Chair, Department of Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution and the teaching hospital for Rush Medical and Nursing Colleges, located in downtown Chicago, invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
The successful candidate will provide strategic, innovative, and operational leadership, and will have responsibility and accountability for the clinical and academic performance of all divisions within the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. A strong record of collaborative leadership and commitment to excellence in clinical and academic service is essential. Ongoing research achievement, community engagement and educational excellence are highly desirable. The successful candidate must also be committed to mentoring faculty, trainees, and medical students. In addition, (s)he will have credentials that merit appointment as Associate Professor or Professor, will have an MD or equivalent degree, will be ABOG board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology, will possess a demonstrated commitment to innovation, and will have the leadership skills necessary for guiding faculty development and advancement across research, clinical and academic missions. As a department leader, the Chair will provide an energetic vision for growing clinical volume, optimizing clinical productivity, and further highlighting sub-specialized clinical expertise. Recruitment of this department leader is part of a key strategic growth initiative; accordingly, generous resources are being dedicated to this effort.
The Department has a long tradition of excellence and expertise in many clinical domains. The faculty includes over 50 full-time faculty members, including all ABOG subspecialties. Most faculty members are employed by the Rush University Medical Group; the remaining faculty members contribute services from their private practices. The Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program is a fully accredited four-year training program which accommodates six residents per year and provides training to build a strong foundation in primary, subspecialty, and preventive care. Residents complete rotations in inpatient and outpatient settings at Rush as well as at urban and suburban training sites. The exposure to diverse patient populations throughout the four-year program prepares residents for subspecialty training as well as academic and private practice. Future planning includes establishment of ACGME-accredited fellowships.
More about Rush University Medical Center:
Rush University Medical Center is an academic medical center that encompasses a 669-bed hospital serving adults and children. In January 2012, Rush opened a new 376-bed hospital building, known as the Tower, which is part of the Medical Center’s major renovation of its campus.
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 as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Rush is ranked in 7 of 16 categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2018–2019 “America's Best Hospitals” issue, and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall.
Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2018.
Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status—the highest honor in nursing—and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation.
Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals—and 15 major teaching hospitals—four times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics.
The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization that advocates for equality for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning named Rush University Medical Center a leader in LGBT Health Equality for the tenth consecutive year.
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