The Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular (H&V) Service Line- Henry Ford Health System will provide executive leadership for all HFHS inpatient and outpatient Heart and Vascular clinical services delivered by all providers throughout the system. This position will report directly to the Chief Clinical Officer of HFHS. This position will partner with an administrative leader to lead the Heart and Vascular Service Line.
In collaboration with Heart and Vascular Physicians, Nursing and other health care providers, Medical Group Leaders, Market Leaders, Health Alliance Plan, Specialty and Hospital Leadership; the Medical Director of HVI develops and implements strategies to continue the advancement of heart and vascular clinical services to be among the top in the nation while continuing to move HFHS forward in the successful transformation of healthcare from volume-based to value-based care delivery across all markets.
The Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Service Line knows, understands, incorporates and demonstrates the mission, vision and values of HFHS in leadership behaviors, practices and decisions. The Medical Director also models behaviors, which support continuous learning and empowerment through team leadership. The Medical Director, in conjunction with relevant Chairs and Division Heads will also be responsible for academic activities of all physicians within the Heart and Vascular Service Line. The Medical Director will work in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officers within each market to meet market goals.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversight and responsibility for care delivery across the HVI continuum.
- Quality and Safety Outcomes: collaborates with cardiac clinical and surgical leaders across the system including Chief Medical Officers (CMO) and Chief Quality Officer (CQO) to standardize, align, and improve quality and safety metrics.
- Promotes national best operational practice tactics to achieve objectives, evaluate impact and ROI, and review operational and administrative expenses.
- Supports the Chairs and Division Heads in the recruitment, retention and advancement of both non-employed and employed Heart and Vascular physicians and Advanced Practice Providers within the system medical groups.
- Partners with leaders across HFHS to achieve the growth strategies and targets in Heart & Vascular services.
- Develops services and care models necessary to optimize H&V practices leading to improved professional satisfaction and engagement among H&V care providers.
- Partners as an effective stakeholder to help the system implement a comprehensive and state of the art IT/digital and analytics (including provider reporting) strategies for the service line.
- Builds partnerships in care with independent physician groups.
- Oversees the development of common performance measures, clinical protocols and improvement plans across the markets.
- Resource Stewardship- Responsible for patient safety and quality of care variation in care through use of evidence-based care guidelines and analytics to decrease use of low value tests and services, and to drive care to lowest cost appropriate venues.
- Sets metrics, monitors and manages clinical productivity within the service line.
- Optimize care experience including patients access to care.
- Responsible for Financial performance of the service line.
- Partners with Philanthropy to develop and implement a system wide HVI philanthropic campaign.
- Participates in various external forums and serves as a representative of Henry Ford Health System on the national front applying clinical experience and research in patient care improvement to leverage grant funding, national policy, etc.
- Partner with other leaders to promote champion and inclusive workplace culture. Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.
- Doctorate degree in Medicine with fellowship Training in Cardiology or Cardiovascular Surgery required.
- Strong clinical experience as a Cardiologist or Thoracic/Vascular Surgeon
- MBA or MHA preferred.
- Ten (10) or more years of clinical and executive leadership experience, including responsibility for fiscal and medical staff management.
- Experience in a large, advanced, complex health system is essential. Experience within an integrated care system that includes multiple hospitals, a pluralistic medical staff, as well as an insurance product is ideal.
- A proven track record in improving quality and safety in a complex health system is required. Must be a leader champion of quality.
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of current trends in health care, including physician hospital relations, physician practice models, access issues, quality improvement processes, clinical information systems, and the implications of changing health care environment for medical credentialing are essential.
Must be licensed or qualified for licensure to practice medicine in the State of Michigan and be Board Certified in a cardiovascular-related specialty.
Must possess the following personal qualities:
- Flexible and committed to the team concept
- Comfortable, able and agile in a matrix reporting structure
- Demonstrate teamwork, initiative and willingness to learn
- Open to new learning experiences
- Accept and respect diversity without judgement
- Demonstrate customer service values