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Section Chief Stroke Rehabilitation - Full-time

Company: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

General Summary
Under the direction of Clinical Chair of the Brain Innovation Center, the Section Chief, Stroke Rehabilitation (Section Chief) leads the medical practice of attending physicians, as well as the clinical contingent of the interdisciplinary team within the Section of Stroke. This individual also functions as a Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (SRAlab) attending physician on the medical staff.

The Section Chief is accountable for meeting established Section standards for quality of care, patient care practice and leading or co-leading research initiatives. The Section Chief also shares responsibility with a designated operations leader for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating Section success, using metrics and key performance indicators (e.g., safety, outcome, operating, regulatory and financial).

Section Chief consistently demonstrates alignment with the SRAlab Mission and Vision and is responsible for professionally representing SRAlab work in Stroke rehabilitation and recovery, nationally and internationally, and for recruiting and retaining experts to join him/her in the Section to achieve better outcomes for patients who present with impairments from Stroke.

Key Responsibilities in Conjunction with Clinical Chair

  • Establishes practice standards, and with others, oversees quality of interdisciplinary clinical care, including appropriate development and implementation of clinical protocols, performance standards and policies across the system of care.
  • Ensures evidenced-based scientific approach to patient care delivery; embraces and pursues scientific process, and is actively involved in Stroke related clinical research with success in publishing scientific articles, review articles and/or book chapters.
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead or serve as co-investigator for research within the Section of Stroke Rehabilitation; demonstrates success in collaborating with other colleagues, obtaining intra- and extra-mural funding for institutional research projects or multi-center trials.
  • Oversees/is responsible for clinical quality, appropriateness and effectiveness of therapeutic plan involving all team members, patient safety, outcomes and patient satisfaction; ensures an effective, safe care environment.
  • Implements strategy and service development consistent with patient, referrer, managed-care/payor expectations.
  • Serves as practicing attending physician in compliance with by-laws, policies and procedures for overseeing patient care.
  • Actively participates in assigned medical staff committees, chairing when appropriate.
  • Participates in medical education activities for residents and fellows, including teaching medical students and residents, Grand Rounds, continuing education and in-service training.
  • Provides consultation with the Academy in the development of stroke-related education for external customers including the annual Stroke Rehabilitation Course.
  • Participates in Stroke program planning and marketing activities; develops and maintains contact with referral sources, managed-care organizations and other key contacts.
  • Shares responsibility with designated operations leader for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating Section success, using metrics and key performance indicators (e.g., safety, outcome, operating, regulatory and financial).
  • Maintains strong relationships with academic institutions and professional organizations; fosters an energetic teaching/learning environment within Section of Stroke Rehabilitation.
  • Collaborates with leaders and staff in other SRAlab programs toward the achievement of overall institutional goals

    Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to the Clinical Chair, Brain Innovation Center
  • Supervises attending physicians within Section of Stroke

    Personal and Interpersonal Characteristics

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including proven ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, referring parties, staff, managed-care organizations and payors, scientists and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Fully embraces scientific basis of medical practice; facile with scientific concepts and research method.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Illinois.
  • Successful completion of a residency program with Board Certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation or other appropriate specialty.
  • Has qualifications to achieve Associate Professor or higher at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, required unless otherwise agreed to by Chief Medical Officer.
  • Skilled in medical education including didactics and bedside teaching.
  • At least five years' experience in program leadership role with significant focus on care of patients with stroke and related diagnoses.
  • Quantitative skills necessary to initiate and review clinical and business analyses.
  • Experience with and knowledge of fundraising; demonstrated experience in donor cultivation activities.

    Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.

    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 personnel so classified.

    SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Keywords: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago , Section Chief Stroke Rehabilitation - Full-time, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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