CMO: NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler

Chief Medical Officer Job Description

Come join the largest public hospital system in the nation! Every day, we work together to make an extraordinary difference in the health and well-being of each individual we serve – without exception. Join our team and help us create a positive patient experience.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler provides high quality short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing services in a warm and comfortable setting. From specialized rehabilitation equipment to expert wound care, we offer a variety of health care services – all designed to deliver excellent care and maximize your independence.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler is seeking to hire a Chief Medical Officer (Medical Director) for its Roosevelt Island, NYC site. The CMO will be responsible for the planning, review, supervision and control of the medical and health services of the long-term care nursing facility. The CMO formulates policies, methods and procedures, and prescribes standards for treatment, diagnosis, control and prevention of illness, as well as, supervising methods of delivery and evaluating patient care.

Some general responsibilities will include:

Organize and coordinate physician services and the services provided by other professionals as they relate to patient care and will oversee the quality of radiology, pharmacy, and lab services. Oversees the surveillance and promotion of employee health, safety, and welfare.

Participate in administrative decision making and recommends and approves relevant policies and procedures and will be responsible for communicating issues and concerns to system clinical leadership when warranted.

Establish and implement policies, procedures, and guidelines designed to assure the provision of adequate, comprehensive services and will also monitor, evaluate, and improve performance of medical services through performance improvement program.

Demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge of regulatory compliance based on, however not limited to the New York State Department of Health, Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services, and The Joint Commission that relate to patient care and related services.

Work with the organized medical staff and administration to ensure high value and high quality of care is delivered to patients with a focus on improving the patient experience, improving the health of the population, and maintaining fiscal responsibility and will be a part of the multi-departmental approach in improving the case mix index.

Work with system physician leadership on new programs and their integration into the post-acute care service line.


Graduation from an approved school of medicine and completion of an approved residency in a specialty and Board Certified and licensed to practice in New York State; and minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the field of specialty in a responsible medical and clinical administrative capacity.

Additional Preferences:

LTC Medical Leadership Experience, Geriatric Board Certified, AMDA Certified Medical Director, Palliative Care Certification, Post-Acute EMR Experience

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health benefits, retirement and pension plans, paid time off, professional development, and an employee perks program.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Please send resumes to Karen Zemsky-Czizik at