Medical Director, Precision Medicine Program - Henry Ford Cancer Institute, Henry Ford Health System

Detroit, Michigan
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Aug 03, 2017
Aug 23, 2017
Medical Director
Full Time


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.