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Chief Medical Officer

Posted: 04/17/2022

Job details

Job Type


  • Doctorate (Required)


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Health insurance
Dental insurance
Flexible spending account
Tuition reimbursement
Paid time off
Employee assistance program
Vision insurance
401(k) matching
Life insurance
Retirement plan

Indeed's salary guide

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  • $101K to $128K per year is Indeed's estimated salary for chief medical officer in Lexington, KY.

Full Job Description


The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) serves as the chief clinical officer for HealthFirst Bluegrass medical clinics. A member of the organization’s executive leadership team, the Chief Medical Officer maintains responsibility for the quality of services delivered by medical providers and for the clinical outcomes of the division. Additionally, the CMO represents the perspective of medical providers in organizational decisions and provides insight on topics related to the health needs of patients and the communities served by HealthFirst Bluegrass. The CMO provides clinical information and input to Board of Directors quarterly, and assists the Chief Executive Officer in representing the organization to patients and the community. The position also requires 8-16 hours per week of clinical practice where the Chief Medical Officer will provide primary medical care in a community health center setting.


Quality Assurance and Clinical Management responsibilities include:

  • Maintain clinical outcomes of the organization’s medical services through regular monitoring of quality metrics and other indicators.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate medical policies, protocols, and principles of practice.
  • Review and respond to patient grievances.
  • Monitor risks through routine review of the department’s peer review results and the organization’s incident reporting system.
  • Inform clinicians and/or leadership team about diagnostic and treatment advancements and regulatory changes and the implications on care delivery within the organization.

Staff Management responsibilities include:

  • Selection of medical providers.
  • Evaluate credentials and current competencies for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants; will recommend credentialing and privileging actions to Board of Directors.
  • Provide regular supervision and coaching of medical providers directly or through delegates (Lead Providers) to ensure clinical policies, protocols, and procedures are implemented properly.
  • Oversight of medical staff development and for assuring appropriate continuing education and in-service training for the provider team.

Planning responsibilities include:

  • Participate in short and long-range planning activities in support of the strategic plan and mission including identification of community health care needs and development of resources to meet these needs.
  • Collaborate with the CEO and other members of the Executive Team in conducting activities, establishing systems, and implementing programs to meet the goals and objectives of the strategic plan.

Financial Management and Budgeting responsibilities include:

  • Participate in budget development and financial management decisions as they affect patient care and the quality and quantity of clinical programs and services.
  • Provide input and assists Chief Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer in establishing appropriate financial parameters.


Minimum Education

  • Completion of accredited M.D. or D.O. Program; completion of primary care residency.

Minimum Work Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years clinical practice and demonstrated progressive leadership and administrative experience in an outpatient setting; experience in a community health center (FQHC).

Required License

  • Full, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Kentucky


Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, and discretion and must be able to analyze situations accurately and take effective action while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals. Successful applicants are adept at planning and organization to prioritize activities and meet deadlines. Successful applicants are able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a varied audience; in particular, the ability to lead groups to shared consensus and the ability to effectively communicate performance improvement needs. Also, demonstrate proficient skills in policy and process development.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Primary Care


  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
HealthFirst Bluegrass requires proof of vaccination for all employees. Employees and applicants may apply for an exemption if they cannot be vaccinated due to complicating medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs.


  • Doctorate (Required)


  • clinical practice: 5 years (Required)
  • Community Health Center (FQHC): 3 years (Required)
  • leadership and administrative (outpatient setting): 5 years (Required)


  • Unrestricted Medical License (Required)

Work Location: One location

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