Chief Medical Officer (CMO) – WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital
REPORTS TO: President & CEO – Wheeling Hospital
WVUHS Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
POSITION SUMMARY: The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) serves as the
primary physician executive of WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital with
leadership responsibility of programs in relation to clinical care,
patient safety, and quality for both inpatient and ambulatory
Provides executive leadership and direction in WVU Medicine’s
pursuit of the highest possible standard of patient care, clinical
effectiveness, and value. Ensures that clinical programs meet the
needs of the educational programs and that the clinical environment
fosters all missions of the organization.
Develops and expands the scope of services to meet the needs of the
state and region, and to foster innovation and continuous
CMO will be required to work a minimum of 20% clinical
1. Doctorate of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from an accredited
college of medicine or osteopathy.
2. Maintain current Board certification by a board recognized by
the American Board of Medical Specialties or of specializing Boards
of Osteopathic Medicine.
3. Ability to obtain and maintain unrestricted medical licensure in
the state of West Virginia.
4. At least five years’ experience in a leadership or
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
1. Master’s Degree in business, management, public health, or
equivalent experience preferred.
1. Experience in practice plan business and management is
2. Experience in oversight of quality and patient safety is
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are
intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by
people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be
construed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and
duties. Other duties may be assigned.
• Physician shall report to the President and CEO of Wheeling
Hospital with responsibilities for assisting in business
operations, and service to members on the Wheeling campus.
Physician shall maintain a leadership role in the strategic
planning and resource allocation processes of Wheeling and maintain
a leadership role in representing Wheeling in public forums to
include potential affiliations, philanthropic events, legal forums,
and public awareness events.
• Physician shall also report to the CMO of WVU Health System.
Physician will provide leadership and direction in WVU Health
System’s pursuit of the highest possible standard of patient care,
clinical effectiveness, and value.
• Physician will participate in the annual operating and capital
budget preparation and will be responsible for integrating medical
staff and clinical issues into the planning, budgeting, and
marketing processes of Wheeling. Physician will investigate and
study new developments in medical practice techniques and initiate
medical staff and administrative discussion regarding the
implementation of new patient care programs, and consideration of
hospital medical staff ventures.
• Physician shall assist Wheeling Hospital and its affiliated
entities meeting Joint Commission guidelines, licensure
requirement, and in achieving quality improvement objectives.
Physician will maintain an awareness of Joint Commission standards
and guidelines, as well as clinical standards for federal programs
and state licensure requirements, including proposed changes.
• Physician shall collaborate with appropriate Wheeling Hospital
leaders to integrate the medical staff peer review functions with
overall institutional quality goals. Physician will participate in
information technology development to allow feedback to physicians
regarding practice patterns, performance and resource utilization.
Physician will ensure the proper analysis of such data to identify
patterns and trends, and Physician will ensure reporting of the
ongoing results of quality review to appropriate faculty physicians
and clinical chairs.
Physician will work at minimum .2 FTE clinically in their respected
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
• Utilization review
o Physician shall review inpatient stays with hospital utilization
o Physician shall contact/advise other physicians about utilization
o Physician shall, when necessary, order the relocation of patients
to the appropriate level of care
o Physician shall assist with appeals of adverse coverage
determinations by third party payers
• Quality Assurance
o Physician shall work with VP of Quality and Regulatory Affairs to
improve processes of care
o Physician shall attend monthly Quality Council meeting and give
reports to the Wheeling Hospital Board of Directors
o Physician shall review cases for determination of appropriateness
of care, when requested
· Risk Management
o Physician shall review medico-legal issues, when requested by
Wheeling President & CEO
o Physician shall partner with CMIO in building clinical protocols
for better disease management processes
o Physician shall provide support for integration of electronic
medical records for physician offices and hospital-based
· Physician recruitment
o Physician shall meet with interested candidates, when
· Medical Staff/Administration
o Physician shall assist in implementing strategic planning for
future of medical staff and hospital
o Physician shall serve as formal communication point for
information distributed to the medical staff
o Physician shall assist in credentialing and reappointment
procedures and follow-up for all medical personnel
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
AREA AND ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION:
WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health
system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national
leader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System is
comprised of fourteen member hospitals and six hospitals under
management agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby
Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center
that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more
than 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees who
serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the
state of West Virginia and the nation.
Wheeling Hospital has served the Northern Panhandle of West
Virginia, Eastern Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania longer than any
other hospital in the state. The hospital has 223 beds, and the
medical staff totals 230 primary care and specialty physicians. In
addition to the hospital, the complex includes the Continuous Care
Center and the Howard Long Wellness Center. Connected to the
hospital are five medical office buildings where 80 physicians have
their private offices.
Wheeling, WV is the largest city in the Wheeling-Belmont County
(Ohio) Metropolitan Statistical Area that includes Ohio and
Marshall Counties, WV, and Belmont County, OH. The comforts of a
small town with the amenities of a big city are at your fingertips
at a lower cost of living. Wheeling is less than an hour from
Pittsburgh, PA and two hours from Columbus, OH. Through major art
exhibitions, symphony concerts, theatrical productions, history
programs, dance performances and hundreds of classes, workshops and
seminars, Wheeling’s cultural community is committed to enriching
lives through the arts and bringing enjoyment and inspiration to
people of all ages. From hundreds of fairs and festivals to arts
and culture, there is something for everyone. Year-round activities
include golf, hiking, biking, kayaking/water sports, running,
skiing/snowboarding, and host of family activities.
To learn more, visit: https://wvumedicine.org/wheeling/
and apply online: https://wvumedicine.org/careers/wheeling7/
For additional questions, please contact Annette Belcher, Physician
Recruiter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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