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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.
The Medical Department Associate Chair, Surgery will provide administrative and clinical support to the duties and responsibilities of the Medical Department Chair, Surgery's (Chair) as clinical leader of the Department of Surgery. Under the direction of the Chair, will coordinate quality improvement activities and provide administrative coverage when the Chair is not available.
· Assists the Chair in oversight of clinical services provided by department providers
· Participates in strategic planning for all clinical and support services of the department
· Oversees the quality and patient safety activities within the department.
· Assists the Chair in implementing clinical initiatives that address the healthcare needs of the patient population served by department providers
· Assists the Chair in monitoring clinical services and providers by developing and implementing Clinical Performance Enhancement Programs, Chronic Disease Management Programs, and Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
· Identifies and coordinates quality and performance improvement initiatives in high risk or problem prone areas as identified through venues such as Morbidity and Mortality, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE), oversight committees.
· Coordinates the data collection of core measures, their monthly reportage to departmental and hospital wide committees, and dissemination of feedback to the department
· Chairs, co-chairs, and participates in Department, Cook County Health & Hospitals System,
(CCHHS}, and external committees as directed by Chair.
· Represents the Chair at Stroger, CCHHS and other meetings as directed by Chair.
· In collaboration with the Chair, provides strategic direction for the continued development of clinical information systems.
· Plans, develops and implements departmental policies on programs of instruction and research as they relate to administrative operations.
· Oversees the development and implementation of proactive patient safety measures such as patient safety rounds, and multidisciplinary rounds
· Minimizes practice variance through regular multidisciplinary development and review of patient care protocols and process design focused on providing care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient centered.
· Collaborates with the Chair, establishes projections for patient care activity and expense, partnering for development of proposals for new administrative services or programs to support clinical operations.
· Collaborates on the responses to Patient Grievances and notifies the Chair of grievances requiring corrective action plans.
· Participates in the daily administrative huddle and communicates with other departments about any required actions.
· Collaborates with the Chair, establishes strategic plan for clinical and support services, capital equipment acquisitions, facilities renovations, space allocations and the development of capital fund requests as they relate to the clinical mission.
· Collaborates with the Chair and providers, assures compliance with accreditation, regulatory and licensing standards.
· Participates in arrangement of clinical services, program planning and policy development with other entities in the CCHHS, under direction of the Chair.
· Participates in evening and weekend clinical supervisory on-call schedule addressing issues that impact on health care delivery to the patient population.
· Performs other duties as assigned by the Chair.
Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (DO) from accredited medical college or university
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 Certified by the American Board of Surgeons or the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery
Completion of an accredited surgical residency program
Five (5) or more years of professional experience in the practice of his/her specialty.
Three (3) or more years of experience working as a clinical provider in a complex organizational culture and reporting structure
Two (2) or more years of experience with implementing operational improvements in a healthcare setting
Completion of an accredited surgical subspecialty fellowship program
One (1) or more years of experience providing medical care to underserved populations
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of quality assurance principles and guidelines
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 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 CCHHS protocol when exposed to noise, chemicals, disease, blood borne pathogens, patient violence and procedural injuries
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,
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.