Chief Medical Executive (CME)

Chief Medical Executive (CME) at Harris Health System

Position: Chief Medical Executive (CME)
Location: Houston, TX
Status: Full-time
Company: Harris Health System
Specialty: Executive; Medical Leadership
 Competitive Salary; Generous Benefits Package; Relocation Assistance

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Chief Medical Executive Description

Harris Health System, a fully integrated public healthcare system located in Houston, Texas seeks a Chief Medical Executive (CME) to join their executive leadership team. Harris Health partners with two nationally recognized medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas Health Science Center (UT Health). The CME will work closely with medical leadership in designing and executing strategies and programs that foster strong alignment between the physicians, medical schools, and Harris Health. As Harris Health transforms the healthcare delivery platform to better meet the needs of the community, the CME will lead the efforts to create a unified and balanced organization that is positioned to innovatively and effectively meet the demands of our patient population.

Harris Health seeks candidates with strong experience in developing trusted medical staff relationships and the ability to provide solid clinical, strategic, and cultural leadership. Candidates should have at least ten (10) years of clinical experience and at least five (5) years of progressive experience in medical leadership roles in an academic, matrixed environment.

The Chief Medical Executive serves as a corporate physician liaison to the medical staff and is a senior administration team member. S/he is responsible for leading Harris Health’s strategic journey to be a high reliability organization, as well as system utilization and quality and regulatory requirements. S/he is comfortable operating in a highly-matrixed environment and has strong interpersonal relationship skills. This leader has experience with and a strong understanding of value-based purchasing. Analysis of quality and utilization analytics is required.

The Chief Medical Executive will report to the President and CEO of Harris Health.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree – An advanced degree in Business Administration or Healthcare (MBA, MMM, MHA) preferred or must complete within four (4) years of hire date.
  • Doctor of Medicine with current Texas medical license, DEA or DPS.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Board Certification via ABMS preferred.

Work Schedule

  • Flexible
  • On-Call

Employees Supervised

  • Corporate Quality and Utilization with a matrixed reporting relationship to all clinical platforms.

Other Special Requirements 

Must be able to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and understanding of the interdepartmental roles. Must be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be familiar with value-based purchasing, data compilation, and data analysis. Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient-valued behaviors. Knowledge of state, federal, and regulatory requirements, including CMS and DNV.

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed, or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

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Application Instructions:

For confidential consideration, those interested contact Elaine Auerbach directly at: 
(972)265-5259 – Direct

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

Harris Health has partnered with executive search firm Kaye/Bassman to fill this position.  As an EEO/AA employer, Harris Health System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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