Clinical Support
Southern California Region
42602 Requisition #

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

Since our founding in 1905 as the Glendale Sanitarium, countless patients have entrusted our physicians, nurses and associates with their healthcare needs. Today, we are the largest medical center serving the San Fernando Valley. As we continue to grow and evolve to better meet the needs of the communities we serve, we know that exceptional healthcare is more than medicine. It’s about how we choose to care for our patients and each other – taking time to listen, to understand, to answer questions, to hold a hand, even to pray. This is who we are, who we have always been – it is what we do best. 

In the 2019-20 Regional Rankings List by U.S. News & World Report, Adventist Health Glendale (AHGL) ranked #17 in California and #10 in the LA Metro Area. Adventist Health Glendale also received its 11th consecutive A grade from patient safety organization The Leapfrog Group, the only hospital in Glendale or Burbank to receive the top grade. "

Reporting directly to the Market President with a matrix reporting relationship to the Care Division Medical Officer, the Medical Officer (MO) has clinical leadership responsibility for the full continuum of care in all areas served within the Adventist Health market.

Leads all medical related activities within a designated area. Provides strategic and operational direction for the delivery of Adventist Health’s clinical care model and will work in close partnership with key clinical and operational leaders to ensure the highest level of patient safety and care.

The MO serves as the senior physician leader in the market, with the role spanning medical and clinical staff alignment and engagement, market strategy, finance and operations-related topics. Leadership activities include, but are not limited to: bringing the clinical voice forward, being the patient advocate, acting as a subject matter expert for clinical staff and administration, overseeing  care transformation initiatives directed by clinical cabinets.  Leads the roll out of local initiatives within the market, and ensuring the overall continuous quality improvement of care delivery. The MO will also focus on mentoring and developing the existing and future physician and clinical leadership across the market.

Essential Functions:

  • Executes on care transformation plans around the 6 initiatives: clinical leadership, high reliability organization, care redesign, population health, patient experience/engagement and clinical workforce.

  • Leads efforts to roll-out the evidence-based standard of care, improve clinical outcomes, and disseminate best practices for the market in accordance with the care transformation initiatives.

  • Provides oversight and assistance to the Chief of Staff, members of the Medical Executive Committee, and the Medical Staff to assist them in their roles and to maximize the market’s culture of patient safety and quality. Acts as a primary clinician liaison to the senior leadership team, Patient Safety and Quality related committees, and the community. Facilitates physician leadership development and education.

  • Leads the market quality/patient safety staff in accordance with care transformation initiatives.

  • Facilitates collegial and effective working relations with all clinicians (e.g., physicians, nurses, physician-assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, and other medical staff members). Provides leadership to improve physician alignment and patient satisfaction.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Licenses 

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or (DO): Required Board Certified Physician: Required 

State medical board licensed: 

  • Required Refer to the Required Licenses and Certifications list for additional job and/or unit specific requirements.

Required Skills: 

  • Knowledge of physician practice delivery models, business operations and strategic planning. Strong knowledge quality and safety regulations, standards and best practices in health care and primary and preventative care medicine.  Ability to pursue multiple goals and facilitate change in a dynamic work environment. Working and applied knowledge in LEAN, high reliability, outcome measurement, and other performance improvement methodology.  Knowledge of EMR systems and their integration into quality data gathering and improvement processes.

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