Chair – Department of Ophthalmology – Henry Ford Health

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Chair – Department of Ophthalmology – Henry Ford Health

  • Institution: Henry Ford Health
  • Location: Detroit, MI

Chair – Department of Ophthalmology – Henry Ford Health

  • Henry Ford Health | Detroit, MI
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: October 07, 2022
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Job TitleChair – Department of Ophthalmology – Henry Ford Health

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Administrator Executive Faculty Staff

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Location Detroit, MI

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Contact Name Nick Sullivan

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Job Description


The Chair of Ophthalmology – Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG) will provide executive leadership for all HFHS inpatient and outpatient Ophthalmology services delivered by all providers throughout the system. This position will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of the HFMG.  This position will partner with an administrative leader to lead Ophthalmology.

In collaboration with Ophthalmology Physicians, Nursing and other health care providers, Medical Group Leaders, Market Leaders, Health Alliance Plan, Specialty, and Hospital Leadership; the Chair of Ophthalmology will develop and implement strategies to continue the advancement of Ophthalmology clinical services.

The Chair of Ophthalmology knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the mission, vision and values of HFMG in leadership behaviors, practices and decisions. The Chair also models behaviors, which support continuous learning and empowerment through team leadership. The Chair, in conjunction with relevant Division Heads, will also be responsible for academic activities of all physicians within Ophthalmology.  The Chair will work in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officers within each market to meet market goals in Ophthalmology where those services are offered.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversight and responsibility for care delivery within HFMG Ophthalmology.

Key areas:

1.    Quality and Safety Outcomes:  collaborates with 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.    Partners with leaders across HFHS to achieve the growth strategies and targets in Ophthalmology.

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

5.    Oversees the development of common performance measures, clinical protocols and improvement plans across Ophthalmology.

6.    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.

7.    Sets metrics, monitors, and manages clinical productivity within Ophthalmology.

8.    Optimize care experience including patients’ access to care.

9.    Responsible for financial performance of Ophthalmology.

10. Partners with Philanthropy to develop and implement a system wide Ophthalmology philanthropic campaign.

11. 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.

12. Provides support and assists with the development of research and educational programs in collaboration with Michigan State University.

13. Partner 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.

14.   Promotes department and able to recruit Senior Staff Physicians in the multiple sub-specialties of Ophthalmology.




·         Doctorate degree in Medicine with fellowship Training in Ophthalmology Medicine required.

·         Certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

·         Strong clinical experience as an Ophthalmologist.

·         MBA or MHA preferred.

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

·         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.


Must be licensed or qualified for licensure to practice medicine in the State of Michigan and be Board Certified in a Ophthalmology-related specialty.

Must possess the following personal qualities:

·         Caring

·         Self-directed

·         Flexible and committed to the team concept

·         Comfortable, able and agile in a matrix reporting structure

·         Demonstrate teamwork, initiative and willingness to learn

·         Open to continuous improvement, personally and professionally

·         Accept and respect diversity without judgement

·         Demonstrate customer service values



If you are interested, please submit a CV and cover letter to Nick Sullivan, Senior Physician Recruiter at

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