The Division of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is seeking a physician for the role of Senior Staff Physician at Henry Ford Main Campus. Clinical work for this position includes caring for inpatients hospice patients and providing physician support for inpatient hospice referrals, attending the hospice Interdisciplinary Team meeting, and performing hospice physician administrative duties. Clinical work may also include rounding time on the inpatient Palliative Medicine consultative service. Position includes teaching, opportunity for scholarly work, and further opportunities for leadership within the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program at Henry Ford Hospital.
Opportunity to practice at an institution with one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the US and a main teaching site for Wayne State University Medical School
Teaching opportunities within our ACGME-accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program
An experienced interdisciplinary Hospice team
Hospice program has four sites in the Henry Ford Health System service area serving inpatient and community hospice needs. The program was established in 1978 as a volunteer hospice and became Medicare certified in 1986
Well-established Palliative Medicine service (started in 2000) and an institutional culture that is highly receptive to Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Diverse patient population
The physician will:
Serve as an Attending Hospice Physician for the 8-bed inpatient Hospice Unit at Henry Ford Main campus. Census varies from 5-12 patient per day.
Assist hospice Interdisciplinary Team with complex inpatient hospice referrals
Attend the hospice Interdisciplinary team meetings
Perform hospice physician administrative duties
Supervise and train medical students, residents, and fellows
Have the opportunity to participate in scholarly activities in education, quality improvement, and research
Based on interest and skills the physician may:
Round on the inpatient Palliative Medicine Consultative service
Serve as a member of the Henry Ford Ethics Committee
Become a facilitator for the innovative communication skills education program, CLEAR Conversations
Participate in the development/maintenance of hospital based protocols in pain, symptom management, advance directives, and other areas related to Hospice and Palliative medicine
Board certification in a primary specialty
Board-certification or Board-eligibility in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Palliative Medicine Fellowship training or other comparable experience
Ability to manage complex issues.
Excellent teaching skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must possess the following personal qualities: Be self-directed; be flexible and committed to the team concept; demonstrates teamwork, initiative and willingness to learn; be open to new learning experiences; accepts and respects diversity without judgment; and demonstrates customer service values.
Internal Number: 190741
About Henry Ford Health System
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.