The Joint Section of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine of Rush University Children's Hospital and the John H. Stroger Children's Hospital of Cook County in Chicago is recruiting a full-time pediatric intensivist to join a faculty group of 10. Special consideration will be given to candidates with advanced clinical experience.
Each hospital houses an up-to-date PICU with a combined total of 30 PICU/Intermediate beds. The hospitals are adjacent to each other in the Illinois Medical District, 2 miles west of downtown Chicago. The combined services provide significant multidisciplinary clinical exposure to the entire spectrum of critical illness in children.
The Rush PICU is a multidisciplinary and cardio-thoracic ICU and cares for patients in an 18 bed unit divided between high acuity and stepdown services. The Rush PICU has an active ECMO program that is supported by both cardio-thoracic and pediatric surgery. The Rush Center for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease has the 3rd busiest cardiac surgical program in the area and is continuing to expand their services. The Stroger PICU consists of 10 beds and supports very active pediatric Level I trauma and burn services. Both units are major referral centers for the metropolitan Chicago and its surrounding area.
The areas of interest amongst the faculty in the section are broad and diverse – including cardiac critical care, palliative care, disaster preparedness, medical education and administration, ethics, and quality and safety. Individuals who have cardiac critical care and palliative care training/work background/clinical career path and are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities include patient care in the intensive care units, in-house call averaging every 9th night, medical student and resident education, administrative and scholarly pursuits. The position offers competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and an academic appointment commensurate with experience. Rush is an equal opportunity employer.
RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER - CHICAGO, IL
Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 676-bed hospital serving adults and children, the 58-bed Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, Rush University and Rush Health. Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. The Medical Center also offers more than 70 highly selective residency and fellowship programs in medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.
Rush is consistently ranked among the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World report and has been named among the top five academic medical centers in the country by University HealthSystem Consortium in its annual quality and accountability performance ranking. These accomplishments reflect Rush’s ongoing commitment to providing unparalleled care by working collaboratively to pool knowledge and exchange opinions based on expertise and experience. Rush also is proud to be the preferred hospital and home to the team physicians for both the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls.