Infectious Disease - Division Director Opportunity

Loyola University Medical Center - Stritch School of Medicine
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Facility: Loyola University Medical Center - Stritch School of Medicine 
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Maywood, IL 60153 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Infectious Diseases 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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OPPORTUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine have an excellent Division Director opportunity for a nationally renowned physician scientist who is Board Certified in Infectious Disease to join the Division of Infectious Diseases located in Maywood, Illinois.

The Division Director provides leadership for all aspects of the Infectious Disease Division including clinical service, teaching and research. The incumbent will be responsible for recruitment and retention of clinical and basic science faculty and will serve as a mentor to all division faculty, as well as leading initiatives to promote clinical quality, academic and clinical productivity and enhancement of patient satisfaction. The Division Director will work closely with the Department of Medicine leadership to develop and implement strategic plans and Loyola University Hospital Administration to create efficient clinical services that deliver compassionate and evidence-based care for patients requiring infectious diseases consultation. The Division Director will build a management culture based on teamwork, open communication, prudent risk taking, innovation and accountability.

The Division Director will take a leadership role in the Infectious Diseases-Immunology Research Institute to build on already strong affiliations with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Through thematic expansion of basic and translational research, the Division Director will oversee growth of a research enterprise that encompasses virology, eukaryotic pathogens, bacteriology, clinical outcomes in immunocompromised individuals, global health, parasitology and fungal pathogenesis.

In collaboration with the Department of Public Health Sciences, the Division Director will expand infectious diseases research and education to broader public health and international programs. The Division Director will also assure that these missions are fulfilled through programmatic integration of PharmD and Advanced Practice Nursing staff in an environment that fosters continuing medical education and training of Infectious Diseases fellows.

The Division Director will assure that clinical faculty within the Division provide

  • Primary care for patients with HIV/AIDS and related medical conditions
  • Consultative care for patients with community-acquired and hospital-acquired infections and multidrug resistant infections, including those caused by MRSA and gram-negative bacteria
  • Consultative care for patients with infectious diseases associated with stem cell and solid organ transplantation and hematological and other malignancies
  • Reduction and elimination of infections associated with hospitalization through surveillance, prevention, education and interventional strategies
  • Increased effectiveness of hospital-based antimicrobial therapy through review and oversight of treatment strategies, education and collaboration, to provide cost-effective treatment and reduce emergence of treatment-induced antibiotic resistance
  • Travel medicine recommendations and consultations

In the area of quality, the Division Director will take an active role in quality improvement and assurance activities and projects of high quality cost-effective care. This would include development and review of quality improvement plans, leading regular multi-disciplinary meetings to review and analyze outcomes, and continuous quality improvements for operations. 

From an operations perspective, the Division Director will work closely with his/her administrator to:

  • Provide for meaningful faculty and academic staff development.
  • Coordinate special projects that could address administrative, academic, clinical and training initiatives.
  • Participate in the development of division strategic plans, both short and long term as well as working with the Chairman's office on financial and workload strategies.
  • Assess and provide annual RVU projections by physician as well as outpatient visits by location.

Minimum requirements for consideration include:

  • Board certification in Infectious Diseases from the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Academic and scholarly accomplishments to qualify for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the Tenure Track at Loyola University School of Medicine
  • A national reputation in research, supported by a portfolio of extramural funding, participation on NIH Study Sections, editorial board appointments or other national and international honors
  • A track record of training medical students, residents and fellows
  • Mentorship of postgraduate fellows and junior faculty toward career success in academic medicine
  • A minimum of 5 years of administrative experience with clinical and/or research programs
  • Experience as a consulting Infectious Diseases specialist in a tertiary care academic medical center

This is an excellent opportunity for an exceptional Infectious Disease physician to direct the Infectious Disease team at Loyola University Health System.


RECRUITMENT PACKAGE

Loyola University Medical Center offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

ABOUT THE FACILITY

Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) is a 61 acre medical center campus conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop. LUMC is a quaternary care facility with 547 licensed beds, a Level I Trauma Center, nationally recognized Burn Center, renowned Transplant Center and a special 20-bed unit for patients undergoing stem cell transplant. The center provides top hospital care in all medical specialties, including orthopedics, nephrology, cardiology, cancer, ophthalmology and surgery.

LUMC's Stroke Center has been honored by the American Stroke Association for its expert collaboration of professionals from emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitative services, social work, nutrition, pharmacy and other specialties.

The medical center was again designated a Level III Perinatal Center by the Illinois Department of Public Health, a designation recognizing centers that have demonstrated the highest level of expertise in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies, their unborn babies and critically ill newborns.

LUMC has a close partnership with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Most faculty members have joint appointments at Hines and Loyola students and resident physicians rotate through Hines as part of their training. Researchers from Loyola and Hines collaborate closely on many federally funded studies

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (LUCSSOM) is committed to scholarship and the education of medical professionals and biomedical scientists. The school, including its faculty, trainees, and staff are called to go beyond facts, experimentation, and treatment of disease to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives and treat the human spirit in an environment that encourages innovation, embraces diversity, respects life, and values human dignity.

LUCSSOM believes that thoughtful scholarly excellence, service, stewardship, and continuing reflection advance our ability to contribute high-impact research and provide the highest-quality education.

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a private, Catholic-Jesuit healthcare provider based in the western suburbs of Chicago. With 800 licensed beds and over $1B in revenues, LUHS is a nationally recognized academic medical center with a rich tradition of going beyond the illness to treat the whole person. LUHS believes that its Catholic heritage and Jesuit traditions of excellence, leadership, inclusiveness, respect and concern for others, and desire to help those who are less privileged in life advances the healing mission in the communities it serves. LUHS also believes that thoughtful stewardship; learning and constant reflection on experience improves all it does as it strives to provide the highest quality healthcare.

LUHS includes a core academic hospital (Loyola University Medical Center) located on its main campus in Maywood, a community hospital (Gottlieb Memorial Hospital) located three miles from the main campus in Melrose Park, and an extensive network of more than 28 specialty and primary care centers in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUHS is home to approximately 7,000 staff members, 650 full-time faculty members, and 600 residents and fellows. LUHS is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic Health Systems in the United States.

For more information on Loyola University Health System, please visit https://www.loyolamedicine.org.  

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION

Chicago, Illinois is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles with 2.7 million residents. Chicago’s top sights bustle with activity all year round - ice skating in Millennium Park, sightseeing through Lincoln Park Zoo, playing at Navy Pier, shopping along the Magnificent Mile. For more action, take in a professional game like the Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears or make it a fun night out at a piano bar or comedy club like The Second City.

The season is ripe for arts and culture as well. Immerse yourself in the vibrant theater scene at Steppenwolf, Goodman or Broadway in Chicago. Explore museums and galleries of every variety, like the beloved Shedd Aquarium and esteemed Art Institute of Chicago. Take in sensational performances from live music, comedy, dance and opera.

Indoors, unwind at a leisurely pace with the stellar skyline in view. Chicago’s restaurants are destinations in themselves too, lining the landscape with star chefs and racking up culinary awards on a regular basis.

The city buzzes year-round with energy both downtown and in the vibrant neighborhoods. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, you will find world-class dining, shopping, entertainment, and hotels and accommodations here in the largest and most-visited city in the Midwest.

For more information on Chicago, visit www.choosechicago.com

ABOUT TRINITY HEALTH

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at www.trinity-health.org.

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to submit your CV, please email docopps@trinity-health.org or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.

 

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