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John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital (JHSH) of Cook County is the flagship of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). The Level 1 Trauma center is one of the most respected in the nation. The hospital treats over 150, 000 emergency room patients annually. It is home to more than 300 attending physicians along with more than 400 medical residents and fellows.
The Attending Physician XII (Ophthalmology Surgeon) will provide both clinical and surgical ophthalmology services to the patients of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) including John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, Provident Hospital, Cermak Health Services, the Ambulatory & Community Health Network, or wherever assigned. Participates in the on-call schedule and eConsult Program, as specified by the Division Chief.
Participates in the education of 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.
· Provides comprehensive medical and surgical including diagnostic and treatment services to patients experiencing eye and visual problems.
· 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 Chair 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 Chair.
· Participates in Quality Assurance activities as assigned.
· Participates in opportunities for research and obligations regarding its performance via individual arrangement with the Division/Department Chair.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (DO) from an accredited college or university
Licensed as a physician in the State of Illinois or eligibility to obtain license prior to starting employment.
Illinois and Federal controlled substance license or eligibility to obtain license prior to starting employment
Board certification in the relevant specialty of Ophthalmology
Must have successfully completed or be on the pathway to successful completion within twelve (12) months of hire of a fellowship in Glaucoma or Cornea External Disease, or Pediatric Ophthalmology or Anterior Segment
Five (5) years of experience as an Ophthalmologist
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)
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,
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.