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The Attending Physician XII – Plastic Surgery (Hand) maintains a productivity standard of at least five (5) clinical days per week, full-time status. In addition, participates in the on-call schedule as specified by the Division and/or Department Chairs. Provides close supervision of all house staff encountered in the course of duty ensuring quality care, and provides assessment of resident surgeons as directed by the Division chair to fulfill the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requirements. Participates in the education of medical students, physician assistant students, podiatry students and nursing students. Documents clinical activity in clinics, wards, operating rooms and emergency rooms. Opportunities for research and obligation regarding its performance are by individual arrangement with the Division Chair. Obtains and/or maintains surgical privileges and remains clinically active at both John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital as directed. Must maintain certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and competency in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery as required to fulfill patient care responsibilities for patients treated by Cook County Health & Hospital System (CCHHS).
· ls present during significant portions of every procedure performed in the operating room and the entire course of all minor procedures.
· Provides appropriate preoperative and postoperative evaluation of patients as required to meet standards of care.
· Provides minor surgical services as needed and as time permits; provides inpatient and outpatient consultations while on call.
· Provides diagnostic and treatment services to patients including benign and malignant disease
· Shares rounding responsibilities with other members of the Division such that the care of all inpatients and observation patients is supervised on a daily basis by an attending
· Documents Attending clinical activity and supervision of surgery residents and mid-level providers including Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) and Physician Assistants (PA) in the clinic, ward operating room and emergency room including: History and Physical, Preoperative Notes, Brief Post Op Notes, Operative Notes, Inpatient and Outpatient Progress Notes, Consult Notes Discharge Summary and all required finance documentation.
· Responds promptly to all on-call queries from Residents in situations of pressing acuity. Communicates directly with other Attending physicians and surgeons when communication through Residents or Mid-level providers may be unreliable.
· Communicates promptly to the Division chairman all information necessary for the creation of assignments and on-call rosters.
· Acts with courtesy and collegiality and upholds the highest standards of professionalism in all arenas as representative of the Surgical Services as a whole.
· Participates in ongoing clinical trials and investigations offered in the division; participates in administrative committees servicing the department and Hospitals as schedule permits.
· In concert with division personnel, helps develop new programs and processes that enhance patient care.
· As coordinated with and approved by the Division Chair and approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB), performs research activities; follows all ethical guidelines.
· Engages in sufficient Continuing Medical Education to satisfy the requirement of the appropriate Board, Illinois Department of Public Health and Medical Staff by laws; attends Mortality and Morbidity conference, as well as required Division and Department meetings on regular basis and in accordance with established attendance benchmarks.
· 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.
A Doctorate in Medicine (M.D.) or Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.).
Must possess a valid Illinois medical license or have the ability to obtain this license prior to the start of this employment.
Must possess a valid Illinois Controlled Substance License or have the ability to obtain this license prior to the start of this employment.
Must possess a valid Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license or have the ability to obtain this license prior to the start of this employment.
Board Certification in Plastic Surgery or must be on pathway leading to certification within five (5) years or terminal training.
Successful completion of a Hand Surgery Fellowship is required prior to the start of this employment.
Hand Surgery Certification of Added Qualification (CAQ) or must obtain within five (5) years of terminal training.
Recent (over the past two years) operative experience consisting of a minimum of 200 operative Orthopedic, or Plastic Surgery cases including a minimum of 100 hand cases.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Current knowledge of the principles and methods of Hand Surgery to ensure quality and standards of care.
Skill in the application of the principles and methods of hand 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.
Skill to analyze data/information accurately in order to determine and implement an effective and appropriate course of action.
Skill to prepare written documents to provide information and/or direction to staff and others.
Skill to communicate effectively in order to exchange and/or 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.
Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision in decision making.
Ability to adhere to department policies and standards utilizing best practices and the appropriate us 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 work flexible hours including weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.
Must be able to travel to work sites throughout Cook County.
Ability to meet department and divisional productivity thresholds.
Ability to meet appropriate confidentiality standards for protected health information (PHI).
Ability to provide appropriate patient care while maintaining fiduciary responsibility to Cook County.
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,
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.