Henry Ford Hospital (HFH), the flagship 800 bed tertiary referral hospital of the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit, Michigan is seeking a Section Head for the Palliative Medicine Service (PMS). The Section Head is responsible for providing leadership, developing long – range planning for the Section in collaboration with other System leaders & promoting the continuous professional development of clinical faculty. The Palliative Medicine Service, within the Division of Hospital Medicine, was established over sixteen years ago and is woven into the fabric of the institution. The present team includes three senior staff physicians, two nurse practitioners, two HPM fellows, and a social worker. The team participates in >1200 consults/year both inpatient and outpatient providing quality cost-effective care. The Henry Ford Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program established in 2009, one of the first ACGME accredited fellowships in the nation, trains two fellows per year.
The PMS collaborates widely within Henry Ford Hospital including:
• Advance Heart Failure Service (LVAD)
• Critical Care (150 ICU beds)
• Anesthesia Pain Service
• Emergency Department
• Medical and Surgical subspecialties
• Henry Ford Cancer Institute
Academic opportunities include:
• Teaching palliative medicine and anesthesia pain fellows, internal medicine resident, learners from multiple clinical services and medical students
• Obtaining a faculty position at the Wayne State University School of Medicine commensurate with qualifications and experience
• Guiding innovation in QI processes/projects within the section, including research, presentations & publications
Administrative opportunities include:
• Participating in Supportive Oncology services in the new Brigitte Harris Cancer Center scheduled to open in 2019
• Lead the expansion of the hospital’s home palliative care program
• Assisting in the development of a coordinated delivery model of palliative care across Henry Ford Health System, including the expansion of the home palliative care program
The successful candidate is expected to have a medical degree (MD/DO) with board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, a minimum of five years of clinical experience in Palliative Medicine with prior administrative experience preferred. Candidates must be qualified to be licensed to practice in the state of Michigan and have a DEA Certificate.
Founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford and now one of the nation's leading health care providers, Henry Ford Health System is a not-for-profit corporation managed by Chief Executive Officer Nancy M. Schlichting and governed by a 21-member Board of Trustees, with volunteer-led advisory and affiliate boards providing additional leadership.
It is comprised of hospitals, medical centers and one... of the nation's largest group practices, the Henry Ford Medical Group, which includes more than 1,200 physicians practicing in over 40 specialties. The System's flagship, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, is a Level 1 Trauma Center recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, multi-organ transplants and cancer treatment.
With more than 23,000 employees, Henry Ford Health System is the fifth-largest employer in metro Detroit, and amongst the most diverse. Generating more than $1.7 billion of annual economic stimulus, it proudly acts as one of Michigan's anchor institutions.