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Chief Medical Officer - Ketchikan

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  Variable
Primary Location (City):  Ketchikan
State:  AK

PeaceHealth is seeking a Chief Medical Officer - Ketchikan for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of Variable.

Req ID: 196043



Serves as a member of a network executive team and participates in the design and development of the strategic plan and vision.  Works in collaboration with network leaders to lead quality, patient safety and patient experience of care in the communities they serve, collaborates with key stakeholders to ensure the facilities stays compliant with regulatory requirements.  Serves as a physician who represents practices for the executive team.   Responsible for the integration of clinical quality and demonstrated best clinical practices into clinical operations, evaluates the development of new and continuation of existing services, investigating future clinical technologies/information systems and evaluating their impact on providers’ practices, patient safety and patient family experience.  Creates a patient-centered environment that is highly satisfying to providers and caregivers. Responsible for managing medical community and interdepartmental relations, coaching/mentoring physician leaders and managing teams to improve team leadership effectiveness.   Responsible for developing provider relationships and clinical integration activity across PeaceHealth.  Participates in and is a member of the system Physician Executive Council.



  1. Leads clinical quality improvement, patient safety and regulatory and accreditation projects/concerns within assigned communities.  
  2. In conjunction with system colleagues, network executive team and Leadership Council; ensures established medical practices express PeaceHealth mission, vision and organizational standards.
  3. Participates in the planning, organization, and administration of general and medical policies and procedures in the hospital or medical group by membership in a variety of committees.
  4. In collaboration with other leaders, assists as needed to remove barriers to coming into compliance with regulatory requirements and supports a system wide approach.  Assists with preventative and corrective action planning when medical provider support is needed.
  5. In support of quality director, co-chairs the Quality Management Committee – supporting development of the quality plan for the community or medical group, actively recruiting medical staff engagement and prioritizing work with other executives.  Collaborates with quality committees to ensure alignment.
  6. Actively engages in patient safety support and initiatives, root cause analysis as appropriate, and assuring credible action plans are resourced and completed.  Participates in patient safety committees to share best practices and ensure follow up in the organization.
  7. Ensures clinical quality and practices are aligned with fiscal responsibility.  Ensures achievement of the organization’s financial targets related to quality, safety, and clinical practice.
  8. Supports the development of protocols for high risk and/or high-volume disease processes to eliminate unnecessary variation and foster standardized approaches.
  9. Serves as a liaison between senior leadership and the medical staff.  Advocates for providers and practices at all levels of the community and organization.
  10. Participates in annual strategic and operational planning in conjunction with annual strategic and operational planning for PH system.
  11. Leads the design of assigned functional teams and care improvement approaches to further PeaceHealth mission.  Ensures organizational standards and performance outcomes.
  12. Provides mentoring, performance reviews and oversight to appointed/employed service line medical directors.  Partners with staff to elected medical staff officers in their strategies and assignments.  May oversee medical staff office.
  13. Performs other duties as required or assigned.




Graduation from an accredited medical school and complete an accredited residency program in a medical or clinical specialty is required.

Completion of an MBA, MHA or secondary college education in a business or health administration field is preferred.



  • Minimum of ten years of high-level healthcare leadership experience required.
  • Minimum 5 years recent clinical practice experience required.
  • Experience leading/partnering in multidisciplinary teams required.
  • Up to date knowledge of changes in healthcare, emerging clinical methodologies and standards required.
  • Experience with redesign or process work which includes community or medical group wide implementation required.



  • Licensed as a physician in the state where they will reside
  • Board-certification required.



  • Ability to understand and align day to day work with the PeaceHealth mission, core values and leadership model and reflect the leadership model attributes.
  • High professional and ethical standards
  • Strong understanding of principals of patient-centered care, physician compensation systems, medical technology, including electronic medical records, and quality/service improvement strategies required.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to form collaborative relationships, both within the organization and in the community.
  • Capable of maintaining strict confidentiality when dealing with sensitive medical-legal and professional subjects.
  • Possesses ability to facilitate resolution of conflicts and grievances, handling highly charged problems and situations in a calm and objective manner.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.



  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.         
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.          
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.     
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!  We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment!


To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.


Location: Ketchikan, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (AK100)
Job Category:  Leadership 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $TBD, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: n/a


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Nearest Major Market: Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market: Anchorage

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