NICU Medical Director
The Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center in downtown Chicago is seeking a full-time, experienced neonatologist and medical director to join our faculty. Special consideration will be given to candidates with advanced clinical and leadership experience. The Renée Schine Crown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a Level 3 (highest IL designation), 72 bed (single roomed), state-of-the-art unit. We care for critically ill infants who are born at Rush and/or transferred in from network hospitals, from extremely preterm infants to those with complex surgical needs cared for prenatally by our Fetal-Neonatal Center.
The ideal candidate will be an established neonatologist, have proven leadership skills and eligible for a faculty appointment at the Associate Professor level or above. The candidate will have research interests that align with the productive NICU Human Milk research team at Rush. Current areas of investigation include human milk science; lactation physiology; disparities in lactation outcomes; clinical, neurodevelopmental and economic outcomes associated with human milk feedings for very low birth weight infants; donor milk; and maternal, infant and milk microbiome. Applicants should be Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Pediatrics, and qualified for an appointment to the faculty at Rush University Medical School.
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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