quality, excellent customer service and patient safety.
Provide clinical and professional support to the SHUSA executive and senior management teams as to support the commercial and operational activities of the central office, divisions and operating entities.
Develop, implement and ensure compliance with policies and strategies related to clinical governance, quality improvement, operational excellence, risk management of laboratory operations, and the credentialing of medical/scientific personnel.
Ensure clinical practice adheres to legal and professional guidelines and that laboratories meet the requirements of all relevant regulatory agencies.
Keep abreast of emerging models in health care delivery and technological innovations in order to guide clinical, technical and informatics research and development activities that are consistent with SHUSA’s strategic objectives.
Identify and develop collaborative business development opportunities within the healthcare sector as to promote the SHUSA brand as a medically-led laboratory medicine/pathology company.
Represent and promote the interests of SHUSA and its medical personnel by serving as a collaborative liaison with professional, industry and regulatory bodies.
Build and lead cross-functional collaborative teams within SHUSA to achieve shared company goals including enhancing a corporate culture founded on Medical Leadership and a commitment to quality and service excellence.
Unrestricted medical licensure in one of the states that SHUSA operates.
Certification by the American Board of Pathology in AP, CP or both (preferred).
A minimum of 10 years professional experience in direct patient care as well as experience working in a senior management role.
High-level knowledge of managed healthcare systems, quality assurance, quality improvement, risk management and compliance issues.
Commercial and business development experience and an “entrepreneurial spirit” is highly desirable.
Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills.
Ability to solve complex problems and execute whole-of-business initiatives.
Ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to assess business needs, design and implement relevant programs and evaluate results in order to achieve positive outcomes.
Domestic Travel up to 25% time.
As a key senior executive and representative of both SHUSA and Sonic Healthcare, the CMO must at all times conduct themselves in a manner that exemplifies SHUSA’s “core values,” its Code of Conduct and the principles of Medical Leadership. Accordingly, the CMO must comply with all relevant legal requirements and will communicate in a professional, respectful, friendly, and collaborative manner in all dealings with staff, clients and customers.
The CMO reports to the Chief Executive Officer of SHUSA but will also collaborate with Sonic Healthcare’s global operational management with “dotted-line reporting” to the Chief Medical Officer of Sonic Healthcare (global).
SHUSA personnel reporting directly to the CMO will include senior head office medical, quality improvement and operational excellence personnel. The CMO will provide national leadership, co-ordination and support to divisional Medical Directors, SHUSA’s 330 pathologists, and quality management personnel of the divisions via secondary (“dotted-line”) reporting lines.
Organization, long range planning, implementation and leadership ability
Act as a role model to promote relationships and create a supportive business climate
Effective communication with SHUSA leadership
Effective communication with subordinate team members
Ensure staff adherence to all established policies and procedures
Perform duties in a timely and accurate manner
Maintain confidentiality of information
Possess effective written, verbal and electronic communication skills
Ability to work under deadlines
Light to moderate physical effort (lift/carry 5 to 50 lbs.)
Travel to other SHUSA divisions as needed
Frequent use of computer, telephone, and other electronic communication systems
Internal Number: REQ-008381
About Sonic Healthcare USA
Sonic Healthcare USA (SHUSA) was formed in 2007 as the umbrella organization overseeing Sonic Healthcare Ltd.’s operation in the United States. At present there are ten divisions within SHUSA.
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SHUSA facilitates communications and collaboration among its member laboratories and searches for new medical laboratories to join the SHUSA federation. We seek laboratories that share our values and vision of providing physicians with the highest quality laboratory testing, delivered with personalized service, catering to the individual needs of the local medical community.
Similar to Sonic Healthcare Ltd.’s federation structure in Australia and New Zealand, each laboratory in the United States is an independent entity with its own management and medical team that are united by Sonic Healthcare’s common values. In the federation structure, laboratories operate autonomously, respondi...ng to the local needs of the medical communities they serve, tailoring their offerings to meet the demands of each community’s physicians. By sharing and comparing information among federation members, best practices can be developed and adopted by federation members, as needed.