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Attending Physician XI - Ophthalmology Vitreoretin

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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

Attending Physician XI – Ophthalmology Vitreoretinal Specialist*Job Number:00123744
*Job Posting
:Nov 14, 2019, 11:45:23 AM*Closing Date*:Nov 28, 2019, 11:59:00 PMFull-time


Collective Bargaining Unit:NonePosting Salary:COMPETITIVE
Organization:Health and Hospital Systems

LOCATION: John H. Stroger Hospital - Ophthalmology Vitreoretinal Specialist

Applicants may apply for this position online or submit a resume/ CV to the following email address:

When submitting a resume/CV by email, you must include the job title and posting number in the subject line of your email. An application or resume/CV must be filed for each position which interests you.

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.


The Attending Physician XI, Ophthalmology Vitreoretinal Specialist will provide both clinical and surgical services of the vitreous body of the eye and retina to the patients of Cook County (CCH) and participate in the on-call schedule as specified by the Division Chief. 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.

Typical Duties

  • Provides diagnostic and treatment services to patients supporting early detection and prevention of vitreo-retinal disorders including benign and malignant disease.
  • Performs up-to-date vitreoretinal surgery including pars plana vitrectomies, scleral buckles, pneumatic retinopexy and office based injections and lasers as needed for the patients of CCH.
  • Works a minimum of four (4) clinic days per week and 2080 hours per year for CCH, or the equivalent as specified by the Division Chief and Department Chair.
  • Completes timely, accurate, and thorough medical record documentation as required to meet appropriate department and/or hospital guidelines.
  • Participates in the education and training of fellows, residents, and medical students rotating in the division.
  • Responds promptly to all on-call queries from fellows or residents; communicates with other Attending Physicians and Surgeons as needed.
  • Communicates promptly to the Division chairman all information necessary for the creation of assignments.
  • 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).
  • Participates in ongoing clinical trials and investigations offered in the division; participates in administrative committees servicing the department and Hospitals as schedule permits.
  • Attends Division and Department meetings on regular basis and the Mortality and Morbidity conference as required.
  • Requests appropriate specialty consultations, and performs inpatient rounds and required resident teaching sessions as assigned and as clinical needs dictate.
  • Participates in the on-call rotations as specified by the Division Chairman.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance activities as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (DO) from an accredited college or university
    Must possess a valid Illinois medical license or have the ability to obtain this license prior to the start of employment
    Must possess a valid Illinois Controlled Substance License or eligibility to obtain this license prior to the start of employment
    Must possess a valid Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license or have the ability to obtain this license prior to the start of this employment.
    Board certification in the relevant specialty of Ophthalmology or must be in a pathway leading to certification within five (5) years of terminal training in accordance with the requirements of the American Board of Ophthalmology
    Must have successfully completed a Surgical Vitreoretinal fellowship or be on the pathway to successful completion within twelve (12) months of hire
    Experience performing vitreoretinal surgery techniques including pars plana vitrectomies, scleral buckling, pneumatic retinopexy, and office based injections as wells as laser procedures as demonstrated in corresponding case logs.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

  • Current knowledge of the principles and methods of ophthalmic 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
    Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking and conflict management/resolution skills
    Skill to prepare written documents to 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 meet appropriate confidentiality standards for protected health information (PHI).
    Ability to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.

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)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:



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:

  • Meetthe minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application 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 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



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.*



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