Status:  Full-time

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The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is responsible for overseeing clinic operations, patient care services, and clinic providers to ensure quality outcomes. The CMO also maintain center policies, procedures and protocols and assist in strengthening provider productivity, recruiting, strategic planning, and ensuring compliance with FQHC regulations.


  • Manage clinic operations and clinic staff, including physicians and nurse practitioners.
  • Administer the work of the health services for the clinic.
  • Work in coordination with the CEO, Controller and Board of Directors in budget planning and implementation.
  • Provide indirect patient care through collaboration with providers by phone or in person and be available for consultation by electronic communication at all times.
  • Review and manage all practice protocols and clinic policies and procedures.
  • Review medical records as requested by providers for quality care and treatment issues.
  • Ensures patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Initiate and develop special programs to meet the needs of the community including diabetes, asthma or other chronic disease management programs.
  • Provide direct leadership for Quality Assurance, Utilization Review and Medical Advisory Committees.
  • Travel outside the office to attend meetings during and after work hours; must have a current valid license with a clean driving record.
  • Conducts peer review, credentialing and reviews policies at least annually.


  • California Resident – no relocation assistance
  • Medical Degree from an accredited Medical School and subsequent family practice residency training program, preferred
  • Current and unrestricted license by the Medical Board of California
  • American Medical Specialty Board certification (family practice or internal medicine preferred)
  • Current DEA license
  • Admitting privileges to a hospital to ensure needed services
  • Experience as a CMO or Medical Director in a Medi-Cal or Medicaid managed care health plan, or community-based health care system preferred
  • 7 years clinical experience working in an ambulatory care setting with adults and children preferred
  • 5 years supervisory experience of other clinical staff including providers
  • Work experience in an FQHC or similar safety net health care environment preferred
  • Excellent leadership skills to provide strategic planning
  • Outstanding clinician with strong clinical references
  • Team Player as demonstrated through supporting staff, mentoring staff, demonstrating mutual respect and acknowledging staff value
  • Excellent verbal and business written communication skills (both for clinicians and non-clinicians)
  • Ability to handle varying situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to mentor and develop his/her direct reports and their teams
  • The CMO must inform the CEO and, if necessary, the Board of Directors, if she/he believes their clinical decision-making ability is being adversely hindered by administrative or financial considerations