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Chief Medical Officer - Other General Services






CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital Medical Center


2827 Babcock Road
San Antonio, TX  78229
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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is about people. People we meet and care for; people whose lives we enhance, and those whose lives we save. CHRISTUS is about the people who work here: our award-winning medical staff, dedicated housekeeping staff, compassionate nurses and patient-focused ancillary staff. We're about people who need us, from small bumps to massive trauma, no matter their economic bracket. We're about the people of San Antonio, New Braunfels, and all the South Texas communities we serve. Since 1869, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System has grown and flourished just as South Texas has grown. We remain the only Catholic faith-based, non-profit health care system in San Antonio and New Braunfels. Our healing ministry now includes five full-service hospitals with 1,159 licensed beds, and a number of specialty centers.

If you are looking to join a rapidly growing faith-based organization that encourages professional development, we want you to become a part of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa family!


The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) assumes overall accountability and has oversight of all medical practices and clinical quality along with related activities within the Santa Rosa facility. The CMO will have primary responsibility for creating a positive and contemporary climate for medical affairs within this ministry, functioning as the liaison between the ministry Medical Staff and President of Santa Rosa. Leading from a position of influence and acting as a broker, liaison, and facilitator, the CMO will provide leadership to a range of activities that require enhancing relationships amongst and between the ministry and its diverse medical staff partners.

In addition to the ministry responsibilities, the CMO will support System-level initiatives (Both Santa Rosa and CHRISTUS Health) as they relate to the ministry on a strategic level. For those Santa Rosa and CHRISTUS Health System sponsored programs, the CMO will be accountable to the corresponding Santa Rosa or CHRISTUS Health System Chief Medical Officer. This position is accountable for serving as a catalyst for the development of practice guidelines and care protocols that lead to the achievement of quality biomedical/service outcomes and cost efficiencies. Additionally, the CMO is accountable for continuous quality improvement and clinical loss prevention functions as they relate to clinical practice and patient safety. This position will oversee the care management and quality management functions of the ministry and actively participates on and contributes to the Quality Management Committee. A unique aspect of this role will also to work closely on initiatives in the Case Management, Utilization Review, and other initiatives such as length of stay for hospitalized patients.

Also included in this individual’s sphere of influence will be resource management and clinical effectiveness, clinical program development and related physician resource planning, and physician leadership development. The CMO will likewise be directly responsible for the medical staff office function at this facility, to include the oversight of credentialing, consulting with Medical Executive Committee, and continuing medical education programming. This role will be instrumental in leading a planned conversion to EPIC EMR for the facility as well as leading initiatives to drive overall facility improvement in various public facing success metrics such as Leapfrog Group and CMS “Star” ratings. 


M.D. is required.

Master’s degree in business or healthcare administration is required.

Strong leadership, organization, management, communication, negotiation, and analytic skills.

Five (5) or more years clinical practice experience.

Five (5) or more years of progressive management and leadership experience. A strong clinical background and a demonstrated track record as a physician leader.

Considerable medical experience in one or more branches of medicine or surgery and some administrative experience in a medical department.

Experience practicing/leading in a multispecialty clinic and/or a highly integrated, collaborative physician-hospital environment would be highly desirable.

A demonstrated track record in using current methodologies in quality improvement to improve clinical outcome, accompanied by the ability to use quality concepts in introducing and managing change.

Familiar with information technology concepts and the ability to partner with other administrators in conceptualizing the decision support systems and processes necessary to address costs, quality, and resource utilization management.

State medical license.

Board Certification by one of the American Boards of Medical Specialties.

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Chief Medical Officer - Other General Services