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Hennepin Healthcare
Minneapolis, MN, United States (on-site)
16 days ago
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Hennepin Healthcare
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States (on-site)
16 days ago


Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes HCMC, a nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center and acute care hospital. The comprehensive healthcare system includes a 473-bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of primary and specialty care clinics in Minneapolis and in suburban communities. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program and operates a research institute and philanthropic foundation.

We are deeply committed to our mission of partnering with our community, patients, and families to ensure access to outstanding care for everyone! We are also very proud to play an integral part in training the next generation of healthcare providers.

We believe equity is essential for optimal health outcomes. Thus, we are committed to partnering with our entire community, both internal and external, in achieving their fullest health potential by actively eliminating barriers due to racism, or any other consequence of social position or socially influenced circumstances experienced by Black, Indigenous, and people of color. 

Hennepin Healthcare seeks a full-time Department Chair to lead the Department of Medicine. The Department Chair is responsible for ensuring the recruitment, retention and development of the Medical Staff members required to achieve the organization's mission. The Chair manages the department budget with a dyad administrative partner, sets Medical Staff compensation and oversees the organization's academic mission, care quality and continuous improvement. The Department Chair is responsible for the time allocation of department members and ensures adequate patient access to care while fostering a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to care delivery.

Hennepin Healthcare’s Department of Medicine is home to over 150 dedicated physicians and more than 80 advanced practice providers spanning 14 divisions: Addiction Medicine, Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes, Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Integrative Health & Wellness, Nephrology, Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care, and Rheumatology.  


Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate Degree (MD, DO, or equivalent) is required
  • Current (or eligible for) license to practice Medicine in the State of Minnesota
  • Board certified in an ABMS recognized specialty 
  • Minimum 5 years administrative leadership experience at the institution, department, or section level
  • Must hold or be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Minnesota


  • Embraces Hennepin Healthcare’s missionand supports continuous improvement
  • Promotes department member engagement, learning and development  
  • Models and promotes behavior consistent with the organization's values
  • Leads and engages faculty in embracing a culture of quality and safety  
  • Supports and assures interdepartmental collaboration and communication
  • Understands and fosters the importance of research for the clinical and public health mission
  • Supports clinical service line effectiveness

Leadership Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Exhibits adaptive leadership skills
  • Strategy minded; ability to focus on strategic rather than operational objectives
  • Ability to effectively allocate resources
  • Commitment to research and prior experience conducting or promoting research
  • Capable of assisting executives in defining organizational goals, critical issues, and strategic plans
  • Experience modeling and upholding organizational norms and values, particularly with regards to health and safety
  • Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking when addressing organizational issues
  • Skilled in fostering a positive workplace culture and building inclusive workplace teams
  • Experienced in providing and receiving feedback via daily interactions and direct reports
  • Skilled in creating an environment that is open to feedback
  • Commitment to and experience leading in a trauma-informed, antiracist work culture that values and supports the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Positions at Hennepin Healthcare are credentialed through the Office of the Medical Staff in accordance with its policies and procedures.  

Note: As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Hennepin Healthcare is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

You've made the right choice in considering Hennepin Healthcare for your employment. We offer a wealth of opportunities for individuals who want to make an impact in our patients' lives. We are dedicated to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to both current and prospective employees. We are driven to connect talented individuals with life-changing career opportunities, enabling you to provide exceptional care without exception. Thank you for considering Hennepin Healthcare as a future employer.  

We greatly value the knowledge and perspective that comes with having a diverse workforce and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply, including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities.

Interested candidates should submit an application and also attach a CV and letter of interest. If you have additional questions about this position prior to applying, please email Laura Hood (Talent Acquisition Specialist) at

Please Note:  Offers of employment from Hennepin Healthcare are conditional and contingent upon successful clearance of all background checks and pre-employment requirements.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 65575970
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Position Title: Physician - Department Chair - Medicine (221847)
  • Company Name For Job: Hennepin Healthcare
  • Job Function: Director
Minneapolis ,

Company Overview Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. operates Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis and primary care clinics in Minneapolis on East Lake Street and in the Whittier and North Loop neighborhoods and in the suburban communities of Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Richfield, and St. Anthony. Hennepin Healthcare is: • Minnesota's premier Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center with many nationally-recognized programs and specialties • A recognized system of primary care cli...

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