UNIV - Executive Medical Director MUHA and Chief Medical Officer of MUSC Health Charleston Division-

Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC, United States

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Posted Date 3/15/2024

Job Description Summary

The Executive Medical Director MUHA and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the MUSC Charleston Division is a key member of the Charleston Division Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for the clinical care delivery, including both inpatient and ambulatory services, for the MUSC Charleston Division. The CMO’s most important responsibilities center on improving clinical operations, driving performance improvement, enhancing quality, and optimizing resource utilization to achieve the strategic goals for the MUSC Charleston Division.


Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

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CC000962 COM DO ADMIN General Administration CC

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Job Description

Programmatic Leadership & Oversight

  • Provides leadership in the areas of strategic planning, strategy execution, and operational implementation for the following Charleston Division’s programs:

    • Case Management and Care Transitions
    • Utilization Management and Physician Advisor Program in conjunction with the System Case management leader
    • Medical Executive Committee
    • Medical Staff Office
    • Medical Director Budget and Allocation
    • Graduate Medical Education
  • The CMO will be a member of the Charleston Executive Leadership Team (ELC) and collaborate effectively with the College of Medicine and MUSC Physicians (MUSCP) to enhance integration of OneMUSC for both the clinical and academic missions.
  • The CMO will be the second in command for the Charleston Division working closely with the CEO and expected to effectively represent the CEO when they are not immediately available.

Physician Leadership & Mentoring

  • Collaborates with key leaders from the Health System, Charleston Division, MUSCP, and College of Medicine to develop physician performance standards as well as the associated mechanisms to support accountability.
  • Leads and supports a behavioral framework for all Medical Staff Members who practice within the Charleston Division of MUSC Health.

Network and Programmatic Growth

  • Prioritizes strategic clinical growth to increase the impact of MUSC across the region.
  • Serve as primary liaison with ICCE Leadership for the clinical activities of the Charleston Division.
  • Work collaboratively with the CMO’s from the MUSC Regional Health Network and MUSCP to drive system integration and enhance organizational performance.

Drive Innovation and Partnership

  • Work across the health science university to build positive collaborative relationships and shared accountability to achieve excellence.
  • Acts as the primary liaison between Medical Center administration, MUHA medical staff, MUSC Physicians, and College of Medicine Leadership.
  • Serves as primary liaison with COM Dean’s office in matters concerning residents, medical student rotations and fellowships within the Charleston Division.
  • Embrace innovation in new models of healthcare delivery and ensure that MUSC is positioned well to address the challenges and opportunities for health reform.

Quality Care and Operational Excellence

  • Collaborates with ICCE Chiefs, Medical Directors and other key inpatient and ambulatory Divisional Leaders to optimize patient care delivery, experience, and outcomes.
  • Continue to advance service excellence, patient safety and exceptional quality outcomes working with the Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Quality Officer.
  • Utilizes metric data and benchmarking to drive a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Enhance diversity initiatives and be a champion in embracing diversity as a key institutional and culture competency.
  • Provides leadership in the areas of strategic planning, strategy execution and implementation of performance improvement programs.
  • Oversee medical staff credentialing and delineation of clinical privileges, including credentialing of allied health practitioners.
  • Reviews the medical staff committee structure to ensure compliance and uniformity with respect to peer review and continuous performance monitoring and improvement.
  • Promotes development, adoption, dissemination, and implementation of practice guidelines, clinical pathways, and protocols to promote best practices.
  • Participates in professional organizations and represents the hospital in a professional, competent manner in the community.
  • Identify and support operational improvements in a rapidly changing organization.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Operating Officer to oversee the Admission Transfer Center, patient throughput and bed planning, as well as Perioperative Operations.

Fiscal Management

  • Promote an expectation of fiscal stewardship for all members of medical staff.
  • Work collaboratively with the MUSC Charleston CFO and COO to enhance fiscal accountability and drive performance improvement across the division.
  • Demonstrate expertise in using established benchmarks to drive performance improvement.
  • Actively participate in the quarterly flex budgeting process with the ELC and ICCE Chiefs.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Board certified MD with academic medical center experience
  • MBA or MHA is preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in progressively complex and increasing responsibility of senior leadership positions, ideally gained in a major academic medical center.
  • Considerable knowledge of and experience with teaching hospitals, academic physician group practices, as well as medical schools and university cultures and operations is expected, as is demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies.
  • Demonstrated broad and intimated understanding of emerging health care issues, health system models, regional and national trends, and regulatory and legislative changes.
  • A strong strategic sense with a proven track record of growing a system both organically and through innovative shared alliances and partnerships across a diverse region.
  • Demonstrated ability to assemble a highly qualified and effective management team and the corresponding ability to mentor, develop and delegate to that team. Will have a demonstrated track record of fostering a culture and working environment focused on inclusivity.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership skills with a track record of team building and experience using lean management systems.
  • A record of implementing effective cost management, utilizing metrics to drive results.
  • Intellectual and analytical skills to drive cogent planning and establishment of disciplined management systems.
  • Demonstrated political acumen and necessary skills to orchestrate, optimize and constructively balance the interests of diverse stakeholders.
  • A mentor and developer of people, motivating people to be team players. One who will ensure accountability, as well as being supportive and open with staff.
  • A true sense of mission – to patient care, to the broader community, to medical and health education, and to research and the discovery of knowledge in an academic setting.

Reporting Relationships:

The CMO reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for MUSC Charleston Division. This role requires approximately 80% effort; support for the remainder of the effort will be determined based on the selected candidate’s clinical and academic interests and qualifications and the needs of the home department.  Faculty rank and College of Medicine home department will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the selected applicant.

The CMO has the following direct reports:

  • Associate CMOs for MUSC Charleston (Childrens, Perioperative, Admission and Transfer Center, Adult Inpatient)
  • Director, Case Management
  • Director, Medical Staff Office
  • Administrative Coordinator, Office of CMO
  • Director of Strategic Growth
  • Analysts

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience: MD or equivalent

Additional Job Description

Physical Requirements: (Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift) Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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Administration | Executive | Healthcare & Public Health

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