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Job Opportunity: PHYSICIAN SURGERY- OPHTHALMOLOGY:Cook County Health & Hospitals System

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Cook County Health & Hospitals System

February 14, 2018
Job location:
Chicago, Illinois

Full Time


Job Posting : Jan 22, 2018, 10:27:54 PM Closing Date : Feb 23, 2018, 5:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Posting income : COMPETITIVE
Organization:Health and Hospital Systems


candidates may apply for this position online or submit a resume/ CV to the following email address :

When submitting a resume/CV by email, you must include the job title and posting number in thesubject line of your email . An application or resume/CV must be filed for each position which interests you.

To receive Veteran Preference, appropriate discharge papers must be attached to the onlineapplication or must be included with your emailed resume/CV. Please refer to Veteran Preference document requirements listed on the bottom of this posting.

Position Summary Part-Time

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. Information technology is home to more than 300 attending physicians along with more than 400 medical residents and fellows.

The Physician Surgeon provides both clinical and surgical services in the Department of Ophthalmology Surgery to the patients of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). Provides guidance and teaching for fellows, residents, 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.

Typical tasks
   » Provides diagnostic and treatment services to patients including benign and malignant disease.
   » Provides inpatient and outpatient consultations.
   » Performs minor surgical services as needed and as time permits.
   » 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.
   » Provides appropriate supervision to ensure quality patient care is provided by fellows, residents, and medical students. Provide overall supervision of all the cases seen in the area. Responds promptly to all on-call queries from follows or residents; communicates with other Attending Physicians and Surgeons as needed.
   » Communicates promptly to the Division chairman all information necessary for the creation of assignments.
   » Assists in developing new programs and processes that enhance patient care.
   » Provides leadership abilities in the department while on duty and resolve administrative issues according to policies and procedures which are established
   » Follows and enforces existing policies and protocols in the department
   » 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 continuing 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 Quality Assurance activities as assigned.
   » Performs other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

   » MD or DO from an accredited institution
   » Must possess a valid Illinois Medical License or have the capability to obtain this license prior to the start of employment
   » Must possess a valid Illinois Controlled Substance License or have the capability to obtain this license prior to the start of employment
   » Must possess a valid Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license or have the capability to obtain this license prior to the start of this employment.
   » Board certification in the significant specialty of Ophthalmology or must be in a pathway leading to certification within five (5) years of terminal training in conformity with the requirements of the American Board of Ophthalmology
   » Completed a glaucoma fellowship or cornea/external disease fellowship or anterior segment fellowship OR must be on a pathway leading to completion within twelve (12) months

expertise, expertise, Abilities and Other Characteristics

· Current expertise of the principles and methods of ophthalmic surgery to ensure quality and standards of care.

· expertise of the principles and practices of medical research to help implement clinical protocols/internal research.

· expertise of the principles and methods of training medical staff to ensure standards of care.

· Excellent verbal and written communication expertise 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 expertise

· Skill to prepare written documents to provide information and/or direction to staff and others.



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,

Internal Number: 198080

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About Cook County Health & Hospitals System
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System's mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient's capability 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-located primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient practice.

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