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Chief Wellbeing Officer - Enterprise

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2023
  • R-0000016704
  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina
  • Faculty-University
  • Faculty
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

The Chief Wellbeing Officer (CWO) for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) enterprise (the Medical University, MUSC Health to include the Regional Hospital Network, the MUSC Practice Plan and the affiliates of MUSC) will oversee the development, implementation and coordination of programs and services that foster wellbeing across all employee groups throughout the enterprise. The CWO will provide expert guidance on all aspects of wellbeing and mental health services for the benefit of MUSC that includes personal resilience, efficiency of practice, and wellbeing culture. The CWO will coordinate the development, implementation and measurement of wellbeing programs and services; will ensure the inventory of wellbeing programs and services – the Wellbeing Collective – is up-to-date and periodically reviewed and adequately measured for effectiveness; and will serve as the liaison and advisor to the enterprise wellbeing steering committee to advance best practices that promote wellbeing throughout MUSC. The CWO will have a dual reporting relationship to the Chief Executive Officer of MUSC Health and to the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost of the Medical University. The CWO will also periodically meet with the President of the Medical University for Wellbeing updates and will provide Wellbeing updates at the President’s Council and other leadership forums throughout the enterprise.


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Job Description

  • Provides strategic vision, planning, and direction to the development, implementation, and
  • evaluation of initiatives to improve faculty/staff/care team member health and well-being outcomes. 5%
  • The development of the necessary infrastructure to sustain wellbeing programs and services throughout the enterprise. 5%
  • Manage and directs a team of dedicated faculty/staff/care team members committed to overarching well-being initiatives. 5%
  • Meet regularly with leadership throughout the enterprise to identify drivers of burnout and dissatisfaction and implement interventions to promote wellbeing. 5%
  • Meet regularly with representatives from Employee Health, MUSC Office of Health Promotion, MUSC Resiliency Program, EAP, Spiritual Care, Arts in Healing, Communications and Marketing and Human Resources. 5%
  • Collaborate with internal media resources to communicate with the MUSC Community about existing resources/activities that can be found on the MUSC Wellbeing Collective website. 5%
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the enterprise on matters of wellbeing and develop a message that enhances a sense of community. 5%
  • Continue to participate, contribute and direct national efforts aimed at promoting physician well-being, establishing MUSC as a leader in the area. 5%
  • Work with appropriate PIs to coordinate submissions for research funding to use on wellbeing initiatives and mental health initiatives. 5%
  • Provide support for external accreditation of mental health preparedness and wellbeing, if appropriate. 5%
  • Work closely with a designated Development Office representative on fundraising initiatives that support wellbeing activities and programs. 5%
  • Collaborate with outside organizations, faculty and staff on well-being events and programs. 5%
  • Establish appropriate wellbeing metrics and frequency of monitoring measures that will be utilized to identify high need cohorts and to determine efficacy of programming and resources. 5%
  • Oversee an Advisory Board – the Enterprise Wellbeing Steering Committee - composed of varied internal stakeholders and leaders that will meet periodically to provide input on implementation of wellbeing initiatives. 5%
  • Periodically provide updates and program overviews to President’s Council and other executive leadership meetings throughout the enterprise. 5%
  • Develop the annual CWO budget request and advocate for its approval with the various entities in accordance with each entity’s budget cycle and approval process. 5%
  • Leverage data and predictive modeling to craft new wellness initiatives, and to modulate investment in initiatives based on their success. 5%
  • Responsible for personnel actions, including hiring, performance management and terminations.
  • Responsible for aligning departmental strategy and direction with the overall goals of the organization. 5%
  • Develops policies, practices, and procedures that have a significant impact on the organization. 5%

Minimum Requirements

A terminal degree (MD/DO/PhD) in an appropriate discipline, 10 years of administrative leadership experience with 5 of those years in clinical care in the area of wellbeing or in the development of wellbeing initiatives for an academic health care center or health system.'


  • Strong written and presentation skills ensuring cohesive communication of complex materials to a wide variety of constituents.
  • Excellent strategic and operational planning skills, analytical abilities, and organizational development skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and lead dynamic and progressive teams through change.
  • Demonstrated record of success managing in complex organizations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills enabling effective interaction with a wide variety of individuals and audiences.
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Strong time management/organization skills with the ability to effectively manage competing priorities.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to consistently exercise sound judgement and initiative in a highly complex clinical and business environment.
  • Dedication to a positive attitude, strong customer service support, and commitment to the
    achievement MUSC’s strategic goals is required.
  • Experience in using analytics as a driver for successful planning, implementation and transformation.
  • A professional reputation that generates respect among his/her peers
  • The vision, focus and collaborative orientation to embrace, work successfully, and flourish in a mission-driven organization.

Reporting Relationship

  • Reports to the Chief Executive Officer of MUSC Health and the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the Medical University.

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)

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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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