Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Rush University Medical Center, part of Rush University System for Health, 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 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
The successful candidate will provide strategic, innovative, and operational leadership, and will have responsibility and accountability for the clinical and academic performance within the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 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 board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 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 currently includes 8 physiatrists, 1 nurse practitioner, 1 RN manager, 5 CMAs, and 1 residency program coordinator within the division. In September 2017, the Rush Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation was temporarily transitioned to a Division in the Department of Neurosurgery. This Chair search will solidify the conversion of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation to a Department. The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program is a fully accredited four-year training program which accommodates four residents per year and provides training to build a strong foundation for excellence in patient care and a strong focus on education. Residents complete rotations in inpatient and outpatient settings at Rush, and additional experience at Hines Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Cook County Stroger Hospital and University of Illinois Medical Center. The exposure to diverse patient populations throughout the four-year program prepares residents for subspecialty training.
Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Numerous national organizations have recognized Rush for the quality of care we provide, including U.S. News & World Report, which ranked Rush University Medical Center among the top 50 hospitals in 7 of 16 specialties in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals issue. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking second among 99 academic medical centers across the country. In 2018, Rush was named a leader in LGBT health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign for the ninth consecutive year, and was one of only five hospitals from across the nation to be recognized by the American Hospital Association as an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award.
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Nominations or letters of interest that include curriculum vitae should be sent to Courtney Kammer, MHA:
Vice President, Provider Services & Recruitment Rush University Medical Center / Rush University System for Health
SpecialtyPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rush is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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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