Pediatric Intensivist


The Joint Section of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine of Rush University Children's Hospital and the John H. Stroger Children's Hospital of Cook County in Chicago are recruiting 1-2 full-time pediatric intensivist(s) to join a group of 8 faculty. Special consideration will be given to candidates with advanced clinical experience.

Each hospital houses an up-to-date PICU with a combined total of 30 PICU/Intermediate beds. The hospitals are adjacent to each other in the Illinois Medical District, 2 miles west of downtown Chicago. The combined services provide significant multidisciplinary clinical exposure to the entire spectrum of critical illness in children.

The Rush PICU is a multidisciplinary and cardio-thoracic ICU and cares for patients in an 18 bed unit divided between high acuity and stepdown services. The Rush PICU has an active ECMO program that is supported by both cardio-thoracic and pediatric surgery. The Stroger PICU consists of 10 beds and supports very active pediatric Level I trauma and burn services. Both units are major referral centers for the metropolitan Chicago and its surrounding area.

The areas of interest amongst the faculty in the section are broad and diverse – including cardiac critical care, palliative care, disaster preparedness, medical education and administration, ethics, and quality and safety. Individuals who have pulmonology, cardiac critical care or palliative care training/work background/clinical career path and are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include patient care in the intensive care units, in-house call averaging every 9th night, medical student and resident education, administrative and scholarly pursuits. The position offers competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and an academic appointment commensurate with experience.


Maggie McGauley

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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.

Maggie McGauley

Maggie McGauley

Faculty Recruiter

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