Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb that borders Detroit, is actively seeking a new Chair of Internal Medicine.
The Chair of Internal Medicine is responsible for the leadership and activities of the Department and Service Line at two sites; Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus and Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus. Collectively the two hospitals comprise 565 patient beds.
This is a highly visible position that reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer and partners with the Vice President, Performance Excellence/Med Services for the Service Line activities. The role consists of a mix of administrative, teaching, clinical and research time. The Department of Medicine includes:
•Over 600 employed and private practice physicians
•More than half of the total physician complement are in General Internal Medicine
•Fifteen Sections with elected Section Chiefs
•ACGME accredited IM program (36 residents) and 4 accredited fellowship programs (53 fellows)
•Annual department volumes of 15,124 inpatients (FY19)
The selected candidate for this position will possess a wide range of skills, including, the ability to drive change in a complex, community-based environment, successful outcomes of bringing together and working with private practice and employed physician groups toward a common goal, and demonstrated track record of leadership accomplishments.
The individual will have an understanding of organizational dynamics and fiscal responsibility, demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with clarity and transparency with diverse groups, and a strong commitment to improving quality and patient safety, clinical care, teaching, and research.
Qualifications for the Chair of Internal Medicine are:
•Board certified in Internal Medicine or Board certified in Internal Medicine subspecialty
•Previous experience as a Chair, Associate or Vice Chair, Program Director or Associate Program Director, a plus
•5-7 years of progressive physician leadership responsibility
•Experience working with and leading private practice and employed physician groups
•Proven track record of building relationships, stabilizing existing programs, and a visionary thinker who can lead department to the next level
•Demonstrated excellence in patient care, teaching, clinical research, medical administration and leadership
Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus and Novi Campus are part of Ascension St. John Providence, a top-tier health care ministry within Ascension, the largest Catholic health care system in the United States.
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