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Chief Medical Officer, Sandoval Regional Medical Center
University of New Mexico- School of Medicine

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2020
Title Chief Medical Officer, Sandoval Regional Medical Center
University University of New Mexico- School of Medicine
Rio Rancho, NM, United States
Department Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Senior Executive Officer
  • Health Policy/Management/Administration
    Medicine - General


Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at it’s facility in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. This is a full time position which will also have a faculty appointment (open rank, open track) at the University of New Mexico (UNM), School of Medicine (SOM) in the candidates department of training. This postion requires .80 FTE administrative time and .20 FTE clinical effort. The CMO works in collaboration with the SRMC CEO, COO/CNO, CFO, School of Medicine Clinical Department Chairs, SRMC Medical Staff, Community Providers and UNM Health System leadership to develop and implement aligned strategic direction, goals and medical policy for SRMC hospital. Ensures high quality physician and advanced practice provider care; and establishes/maintains a safe environment for patients through the development of policies, procedures and processes based on current best practices. Manages fiscal affairs for medical staff services and works collaboratively with the Executive Team and Management to ensure implementation of strategic patient care initiatives and centers of excellence that support the overall goals of the organization. Serves as a point of contact for community health and health care access issues. Serves as a member of the Executive Team and as such, actively participates in the development of long-term organizational goals and strategies. Represents the SRMC medical staff in all SRMC and UNM Health System strategic, operational, planning, and policy activities. This position reports to the UNM SRMC CEO.

SRMC is part of UNM Health, which is located in Albuquerque, a 300-year-old city steeped in the history and culture of the southwest. The city’s metro region, which includes the home of SRMC, is home to roughly half of the state’s 2 million residents, and Forbes Magazine recently designated it as the top ranked metro area in the U.S. for business and careers. Residents find Albuquerque’s climate of warm days, cool nights, low humidity and lots of sunshine an ideal place for outdoor activities. There are endless recreational opportunities like hiking, bicycling, golfing, playing tennis and skiing. That doesn’t even take into account perhaps the most popular event held in the city each year: the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the premier event of its kind in the world. Albuquerque features an enjoyable blend of history, culture, scenery, climate and business for a prosperous UNM Health career.

At UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC), you benefit from the personal attention of a community hospital and the expertise and resources of an academic health care facility. That’s because UNM SRMC’s unique open medical staff model allows service from both University of New Mexico faculty physicians and community-based, independent doctors. All our staff and providers are committed to quality improvement and patient safety, which helped us earn accreditation by The Joint Commission – the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit health care accrediting agency.

Our Facility
Since SRMC opened its doors in July 2012, we have remained committed to providing Sandoval County with quality, expert health care that’s always delivered with a smile.
You can count on our facility to provide many services, including:

  • An Emergency Department
  • A state-of-the-art Radiology & Women’s Imaging Department
  • Primary care and specialty care clinics
  • Infusion services
  • Physical and occupational therapy
    SRMC also houses:
  • Six operating rooms
  • Two procedural rooms
  • 60 acute care, inpatient beds in our medical, surgical and intensive care units
    Medical Office Building
    The Professional Arts Building has more than 40,000 square feet for:
  • Primary care and specialty care physician clinic space.
  • Outpatient physical therapy.
  • Medical education space.
  • Hospital cafeteria and dining room.

Medical and surgical specialties practicing within the Professional Arts Building include family medicine, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, urology, rheumatology, pulmonology, non-invasive cardiology, ear, nose and throat, gynecology, nephrology, endocrinology, and gastroenterology, Physician clinics505-994-7397Patient Financial Services: 505-994-7468
Minimum Requirements

Candidates must hold an MD, DO, or equivalent degree have demonstrated expertise appropriate for appointment as an Assistant, Associate or Professor in UNM’s School of Medicine. The candidate must have three (3) years of progressive administrative experience in an acute care Community Hospital setting. Candidates must be eligible for Medical Staff membership and active clinical practice in their specialty at UNM SRMC (see above specialties), be eligible for licensure in New Mexico, and must be eligible to work in the United States.

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced business degree(s) such as MBA, MPH, MHA
  • Administrative experience in academic and non-academic setting
  • Previous practice experience in both academic and non-academic setting
  • Board Experience: Hospital, Healthcare or Community Board Experience
  • Experience with Lean Concepts, Lean Management , Medical Leadership Training
  • Evidence of leadership and experience in managing a complex clinical, research, and educational enterprise
  • Demonstrated evidence of financial management, contract negotiation and driving strategic initiatives to successful outcomes
  • Strong record of personnel management experience with an emphasis on faculty recruitment, faculty development and mentoring for success
  • Experience working with multiple constituencies and a record of advocacy across all department mission areas
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Exceptional communication skills

Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.
Nomination Process
To nominate an outstanding candidate, please send the name and contact information of the nominee to:

c/o April Rodriguez
Telephone Number: (505) 272-9767
Fax Number: (505) 272-6581

Nominations must be received by December 22, 2020. If self-nominating, you need only apply and not submit a self-nomination.
Application Process
For best consideration applications must be received by January 4, 2021 however the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply: A complete application consist of: (1) current curriculum vitae; (2) a comprehensive letter of interest that addresses how their strengths and experience match the qualifications for the position; (3) names, addresses and contact information for five references. Current faculty of the UNM School of Medicine must obtain a letter of support from their Chair.

For complete details of this position and to apply, access Faculty Posting at: Reference Posting req14375.

For information regarding the confidentiality of inquiries and applications or general questions please call or email to the address listed above. UNM’s confidentiality policy ("Disclosure of information about Candidates for Employment," UNM Board of Regents’ Policy Manual 6.7), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

  • The committee particularly encourages applications and nominations of women and minorities from the under-represented groups. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • April Rodriguez
    University of New Mexico- School of Medicine
    1 University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131
  • 505-272-9767
  • 505-272-6581


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