Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Community Health Services
Aug 13, 2017
Sep 10, 2017
Executive Search
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Community Health Services, Inc. is seeking an experienced primary care Physician as its Chief Medical Officer. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and serving as a member of the Senior Management Team, the Chief Medical Officer will provide clinical leadership to CHS provider staff, develop clinical strategic goals and ensure the delivery of high quality patient care. The incumbent will work cooperatively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the achievement of strategic priorities. The Chief Medical Officer will deliver clinical care 60% of the time and spend the remaining 40% of the time performing administrative duties.

The successful candidate will be a graduate of an accredited medical school and will:

  • Have board certification in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics or other area related to primary care and at least 7 years' experience as a practicing clinician, including at least 5 years' of director or senior level leadership experience

  • Possess or be eligible to obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of Connecticut

  • Demonstrate the willingness and ability to deliver high quality patient care in an efficient manner to underserved populations with complex needs

  • Exhibit a strong community health/public health orientation coupled with a deep understanding of effective primary care delivery models

  • Have experience with recruitment, on-boarding, retention and supervision of clinical providers

  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and successfully execute short-, mid-, and long-term enterprise-wide strategic goals

  • Possess superior communication skills and have demonstrated success building and maintaining positive and productive relationships with clinical and administrative staff, patients, and external partners and stakeholders
  • Have a deep understanding of principles of clinical quality, including ongoing professional practice evaluation and experience nurturing a culture of continuous improvement, teamwork and collaboration

  • Possess an aptitude for collecting, analyzing and presenting a variety of data, including performance, productivity and financial data, and comfort making defensible, evidence-based decisions
  • Be comfortable working with electronic health record systems
  • Be willing to be accountable and to hold others accountable
  • Demonstrate alignment with the organizational mission

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at or

Company Description Community Health Services, Inc. (CHS) is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center (FQHC) located in Hartford a vibrant North End community. The largest community health center in Hartford, CHS is also the second oldest health center in the state of Connecticut. Since its establishment in 1970, CHS has grown from its humble beginnings in the office of Dr. Evans Daniels Jr., to the current three story state of the art medical facility at 500 Albany Avenue.

CHS serves a patient-base of almost 17,000 individuals and accommodates over 90,000 patient visits each year. As a federally qualified health center (FQHC), CHS is committed to caring for each person who enters our doors, regardless of their income or ability to pay for services and whether or not they have insurance. While the majority of those CHS serves live in our primary service area of Hartford's North End community, CHS is the medical home of residents throughout the Greater Hartford area.

CHS is not a clinic. We are a community health center where you can bring your entire family, and receive the same close, personal care and medical expertise you would expect from a private practice or hospital. CHS is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. While the Joint Commission sets the standards for the care in hospitals, accreditation is not required for community health centers. CHS undertook this effort as part of our commitment to excellence in our clinical practices, and providing every patient the quality of care they deserve.