Location: Chicago, Illinois
Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution, and the teaching hospital for Rush Medical and Nursing Colleges, located in downtown Chicago, is searching for a new Section Chief of Critical Care to join the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. The qualified candidate will join the growing team of 26 faculty members in the Division and will work closely with the Division Chief to provide leadership to the very active critical care program at RUSH. In this position, the Section Chief will also serve as the critical care CMO for the institution. Rush University Medical Center has 2 MICU services (total of 28 beds), an Adult ICU with mixed medical and surgical patients (28 beds), a neurosciences ICU (28 beds) and a cardiosciences ICU (28 beds). The Division manages the MICU, as well as the medical patients in the Adult ICU (typically 14-18 patients). However, as the critical care CMO the new faculty is expected to provide leadership to all the ICUs. Teaching and supervising medical students, residents and fellows will be an important educational activity as RUSH has an ACGME-accredited Pulm/CC fellowship with 4 fellows per year (total of 12 fellows) and a Critical Care fellowship with 2 fellows per year (total of 4 fellows).
The Section Chief of Critical Care will become a key leader in the Division and in the RUSH Lung Center. In addition to providing administrative leadership, the new section chief is expected to have an active role in clinical research. The Division is interested in recruiting a faculty member with expertise in mentorship and a track record of clinical research in critical care. There is divisional and departmental support for establishing a clinical research program in critical care. The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine has extensive research collaborations with 5 PhD faculty in the Respiratory Therapy Department who are members of the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences at Rush University. This program offers a unique Master of Science in Respiratory Care with up to 25 students per year and is the only such program in the state of Illinois.
The position offers competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and an academic appointment commensurate with experience.
Rush University System for Health 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 includes 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, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023. This places the Medical Center among the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized nine Rush programs among the nation's best. The adult pulmonology/lung surgery program was ranked #20 in the nation in 2023. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet(r) designation, reflect 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. All three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.