Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO)

$250,000 - $275,000 a year | Houston, TX

Hamilton Health Box (HHB) is a rapidly growing private equity backed healthcare startup operating hybrid telemedicine-enabled primary care clinics for small and medium businesses across the country. Our goal is to find high potential individuals to drive a high-touch, low-cost healthcare experience for all of our patients and clients.

The Deputy CMO (DCMO) reports to the CMO. The DCMO will assist the CMO in all areas relating to the clinical operations of Hamilton Health Box. The DCMO is responsible for implementing and monitoring clinical policies, procedures guidelines, and standards of care; supervising the providers, clinical staff, and clinical support staff in their medical, behavioral health, nursing, and administrative duties; serving as a leader on the Clinical Leadership Team (CLT); overseeing the Standardization, Training, and Evaluation program; ensuring the continuous quality improvement program is administered in all clinical activities; fostering a culture of warmth and inclusivity among the staff; and participating as an integral part of the executive leadership team. The DCMO will serve as a representative for the organization as it pertains to fostering partnerships throughout the communities that HHB serves and collaborates with other medical professionals within the medical community to ensure the highest levels of care quality and patient experience while working to drive down healthcare spending and improve job satisfaction for the clinical staff.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directs and executes the clinical programs of the organization according to the guidelines established for all staff physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) or similar training and board certification.
  • Responsible for the supervision of clinical staff and allocation of resources in order to ensure the delivery of effective and efficient patient care on behalf of Hamilton Health Box’s high-touch value-based primary care model.
  • Manages job posting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding of new clinical staff to ensure seamless integration into the Hamilton Health Box care delivery model.
  • Ensures that all clinical practice is compliant with state and federal regulations as well as evidence-based clinical guidelines.
  • Oversees the Hamilton Health Box Standardization, Training, & Evaluation program, ensuring that all clinical staff remain licensed, credentialed, current, qualified, and proficient in their respective positions. Additionally, the DCMO is responsible for ensuring that appropriate statutory and operational supervision requirements are in compliance.
  • Directs the Quality Improvement Program and other clinical performance improvement activities, to include the identifying and monitoring clinical care measures and key performance indicators supported by evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes and population health.
  • Responsible for ensuring that Hamilton Health Box’s culture of mutual support, inclusivity, and servant leadership thrives throughout the organization.
  • Collaborates with the corporate executive leadership as an integral part of the executive team on company strategy development and ensures clinical alignment with between clinical practice, operational requirements, and the organization’s strategic direction.
  • Supports the development and growth of Hamilton Health Box’s lines of business by working with clinical and administrative leaders to improve clinical operations.
  • Executes on the CMO’s priorities and makes decisions on critical health care programs, partnerships, and issues.
  • Responsible for treating patients in our clinics and providing them with healthcare services that meet state and national standards for caregiving as well as prescribing patients with appropriate medication, health regimens and lifestyle adjustments that will contribute to their recovery from diagnosed health issues, prevent future health issues, and/or promote a healthier life.
  • Expected to contribute to clinical duties including call coverage and overflow appointment coverage as required.
  • Responsible for being an EMR superuser on Hamilton Health Box’s EMR and proficient with the multiple EMRs in use with our partnership agreements.
  • Provides direct supervision and management of workers compensation cases.

Education & Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited medical school with a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy; completion of an approved residency program in internal medicine, family practice, or emergency medicine.
  • A physician’s license to practice medicine in Texas and any other states of operation as required by organizational growth.
  • Current board certification by an appropriate American specialty board.
  • Active State DEA License.
  • MBA/MHA preferred.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Minimum of five years clinical experience with at least two years in a physician leadership role with experience in clinical alignment and engagement, programmatic oversight, cross-functional/interdisciplinary collaboration, and medical acumen as well as the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Strong track record of collaborating on and implementing strategic programs and direct experience leading teams and working well in a team environment with a high level of integrity and ethics.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a leader of primary care clinical operations and the establishment and maintenance of programs designed to improve population health, patient outcomes, and cost-effective care.
  • Expertise in effective clinical practice delivered with compassion and caring bedside manner.
  • Proven ability to foster cultures of collaboration and inclusivity and cultivate the professional growth for clinical staff of all levels.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines and manage both short- and long-term projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to navigate and manage multiple parallel work streams and projects.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with ability to thrive in a dynamic and changing environment.

Job Type:

  • Full-time


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Primary Care
  • Internal Medicine

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Houston, TX 77021: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location:

  • Houston, TX

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