Medical Co-Director, Center for Structural Heart Disease

Location
Detroit, Michigan
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
Aug 06, 2018
Position Type
Permanent

The Henry Ford Medical Group, as part of the Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network will select a Medical Co-Director Center for the Structural Heart Disease (CSHD). Handling the demands of tertiary care center specialization and acuity of cases, the Medical Co-Director will work with his/her Co-Director partner and be charged with providing overall direction; goal setting and input to key strategic, clinical, and operational issues facing CSHD.

The Center for Structural Heart Disease at Henry Ford Hospital is one of the busiest and respected structural heart programs in the country. The Center is the largest TAVR program in the state of Michigan, having performed over 1,000 TAVRS since its inception in 2012. The CSHD has gained a local and national reputation for innovation by doing a number of “first in man” and “first in the nation” procedures including Transcaval and Basilica procedures which were invented by our team. With over $7M in research funding, our robust translational research program and clinical trials with a variety of devices is expanding. The Center works collaboratively with the Division of Cardiology to support a large, complex aortic and mitral referral program. The Center for Structural Heart Disease also provides leadership and support to four other market hospitals within the Henry Ford Health System.

The Center for Structural Heart Disease under the leadership of Dr. William O’Neill, is poised to build on our tradition of excellence as a leader in the development of treatment options for patients with structural heart disease. Handling the demands of tertiary care center specialization and acuity of cases, the Co-Medical Director will partner with Dr. William O’Neill, to  provide overall direction; goal setting and input to key strategic, clinical, and operational issues facing the department. 

Position Overview:

Henry Ford Health System seeks a Co-Director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease at Henry Ford Health System. The position will provide vision, leadership, organization, and direction to for structural heart services at HFHS

  • Be held accountable for all financial, operational, and clinical aspects of Center for Structural Heart Disease.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration and teamwork, with a dedication to patient care and quality outcomes.
  • Lead the development of new clinical programs and the establishment of service line strategy and goals.
  • Manage physician relationships and enforce policies and guidelines among physicians.
  • Lead quality initiatives, including the measurement and monitoring of key metrics, and the development of standardized protocols and policies.
  • Monitor and assess key performance metrics.
  • Enhances the reputation of the Center for Structural Heart and the HVI to increase referrals to the program.

As Co-Director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease the leader will;

  • Facilitate coordination and partnership with HFHS hospitals and business units to achieve cardiovascular goals.
  • Ensure that appropriate resources and/or materials are available to support development of strategy.
  • Develop meeting agendas based on input from key stakeholders.
  • Lead meeting discussions, as appropriate, and ensure that protocols are adhered to.
  • Work with individual HVI leaders, as needed, to build support and consensus for major initiatives.

The position is anticipated to be 80% clinical and 20% administrative/ research

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Will be a physician with strong clinical experience in the treatment of patients with structural heart disease.
  • Will process the following professional and personal attributes in order to successfully execute the roles and responsibilities of the position.
  • Will be a physician licensed or qualified for licensure to practice medicine in the state of Michigan and be board-certified interventional cardiologist.
  • Will be a physician fellowship trained in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology.
  • Broad and deep experience within an academic health system or other environment where patient care, academic research, and educational training are pursued with rigor.
  • Ideally worked in an integrated health system and demonstrated the ability to build relationships and work effectively with various departments and clinicians.
  • An understanding of the culture of the group and cross-disciplinary nature of medical group practice.
  • A commitment to continuously improving the quality of cardiovascular care, outcomes, and processes, including the level of customer service to patients, surgeons, and other key stakeholders.