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The Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine is responsible for the strategic development and the day-to-day operations of the department across Cook County Health (CCH), with primary emphasis on providing oversight to and ensuring the quality and accessibility of patient care delivered by the Department’s clinical staff. Working with CCH leadership, the Chair develops a strategic vision for the Department and faculty, implementing programs and other initiatives that align with the mission and goals of CCH. The Chair guides the department’s transformation within the evolving healthcare environment.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (D.O.) degree or foreign equivalent
Illinois physician and surgeon license or eligibility to obtain license two weeks prior to hire date
Illinois and Federal controlled substance license or eligibility to obtain license two weeks prior to hire date
Completion of an accredited residency program in Emergency Medicine
Current certification by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine
Three (3) years administrative & management experience in a multi-faceted emergency department
Five (5) years post-residency clinical experience in a large healthcare system
Eligibility for an academic appointment at the Associate Professor level or above.
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
One (1) or more year of experience working with underserved populations in an urban environment
Completion of an Emergency Medicine sub-specialty fellowship program
General Administrative Responsibilities
Review applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and consult with Labor Relations to generate management proposals
Participate in collective bargaining negotiations, caucus discussions and working meetings
Document, recommend and effectuate discipline at all levels
Work closely with labor relations and/or labor counsel to effectuate and enforce applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Initiate, authorize and complete disciplinary action pursuant to CCH system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Direct and effectuate CCH management policies and practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCH records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Contribute to the management of CCH staff and CCH systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCH system policy and procedure
Consistently use independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and perform the following functions as necessary; hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, direct or discipline employees pursuant to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Work with Labor Relations to discern past practice when necessary
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department’s clinical staff with privileges and health professionals in training across CCH.
Provides oversight to and ensures the quality of patient care delivered by the department’s clinical staff with privileges. Promptly responds to patient complaints and concerns.
Promotes, communicates and monitors a culture of patient safety throughout the department
Recruits and supervises the department’s clinical staff with privileges and other direct reports. Supervision includes mentoring and development, retention, employee satisfaction, credentialing, performance management, ensuring compliance with regulatory and CCH standards, policies and procedures
Responsible for ensuring provider compliance with CCH requirements (e.g. dual employment, ethics reporting, annual education, immunization status, vendor relations, etc.)
Responsible for evaluating and managing the educational (including medical student, resident, fellow and continuing education) activities of the department
Establishes and evaluates clinical, administrative, research and teaching (CART) performance standards for clinical staff
Ensures that space, equipment and personnel resources are sufficient to meet the department’s clinical and educational requirements
Develops staffing and succession plans that are responsive to market influences and CCH priorities
Provides direct patient care as an attending physician
Collaborates with administrative, nursing and allied health staff
Develops departmental policies and procedures
Responsible for the development and oversight of department operating and capital budgets
Responsible for developing, reviewing and negotiating joint institutional agreements with academic and clinical partners
Executes responsibilities of the role defined in the medical staff bylaws
Prepares and submits regular performance and/or status reports as required to the CCH Board, Executive Medical Staff and its committees, CCH leadership and hospital committees
Conducts and ensures documentation of and participation at regular department staff meetings
Participates in meetings of the Executive Medical Staff and its committees
Participates in meetings of CCH and its committees
Performs other duties as assigned
Reports to the Chief Medical Officer
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of quality assurance principles and guidelines
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Strong interpersonal and empathy skills
Demonstrate clinical research skills and techniques for extracting and reporting information
Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict management/resolution skills
Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision in decision making
Demonstrate the ability to teach, educate (ACGME) and research grant programs
Demonstrate the ability to prepare annual reports, conduct budgetary planning and management of personnel
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to adhere to department policies and standards utilizing best practices
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged
Ability to function autonomously and as a team member in a multidisciplinary team
Ability to train by presenting concepts and demonstrating tasks
Ability to perform accurate and reliable mathematical and budget estimates
Ability to see and hear clearly (including with correction)
Demonstrate superb hand washing and sanitizing practices
Demonstrate the ability to follow department specific engineering, work practice controls and work area safety precautions
Must follow CCH protocol when exposed to noise, chemicals, disease, blood borne pathogens, patient violence and procedural injuries
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs
*Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowinglyprejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring uponor because of any political reason or factor.
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ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’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.
CCH 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, CCH 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.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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