Henry Ford Health System is excited to announce plans to build a $156 million world-class cancer center as part of a $500 million expansion and neighborhood improvement initiative on 300 acres in Detroit, marking another key development in the city's revitalization and growth. The Precision Medicine Program Medical Director will be a vital role in this clinical endeavor.
Under the direction of the Medical Director, Henry Ford Cancer Institute (HFCI), and the Division Head, Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG) Hematology/Oncology, the Medical Director, Precision Medicine Program (PMP), provides overall clinical management of the system wide program, which encompasses clinical leadership, program/business development, strategic planning, regulatory compliance, research and education, and other administrative roles in the department. The Medical Director will be expected to work alongside the Director, PMP to develop, implement, monitor, and lead an innovative vision in creating a nationally recognized Precision Medicine Department. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of HFHS and the HFCI.
It is expected the physician demonstrates behavior consistent with the core values and supports the HFHS and HFCI strategic plan. The Medical Director will also act as a Liaison between HFCI's Precision Medicine Program and the HFMG Hematology/Oncology Division. The incumbent will also serve a leading role in HFCI System-wide Clinical Research management and administration, partnering with existing Phase I physician leadership and the HFCI Clinical Trials Office (CTO) team.
This is a high profile position within both PMP and the HFCI research arm. The incumbent in this position will possess a deep understanding of multifaceted matrixed cancer organizations and exude and employ an emotionally intelligent approach to dyad leadership with his/her PMP Administrative Director counterpart. The incumbent demonstrates an exceptional level of integrity, judgment, trust and confidentiality; and presents a balanced perspective across all stakeholders.
This individual models ethical, motivational, and collaborative behaviors; and demonstrates a focused, goal oriented, yet collaborative management style that balances a sense of urgency to achieve goals with sensitivity to organizational culture. The Medical Director, PMP is responsible for five primary functions: Development of System wide Precision Medicine Program with the Director, PMP. Providing effective senior administrative and clinical oversight of all Precision Medicine Program Activities, including informatics interfaces, procurement of human specimens for DNA sequencing/analysis, clinical pathways and treatment choices, research and education efforts, marketing activities, vendor and payer relationships, and programmatic growth.
Serving in a leadership role on the HFCI Research Committee, providing leadership, in collaboration with existing CTO and Phase I medical and administrative leaders, in the development and operations of PMP clinical trials program. Collaborating with multiple stakeholder groups across the system in matrix fashion to ensure success of program. Conducting strategic/action planning to grow the PMP, create additional revenue opportunities, and implement programs to ensure long term success of the program. Clinical oversight of PMP Genetic Counselors (3.0 FTE), to be recruited under the PMP program, providing both somatic/mutational counseling and education as well as traditional hereditary disease genetic counseling clinical services under incident to billing.
Must be a hematologist/oncologist physician.
Greater than five (5) years of progressive experience in an Academic setting, with clinical trials, research, teaching, and precision medicine experience.
Clinical practice that can be based at the site(s) of responsibility.
Proven/demonstrated skill set and talent in matrix based, large system, complex program coordination and administration.
Extensive clinical experience with molecular genetics, the nature of the science and trajectory of the integration into clinical care, and precision medicine research and clinical trials. Requires a talent for developing research programs.
Development and maintenance of effective relationships with medical, administrative, support staff, patients, and the public.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
Skill in preparation and presentation of reports to various committees and groups.
Ability to remain calm in urgent situations.
Planning, both strategic and short-term, and organizing abilities are required.
Skill in exercising initiative, judgment, problem solving, and decision making.
Skill in analysis development of comprehensive reports and interpretation of complex data.
Ability to set priorities and avoid crises management.
Organization policies, procedures, systems, and objectives.
Fiscal and human resource management techniques and applications.
Healthcare administration, including managed care administration, regulatory management, government regulations, and computer systems and applications.
Must be licensed to practice Hematology/Oncology in the State of Michigan. Must be Board certified in Hematology/Oncology.
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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.