The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Ambulatory Services will be a physician leader focused on ambulatory operations and will be a key leader responsible for strategy, management, and operations of ambulatory services across the UK HealthCare (UKHC) enterprise.
The CMO for Ambulatory Services will report to the Chief Physician Executive and will work in a collaborative relationship with the Vice President for Medical Group and Ambulatory and in a triad relationship with Chief of Ambulatory Services and the Ambulatory Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). This position is expected to work collaboratively with nursing and administrative partners to develop and maintain the overall clinical programs that ensure patient care quality and associated outcomes. The CMO is expected to provide leadership and consultation in prioritizing capital allocation in order to optimize resource investment to advance the clinical and operational agenda for UK HealthCare. The role is a leader in dyadic/triadic partnerships, as well as supports entity-based dyadic partnerships. Each Chief Medical Officer interacts and collaborates with other enterprise CMOs to ensure consistent provider care standards. This role has a reporting relationship that demonstrates matrix accountability to UK HealthCare system leadership.
The role of CMO for Ambulatory Services will be allocated up to 70% effort with the remaining effort of this full-time position to include clinical service and potentially other efforts depending on the candidate's background and skills.
UK HealthCare is comprised of all UK hospitals, more than 80 specialized clinics and 140 outreach programs, and a team of more than 11,000 people - physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals - all dedicated to providing the most advanced, effective care available in Kentucky and beyond.
UK HealthCare includes a Level 1 trauma center on-site; a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; the NCI-designated UK Markey Cancer Center; magnet-designated nursing professionals; and a network of partnerships and outreach locations throughout the state so that world-class care is always close to home.
As an academic research institution, physicians, as well as pharmacists, nurses, and other health care professionals, are continuously pursuing the next generation of cures, treatments, protocols, and policies. At the same time, educators and thought leaders in health policy and delivery are transforming the healthcare landscape in Kentucky to provide the right care in the right place for everyone in the state.
Growing dramatically in recent years, UK HealthCare saw hospital discharges between 2004 and 2015 increase by 88 percent while the complexity of the cases treated moved from the 25th percentile of academic medical centers to the 75th.
At the same time, overall improvements in the quality of care and patient safety led to UK HealthCare receiving the University Health System Consortium Rising Star Award in 2013 and becoming a national leader in patient safety in 2015.
UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Rankings for 2022-23.