Chief Medical Officer

The role:

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) provides guidance, leadership and oversight of agency medical care including authorization of services, consultation to clinical operations and overall clinical direction. Responsible for maintaining the clinical integrity of client medical care including oversight of utilization and quality management, credentialing, and best practice guideline development. The CMO develops policies and leads initiatives related to medical services and nursing care, participates as a member of Executive Leadership Committee and the Howard Center Leadership Team and represents the Agency externally with key stakeholders. The positions reports directly to the CEO. The CMO has direct clinical responsibilities and supervises psychiatrists and nursing staff. The CMO participates in staff and community education initiatives.


  • Acts in the primary role for direction of psychiatric services for the agency and ensures delivery of cost effective, quality medical care that incorporates recovery, resiliency, and person-centered services.
  • Completes psychiatric evaluations and ongoing care as appropriate.
  • Monitors the availability and continuity of psychiatric intervention for agency clients.
  • Provides direct staff supervision and participates in workforce planning.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of new agency programs.
  • Contributes in needs assessments, quality assurance/improvement, utilization review, case management and peer review programs as required by agency policies and procedures.
  • Arranges or delegates the provision of psychiatric assessments for second opinions per agency requests.
  • Communicates with referral sources, fellow providers, and other state/community entities as needed.


  • Medical degree from an accredited school of medicine and completion of residency or specialty training, board-certified psychiatrist, M.D. or D.O. with an unrestricted clinical license
  • Five (5) or more years of experience providing psychiatric services.
  • Must hold an unencumbered medical license and be board certified or board eligible in psychiatry.
  • Must have experience as a Chief Medical Officer or have served as a leader in a healthcare organization.


  • This is a full time, benefits eligible position
  • This is a salaried position

Perks & Benefits:

  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families.
  • Delta Dental plan options
  • Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more.
  • 401K retirement and additional competitive match program
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Childcare stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program HC4ME including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.

This announcement will remain open until November 1, 2019 or until we have identified an adequate applicant pool, whichever occurs first. As such, applicants are encouraged to submit applications early.