3335-111-08 Organization of the CHRI medical staff.

(A)  The chief executive officer.

(1)  Method of appointment:

The chief executive officer shall be appointed by the board of trustees of the Ohio state university upon recommendation of the president, executive vice president for health sciences, and the vice president for health services following consultation with the medical center board in accordance with university bylaws, rules and regulations. The chief executive officer shall be a member of the attending medical staff of the CHRI.

(2)  Responsibilities:

The chief executive officer shall be responsible for the conduct of teaching, research, and CHRI service activities of the facility, including continuing compliance with all appropriate quality assurance standards, ethical codes, or other monitoring or regulatory requirements. The chief executive officer shall be a member of all committees of the CHRI.

(B)  The director of medical affairs (physician-in-chief/chief medical officer of the James cancer hospital).

(1)  Method of appointment:

The director of medical affairs shall be appointed by the executive vice president for health sciences upon recommendation by the chief executive officer. The director of medical affairs is the physician-in-chief and shall be the chief medical officer of the CHRI and must be a member of the attending medical staff of the CHRI.

(2)  Responsibilities:

The director of medical affairs shall be responsible to the chief executive officer, the executive vice president for health sciences, the CHRI hospital board, and the medical center board for the quality of patient care provided in the CHRI. The director of medical affairs shall assist the chief executive officer in the administration of medical affairs including quality assurance and credentialing.

(C)  The chief medical officer of the Ohio state university medical center.

The chief medical officer of the Ohio state university medical center is the senior medical officer for the medical center with the responsibility and authority for all health and medical care delivered at the medical center. The chief medical officer is responsible for overall quality improvement and clinical leadership throughout the medical center, physician alignment, patient safety and medical staff development. The appointment, scope of authority, and responsibilities of the chief medical officer shall be as outlined in the Ohio state medical center board bylaws.

(D)  The chief quality officer of the Ohio state university medical center.

The chief quality and patient safety officer of the Ohio state university medical center is referred to herein these bylaws as the chief quality officer. The chief quality officer reports to the chief medical officer for administrative and operational issues and has an independent reporting relationship to the executive vice president for health sciences regarding quality data and patient safety events. The chief quality officer works collaboratively with clinical leadership of the medical center, including director of medical affairs for the CHRI, nursing leadership and hospital administration. The chief quality officer provides leadership in the development and measurement of the medical center’s approach to quality, patient safety and reduction of adverse events. The chief quality officer communicates and implements strategic, operational and programmatic plans and policies to promote a culture where patient safety is an important priority for medical and hospital staff.

(E)  Medical director of credentialing.

The medical director of credentialing for the James cancer hospital oversees the process for the credentialing of practitioners applying for membership and/or clinical privileges at the James cancer hospital. The medical director of credentialing shall provide guidance on specific practitioner application or privileging concerns as raised pursuant to these bylaws and shall recommend practitioners for membership and/or privileges at the James cancer hospital and facilitate the process for approving such membership and granting of clinical privileges.

(F)  Associate physician-in-chief.

The associate to the physician-in-chief oversees the alignment of clinical service lines within the cancer program. The associate serves at the direction of the physician-in-chief to further the global cancer mission at OSU. The role functions as a key strategic liaison between the physician-in-chief, chief of staff and the medical staff to strategically grow the footprint of the cancer program. The associate physician-in-chief reports to the physician-in-chief of the James.

(G)  Medical director of surgical services.

The chief of surgical services has oversight of all James designated perioperative services and procedural suites. Working collaboratively with the administrator of perioperative services, the chief of surgical services facilitates the timely sharing of OR resources (including personnel and equipment) across the medical center in order to maximize the efficiency of OR services. The chief of surgical services works with clinical service lines and clinical leadership to coordinate OR services in a manner that enhances the quality of care and safety of services for patients. The chief of surgical services reports to the physician-in-chief of the James.

(H)  The sections.

Each member of the attending, associate attending, clinical, limited, physician scholar and honorary staff shall be assigned to a CHRI section by the chief executive officer upon the recommendation of the appropriate academic department chairperson and the credentials committee.

There are four clinical sections: medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and pathology. Appointment to a specific section is based on the clinical specialty of the applicant for medical staff membership. Each section is headed by a section chief who has the responsibility to oversee all research and clinical activities conducted by members of the section. Specifically, the section chief shall be responsible for the following: the development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of service; recommendations re: staffing needs and clinical privileges for all members appointed to the section; the orientation and continuing surveillance of the professional performance of all section members; recommendation for space and other resources needed. The section chief is appointed by the chief executive officer.

(I)  Clinical department chief.

(1)  Qualifications and responsibilities of the chief of the clinical department. The academic department chair shall ordinarily serve also as the chief of the clinical department. Each clinical department chief shall be qualified by education and experience appropriate to the discharge of the responsibilities of the position. Each clinical department chief must be board certified by an appropriate specialty board or must establish comparable competence. The chief of the clinical department must be a medical staff member at the Ohio state university hospitals. Such qualifications shall be judged by the respective dean of the colleges of medicine or dentistry. Qualifications for chief of the clinical department generally shall include recognized clinical competence, sound judgment and well-developed administrative skills.

(2)  Procedure for appointment. Appointment or reappointment of chief of the clinical department shall be made by the dean of the respective colleges of medicine or dentistry in consultation with elected representatives of the medical staff and the chief medical officer of the Ohio state university medical center.

(3)  Term of appointment of the chief of the clinical department. The term of the appointment of the chief of the clinical department shall be concurrent with the chief’s academic appointment but shall be no longer than four years. Prior to the end of said four-year term, a review shall be conducted by the dean of the college of medicine and such review shall serve as the basis for the recommendation for reappointment pursuant to paragraph (D)(2) of this rule.

(4)  Duties of the chief of the clinical department:

Each clinical department chief is responsible for the following:

(a)  Clinically related activities of the department;

(b)  Administratively related activities of the department, unless otherwise provided by the hospital;

(c)  Continuing surveillance of the professional performance of all practitioners in the department who have delineated clinical privileges;

(d)  Recommending to the medical staff the criteria for clinical privileges that are relevant to the care provided in the department;

(e)  Recommending clinical privileges for each practitioner of the department based on relevant training and experience, current appraised competence, health status that does not present a risk to patients, and evidence of satisfactory performance with existing privileges;

(f)  Assessing and recommending to the relevant hospital authority off-site sources for needed patient care, treatment, and services not provided by the department or the hospital;

(g)  The integration of the department or service into the primary functions of the hospital, developing services that complement the medical center’s mission and plan for clinical program development;

(h)  The coordination and integration of interdepartmental and intradepartmental services;

(i)  The development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of care, treatment, and services. This includes the development, implementation, enforcement and updating of departmental policies and procedures that are consistent with the hospital’s mission. The clinical department chief shall make such policies and procedures available to the medical staff;

(j)  The recommendations for a sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide care, treatment, and services, including call coverage for continuous high quality and safe care;

(k)  The determination of the qualifications and competence of department or service personnel who are not licensed independent practitioners and who provide patient care, treatment, and services;

(l)  The continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care, treatment, and services;

(m)  The maintenance of quality control programs, as appropriate;

(n)  The orientation and continuing education of all persons in the department or service;

(o)  Recommending space and other resources needed by the department or service; and

(p)  Hold regular clinical department meetings and ensure open lines of communication are maintained in the clinical department. The agenda for the meetings shall include, but not be limited to, a discussion of the clinical activities of the department and communication of the decisions of the medical staff administrative committee. Minutes of the departmental meetings, including a record of attendance, shall be kept in the clinical department.

(Board approval dates: 9/1/1993, 3/3/1995, 12/6/1996, 12/3/1999, 4/5/2002, 9/6/2002, 2/6/2004, 11/4/2005, 7/7/2006, 2/6/2009, 9/18/2009, 5/14/2010, 2/11/2011, 4/8/2011, 8/31/2012, 2/01/2013, 6/6/2014, 11/6/2015)