Neonatalogist needed for Full Time Position with Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Hospital
Facility: Henry Ford Hospital 
Address: 2799 West Grand Boulevard 
Detroit, MI 48202 
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Specialty: Pediatrics : Neonatology 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Neonatalogist needed for Full Time Position with Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation's largest integrated health systems, is seeking a full time BE/BC Neonatologist (to fill a position due to retirement) and join the team as the 6th Neonatologist and 25+ Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.   All responsibilities would be shared between the neonatologists.


The HFHS Division of Neonatology covers four System hospitals which includes a 35-bed, LeveI III perinatal regional referral center NICU (2800 deliveries and 500 + admissions /year) at Henry Ford Hospital (HFH) in Detroit and 3 other Level II units at HF West Bloomfield, HF Wyandotte, and HF Macomb (each with 1500- 2000 deliveries /year).


Neonatologists and NNPs provide coverage at the Level III as well as the newborn service and coverage at the Level II (Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital) center is with Neonatologists (days) and NNPs (nights and weekends) providing 24 hour service.  Neonatologists take Night and Weekend calls for both these hospitals are from home. 


Henry Ford Macomb Hospital provides Level II care with a neonatologist (days) currently and hospitalists providing in house call, nights and weekends and all the neonatologists provide call from home as moonlighting. 


We are also looking at alternative models of care to allow more free time when not covering the HFH NICU or L&D service/Nursery.


The 3rd Level II (Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital) has a NNP (days), and night and weekend call is provided in house by the neonatologists or NNPs. These calls are considered moonlighting and provides additional remuneration. There is an excellent salary and benefits package for the successful candidate.

An active transport team (NNP, RT and Nurse) provides transport for the Level III Unit in Detroit, where the full range of neonatal intensive care including Pediatric surgery, iNO therapy and Body Cooling are offered.   


Neonatologists have academic appointments at Wayne State University. Medical student, Family Practice resident and NNP education is part of the role.  Developmental follow up assessment is provided in the weekly Clinic attended by the neonatologist, a NNP as well as an occupational therapist.  The clinic supports the 30 pediatricians in the system clinics and all HFHS high risk discharges from the NICU or Special care nurseries or from the pediatricians’ offices.






About our Facility

The Henry Ford Health System's flagship institution, Henry Ford Hospital (HFH), is an 802-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex in Detroit's New Center area. The hospital is recognized for clinical excellence and innovation, particularly in the fields of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, orthopaedics and sports medicine, organ transplantation, and treatments for brain, prostate, breast and lung cancers. HFH is a Level 1 trauma center.

  • Level 1 Trauma Center - Henry Ford Hospital provides the full continuum of services to the most critically ill and wounded patients. In-house surgical and critical care staff is available 24/7 and is experienced in multiple trauma, difficult tumors and complicated surgeries. 
  • Critical Care- Henry Ford Hospital has 156 ICU beds making it the single largest ICU facility in Michigan and one of the largest in the country.
  • Surgical ICU (SICU) -The 40-bed SICU is one of the largest in the United States, and is equipped to treat complex patients or those undergoing organ transplantation. The Department of anesthesia provides collaborative critical care coverage in the surgical intensive care unit and cardiovascular intensive care units at Henry Ford Hospital. Critical care certified anesthesiologists work with intensive care unit teams to provide multi-disciplinary care for the most complex post-operative patients.
  • Center for Simulation, Education, and Research- The 12,000-square-foot Center for Simulation, Education and Research at Henry Ford Hospital is fully accredited as a Level 1 Comprehensive Education Institute by the American College of Surgeons and is the most advanced facility of its kind in Michigan and one of the largest in the United States. The Center offers procedural simulation technologies using computerized mannequins and other mechanical devices. It also is a venue for advancing education and assessing the competencies of residents, physicians and other health care workers in the areas of inter-professional team communications, patient safety and doctor-patient communication skills. Reconfigurable suites replicate the emergency department, operating room, intensive care unit, labor and delivery suite, and other hospital environments.
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM)- Henry Ford Hospital began a relationship with Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2002, and the Health System has been expanding upon it ever since. In 2010, HFHS signed an affiliation agreement with Wayne State that increased the number of Wayne State medical students training in Henry Ford facilities, encourages collaborative research and seek efficiencies through programmatic integration. Third and four year medical students rotate thru Henry Ford Hospital. Members of the Henry Ford Medical Group have clinical faculty appointments at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Contact: Nikki Zelman 
Phone: 313-595-3999
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