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The Attending Physician XII provides clinical and surgical services to the patients of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) and serves as a subject matter expert skilled in the pre-, intra-, and post-operative care in General Surgery with additional subspecialty training Pediatric Surgery. Participates in the on-call schedules as specified. Supervises Fellows, Residents, medical students, mid-level practitioners and ancillary personnel; partakes in clinical trials; conducts research; serves on administrative committees; adheres to all federal, local and department rules and regulations. Upholds the highest standards of professionalism, maintains fiduciary responsibility to CCHHS and performs other related duties assigned by the Division Chair.
· Provides diagnostic and treatment services to patients including benign and malignant disease
· Participates in at least two (2) full operative days and one (1) clinic day or the equivalent as specific by the Division and Department Chairs
· Provides minor surgical services as needed and as time permits
· Provides inpatient and outpatient consultations while on call and rotation with other division members
· Completes medical records in a timely manner
· Works with the division to develop new programs and procedures that enhance patient care
· Participates in ongoing clinical trials and investigations offered in the division
· Participates in the education of students and residents rotating in the division
· Responds promptly to all on-call queries from Residents in situations of pressing acuity; Communicates directly with other Attending physicians and surgeons when as needed
· Communicates promptly to the Division chairman all information necessary for the creation of assignments and on-call rosters.
· Participates in ongoing clinical trials and investigations offered in the division; participates in administrative committees servicing the department and Hospitals as schedule permits.
· Assists in developing new programs and processes that enhance patient care.
· Performs research activities; follows all ethical guidelines, as coordinated with and approved by the Division Chair and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
· Attends Division and Department meetings on regular basis and the Mortality and Morbidity conference as required.
· Acts with courtesy and collegiately and upholds the highest standards of professionalism in all arenas as representative of the Surgical Services as a whole.
· Requests appropriate specialty consultations, and performs inpatient rounds and required resident teaching sessions as assigned and as clinical needs dictate.
· Participates in Quality Assurance activities as assigned.
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (D.O.) from an accredited college or university
Licensed as a Physician in the State of Illinois
Valid Illinois Controlled Substance License
Valid licensure with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Board certified in General Surgery or must be in a pathway leading to certification within Five (5) years of terminal training
Board certified in Pediatric Surgery or must be in a pathway leading to certification within Five (5) years of terminal training
Completed Residency training in General Surgery
Completed Fellowship training in Pediatric Surgery or must have the ability complete training prior to starting employment
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Current knowledge of the principles and methods of pediatric surgery to ensure quality and standards of care.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of medical research to help implement clinical protocols/internal research.
Knowledge of the principles and methods of training medical staff to ensure standards of care.
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.
Skill in the application of the principles and methods of pediatric surgery to ensure quality and standards of care.
Skill to analyze data/information accurately in order to determine and implement an effective and appropriate course of action.
Skill to prepare written documents to provide information and/or direction to staff and others.
Skill to communicate effectively in order to exchange and/or provide information and/or direction to staff and others.
Demonstrate the ability to follow department specific work rules, hospital and personnel rules.
Ability to meet requirements of on call schedule if requested to participate.
Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision in decision making.
Ability to adhere to department policies and standards utilizing best practices and the appropriate use of the electronic health record (EHR).
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged.
Ability to follow hospital protocol when exposed to noise, chemicals, disease, blood borne pathogens, patient violence and procedural injuries.
Ability to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.
Ability to meet departmental and divisional productivity thresholds.
Ability to meet appropriate confidentiality standards for protected health information (PHI).
Must be able to travel to work sites throughout Cook County.
· 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.
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