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Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Cook County Government
Physical Address
1900 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Job Description

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
? Bilingual
General Administrative Responsibilities
Collective Bargaining
? 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
Typical Duties
? 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
Reporting Relationships
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
? Pension Plan
? 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
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:
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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