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Attending Physician - Physician Practice, Full-time in Chicago, IL at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab

Date Posted: 3/26/2019

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Job Description

General Summary

The Attending Physician is responsible for providing high quality patient care to inpatients and outpatients as assigned.

  •  Functions as a faculty member of Northwestern University Medical School.
  • Consistently demonstrates support of the SRAlab Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.
  • Demonstrates SRAlab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and SRAlab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. VISION:
  • Supports the Institutional and Program Vision.  Is able to articulate and communicate the vision broadly.
  • Assumes responsibility for patients’ clinical quality, safety, outcomes, and satisfaction. 
  • Maintains      compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements. 
  • Fosters      an environment of continuous improvement through use of Continuous Quality      Improvement and Lean principles. 
  • Actively      participates in assigned Institute and Medical Committee work.
  • Participates in marketing efforts and developing and maintaining referral sources. 
  • Advocates a scientific approach to patient care delivery.  Advances the academic mission of SRAlab by providing an exciting teaching environment, maintaining strong relationships with academic institutions and professional organizations.  Pursues intra and extramural funding to support research as appropriate and pursues scholarly activity through scientific presentations and publications.
  • Participates in research and in medical education activities, including teaching medical students and residents, grand rounds, continuing education programs and in-service training programs.
  • Assists in Fellowships training as appropriate. 
  • Cultivates a collaborative and professional work environment which stimulates inquiry, the scientific method and continuous improvement.
  • Collaborates with leaders and staff in other Institute Programs to facilitate achievement of overall Institute goals.
  • Serves as a practicing physician and provides medical leadership to the interdisciplinary team. 
  • In the role of a practicing Physician, ensures the appropriateness and effectiveness of the treatment plan.  Oversees and coordinates the involvement of physicians, nursing and allied health staff to resolve complex medical problems.
  • Actively participates in assigned medical staff committees including providing leadership by functioning as chairman as appropriate.

Reporting Relationships

Reports directly to Program Medical Director or the Chief Medical Officer as appropriate.

Job Requirements

  1. Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Illinois.
  2. Successful completion of a residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is Board certified or Board Eligible.
  3. Faculty appointment at Northwestern University Medical School.
  4. Excellent communications and interdisciplinary skills required, including proven ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, referring parties, SRAlab and other internal and external stakeholders.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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