Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician

2115266 Requisition #

The Henry Ford Medical Group Division of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is seeking a physician for the role Senior Staff Physician in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. This position includes patient care, teaching, scholarly work, and clinical leadership within the Palliative Medicine Program at Henry Ford Hospital.



  • Opportunity to practice at an institution with one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the US and a main teaching site for Wayne State University Medical School
  • An experienced interdisciplinary palliative medicine team
  • Well-established Palliative Medicine service (started in 2000) and an institutional culture that is highly receptive to palliative medicine
  • Opportunities for work on the Inpatient Palliative Medicine Consultative Services and Inpatient Hospice Service
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Diverse patient population


The physician will:

  • Serve as an Attending Physician on the interdisciplinary inpatient Palliative Medicine Consultative Service at Henry Ford Hospital
  • Serve as an Attending Physician on the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Henry Ford Hospital
  • Supervise and train medical students, residents, fellows, and other interdisciplinary learners (serving as core clinical 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 research


Based on interest and skills the physician may:

  • Serve as an Attending Physician in Palliative Medicine clinic
  • Serve as a member of the Henry Ford Ethics Committee
  • Become a facilitator for the innovative communication skills education program, CLEAR Conversations
  • Participate in the development/maintenance of hospital based protocols in pain, symptom management, advance directives, and other areas related to palliative medicine


  • 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.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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