Chief Medical Officer of Mental
Job Code: CMO - 144
Revision Date: September 2, 2022
$92.19 - $150.81 Hourly
$7,375.20 - $12,064.80 Biweekly
$191,753.00 - $313,689.00 Annually
We are an agency committed to
innovative behavioral health services in trauma-informed care that promote
healing and recovery to instill a sense of empowerment and foster a lifelong
sense of resilience.
The purpose of this job is to provide
direct mental health and intellectual developmental disabilities treatment.
Manages licensed clinical services provided throughout Emergence Health Network
(EHN), as they relate to Mental Health care; and is responsible for effective
and efficient leadership of provider performance. This position is
accountable to the Chief Operating Officer (CEO) for developing and
implementing EHN mental health and intellectual developmental disabilities
services strategies and, in conjunction with division chiefs, establishing and
implementing strategies and performance standards, monitoring and applying
continuous improvement processes to achieve expected high-quality medical
outcomes while appropriately managing compliance and risk. This position
also provides high level oversight for all waivers, grants and collaborative
efforts and maintains relationships with other academic and community-based
organizations on a local, state and national level.
This class formulates long-range
goals for the organization, develop policy and position papers and negotiates
with the chief executive officer and/or elected officials.
Duties and Responsibilities
The functions listed below are those
that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position.
Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the
position as necessary.
- Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff,
processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling,
disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
- Coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes
work schedules; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress;
inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and
direction as needed.
- Maintains active role as advisor to CEO with regards to
division activities to ensure constant flow of information for strategic
planning and/or growth opportunities.
- Provides system-wide medical services planning,
effective direction to and leadership of all Mental Health Services
medical providers, effective financial management and development of
medical services strategy and goals, accurate and timely reporting of
goals and performance to CEO.
- Ensures medical practice risk is effectively
- Directs individual and center-wide provider selection,
placement and professional development; monitors, mentors and appropriately
manages provider performance.
- Provides appropriate mental health and Intellectual
Developmental Disability (IDD) guidance to nursing services; coordinates
psychiatric and physician residency programs with educational
institutions; designs and oversee tele-health strategy and implementation
- Provides system-wide medical oversight and
consultation for collaborative projects with other agencies and special
projects as applicable.
- Maintains leadership role in local, state and national
organizations to further the goals to improve individual and population
outcomes, improve patient experience and reduce cost of care.
- Provides direct patient care on a scheduled basis as
applicable and appropriate
- Shares innovative programs and outcomes with regional
and national audiences via papers, reports, presentations and news media
- Participates in the activities of quality assurance;
pharmacy, infection control and safety programs; oversees medical care
- Creates a high-quality work culture through
participation in, and emphasis on training and mentoring to develop
leadership, management, and technical skills in self and all employees,
including safety related training and skills.
- Provides support to all team members.
- Employee shall maintain compliance with all Joint
Commission training requirements relevant to job duties, including but not
limited to those dealing with use of restraints and physical holding of
individuals receiving services.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
Requires graduation from an
accredited Medical School and hold a Doctorate in Medicine or Osteopathy with a
Residency Training Program in psychiatry with an unrestricted license to
proactive medicine in the State of Texas supplemented by nine (9) years of
progressive clinical practice in a Mental Health system of which five (3) years
must be in a leadership role over medical operations; or possession of any
equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides
the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Experience with trauma-informed
services; cognitive behavioral therapies, including Dialectical Behavioral
Therapy (DBT); and motivational therapies including the use of incentives,
Required Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of trauma-informed
theories, principals, and practices (includes multi-faceted understanding of
concepts such as community trauma, intergenerational and historical trauma,
parallel processes, and universal precautions), preferred.
Performs sedentary work that
involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10
pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard
Unavoidable Hazards (Work
- Involves routine and frequent exposure to:
- Bright/dim light; Dusts and pollen.
- Extreme noise levels.
- Toxic/caustic chemicals; Explosives; Violence.
- Other hazards not listed above.
Special Certifications and Licenses
- Must possess and maintain Texas Medical Board Full
- Requires Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number, Department
of Public Safety (DPS) number and National Provided Identifier (NPI)
- Must possess and maintain a valid state Driver's License
with an acceptable driving record.
- Must be able to pass a Tuberculosis (TB) test, criminal
background and drug screen.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Emergence Health Network is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Emergence Health Network to provide
reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective
and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with
Other Job Characteristics
- Staffing requirements, including criteria that staff
have diverse disciplinary backgrounds, have necessary State required
license and accreditation, and are culturally and linguistically trained
to serve the needs of the clinic's patient population.
- Credentialed, certified, and licensed professionals
with adequate training in person-centered, family centered, trauma
informed, culturally-competent and recovery-oriented care.
Note: This Class Description does not constitute an employment
agreement between the Emergence Health Network and an employee and is subject
to change by the Emergence Health Network as its needs change.