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The Chair of the Department of Radiology (Chair) directs overall departmental clinical care and assures its quality as dictated by the principle of good medicine and by the regulation of oversight bodies. The Chair assures smooth integration of departmental clinical and educational programs throughout Cook County Health (CCH). The Chair, in administering general and subspecialty care, must have a thorough working knowledge of the specialty. Must be the primary information resource for the hospital ensuring appropriate application of new technology while remaining conscious of and sensitive to financial consideration
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
Oversees the quality of radiological services rendered to patients. Activities include, but are not limited to:
o Provides oversight of delivery of medical care by clinical staff;
o Collaborates with infection control, safety, risk management to ensure environmental/patient safety
o Develops and monitors processes that ensure timely patient care coordination and communication with other departments
o Oversees the department's quality improvement program (clinical and operational measures);
o Provides oversight for utilization and risk management activities.
o Develops and updates medical care protocols and procedures.
o Ensures continuous readiness and provides a leadership role for accreditation and other regulatory compliance visits
Provides administrative leadership support to the COO, Hospital Services, Executive Medical Director, and CEO, CCH. Activities include, but are not limited to:
o Collaborates in ensuring the viability of the organization through the development of the annual budget and adherence with budgetary guidelines
o Oversees provider productivity
o Evaluates patient throughput, develops and implements improved processes
o Promotes and monitors billing/coding accuracy and other compliance activities
o Participates in clinical and administrative staff recruitment, orientation and performance evaluation, issue resolution
o Assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of departmental and organizational policies and procedures
o Chairs and/or attends administrative meetings
Leads strategic planning for the department, ensuring coordination and compatibility with the CCH strategic plan. Activities include, but are not limited to:
o Development of staffing plans and educational programs
o Capital equipment planning
o Information systems development and implementation, including the electronic health record, scheduling and other operational systems
o Managed care program planning
o Operational needs assessment, gap analysis and program development
Maintainsan active clinical load of at least 20%
Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (DO) from an accredited college or university
Licensed physician in the State of Illinois
Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology
Five (5) years of work experience after residency training as a practicing physician, clinician educator, or clinician researcher
Three (3) years of supervisory and administrative experience
Evidence of excellent communication skills and professionalism
Experience in supervising residents/students
Experience at a public hospital
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 hospital protocol when exposed to noise, chemicals, disease, blood borne pathogens, patient violence and procedural injuries
Physical and Environmental Demands
This position is functioning within a healthcare environment. The incumbent is responsible for adherence to all hospital and department specific safety requirements. This includes but is not limited to the following policies and procedures: complying with Personal Protective Equipment requirements, hand washing and sanitizing practices, complying with department specific engineering and work practice controls and any other work area safety precautions as specified by hospital wide policy and departmental procedures.
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 the personnel so classified.
For purposes of the American with Disabilities Act, “Typical Duties” are essential job functions.
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.
When applying for employment with Cook County Health, 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, “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 and 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
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
“Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States’ territories and Canada muse be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belongings 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.
*CCH 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.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH 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