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System Medical Director - Orthopedic Service Line & Department Chair, Orthopedic Surgery

Detroit, Michigan
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The Medical Director of the Orthopedic Service Line Henry Ford Health System & Chair of Orthopedic Surgery Henry Ford Medical Group will provide executive leadership for all HFHS inpatient and outpatient Orthopedic Surgery and Clinical services delivered by all orthopedics providers throughout the system. This position will report jointly to the Chief Clinical Officer of HFHS for systemwide service line activities and the Chief Executive Officer of HFMG for all departmental matters  This position will have an administrative dyad partner (Vice President and Executive Director) who will support the Orthopedic Service Line.


In collaboration with Orthopedic Surgeons & Physicians, Nursing and other health care providers, Medical Group Leaders, Market Leaders, Health Alliance Plan, Specialty and Hospital Leadership; the Service Line Medical Director and Chair of Orthopedic Surgery develops and implements strategies to continue the advancement of Orthopedic Surgery and 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 Service Line and Chair knows, understands, incorporates and demonstrates the mission, vision and values of HFHS in leadership behaviors, practices and decisions. She/he also models behaviors which support continuous learning and empowerment through team leadership. In the role of The Chair. She/he   will be responsible for the academic activities of all physicians within the Orthopedic Service Line, in conjunction with relevant Chairs and Division Headsacross the Medical Group. In the role of Service Line Medical Director, she/he will work in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officers within each market to meet market goals.


The HFMG centers social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) as core values essential to achieving excellence in our clinical, education, and research missions. As such, we value individuals with multidimensional diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives that contribute to the cognitive diversity and energetic culture that enriches our organization. The [insert title] will foster an inclusive workplace environment that leverages staff diversity as a strength, supports staff wellness, and centers health equity.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversight and responsibility for care delivery across the Orthopedic Service Line continuum.

Key areas:

  1. Quality and Safety Outcomes: collaborates with musculoskeletal 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.

  2. Promotes national best operational practice tactics to achieve objectives, evaluate impact and ROI, and review operational and administrative expenses.

  3. Supports the Division Chiefs and Regional Leaders in the recruitment, retention and advancement of diverse non-employed and employed Orthopedic physicians and Advanced Practice Providers within the system medical groups.

  4. Partners with leaders across HFHS to achieve the growth strategies and targets in Orthopedic services.

  5. Develops services and care models necessary to optimize Orthopedic practices leading to improved professional satisfaction and engagement among Orthopedic care providers.

  6. 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.

  7. Builds partnerships in care with independent physician groups.

  8. Oversees the development of common performance measures, clinical protocols and improvement plans across the markets.

  9. 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.

  10. Sets metrics, monitors and manages clinical productivity within the service line.

  11. Works to optimize the patient care experience including patients’ access to care, and promote health equity.

  12. Responsible for Financial performance of the service line.

  13. Partners with Philanthropy to develop and implement a system wide Orthopedic philanthropic campaign.

  14. 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.

  15. Partners with other leaders to promote and champion an 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.




  • Board Certification in Orthopedic Surgery required, preferable with subspecialty fellowship training

  • Strong clinical experience as an Orthopedic Surgeon

  • MBA or MHA preferred.

  • Ten (10) or more years of clinical and executive leadership experience, including responsibility for fiscal and medical staff management.

  • Leadership 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.

  • A strong understanding of graduate medical education and experience in teaching/training orthopaedic learners,

  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to JEDI principles.


Must be licensed or qualified for licensure to practice medicine in the State of Michigan and be certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Must possess the following personal qualities:

  • High emotional intelligence

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Flexible and committed to the team concept with strong teambuilding skills

  • Comfortable, able and agile in a matrix reporting structure

  • Demonstrate self-motivation and initiative

  • Open to new learning experiences

  • Accept and respect diversity without judgement

  • Demonstrate customer service values



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Posted: 2021-07-21 Expires: 2021-09-19

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System Medical Director - Orthopedic Service Line & Department Chair, Orthopedic Surgery

Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Michigan

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