Henry Ford Health System

Hospice Medical Director - Henry Ford Health

Detroit, MI

Inpatient and outpatient

Job Highlights

  • Non-Profit Employer
  • Less than 1 Hour from an International Airport
  • The Henry Ford Medical Group Division of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is seeking a physician for the role of Hospice Medical Director.


    • Well-established Hospice Program with over 30 years of service to the Southeast Michigan community and an experienced interdisciplinary team
    • Serve as faculty for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program
    • Opportunity to practice at an institution with one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the US and a main teaching site for Michigan State College of Human Medicine and Wayne State University Medical School
    • Diverse patient population
    • Opportunity to take on additional leadership role as Medical Director of the Henry Ford Palliative Care at Home Program

    The physician will:

    • Oversee the medical component of the hospice’s patient care program.
    • Supervise hospice physicians and advanced practice providers in the Henry Ford Medical Group Division of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
    • Support the Hospice Director of Operations in ensuring compliance with Michigan Department of Public Health, CMS regulatory body, and CHAP Accreditation rules and regulations for medical care in the hospice program.
    • Participate in the planning and implementation of goals, objectives, and the hospice program strategic plan.
    • Conduct educational seminars, in-services, and presentations to health system and community clinicians to promote hospice services and increase access for patients.
    • Collaborate with patients’ attending physicians and the hospice interdisciplinary team to effectively manage patients’ terminal illness(es), related conditions and distressing symptoms.
    • Perform patient home visits when appropriate based on patient need and as requested by the hospice interdisciplinary team.
    • Utilize knowledge of prognostication and hospice regulation to determine eligibility for hospice care, relatedness of patient diagnoses, and appropriate level of care to meet patient needs.
    • Supervise and train medical students, residents, fellows, and other interdisciplinary learners (serving as faculty for our ACGME- accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program with 2 fellows per year)
    • Participate in scholarly activities in education, quality improvement, and/or research

    Based on interest and skills the physician may:

    • Serve as Medical Director of the Henry Ford Palliative Care at Home Program


    • Initial board certification in a primary specialty
    • Board-certification or Board-eligibility in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    • Palliative Medicine Fellowship training or other comparable experience
    • Must possess the following personal qualities: Be self-directed; be flexible and committed to the team concept; demonstrates teamwork, initiative and willingness to learn; be open to new learning experiences; accepts and respects diversity without judgment; and demonstrates customer service values.

    Location Insights

    • A

      Access to Parks

    • A-

      Access to Outdoor Activities

    • A-


    • B+

      Access to Restaurants

    • B+

      Cost of Living

    • C+


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    • Median Home Value


    • Median Income


    Posted February 1, 2024