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The Medical Director- Stroger Hospital provides on-site medical leadership for hospital-based services and leadership support to the ambulatory care operations located at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital Central Campus. Working closely with System-level leadership, provides oversight of day to day clinical operations and is responsible for monitoring throughput, provider productivity, compliance and clinical quality.
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
Board eligibility or certification in his/her respective medical specialty
Five (5) or more years of professional experience in the practice of specialty
Three (3) or more years of experience in leadership within a hospital or health system
One (1) or more years of experience providing medical care to underserved populations
One (1) or more years of experience with electronic medical record documentation
One (1) or more years of professional experience in an academic health care environment
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 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
Monitors and coordinates all medical activities of the hospital and clinic including development, implementation and communication of and compliance with operational policies, procedures and programs affecting the medical staff and the delivery of patient care.
Responsible for ensuring appropriate medical staffing for safe, accessible patient care and appropriate trainee supervision.
Responsible for ensuring provider compliance with County and Cook County Health (CCH) requirements (e.g. dual employment, ethics reporting, annual education, immunization status, vendor relations, etc.).
Promotes, communicates and monitors a culture of patient safety throughout the organization
In conjunction with System and on-site medical leadership, establishes short and long-term goals, objectives and programs in accordance with CCH strategic plan.
Provides critical input to Chief Medical Officer (CMO) regarding physician leader effectiveness
Assists System leadership with recruitment of department/division chairs and identification and prioritization of medical staff complement.
Assists the Chief Operating Officer, Stroger Hospital and Central Campus with preparation and management of annual operating and capital budgets.
Chairs and/or attends leadership meetings related to hospital and hospital-based service operations and quality.
Promptly responds to patient complaints/issues with respect to clinicians.
In the absence of the CMO, serves as the medical liaison between the hospital, clinic and accrediting/regulatory bodies.
Responsible for regulatory (Joint Commission, etc.) compliance monitoring, auditing, and improvement related to the medical staffs’ functions.
Assists the CMO with preparation of regular performance and/or status reports as required to the CCH Board, Medical Staff Committee(s) and CCH leadership.
Develops effective medical orientation, onboarding, and ongoing education for new medical staff and Advanced Practice Providers that assures consistent, reliable processes esp. related to quality, safety, documentation and professional expectations.
Works with Professional Education Leadership to assure care provided by trainees is supervised in a manner consistent with safe care and all requirements of regulatory bodies and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Collaborates with administrative, nursing and allied health staff.
Participates in pertinent committees including those directly interfacing with patient experience and advisory groups.
Serves as liaison with medical departments.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Reports to the Chief Medical Officer
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Thorough knowledge of management principles and practices
Strong knowledge of quality assurance principles and guidelines
Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to ensure the protection of the confidentiality and security of healthcare information for all patients
Demonstrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to work respectfully and effectively with patients and staff in a culturally diverse work environment;
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated clinical skills and facility with interpreting and analyzing information
Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict management/resolution skills
Demonstrate attention to detail, consistency and patient-centeredness in decision making
Demonstrate the ability to teach esp. multidisciplinary teams
Demonstrate the ability to prepare annual reports, conduct budgetary planning and management of personnel
Ability to assign, prioritize, review and evaluate the work of a variety of staff, vendors, and consultants.
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 train by presenting concepts and demonstrating tasks
Ability to perform accurate and reliable mathematical and budget estimates
Demonstrate and value all patient safety practices
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
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
*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.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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