Reporting to the System Medical Director, Henry Ford Cancer Institute and the Chair, Department of Medicine, the Division Head, Hematology/Oncology, will provide oversight for the Hematology/Oncology (HemOnc) Division within the Department of Medicine for Henry Ford MedicalGroup (HFMG) and will be a senior leader providing insight and guidance to the Henry Ford Cancer Institute (HFCI) Clinical Council with a focus on System HemOnc Growth Strategy.. Further, the Division Head serves in a physician leadership role over the Bone Marrow Transplant Program. The incumbent also partners extensively with the HFCI administrative dyad partners in all five of HFCI’s markets to ensure continuity and quality outcomes while pursuing growth opportunities for HemOnc and infusion services. The Division Head should have a strong academic background and be prepared to build a strong research enterprise in areas such as clinical trials, precision medicine and population health. The Division Head is also responsible for advancing the medical education mission and ensuring a robust, innovative fellowship program and an environment of scholarly inquiry.
The Division of Hematology/Oncology provides care at multiple satellite clinic sites and three health system hospitals with the intent of supporting the continued expansion and integration of HemOnc and Infusion services in a pluralistic model where appropriate and a fully integrated model when possible. S/he will work closely with Hematologists and Medical Oncologists, Department of Medicine Division Heads, and other Chairs and leaders within Henry Ford Medical Group and Henry Ford Health System to develop and implement best practices for inpatient and outpatient care. The Division Head will be a practicing member of the Hematology/Oncology Division.
Takes leading roles in HFCI organizational framework where expertise can be most effectively utilized (i.e. HFCI Quality & Finance Committee, HFCI Multidisciplinary Committee and Care Pathways, HFCI Research Committee, Cancer Research Advisory Group, Precision Medicine Program, etc.)
Clinical Care in Specialty
Provide outstanding clinical care, quality, and service to the patients and referring providers and, by doing so, set an example for Hematologist and Oncologist in the Division.
Faculty Recruitment Retention and Program Development
Establish the faculty development plan including identification of specific sub-specialty capabilities as may be required for successful program development.
Be a strong and active advocate/champion for innovative thinking and patient centric operational modeling of service offerings.
Participate in an effective recruitment effort for identified faculty.
Proactively work on all aspects of faculty and staff retention.
Institute, Departmental, and Divisional Participation/Leadership
Serve a leading role in HFCI operations and strategy cultivation via the HFCI Clinical Council and other significant HFCI Committees where the incumbent’s expertise can be most effectively utilized.
Participate on the Department of Medicine’s leadership team to ensure achievement of the Department’s goals and objectives.
Actively participate and/or lead Divisional staff meetings and other forums in which information is exchanged and opinions solicited and System direction articulated.
Assist in establishing the course and direction of Hematology/Oncology services consistent with the overall driving strategies of Henry Ford Cancer Institute and Henry Ford Medical Group.
Provide face-to-face and written annual evaluation of the Senior Staff performance, personal goals, and professional growth.
Develop an effective partnership with their administrative counterparts reflective of deep respect of the value of physician / administrative dyad relationships.
Leadership of the academic enterprise
Lead academic and faculty development activities within the division
Strategic Program Development and Planning
Promote multi-disciplinary care and planning across the relevant subspecialties inclusive of identifying opportunities to innovate disease specific clinic operations and perpetuate the model across the system HemOnc and infusion services.
Be a champion for Clinician Scientists by collaborating extensively with the HFCI System Vice President and Executive Director and HFCI Medical Director. Support innovative thinking in effort allocation carve-outs to enhance HFCI and HFHS international presence on principal investigator initiated clinical science and translational science.
Build identity of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute and the Hematology/Oncology program.
Collaborate with clinicians throughout the System in the same and related specialties to develop, implement and annually update work plan which addresses patient need, customer expectations, market opportunities, quality of care, cost of care, and the utilization of resources.
Participate in organized planning processes to achieve the goals of the service line in both the short and long term.
Enthusiastically support all Quality Improvement initiatives. Support a tone within the Division that Henry Ford will be a leader in the area of Quality and will conduct itself to achieve the highest level of quality attainable.
Be an active and vocal contributor to disease specific care pathway derived quality, outcomes, patient satisfaction, etc., measures to use in active cancer related proactive managed care contracting activities.
Accept accountability for contributing continuously to improving Divisional, Service Line, and System performance.
Ensure Division’s compliance with all patient safety/risk management programs.
Participate in monthly/quarterly/annual financial variance and financial/operational performance reviews to system, department, and division based targets with HFCI leadership team.
Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of budgets which attain Division, Department, and System goals, as requested.
Be proficient in using metrics in managing programs and services.
Career Enhancement/Continuing Education
Participate as requested in developing and providing opportunities for continuing medical education for faculty, network providers, and Henry Ford affiliated community physicians.
An M.D. or D.O. degree, BC/BE in ABIM, Hematology/Oncology, and an unrestricted state medical license.
Minimum 4-6 years of experience in a leadership role within an academic institution.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to advance and develop a superior clinical service.
Able to function effectively and drive the creation and management of projects and programs to successful outcomes in a highly matrixed organization.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills for both clinical and non-clinical audiences, in group settings or one-on-one.
Expertise in establishing physician relationships combined with the ability to manage an interdisciplinary team while appreciating and fostering collegial and peer participation from all disciplines.
Effective supervisory skills, including clinical mentoring and coaching expertise.
Advocate for organizational values and commitment to gender equity and diversity.
Personal characteristics of integrity, maturity, and honesty aligned with the Mission and Values of the Henry Ford Health System.
A genuine excitement related to working in an integrated system that is redefining the way health care delivery should evolve.
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Built around a hospital founded by Detroit's favorite son, the not-for-profit Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) is a hospital network that is also involved in medical research and education. The system's half-dozen hospitals -- including the flagship Henry Ford Hospital, as well as Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and mental health facility Kingswood Hospital -- are home to roughly 2,200 beds. HFHS als...o operates a 1,200-doctor-strong medical group (with more than 40 specialities), as well as nursing homes, hospice, and a home health care network. The system's Health Alliance Plan of Michigan provides managed care and health insurance to about half a million members.