The Associate Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) of the Stead Family Children's Hospital provides medical oversight, expertise, and leadership for the clinical staff in overseeing the delivery of high quality, safe, innovative, efficient clinical care provided at UI SFCH. The ACMO as in integrated member of the executive UISFCH leadership reports directly to the CMO of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with matrix reporting relationships to the SFCH Physician-in Chief, the SFCH Chief Administrative Officer and the CEO of UI Health Care. This position will be a 0.5 FTE with the remaining 0.5 FTE as a clinical position in the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics. The ACMO in this leadership role will work collaboratively with the Pediatric DEO/SFCH Physician-in Chief, Pediatric Division Directors, other CCOM Academic Chairs and other UI Health Care Leaders in pursuing continuous performance improvement by developing collaborative relationships which meet/exceed expectations, while enhancing productivity, operations, patient satisfaction and physician engagement, assuring regulatory compliance and developing a patient centered team-based culture of excellence in patient care. The ACMO is primarily responsible for planning, directing and monitoring the integrations of clinical operations to ensure the implementation of patient/family centered care that is cost effective, and quality driven throughout UISFCH (for inpatient care, ambulatory practices and transitions across the system and between UI Health Care and our referring partners). The following are the direct reports or reporting department to this key position: UI SFCH Medical Directors, UI SFCH Surgeon-In-Chief The following are the indirect reports or reporting department to this key position: Associate Chief Quality Officer (ACQO), Children's and Women's Services Key Areas of Responsibilities/Essential Functions Lead strategic, data driven operational change to improve delivery systems to achieve efficient, high quality, safe, cost effective care of patients in a team-based, patient- and family-center culture. Engage the entire team in the UI SFCH through collaboration with focus on: Operations: Improve Access by: Leading the physician teams and collaborate with nursing to improve overall access to the inpatient beds through optimization of length of stay and timeliness of discharge Leading improvements in triage from outside facilities and improvement efficiencies of transfer within the UI SFCH to place patients in the right bed in the most timely fashion Partnering with the Executive Director of University of Iowa Physicians and the Executive Medical Director of Main Campus Ambulatory Clinics to improve access to and efficacy of the ambulatory clinics associated with the pediatrics programs Lead Change by: Fostering the commitment to data-driven decision making in order to bring forth positive change and enhance clinical excellence in patient care. Strategically evaluating, planning and facilitating necessary change to optimize patient flow to achieve excellence in patient outcomes and exceptional patient and family experience Evaluating in a data-driven fashion the value of care delivered, with focus on improvement of direct cost per outcome, and developing strategies to improvement value to patients and the UI SFCH Optimizing opportunities for improvements in accurate documentation to highlight the quality of care delivered within the UI SFCH by a data driven approach and through education and collaboration with the physician's and advanced practice providers Quality and Safety: Facilitate the analysis of quality performance and partner with the CQO to prioritize goals in quality and safety for UI SFCH Actively and aggressively support the CQO and ACQO, Children's and Women's Services and ACQO, Ambulatory Services in quality and safety improvement efforts and initiatives within the UI SFCH hospital inpatient, ambulatory and procedural/OR areas Mentor and Partner with the ACQO Children's and Women's Services to lead clinical quality and initiatives that support the provision of consistent clinical performance and practice standards across the hospital, ensuring the collaboration and coordination of all stakeholders in the process Partner with the Medication Safety Officer and the pharmacists and physicians within the UI SFCH to improve medication safety for all patients with UI SFCH Graduate Medical Education: Assist in the strategy of development of the plans for education of medical students, residents, and fellows fostering collaborative working relationships between subspecialties/affiliated teaching specialties. Culture: Create a cultural expectation of team-based patient- and family-centered care and excellent team dynamics among all members of the healthcare team within UI SFCH Serve as the leader within the UI SFCH, with the CMO and the clinical department executives, in upholding a high standard of professionalism among physicians and advanced practice professionals Develop a culture in which patient safety is a top priority for all and create a learning environment that encourages open reporting, regular discussion, and continuous learning from quality and safety event and near misses Institutional Leadership: Serve as a member of the Chief Medical Officer's Leadership Executive Team Serve as the designated physician leader for all regulatory visits (The Joint Commission, etc.) involving the UI SFCH and as delegated within UI Health Care Serve as a resource to the Chief Medical Officer as needed Serve as a resource and consultant in physician recruitment, clinical program/service line development within UI SFCH and UI Health Care Contribute as a member of the leadership team actively participating in strategic planning, budgeting, and decision-making as requested Work closely with clinical department leaders to assure smooth operations within the UI SFCH and throughout UI Health Care. Serve as a liaison between administration and the medical staff. Partner with medical staff and administrative teams and the hospital clinical staff office to improve effective and appropriate privileging and credentialing of physicians and providers in the UI SFCH Act as an administrative representative with organizations/individuals outside the hospital.