Chief Medical Officer HonorHealth Medical Group Specialty Care

Scottsdale, Arizona
None provided
Feb 25, 2024
Apr 25, 2024
Full Time
Practice Setting
Group Practice
Work Mode
Organization Type

Looking to be part of something more meaningful? At HonorHealth, you’ll be part of a team, creating a multi-dimensional care experience for our patients. You’ll have opportunities to make a difference. From our Ambassador Movement to our robust training and development programs, you can select where and how you want to make an impact. Join us. Let’s go beyond expectations and transform healthcare together.

HonorHealth is one of Arizona’s largest nonprofit healthcare systems, serving a population of five million people in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. The comprehensive network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group with primary, specialty and urgent care services, a cancer care network, outpatient surgery centers, clinical research, medical education, a foundation, an accountable care organization, community services and more. With nearly 14,000 team members, 3,700 affiliated providers and hundreds of volunteers dedicated to providing high quality care, HonorHealth strives to go beyond the expectations of a traditional healthcare system to improve the health and well-being of communities across Arizona.




The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) – HonorHealth Medical Group (HHMG) Specialty Care is responsible for leadership development, strategy development, cultural alignment, clinical quality and safety in the Specialty Care division, and is jointly responsible, working in collaboration with HHMG Specialty Medical Directors and their operational dyad(s), for clinical, operational, and financial performance of the specialty care divisions and clinics. Responsibilities include maintaining and improving the leadership and performance competencies of the Specialty Medical Directors, promoting HonorHealth cultural norms within the specialty divisions, developing specialty division strategic plans, assuring provider quality and productivity, provider recruitment, provider staffing, , clinical compliance training, and leading organizational improvement initiatives and educational training programs for the Specialty Care divisions. The CMO assists in overseeing the Specialty Care division ancillary services. The Chief Medical Officer provides recommendations and clinical objectives to the contracting department for specialty care-related health plan contracting, works with specialty providers and revenue cycle personnel to ensure optimal coding, documentation, and revenue capture, collaborates with the operations team in administrative matters, provides Specialty Care division updates to the HonorHealth Board of Directors (upon request), partners with legal on patient grievances, and oversees specialty care provider peer review (utilizing Medical Staff processes, when necessary and appropriate). The CMO also advises on information system needs and analytics and represents the Specialty Care division on many system committees. In addition, the CMO works with CMO – HHMG Primary Care Division, CMO – HHMG Urgent Care Division, hospital CMOs, ICP leadership, VP Caregiver Wellness and Patient Experience, and (as needed) Medical Staff leadership on system initiatives.


  • Partners with specialty division medical directors and their operational dyads to develop and implement the vision and strategies for delivering high-quality clinical care, market share growth, and operational efficiency across the HonorHealth Specialty Care divisions. Aligns HonorHealth specialty care expansion strategy with Network strategic objectives, and to meet the needs of patients and employees, potentially including development and execution of strategies that lead to market growth, and as-needed serve both risk-based and fee-for-service market objectives. Manages conduct, professional development, and leadership development for the Specialty Care Division physicians and advanced practice providers. Responsible to develop and address provider performance expectations.


  • Accountable to identify and implement Medical Group Specialty Care clinical quality, safety, and productivity standards. Execute to these standards, at or above targets and benchmarks developed in consultation with the Medical Group Executive Steering Committee. Works with Network Quality and Safety leadership (including active collaboration with SVP – Chief Quality and Clinical Value Officer), and ICP leadership, to align quality and safety goals of the Specialty Care Divisions with Network-level Quality and Safety goals and ICP Value-based goals.


  • Partners with HHMG VP – COO and HHMG – VP Finance, in collaboration with appropriate Medical Group and Network leaders, to develop HHMG specialty division business plans and capital proposals designed to achieve the growth and clinical-program related goals of the organization. Assist in developing focused marketing and business development strategies, including strategies to improve access to care by optimizing and expanding use of existing clinics, development of new clinics, and optimizing digital options (virtual care, remote patient monitoring, etc.).


  • Oversees employed physician recruitment, employed APP recruitment, and (in collaboration with EVP) employed/PSA physician alignment and compensation arrangements, with goal of optimizing recruitment strategy to meet network access-to-care needs, continued growth in attributed lives, and attracting/retaining specialty expertise to support Clinical Service Lines and Programs. Works to ensure adequate physician and APP staffing levels, inclusive of hiring/onboarding, and evaluating and managing performance. Works with physicians and APPs to achieve compliance with all polices and procedures.


  • Assures that the HHMG Specialty Divisions, and the employed Physicians and APPs within those divisions, understand and are committed to executing HonorHealth’s strategic plan. Partners with the Network Strategic Planning Team, HHMG VP – Chief Operating Officer, SVP – Chief Growth Officer, Service Line Leaders, and the HHMG Specialty Division Leaders to regularly refine and update the HHMG Specialty Division Strategic Plan, in alignment with the Network Strategic Plan. Ensures that all clinicians in the HHMG understand and commit to the strategic imperative of delivering personalized care and service that is consistent with the organization’s mission, vision, and values, while utilizing evidence-based clinical practice standards.


  • Partners with administrative dyad leader to provide oversight and collaborate with HonorHealth Medical Director, Employee Health and Occupational Health, as they develop and optimize employee health and occupational health service offerings across the HonorHealth Urgent Care Division sites of care.


  • Direct patient care and management of patient panel






· MD or DO


· BC/BE in Family Medicine


· 5 years supervisory/management experience and EHR systems


· 2 years in medical staff leadership positions


· 5 years of clinical practice


Join us and enjoy exceptional, progressive benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, and Pet Insurance, 403 (b), 529 College Savings Plan, Child Care Center, and much more.


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