Under the direction of the Chair of the Department of Radiology, is responsible for the supervision and interpretations of body imaging studies obtained within the department and Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). The Chair of the Division of Body Imaging is responsible for organization of the Division of Body Imaging and to support the continued provision of quality body imaging examinations and interventions for patients in the health system. Conducts assessment of staffing, equipment and supply needs is expected for the division and elsewhere in the CCHHS. Participates in the hiring and evaluation of the physician staffing the division.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
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 meeting
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 CCHHS system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Direct and effectuate CCHHS management policies practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCHHS records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Contribute to the management of CCHHS staff and CCHHS’ systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCHHS system policy and procedure.
General Administrative Responsibilities continued
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
Follows departmental and hospital policies
Interprets radiologic studies in a timely manner
Dictates final reports in a timely manner to support reviewed studies
Maintains productivity related to assigned duties
Supervises Radiology residents and technologist when appropriate
Reviews Radiology residents preliminary reports, approve or correct as necessary
Participates in the education of residents, organizes goals and expectations of the Body Imaging rotation including didactic lecture preparation
Provides radiologic consultative services for other clinical departments within Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS)
Participates in multidisciplinary conferences as assigned
Performs procedures in areas where clinical privileges are granted
Provides coverage to the various areas of the department and hospital system as requested by the Chair
Takes calls assigned by the department Chair including remote review of studies
Participates in departmental and/or system wide quality improvements/assurance efforts as assigned
Maintains an educational environment conducive to educating the residents
Coordinates Body Imaging services throughout the system and unifies protocols related to performing Body Imaging examinations at the multiple sites
Evaluates and participates in designing specifications for new equipment or services
Oversees and maintains continued safety and quality assurance programs specific to the area of Body Imaging
Oversees and maintains accreditation of services in Body imaging
Performs other duties as assigned
Reports to the Chair of the Department of Radiology
Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (DO) from an accredited college or university
Licensed physician in the State of Illinois, or have the ability to obtain licensure prior to the start of employment
Successful completion of an Accreditation Counsel for Graduated Medical Education (ACGME) accredited Diagnostic Radiology Residency
Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology
Completion of a Body Imaging Fellowship in the United States
Current experience interpreting all types of Body CT and MRI examinations as well as all aspects of General Radiology
Experience as a lead physician or section/division chair in Body Imaging
Experience interpreting prostate MRI examinations
Experience interpreting PET/CT examinations
Experience interpreting Cardiac CT and MRI examinations
Recent (last 36 months) diagnostic radiology research or publishable scholarly activity
Selected as Diagnostic Radiology Chief Resident within an ACGME approved Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Participates in activities demonstrating service to women's health or underserved populations
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of quality assurance principles and guidelines
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 hospital protocol when exposed to noise, chemicals, disease, blood borne pathogens, patient violence and procedural injuries
Physical and Environmental Demands
This position is functioning within a healthcare environment. The incumbent is responsible for adherence to all hospital and department specific safety requirements. This includes but is not limited to the following policies and procedures: complying with Personal Protective Equipment requirements, hand washing and sanitizing practices, complying with department specific engineering and work practice controls and any other work area safety precautions as specified by hospital wide policy and departmental procedures.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.
For purposes of the American with Disabilities Act, “Typical Duties” are essential job functions.
Cook County Health is an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: 7611
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