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Providence Health & Services Regional Chief Medical Officer - Oregon in Portland, Oregon



Providence, one of the nation’s largest and leading healthcare delivery systems is seeking an experienced, authentic, and progressive physician leader with a demonstrated leadership capacity to serve as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Oregon Region. This position affords a collaborative and dynamic physician executive the opportunity to join a mission-driven healthcare enterprise characterized by a shared sense of purpose, high functioning leadership and a keen focus on the delivery of high quality, safe, cost-effective care through accountability and collaboration. The region is committed to health care innovation with the aim to create health for a better world.

Providence spans 51 acute care hospitals, over $25 billion in revenue, 5 million unique patients, 120,000 care givers and $1.5 billion in community benefit. The System provides health care in two major regions in the U.S. - northern and southern - encompassing eight unique markets.

The CMO has cross continuum leadership of clinical care delivery and is a key member of the clinical Senior Leadership team ensuring clinical considerations inform all strategic decisions. Responsibilities include substantial coordination of care in the inpatient environment with oversight for quality, patient safety, program growth, physician leadership development, community health and physician services in concert with the hospital, medical group, population health and ambulatory operations leaders. They will also have operational oversight of pharmacy and laboratory services across the Oregon Region.

The CMO participates with key stakeholders in the coordination, advancement, and growth of all aligned providers to enhance affordability, access, quality, and the reduction of variability of care delivery across the Oregon Region. This physician leader oversees key integration strategies with providers, physician engagement, the Providence Health Network (PHN), hospitals, ambulatory services, and clinical programs to better meet the needs of the communities that Providence serves.

The successful candidate will have a substantive track record of leadership in a complex, integrated delivery region of scale with the ability to use technology and data to impact Providence's ministries. This leader will be a physician executive at the forefront of clinical care delivery design and innovation. They will have intimate knowledge of clinical practice, quality and patient safety, progressive care delivery models with a strong business acumen. The CMO will have the ability to build trust with colleagues through professional achievement and fairness. A Doctor of Medicine degree is required and completion of a postgraduate medical education in an ACGME approved residency program in any medical specialty with appropriate board certification. An advanced degree in healthcare or business-related field is desired.

The physician leader who will best succeed is one with exceptional relationship and team building skills, as well as a regional approach to problem solving and the ability to leverage technology to improve clinical process, consensus building and process improvement. A leader who is visible, proactive, decisive, an outstanding communicator, facile in highly matrixed environments and one who has a genuine and authentic way with people is expected.


The CMO role is a key physician executive leadership role to define, measure the quality and excellence in healthcare delivery and the imperatives of accountability in patient centered outcomes. In a changing healthcare landscape, accountability is the most compelling driving force in reimbursement while quality and consistency are enhanced by greater clinical integration.

Reporting directly to the ACP at Providence this individual serves as a senior physician leader in the organization, with the role spanning medical and clinical staff alignment locally and regionally, provider engagement, strategy, and operations-related needs across the care continuum. This physician leader has regional oversight of the acute care environment working closely with the Providence physician enterprise, ambulatory care network and population health initiatives. The CMO serves at the forefront of clinical innovation and can scale clinical care to improve quality and reduce total cost of care. They will focus on supporting and developing physician and clinical leadership across the region to drive performance focused on value and to reduce care variation across the care continuum. This individual will possess the business acumen to understand the shift from volume to value and can align physician leaders around strategic initiatives. This physician executive will be a facilitator to identify and advance best practice across the region as well as develop future leaders in the organization

This CMO is a key member the region’s clinical executive leadership team ensuring clinical considerations inform all strategic decisions. Responsibilities include substantial coordination of quality, patient safety, and community health and physician services in concert with the hospital, physician enterprise, clinical institutes, and ambulatory operations leaders. The CMO participates with other operational leaders in the coordination, development, and growth of all aligned providers to enhance affordability, access, quality, and the cohesion across Providence. They will also play a key role operationally with responsibility for Pharmacy and Laboratory Services across the region.

The CMO will take a collaborative and dynamic approach to achieving organizational goals. This physician leader will facilitate positive working relationships and achieve desired outcomes. The successful candidate will lead by example, empowerment, authenticity, and ingenuity to mold the culture and delivery of care across the region and within each ministry market.



  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school.

  • Appropriate board certification.

  • An advanced degree in healthcare administration, business administration or a related field is desirable.

  • 10 years of related sr. physician leadership experience.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Leadership

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 309874