Northern Regional Medical Director, Emergency Medicine – System Medical Group

WVU Medicine

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The West Virginia University Health System, the state’s largest health system and largest private employer, comprises 18 hospitals throughout the state and bordering states. In addition, it includes five institutes, as well as providing management services for other local hospitals through affiliate agreements.

Whether you are caring for our patients at one of the critical access hospitals, community sites, regional or academic medical centers, we are all one WVU Health System.

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Additional Job Description:

WVU Medicine is seeking a Regional Medical Director for our Emergency Medicine Division Northern operations.

Job Description Overview:

The Regional Medical Director (RMD) will plan and direct all aspects of WVU EM policies and programs within the region. The RMD will be responsible for strategic clinical relationships with hospital administration, site medical directors, and providers within the region and ensure all clinical sites within the regional comply with WVU Emergency Medicine/SMG Policies. The candidate should have extensive leadership experience and demonstrate the ability to plan and execute goals as set forth by WVU Emergency Medicine/SMG. The candidate will perform a variety of complex tasks as well as lead and direct the work of other physicians, PA/NPs, and other administrative and clinical staff as outlined below. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing, high-quality Emergency Medicine group and offers an excellent compensation and benefits package

In summary, the RMD will provide on-site support in management of the clinical aspects of the Emergency Medicine Division operations as outlined in more detail on the following page. These will include:

Departmental operations and staffing

New contract start-ups

Quality Improvement

Patient Satisfaction

Additional information:

Qualified candidates must be board eligible or board-certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or the American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine

The Regional Medical Director will oversee several locations in Northern, WV including large community emergency departments and critical access facilities. Emergency department locations volume range from 5,400 to 44,000 patient visits per year and are currently located in Uniontown, PA, Barnesville OH, Cadiz, OH, and Wheeling, Glen Dale, and New Martinsville, WV.

WVU Medicine/ System Medical Group is a dynamic organization with the goal to provide high-quality care to the citizens of West Virginia and surrounding regions, backed by a tertiary-care academic medical center. We are a rapidly expanding group with an emphasis on physician looking to grow our leadership team.

Purpose of the Position

The Regional Medical Director:

1. Provides leadership, education, research, planning, organization, staffing, coordination, and evaluation of (insert region) emergency department activities.

2. Acts as liaison with departmental, educational, scholarship, research, hospital administration, and medical staff.

3. Excels in the following areas:

Providing leadership and management for the emergency departments.

Working cooperatively and supportively with the members of the medical staff to provide emergency services for all patients who present to the emergency departments.

Working cooperatively and supportively with local hospital departments to ensure availability, quality, and effective use of services.

Monitoring regional needs and providing input into local and regional EMS system and disaster planning.


The following skills and experience are appropriate for the director of an emergency department.

1. Career emergency medicine physician with clinical and leadership skills.

2. Board certified in emergency medicine.

3. Demonstrated interest, knowledge and ability in the leadership, financial, managerial, and marketing aspects of emergency medicine.

4. Meets and maintains State Licensure and credentialing requirements.

5. Demonstrates ability to speak effectively on administrative and clinical matters related to emergency medicine. Appropriately focuses on the audience, whether administrators, medical staff members, EMS providers, or the lay public.


The Regional EM Medical Director will report directly to the Vice-Chair of Community Emergency Medicine or their designee.


A. Regional Management

Promotes and participates in a collaborative, interdisciplinary ED leadership team at their regional sites.

Assists site directors with scheduling and coordinates coverage of open ED Physician and APP shifts.

Addresses all patient, staff, and medical staff issues and complaints in compliance with the processes in place at regional hospitals, when these are unable to be addressed by the local medical director.

Assists with recruiting and oversees Physicians and APPs as necessary to staff the Regional EDs. This includes helping to ensure that all evaluations, credentialing, and other forms are completed and signed in a timely manner.

Collaborates with local ED Leadership teams to ensure that departmental performance meets or exceeds standards described in medical staff rules and regulations, the hospital bylaws, departmental policies, the JCAHO Manual of Accreditation, and in other appropriate local and national standards.

Works with local ED leadership teams to ensure that the department meets or exceeds its defined objectives for improvement, growth, and expansion of services.

In conjunction with the ED leadership teams, helps build enthusiasm, stability, teamwork, and competence among employees through supervision, individualized evaluation and counseling, training, and praise.

Helps to ensure that departmental policies are known, understood, and implemented by the

emergency physicians and APPs.

Together with local ED leadership, helps ensure adequacy of EMS communications and physician EMS command.

Is accessible during usual business hours for routine business.

Serves (or delegates a designee to serve) on state, regional, departmental and hospital committees as assigned by the Vice Chair, and/or Hospital Administrator/CEO

Is responsible for assisting with local departmental peer review process as needed.

Performs and/or assists with process implementation as assigned by the Chair, Vice Chair, and/or Hospital CEO/Administrator

Performs other duties as assigned by the Chair, Vice-Chair, and/or Administrator

Reviews monthly hours reports to department administration

Provides appropriate input into compensation and incentives

Is available for counseling, advice, information, and general support to the physicians and other department members.

Reinforces mentorship of APPs

Performs duties as above in a fiscally responsible manner.

Monitors quality data and dashboards and identifies opportunities/plans for improvement.

B. Education

Participates in continuing education of physicians, APPs, residents, fellows, medical students, nurses, and other ED personnel.

Encourages the involvement of all physician staff to participate in prehospitaltraining and education.

Encourages an outreach program to the community, media, and industry on topics of interest in the area of emergency medicine and promotes the regional hospitals medical capabilities.

C. Liaison

Takes steps to ensure good communication with the following individuals and groups:

Patients and their families

Local Emergency Departmental Medical Directors and Administration

Local Hospital Administration

Other Local Hospital departments

Industry (local and regional employers)

Civic groups

City/county government in cooperation with hospital administration

Paramedic and EMS system

D. Effort Expectations

At least 67 hours per month of Administrative Effort

Routine visits to all regional sites

Quarterly meetings with Hospital CEOs or designees

Weekly to Monthly meetings with Vice Chair, or designee

Weekly to Monthly meetings with local medical directors

Attendance at Local ED Medical Staff Meetings

Routine Attendance of DEM Medical Director Meetings/Calls

Other committee service as deemed necessary.

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For additional questions, please contact Karen-Marie Johnson – Senior Physician Recruiter & Talent Advisor at [email protected] or 304-285-7112.

West Virginia University and University Health Associates are an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equality.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




United States of America (Exempt)


SMG System Medical Group

Cost Center:

676 SMG Emergency Department Allocation Administration


1 Medical Park Drive


West Virginia

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