Chief Medical Officer

Trinity Health
Mishawaka, Indiana
Nov 17, 2021
Nov 17, 2022
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type


Saint Joseph Health System (SJHS) has an excellent full-time opportunity for a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to provide leadership to the medical staff and hospital leadership located in Mishawaka, Indiana.

The CMO leads the improvement of medical quality at the hospital and assists SJHS in the accomplishment of its mission to provide safe, effective, and quality patient care. Reporting to the System President, the CMO is responsible for the day-to-day management of medical staff issues as well as the day-to-day management of patient care. The CMO interfaces with the physicians, nursing staff, case management staff and other personnel to assure effective care delivery.

Job duties include the following:

  • Actively demonstrates the organization’s mission and core values and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values.
  • Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety, and medical information.
  • Assist in the review of medical practice to promote high quality medical care and compliance with all regulatory agencies.
  • Works within medical staff structure and hospital Quality leadership to set medical/hospital clinical quality goals and metrics and methods of best practices.
  • Active involvement in medical staff meetings such as credentialing, quality, medical executive committee, professional services performance and physician well-being.
  • Participate in hospital committees related to quality, patient safety, performance improvement, utilization management, medical ethics, infection control, library services and medical informatics.
  • Work with hospital admin on length of stay improvements, utilization management decisions, patient satisfaction and process improvement. Assist with denial management, sentinel event and root cause analysis related to hospital care.
  • Determine hospital medical staff physician performance standards and scorecard metrics. Continuously review and improve the OPPE and FPPE process and participation.
  • Participate in creation of evidence based medical staff guidelines for common hospital disease states and processes. Review need for guideline updates on at least an annual basis.
  • Act as liaison between hospital medical staff and administration on clinical effectiveness and medical processes.
  • Support access utilization and quality/cost data for clinical decision support system.
  • Mentor and support Director of Continuing Medical Education and assist in developing hospital curriculum based on needs identified through quality, safety and utilization review.
  • Provide annual report to Medical Staff.
  • Direct functions of medical staff office.
  • Review and manage occurrence reports (Midas Reports) on all physician quality/risk concerns.
  • Support Patient Relations Coordinator; deal with physician related complaints on an individual basis.
  • Support Sound Hospitalist program manager; round weekly with Sound medical director and every other week with hospitalist group.
  • Attend and participate in multiple medical staff department meetings.
  • Work with medical staff leadership and CMO to evaluate structure of Mishawaka Medical Executive Committee to better reflect physician representation and oversight.
  • Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed.

Requirements for this opportunity include the following:

  • MD/DO medical degree
  • State of Indiana license
  • Graduate of Accredited Residency Program; Board Certified in ABMS Specialty.
  • MBA, MMM, or Certified Physician Executive training preferred.
  • Experience: 10 years of clinical excellence in demonstrating the behaviors and leadership in medical staff committees.
  • Extensive ability in analytics dealing with complex systems in a matrix organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with solid team relations with ability to influence and persuade others to follow a consensus direction.
  • Champion of ethics and quality and patient safety with demonstrated results identified.
  • Extensive knowledge of quality and cost metrics and regulations and information systems.
  • Ability to develop solid credibility by physician peers and develop trust with administration and medical staff.
  • Understanding of Evidence Based Medicine Principles.
  • Ability to successfully lead creation of Evidence Based Guidelines.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right physician to provide leadership at Saint Joseph Health System.


Saint Joseph Health System is offering an excellent compensation and benefits package for the right physician.

ABOUT THE FACILITY                                                                                              

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) – South Bend/Mishawaka, Indiana is a non-profit, full service, multi-hospital health care system with three hospitals and multiple satellite facilities.  Located in North Central Indiana, SJRMC is a regional health care network comprised of a 254-bed acute care hospital in South Bend/Mishawaka, a 58-bed acute care hospital in Plymouth, a 40-bed Rehabilitation Institute and 20 physician practices.  Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care organizations in the United States. Trinity Health is based in Livonia, Michigan.

SJRMC provides faith-based, personalized care in a diverse and team-oriented environment and offers physicians an opportunity to realize personal development as well as fulfill the mission of the Medical Center. SJRMC offers a wide variety of programs and care for the communities served and provides health care for all people from all walks of life.

SJRMC has a physician network dedicated to delivering an excellent care experience for every patient.  SJRMC’s modern, state-of-the-art facilities and a supportive medical staff make this the ideal place to practice medicine and achieve the perfect balance between your professional and personal life.  If you are a physician that shares the passion for helping people live longer, healthier lives, SJRMC invites you to join our team of physicians as we touch the lives and improve the health of our patients and the communities we serve.

For more information on Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, visit


South Bend/Mishawaka, Indiana – located 80 miles east of Chicago is the commercial and industrial metropolitan center of North Central Indiana with a population of more than 240,000.  Comfortably nestled along the meandering banks of the St. Joseph River, South Bend/Mishawka is a beautiful community with plenty of history, tradition and a wealth of cultural, recreational, sporting, and entertainment opportunities.

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to submit your CV, please email or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.

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