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Dignity Health Chief Medical Officer in Carmichael, California


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center (https://locations.dignityhealth.org/mercy-san-juan-medical-center) is a 370-bed not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael California serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the area’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community’s well-being our staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery along with Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care Hip- and Knee- Replacement..

The primary role of this position is to provide skilled management and strategic leadership functions for the Hospital that results in effective planning, monitoring of the quality of patient care, resource utilization across all departments and service line development. This position provides physician oversight over such activities as Quality Management, patient safety, patient experience, Medical Staff Office, fostering a positive relationship with medical staff and any other duties as assigned. This individual shall assume a facilitative role to assist the President of the medical Staff, its officers, and department chairs in carrying out their responsibilities. Sets policies and procedures and ensures all services meet the objectives of the organization.


Role and Responsibilities :

  • Improve Value through Optimizing Clinical Operations across the Continuum

  • Develop & Enhance Physician Leadership and Alignment

  • Establish Effective Medical Affairs Function to Support Physician Performance Management

  • Enhance Quality, Safety, & Patient Experience. Works closely with hospital staff department directors and physicians to ensure that the highest standards of quality and service are maintained.

  • Develop a Data-Driven Approach for Managing Cost & Quality

  • Plays a critical role in strategic planning for the organization.

  • Inform Strategy around Designing Systems of Care for Clinical Value

  • Oversees the implementation of quality improvement efforts designed to improve clinical performance and maintain compliance with TJC HIPAA and other accreditation standards.

  • Participates in development and implementation of quality initiatives including patient access and satisfaction provider satisfaction clinical outcomes and process improvement and guideline development.

  • Works within the service area network to identify and evaluate outstanding physicians and physician groups for participation in the provider network.

  • Participates in strategic plan and business plan development including identification of strategic partners growth and resource-allocation.


Education and Experience:

  • Medical degree or DO degree with an active medical license.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience in specialty. Minimum of five years (5) of management experience in health care.


  • Current active unrestricted license to practice medicine in at least one US state or territory and prior (or current) Board Certification in a specialty are required. If the physician is clinically active a current active unrestricted license to practice medicine must be in the state where the assigned facility operates and the Board Certification must be current.

Experience :

  • Demonstrates exemplary oral and written communication skills; encourages open communication; shares necessary information with others; listens willingly to others; provides compelling presentations,

  • Looks for ways to improve processes; prioritizes tasks and goals effectively; manages time wisely; eliminates unnecessary steps; reduces redundancies and costs when possible; follows a structured, systematic work approach

  • Aligns objectives with organizational strategy; recognizes broad implications of actions and anticipates strategic outcomes; considers multiple alternatives before making decisions; capitalizes on strategic opportunities; develops strategic alliances; mobilizes stakeholder groups to obtain Dignity Health's Initiatives’ strategic goals

  • Recognizes cost inefficiencies; Reduces redundancies to improve efficiency in clinical programs; sets realistic expense goals; considers costs and benefits when justifying capital expenditures

  • Adapts to unexpected situations; welcomes new and diverse solutions to problems; views ambiguity as an opportunity rather than a threat; maintains focus in an ever-changing environment; identifies critical tasks in environments characterized by turbulence and change

  • Provides excellent service to both internal and external stakeholders; strives for high quality results; considers stakeholder interests when making important decsions.

Pay Range

$147.00 - $177.00 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.