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Vice President Transplant Institute – Henry Ford Health System

Vice President Transplant Institute – Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System

General Summary:

The Vice President of the Transplant Institute is accountable and reports to the President of Henry Ford Hospital and the Physician Director of the Transplant Institute. The Vice President is responsible for the overall management of the solid organ transplantation program along with designated non-transplant services associated with the Transplant Institute to ensure proper management and effective operation of the delivery of patient care services in accordance with strict health standards and departmental policies and procedures.  Responsibility includes coordinating ancillary, support and community services as well as direct patient care services.  This includes program design and implementation, financial and human resource management, marketing and public relations, strategic planning, and operations of several outpatient clinical sites.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administers and coordinates the development and implementation of several clinical services in the delivery of quality patient care across the entire continuum of health care delivery.
  • Monitors performance and ensures compliance with applicable regulatory standards and requirements with accrediting boards and certification agencies that include CMS, UNOS, The Joint Commission, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Serves as liaison with the OPO (Gift of Life Michigan) and the OPTN (UNOS) to promote the mutual efforts in support of the organ transplant procurement.
  • Plans, develops and executes programs and services for all medical and surgical solid organ divisions in the hospital and coordinates activities to ensure continuing efforts towards the accomplishment of organizational goals.
  • Oversees the investigation of complaints or problems and takes corrective action.
  • Regularly assesses the resource effectiveness of the clinical programs to optimize financial, human resource, and capital investment returns.
  • Works with Transplant team and HFHS leadership to develop strategic plans, operational goals and strategic processes to maximize the performance of the program.
  • Meets regularly with hospital and system departments that support transplant activities to promote efficiencies and effectiveness of patient care efforts.
  • Maintains fiscal and operational oversight of Transplant Institute local and satellite operations; works with HFHS administration to develop and comply with various performance and expense management reports.
  • Works with the Administration on insurer relations including payer payment and performance, operational review and optimizing the impact for the Transplant Institute and maintaining payer relationships with existing and new insurance companies, third party payers, and utilization management entities.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance of the human resource functions for the Transplant Institute including payroll reporting, hiring, performance evaluation establishment and reporting, position control, and new position justification.
  • Works with HFHS administration to utilize analytics in managing operational effectiveness including resource management, billing and collection, OPTN benchmarks, and other performance matrices established to improve performance.
    Represents the Transplant Institute on designated hospital and system committees and other external entities benefitting transplantation.
  • Represents the interests of Transplant Institute on any direct contracting with employers.
    Works in tandem with staff and leadership in the design, implementation, measurement and reporting of formal programs and protocols to measure operational quality to HFHS and appropriate external oversight agencies.
  • Works with Transplant leadership to oversee grant performance and research compliance.
  • Ensures integration of the volunteer program (“Transplant Living Community”) and Patient and Family Advisory Council with Transplant Institute and HFHS goals and strategies.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of Medical Center Administration
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the development, coordination and delivery of medical services both inpatient and outpatient
  • Must possess a master’s degree in business administration, hospital administration or a similar area.
  • Must have at least five (5) years of experience in management of a complex health care organization with responsibilities for strategic planning, program development and business expansion, budgeting and fiscal control, personnel management, and operational management.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of regulatory processes within a health care setting, medical insurance reimbursement, physician practice management, contract administration, and data analytical methodologies for decision support.
  • Must possess strong understanding of quality principles and underlying philosophies in relation to operational improvement and outcomes analysis in the delivery of health care.


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