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Vice Chair of Health Justice Research

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
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Apr 30, 2023

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Emergency Medicine
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Vice Chair, Health Justice Research

Department of Emergency Medicine

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Rush University Medical Center is seeking an Emergency Medicine residency trained, Board Certified physician for the Vice Chair of Health Justice Research role. Ideal candidates will join the team with an academic appointment and the opportunity for professional growth and nonclinical time.

The inaugural Vice Chair of Health Justice and Population Health Research will advance the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) as a national and international leader for innovative population health interventions and research for health justice. S/he will be responsible for providing the vision, strategic direction, and environment to grow and sustain the expansion of research. This position will interact and collaborate with multiple departments and the various institutes throughout Rush University. The long-term vision is for growth within the Department of Emergency Medicine that will lead long-term research sustainability. The physician practices medicine at specified Rush University Medical Center medical practice site(s) promoting and providing high-quality medical care.

The Department provides a competitive market base salary with an incentive bonus opportunity. Faculty members receive full benefits, CME reimbursement, malpractice insurance and a robust retirement package. The department currently staffs more than 90 hours of physician coverage and 20 hours of APP coverage per day in order to care for an average of 189 daily arrivals.

The Department sees 66,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art facility. Rush Emergency Medicine proudly serves one of the most diverse urban communities in the country. The team trains rotating residents from multiple specialties, medical students and PAs and recently launched a new residency program. It is academically affiliated with the Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency Program and sponsors the joint Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship and Simulation Laboratory Fellowship. The ED is supported by social workers, and a chaplain in addition to consultants representing all specialties in medicine and surgery who take 24-hour call for the ED.

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 2022-2023. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized ten Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top ten national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® 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.

Interested candidates, please send your CV and cover letter to:

Joseph Dauod          

Recruiter, Faculty & Provider Recruitment

Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer



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