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To receive Veteran Preference, appropriate discharge papers must be attached to the online application or must be included with your emailed resume/CV. Please refer to Veteran Preference document requirements listed on the bottom of this posting.
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital (JHSH) of Cook County is the flagship of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System. The Level 1 Trauma Center is one of the most respected in the nation.
The Attending Physician XII will be the subject matter expert skilled in all aspects of general anesthesiology and pain management, overseeing the continuity of quality medical care to all patients. Responsibilities include a minimum of five (5) clinical days per week plus on-call services; participate in the education of medical students, residents and other healthcare providers; supervise and direct the work of house staff; conduct research; serve on administrative committees, partake in CCHHS approved activities and projects; enhance the education and continue development and growth of department; dedicated to quality improvement and performance; and perform all other related duties as assigned by the Department Chair.
· Provide anesthesia and pain management services to patients in all designated area. Patient care duties include providing the most anesthetic care throughout the hospital while meeting and exceeding compliance standards. Responsible for providing a complete range of anesthetic acre including preoperative assessment, intraoperative anesthetic administration and monitoring, and post-anesthesia care in compliance with the National Joint Commission Accreditation standards, supervise residents, coordinate and provide medical direction to CRNAs and other healthcare providers, provide anesthesia-related care in all functional area of the OR, OB, PACU, ICU ward and clinic settings, examine patients, obtain medical history and use diagnostic test to determine risk during surgical and other medical procedures, administer anesthetic or sedation during medical procedures using local, regional, general and MAC methods, provide and maintain life support and airway management during "Code Blue and after surgery monitor recovery
· Provides Acute pain service as well as regional anesthesia coverage
· Participates in the safe administration of blood and blood products ensuring that all protocol is followed
· Collaborates with colleagues to develop new programs and procedures that enhance patient care
· Teaches clinical anesthesia to oral surgery residents, surgical residents, anesthesia residents and interns
· Participates in on call responsibilities which include first, second, third, fourth, and fifth calls. First call is in house call. All calls are shared among all departmental staff equally.
· Supervises students, house staff and healthcare professionals
· Participates in the education of medical students, physician assistant students, podiatry residents, oral residents, neurosurgery residents, anesthesia residents and nurse anesthesia students
· Opportunities for research and obligations regarding its performance are by individual arrangement with the Division / Department Chair. All research performed in the Cook County Health and Hospitals System must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and follow all guidelines spelled out by the IRB.
· The Attending must follow CCHHS policies on patients and financial documentation
· Participates on committees and/or projects serving the Division, Department and CCHHS
· Assists the Division/Department Chair in essential quality assurance (QA) activities including reporting complications and adverse outcomes to Divisional and Departmental QA committees
· Regularly attend Division and Department meetings and Mortality and Morbidity conferences
· Full-time productivity standard for the Attending Anesthesiologist is understood to signify at least five (5) clinical days per week or the equivalent and participate in the call schedule as specified by the Department Chair. The clinical, educational, research and administrative duties described above should encompass no fewer than 40 hours per week in Cook County facilities for a full-time equivalent
· The Attending is expected to act with courtesy and collegiality and uphold the highest standards of professionalism in all arenas aw representative of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management as a whole. The Attending Anesthesiologist has a fiduciary responsibility to the Cook County Health and Hospital System
Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (DO) from an accredited medical college or university
Licensed as a physician in the State of Illinois -or- have the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment
Successfully completed an accredited Anesthesiology Residency Program in the United States
Successfully completed a Fellowship training in Pain Management and is Board eligible for Pain Boards
Board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologist (ABA) -or- must be on a pathway leading to certification within five years of terminal training
Four (4) years of experience as an anesthesiologist.
Valid Illinois Controlled Substances License -or- have the ability to obtain license prior to starting employment
Valid licensure with the Federal DEA
Valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to ensure the protection of the confidentiality and security of healthcare information for all patients
Strong working knowledge base in anesthesiology and pain management; participates in the development and implementation of program planning, objectives, policies and standards essential to the delivery of quality anesthetic care
Proficiency in the safe administration of blood and blood products ensuring that all protocol is followed
Excellent interpersonal communication skills -the ability to establish rapport with families
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong decision making skills
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to build relationships within the organization and to represent CCHHS with appropriate outside agencies
Ability to prepare reports and effectively present information in meetings
Ability to exercise discretion and make wise decisions
Ability to handle many simultaneous demands and meet all required deadlines
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor when challenged
Ability to perform clinical duties as an anesthesiologist
Sensitivity and respect in caring for patients and in dealing with patients, family members, trainees, and CCHHS staff of diverse backgrounds
· Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
· Basic Term Life Insurance
· Pension Plan
· Deferred Compensation Program
· Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
· You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
To improve the patient experience by providing health care providers; patients and their families; and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources focused on best practices.