Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution and the teaching hospital for Rush Medical, Nursing and Health Sciences Colleges of Rush University, located in downtown Chicago, invites nominations and applications for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
The successful candidate will provide strategic, innovative, and operational leadership, and will have responsibility and accountability for the clinical and academic performance of all sections within the Department of Emergency Medicine. A strong record of collaborative leadership and commitment to excellence in clinical, research 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, DO or equivalent degree, will be board certified in Emergency Medicine, 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 Chairperson will provide an energetic and inventive vision for maintaining and growing clinical, educational and research programs, developing strategic interdisciplinary teams for furthering research, and continuing faculty development.
The Department has a long tradition of excellence in clinical care, teaching and research. The Rush Department of Emergency Medicine is a large academic department which consists of 82 faculty with 47 working at Rush University Medical Center and 35 working at John H. Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County. The Rush Department of Emergency Medicine is a busy clinical practice that treats approximately 70,000 patients per year. The patients represent a diverse population from the city of Chicago as well as the wider Chicago metro area. The Department has become a primary training site for medical students and residents from a wide range of specialties and is located about one-half mile from the county’s public teaching hospital, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Given the proximity and shared missions of Rush and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, our two hospitals have formed a combined academic Department of Emergency Medicine. While each hospital has its own clinical emergency department, we share faculty and resources to the benefit of our students, residents, researchers and patients. Rush’s Department of Emergency Medicine provides comprehensive medical services to adults, children and infants while also serving as the Chicago area’s emergency response center also known as the McCormick Foundation Center for Advanced Emergency Response. This state-of-the-art facility is specially equipped for large-scale health emergencies and disasters, such as a mass outbreak of an infectious disease or a terrorist attack. Many of the faculty within the Department of Emergency Medicine are also engaged in research aimed at improving patient care and emergency preparedness. Researchers at Rush developed “Guardian”, a real-time, automated, infectious agent detection and diagnosis system that is also programmed to improve hospital efficiency and patient throughput. The Department of Emergency Medicine has a three-year residency training program that was initiated in 2017. The residency program matches twelve new residents per year with an objective to train outstanding clinicians who are prepared with the skills to be efficient, capable and compassionate Emergency Physicians. Additionally, the Department of Emergency Medicine has two fellowship programs for Simulation and Ultrasound training with each fellowship program for one year.
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. Rush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2020-2021. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized 11 Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top five national rankings for orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking first among 99 academic medical centers across the country. For the second consecutive year, all three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
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:
Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President Rush University Medical Center
Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer
Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.
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Rush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2020-2021. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized 11 Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top five national rankings for orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery.
These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff.
Rush is united by diversity, inclusion and a commitment to health equity. Rush is also a perennial “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.”
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