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Chief Medical Officer

Company: Lever
Location: San Ramon
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Donor Network West's mission is to save and heal lives through organ and tissue donation for transplantation and research. At Donor Network West, we're looking for people who embody our core values: passion, excellence, equity and inclusion, and relationships. We welcome diverse perspectives and foster an environment of collaboration and service. POSITION SUMMARY The Chief Medical Officer is the Medical Director of Donor Network West and is responsible for medical direction, clinical oversight and medical quality assurance. The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for ensuring that clinical services activities are based on established clinical standards of practice designed to achieve quality outcomes in the procurement and delivery of transplantable organs. The Chief Medical Officer, in concordance with prevailing applicable rules and regulations, is directly responsible for optimizing the quantity and quality of transplantable organs and tissues made available to the community and nation; assumes ultimate responsibility for donor clinical assessment, management and the organ recovery process with the goal of maximizing the number of organs. The Chief Medical Officer oversees the Donor Network West Surgeon Qualification approval process, organ specific committees, the organization's research program, including data analysis and performance improvement activities; supports and fosters an organizational culture based on collaboration, support, constructive feedback and accountability. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Chief Medical Officer shall be responsible generally for the overall professional and medical administrative aspects of Donor Network West's activities.
  • Review, modification and ownership of Donor Network West's protocols for donor evaluation and management and organ recovery and distribution.
  • Assists with the long-range planning and development of Donor Network West clinical programs and services in concert with the Chief Executive Officer, VP of Organ Operations, and the VP of Hospital Development and Family Services.
  • Development, with the Chief Executive Officer and senior staff leaders, of policies and procedures and guidelines regarding organ donation, evaluation and management, consistent with local, state and federal requirements and the standards of the United Network for Organ Sharing (such policies and procedures to be subject to the annual review and approval of the Medical Advisory Board); reviews Donor Management Guidelines (Adult and Pediatric) to ensure compliance and to optimize organ viability and function.
  • Organizes and presents at various Donor Network West boards, including Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Board and Research sub-committees.
  • Takes an on-call role accessible to Donor Network West donation services staff and, as appropriate in conjunction with the VP of Organ Operations, to:
  • Assist in the review of referred potential organ donors to assess initial medical suitability provision of medical management recommendations.
  • Assist in the review of organ clinical findings.
  • Act with knowledge that clinical findings during donor assessment are conveyed during the organ offer process to transplant programs in order that the final decision for medical suitability of the donor and donor organ rests with the accepting surgeon for the potential recipient.
  • Assist Donor Network West staff as requested with surgeon questions, placement waivers and so on during allocation process
  • Assist, as requested, with obtaining specialized consults to assist with assessment of medical suitability.
  • Provide final decision on positive serology findings for family disclosure and hospital reporting.
  • Assist with Medical Examiner and Coroner's offices negotiations to obtain the release of organ donors in conjunction with the Donation Partner Development staff.
  • Serve as a liaison with transplant surgeons and physicians from the transplant centers, to ensure their understanding and compliance with recovery policies and procedures.
  • In conjunction with theVP of Hospital Development & Family Services, act as a liaison with physicians and staff from donor hospitals, to ensure their understanding and compliance with all donor management guidelines.
  • The Chief Medical Officer also assumes other responsibilities:
  • Creates and provides occurrence correspondence to appropriate parties including regulatory agencies (MPSC/UNOS, DTAC), physicians, Donor Network West Board of Directors, Donor Network West's Medical Advisory Board, and Donor Network West internal Quality department.
  • Participates in audits and interviews with both regulatory agencies and internal Donor Network West's quality department.
  • Participates in QAPI activities as required.
  • Participates in regular case review and suitability review calls with various staff.
  • Authors and/or reviews clinical policies and procedures.
  • Provides hands on training to procurement and surgical staff as needed.
  • Works with the VP of Quality Systems to ensure compliance with Donor Network West's recovery surgeon qualifications and assist with new fellow training and orientation.
  • Reviews Donor Network West's performance metrics including, critically, but not limited to volume of organ donors recovered & transplanted and volume of organs transplanted.
  • Potential for internal and external speaking engagements:
  • Donor Network West staff meetings, donor hospital in-services, clinical donor consortiums, medical professional education opportunities, physician dinners and others as requested.
  • Provides guidance and medical advice on employee disease exposures and staff vaccination policies
  • As requested, participates in evaluation of vendors, e.g., Materials Management medical supply vendors, technology vendors providing clinical technology for clinical interfaces.
  • Fostering effective communications between transplant physicians, Donor Network West and other interested parties.
  • Providing commentary and expertise regarding clinical matters with local, state and national organizations.
  • Attending relevant industry meetings and providing leadership in appropriate venues.
  • Reviews material produced by Donor Network West for publication on a national level regarding clinical aspects of donor suitability and management
  • Assists with research projects under taken by Donor Network West, e.g., may serve as co or principal Investigator on NIH funded studies with Donor Network West involvement, serve as liaison for Principal Investigators at our academic partners with concerns or questions, review research grant submissions, review internal research abstracts prior to submission for conferences, journals, needed
  • Assist in arranging on-call Medical Director coverage and communicates the coverage in a timely manner to Donor Network West staff.
  • Attends routine executive, senior leadership, and donation services meetings
  • Advises and trains the per diem staff anesthesia personnel as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS
    • Proven leadership ability, with a broad array of skills transferable to a complex, human services organization.
    • Possesses highly developed communication skills:
    • exceptional listening skills
    • Ability to project an image of concern, transparency, and accountability, inspiring confidence and trust with multiple stakeholders.
    • Ability to influence opinion and policy.
    • Ability to work closely, in partnership, and in a position of leadership with a diversified staff, in a style of respect and collaboration.
    • Ability to maintain a healthy, gratifying, congenial environment for staff.
    • Ability to make and implement informed decisions with attention to detail and follow-through.
    • Possesses and models:
    • Passion for the work
    • Compassion for donors and their families
    • High energy
    • Resilience and durability
    • A healthy sense of humor and perspective EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
      • Degree: Doctor of Medicine required
      • Minimum of 3 years' experience in an organ procurement organization required.
      • 3 years management experience in a health-related field; with 5 years in an OPO preferred
      • Possess valid California Medical License

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