Join our Talent Network
Skip to main content

Want to change your preferred location?
You’ll then get information specific to your new service region.

Want to change your preferred location?
You’ll then get information specific to your new service region.

Chief Medical Officer

This job posting is no longer active.

We Are Hiring

Title: Chief Medical Officer

City, State:  Nashville, TN

Location:  TNNAS HDQTR 523 Mainstream Dr

Department:   Administration 019

Additional Job Details:  FT Days

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

Ascension Care Management (ACM) creates customized healthcare solutions for health systems, payers and employers that stabilize costs, improve outcomes and enhance the experience for both providers and individuals. Our range of services strive to create a seamless healthcare experience for providers, payers and healthcare leaders by improving access to and removing complexity from the delivery of healthcare.
ACM serves 1.3 million patients across the nation and manages more than 20,000 providers through our clinically integrated networks.  Beyond traditional population health management solutions, ACM offers additional expertise in claims management, care coordination, risk management and safety strategies that allow healthcare leaders to avoid challenges and capitalize on healthcare opportunities.
Key ACM Goals:
  • Make healthcare easier to access and to understand for healthcare consumers, empowering them to manage their health outcomes;
  • Create a seamless healthcare experience that offers the right level of safe care in the right location at the right time, providing more efficient healthcare solutions for payers;
  • Engage providers with rational and actionable information to support their population health efforts.
Position Overview
The Chief Medical Officer will concentrate on creating innovative models of care delivery in support of Ascension’s transition to Value based Care Models as well as providing national thought leadership to shape the future of healthcare. The position will provide clinical and operational oversight for the care management and quality functions of ACM as well as clinical leadership for risk management and payor functions. With a focus on clinical innovation and new value-based healthcare models, this position is aimed at delivering on Ascension’s promise to improve the health of diverse communities across the nation. 
Essential Functions
  • Serve as Ascension’s Population Health Leader, providing executive direction toward achieving ACM goals focused on clinical care and model design, population health and value-based strategies.
  • Develop and execute clinical and care management strategy, design organizational structure and supporting work systems, and create processes for achieving business goals.
  • Be responsible for growth, revenue, cost of care, operating gain, quality results and operational efficiency/effectiveness.
  • Direct management of leaders in Clinical Operations, Clinical Functions of Payor,  TPA and Risk Services, Clinical Quality, and Associate Wellness.
  • Matrixed oversight for the following functions associated with risk services: associate health, occupational medicine and worker’s compensation.
  • Inform national efforts related to advocacy, including policy and regulatory issues impacting Ascension.
  • Act as a clinical population health thought leader for Ascension and support Ministry Wide Functions and Centers of Excellence related to care delivery.
Minimum Qualifications
  • MD or DO with Active license
  • Ability to serve as the Medical Director for various programs, including the CMS Medicare Shared Savings Program
  • 5 years or more of progressive leadership roles within population health
  • Advanced management degree preferred
Desired Skills and Attributes
  • Proven experience as Chief Clinical Officer or similar leadership role
  • A strong strategic and business mindset
  • Ability to work within a highly matrixed, complex organization with strong relational and influential skills
  • A strong commitment to the mission of Catholic healthcare and a personal and professional presence to provide leadership on behalf of Ascension; a values driven, authentic, virtuous, servant leadership style which is guided in thinking, and in acting, by a sensitivity to the Mission and core Values of Ascension.
  • Strong operational and business acumen concerning value-based care, value-based payment arrangements and population health
  • Subject matter expertise pertaining to health needs of individuals and communities along both the physiologic and psychologic dimensions
  • Strong knowledge of the healthcare and wellness national ecosystem
  • Understanding of the policy and legislative process
  • Understanding of clinical informatics, data, clinical IT, and clinical systems
  • Innovative and creative thinking with ability to operationalize
  • High emotional intelligence
Licensure and Certification Requirements
  • State licensure for practice of medicine
  • Board certification or eligibility

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Health is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

Ascension Health participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

E-Verify (link to E-verify site) 

Job ID: 259366
Category: Physicians
Facility: MOSTL Mission Point
Location: Nashville, TN

Build your career with Ascension

Join our Talent Network