2018-R0200395 Requisition #
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Job Summary: The Chief Medical Officer will provide clinical leadership to support and advance population health strategies and clinical integration throughout Mercy Health Network. The Chief Medical Officer will develop, enhance, and manage clinical services and programs to further population health management and to work in concert with commercial health plans. The CMO will also serve as a medical liaison and implementer of physician-to-physician evidence-based guidelines to ensure appropriate resources are utilized for enhancing quality outcomes, cost containment and utilization management.

MHN Cultural Beliefs:

I benefit from and strengthen Mercy Health Network.

Personalize Care

Your experience.  My responsibility.

Own It!

I own my actions to deliver our key results.

Improve Daily

I make improvements every day for those we serve including each other.


I imagine and embrace bold new ideas to revolutionize health.

MHN Vision Statement:

Mercy Health Network will set the standard for a personalized and radically convenient system of health services.


Corporate Policy Statement:

It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Health Network to comply with Mercy’s mission, values, and standards of conduct, policies, procedures and related practices (e.g., Dress Code, Time and Attendance, and other policies).


Essential Position Expectations:

  1. Leads Mercy ACO Clinical Integration activities.

  2. Assists the ACO President with development of the agenda and organization of the monthly Clinical Integration Workgroup meeting.

  3. Lead the Mercy ACO Patient Centered Medical initiatives

  4. Work collaboratively with the Mercy ACO Director of Quality and Care Management to give medical direction to all Mercy ACO quality and care management initiatives.

  5. Serve as a liaison to Mercy ACO Providers

  6. Assist in data analysis

  7. Works collaboratively with providers and staff across the continuum of care to promote quality and coordination of care.

  8. Development and supervision of Mercy ACO quality initiatives, grants, and research projects.

  9. Proactively acts as patient advocate, responding with empathy and respect to resolve patient concerns and recognizes opportunities for improvement through patient concerns.

  10. Abides by and promotes the mission and core values of the Spirit of Mercy.

  11. Other duties as assigned by the Mercy ACO President and Board

Knowledge & Skills:

  1. Demonstrated presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  2. Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control, or planning of an activity.
  3. Adaptability to situations involving the interpretation of feelings, ideas, or facts in terms of personal viewpoint.
  4. Adaptability to influencing people in their opinions, attitudes, or judgments about ideas or things.
  5. Adaptability to making generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria.
  6. Adaptability to making generalizations, evaluations or decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria.
  7. Adaptability to dealing with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
  8. Adaptability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers, patients, and visitors with satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a medical work environment.
  9. Adaptability to performing under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations; or situations in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
  10. Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances, or standards.
  11. Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  12. Ability to function with minimal direction.

Education: Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) is required.

Experience:  Experience as a physician required.

Experience in Clinical QI and 2 years previous management experience is preferred.


Certifications & Licenses: Current licensure as a physician in the State of Iowa required.

About Us

At Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines, our vision is to provide a Remarkable Mercy Experience to every person we are privileged to serve.  If you are passionate about this vision then join The Mercy Family.

Mercy Medical Center Des Moines leads 4 medical centers, 2 helicopters, and more than 7,000 dedicated health professionals.

- Best Regional Hospital US News 2017-2018
- Best state for nurses, No. 3, in 2017 by WalletHub
- No. 1 Best Place for Millennials to Live in Midwest
- No. 1 Best Affordable Places to Live 2017

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Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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