The University of Chicago Medicine Care Network Medical Group is recruiting a Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgeon to lead and staff the cardiothoracic surgical program at Riverside Medical Center. The University of Chicago Medicine has partnered with the Riverside Medical Center to staff its cardiovascular/ thoracic surgery. This vibrant community practice encompasses all components of cardiac surgery including complex valvular surgery, aortic surgery (open & endovascular) and routine coronary surgery. The thoracic surgery component of the practice includes minimally invasive surgery, mediastinal surgery, Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy and esophageal surgery. In addition, the group performs lower extremity bypasses, carotid endarectomies, and other minor vascular procedures. This is a unique opportunity to practice in a community setting at the Riverside Medical Center with the support and resources of a large academic program.
The Riverside Center for Heart and Vascular Excellence at Riverside Medical Center provides comprehensive cardiac and vascular services to a five county region. The CV program includes Cardiac Catheterization labs, new high-tech CV operating rooms equipped with a surgical robot and minimally invasive approaches, heart rhythm disorder program, vascular center, valve program, and extensive outreach and market development support.
Riverside Medical Center is a Truven 100 Top Hospital and has received Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In addition, Riverside is a Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence (2014, 2015, 2016) Riverside continues to earn honors in Specialty Care, Orthopedic, Neuroscience, Pulmonary, Gastroenterology and Critical Care.
This position offers competitive compensation and benefits that supports your total health - personal, financial, physical and professional.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population
Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions
Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate
Trains and supervises medical students and residents engaged in specialty activities and procedures, as appropriate
May manage the daily operations of a specific medical program, patient care unit, or research function
Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing, other health care professionals, and support staff, as required
Follows established UCM Care Network departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards
As appropriate to the position, participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Physician with 3 to 5 years of directly related experience which may include residency and/or fellowship.
Prior to the start of employment, an individual must possess the following qualifications: (1) be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or its equivalent; (2) have completed an accredited fellowship or equivalent training in cardiothoracic surgery; and (3) be able to obtain permanent and unrestricted
The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.