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The Chair of the Department of Psychiatry is responsible for direction and oversight of behavioral health services in the Cook County Health (CCH). This position maintains collaborative relationships with key health system, community, city, and state stakeholders. This position includes administrative responsibilities with 25% clinical effort. There is also opportunity for academic activity.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (DO) from an accredited college or university or foreign equivalent
Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Licensed as a physician and a surgeon in the State of Illinois or have the ability to obtain licensure prior to starting employment
Valid Illinois and Federal controlled substance license or eligibility to obtain prior to starting employment
Five (5) years of post-residency clinical experience in a complex healthcare environment
Three (3) years of administrative and management experience in a multi-faceted psychiatry department
Must be able to communicate effectively with members of the community and with peers and personnel at all level of a healthcare delivery organization
Certification in Addiction Medicine
Work experience serving a patient population similar to CCH
Work experience in a public hospital or health system
Record of scholarly achievement
Demonstrated interest and success in obtaining local, state, or national funding for clinical services or training
General Administrative Responsibilities
Review applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and consult with Labor Relations to generate management proposals
Participate in collective bargaining negotiations, caucus discussions and working meetings
Document, recommend and effectuate discipline at all levels
Work closely with labor relations and/or labor counsel to effectuate and enforce applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Initiate, authorize and complete disciplinary action pursuant to CCH system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Direct and effectuate CCH management policies and practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCH records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Contribute to the management of CCH staff and CCH systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCH system policy and procedure
Consistently use independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and perform the following functions as necessary; hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, direct or discipline employees pursuant to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Work with Labor Relations to discern past practice when necessary
Oversees, manages, and is responsible for the quality of behavioral health care in CCH including:
Stroger Hospital -Inpatient and Emergency Department psychiatry consult services
Provident Hospital -Inpatient and Emergency Department psychiatry consult services
Juvenile Detention and Treatment Center -Contracted psychiatric services for juvenile detainees
Cermak Health Service at Cook County Jail -Inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services for detainees
Ambulatory & Community Health Network -Specialty outpatient psychiatric and addiction services. Collaborative support of medical home based behavioral health services.
CORE Center - Specialty outpatient psychiatric and addiction services for patients receiving primary care
Oversees and manages the Divisions of the Department including:
Consult Liaison Psychiatry
Emergency Psychiatry Services
Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry Services
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Oversees educational activities of departmental personnel, including teaching and supervision of medical learners from multiple disciplines.
Delegates authority to appropriate departmental personnel for operation of the above services and activities.
Oversees external funding of clinical and training activities of departmental personnel.
Oversees and manages credentials of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric, social workers, mental health technicians, addiction counselors, and other behavioral health personnel.
Negotiates with and supervises contractors and vendors supplying clinical and other services to the Department and System.
Maintains departmental accreditation as required by the various oversight and accreditation bodies.
Builds a collegial and resilience culture within the Department, supporting high value behavioral health services, delivered by a multi-disciplinary team.
Reports to the Chief Medical Officer
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to work respectfully and effectively with patients and staff in a culturally diverse work environment
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs
*Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowinglyprejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring uponor because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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