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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 hospital treats over 150,000 emergency room patients annually. It is home to more than 300 attending physicians along with more than 400 medical residents and fellows
The Medical Director, Neurocritical Care has administrative responsibility of managing the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit for Cook County Health (CCH). Spearheads initiatives to uphold the highest quality of care and patient satisfaction for critically ill neurosciences patients. Leads the implementation of protocols, participates in hospital-wide initiative and committees as assigned in an effort to enhance the level of care to neurosciences patients. Provides direct patient care at least 50%, equivalent to at least 20 hours per week. Collaborates with Nursing leadership and other ancillary services to coordinate the delivery of optimal care for patients.
Leads the development, implementation, and supervision of the clinical, administrative, education and research activities pertaining to the Neurosciences ICU in providing the highest quality care to neurosciences patients.
Collaborates on interdisciplinary quality assurance and quality improvement (QI) projects throughout the unit.
Builds and develops transfer services for regional transfer of critically ill neuroscience patients requiring a higher level of care.
Builds referral relationships across the region by leading the outreach to outside referring institutions and providers.
Markets program throughout CCH, local communities and nationally.
Leads and participates in clinical discussion and staff meetings. Conducts, participates and monitors performance improvement activities.
Provides at least 50% clinical care regularly in the inpatient care of critically ill neuroscience patients.
Collaborates with the Stroke program on QI projects and ensures continued compliance with regulatory standards (i.e., The Joint Commission requirements for Stroke Center Certification).
Participates in programs and protocols to ensure appropriate triage, management and continuity of care for critically ill neuroscience patients.
Identifies and leads performance improvement initiatives to ensure the provision of the highest quality of care to critically ill neurosciences patients by setting and monitoring standards.
Promotes a culture of safety by identifying and reporting any safety concerns. Encourages reporting of and corrective actions for safety events and near misses.
Serves as a role model in consistently providing effective and compassionate patient care; adhering to policies; and manifesting respectful and professional behavior, scholarly inquiry and commitment to self- and institutional improvement.
Leads in developing an inclusive, collaborative and productive work environment across the multitude of disciplines in the Neurosciences ICU.
Participates in appropriate Continued Medical Education activities (at least 50 hours per year).
Serves as a member of Hospital and Committees in CCH, as assigned.
Takes on other administrative and leadership roles in the Neurosciences service line as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree from an accredited college or university
Must be licensed as a physician in the State of Illinois or have the ability to obtain Illinois physician licensure before starting employment
Illinois and Federal controlled substance license or eligibility to obtain license prior to starting employment
Board Certification in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or Board Certification in Neurosurgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgery
Board Certification in Neurocritical Care
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Five (5) years of experience practicing Neurocritical care
Five (5) years of previous administrative experience
Prior experience leading the development of guidelines and protocols
Prior leadership in the implementation of quality improvement processes
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of modern principles, practices and techniques of neurocritical care, equipment, instruments and materials used in procedures relating to the specialty
Knowledge of QI guidelines and/or requirements
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 customer service and empathy skills
Ability to diagnose medical or surgical problems and to prescribe treatment for conditions arising within the fields of neurocritical care
Ability to participate in the activities and educational programs appropriate to neurocritical care
Ability to provide supervision and leadership to fellows and residents, attending physicians, nursing and other support staff within the division
Ability to take initiative, work with or without direct supervision
Ability to adhere to departmental policies and standards utilizing best practices incorporating the use of the electronic health record (EHR)
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 by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
* Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11).
Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
* A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Degrees awarded outside of 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.
Must successfully meet the credentialing standards established by the Cook County Health and Hospitals System to include a State of Illinois MD license and any other license, certification, or specialized training, etc. no later than two (2) weeks prior to the candidate's start date
*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 knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SYSTEMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
* 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)
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