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Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Yakima, WA

Organization: MultiCare Yakima Memorial
Category: Chief Medical Officer
Location: Yakima, WA
Date Job Posted: August 17, 2023
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Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Yakima, WA

You Belong Here.

At MultiCare, we strive to offer a true sense of belonging for all our employees. Across our health care network, you will find a dynamic range of meaningful careers, opportunities for growth, safe workplaces, and flexible schedules. We are connected by our mission - partnering and healing for a healthy future - and dedicated to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

MultiCare Health System is seeking a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to lead our team at MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital in beautiful Yakima, Washington.

Position Summary:

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has direct responsibility for the quality of medical care provided and medical staff relationships. The incumbent provides medical leadership for clinical and business planning, clinical performance, Medical Quality Assessment/Assurance, Risk Management, Continuing Medical Education, and Medical Staff Credentialing and governance activities. Under the direction of the President/Chief Operating Officer and in conjunction with other organizational leaders, the incumbent provides medical leadership to develop and achieve the Business Unit’s strategic and operational objectives, integrating those objectives with the system objectives of MultiCare Health System (MHS).

As a member of the executive team of the business unit, the incumbent works together with the President/Chief Operating Officer, Nurse Executive, Quality and Safety leader, Finance Business Partner, President - MHS Clinically Integrated Network and ACO Operations, senior leaders, and Medical Staff leadership in a team-oriented approach to planning and operational oversight. This position collaborates with other Chief Medical Officers in the health system to share best practices and work closely with SVP of Quality Integrity and Medical Affairs Officer.

Work situations are varied and challenging, requiring strong administrative and leadership skills in negotiation, complex data analysis, creativity, diplomacy, problem solving and decision making. This position requires the development of critical relationships and broad ranging contacts to support accomplishment of internal as well as externally facing strategic and operational objectives.


  • Graduate of an accredited medical school
  • Licensure to practice medicine in Washington State
  • Graduate degree in healthcare administration preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years clinical experience, providing direct patient care
  • Experience as a medical director or service chief in a comparable hospital or health system
  • Credentialed to practice in MultiCare Health System facilities
  • Strong clinical credentials
  • Demonstrated progress in an administrative career path preferred

Our Values

As a MultiCare employee, we'll rely on you to reflect our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness. Our values serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.

Why MultiCare?

  • Mission-driven: Partnering for healing and a healthy future
  • Market Leadership: Washington's largest community-based, locally governed health system
  • Technology: "Most Wired" healthcare system 10 years in a row
  • Employee-centric: Named Forbes "America's Best Employers by State" in 2021
  • Lifestyle: Live and work in the Pacific Northwest - offering breathtaking water, mountain, and forest at every turn


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