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Attending Physician IX - Hematology

Cook County Health & Hospitals System
Cook County, Illinois
Closing date
Apr 21, 2023

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Full Time
Position Type


Job Number: 00128637


Applicants may apply for this position online or submit a resume/ CV to the following email address:

When submitting a resume/CV by email, you must include the job title and posting number in the subject line of your email. An application or resume/CV must be filed for each position which interests you.

To receive Veteran Preference, appropriate discharge papers must be attached to the online application or must be included with your emailed resume/CV. Please refer to Veteran Preference document requirements listed on the bottom of this posting.


The Attending Physician IX (Hematology) provides clinical care for patients with hematologic diseases in the inpatient and outpatient setting of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS). Responsible for diagnosis and treatment of hematology patients, providing continuity of care for such patients, and enrolling patients in clinical trials, when appropriate. Participates in quality assurance programs for the Hematology/Oncology division.

Typical Duties

• Attending Physician in hematology and hematologic oncology outpatient services

• Attending Physician for inpatient hematology consult services in rotation with other Attending Physicians (Hematology) in the Hematology/Oncology division as assigned

• Supervision and training of hematology/oncology subspecialty fellows

• Supervision and training of rotating residents and medical students

• Supervision and collaboration with hematology/oncology nurse clinicians

• Supervision of Infusion Center chemotherapy nursing staff

• Participation in divisional academic activities

• Enrollment of appropriate patients in clinical trials

• Participation on hospital and departmental committees with performance of committee work as assigned

• Maintenance of accurate and timely medical records

• Accurate and timely completion of billing encounter forms

• Performs other duties as specified/assigned by the Hematology/Oncology Division Chair.


  • • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (DO) from an accredited college or university • Must be licensed as a physician in the State of Illinois (or have the ability to obtain license prior to employment) • Federal DEA license (or have the ability to obtain license prior to employment) • State of Illinois controlled substance license (or have the ability to obtain license prior to employment) • ABIM subspecialty board eligibility/board certification in Hematology (or have the ability to obtain license prior to employment) • Experience in diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant hematologic disorders • Experience in bone marrow and stem cell transplant • Experience with Cerner electronic medical records

Preferred Qualifications

  • • Bilingual English/Spanish

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

  • • Excellent clinical and technical skills necessary to evaluate and mentor fellows and residents • Excellent written and oral communication skills necessary to communicate with a diverse student and patient population, educational administrators and all levels of personnel within a highly complex health care system. • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to work collaboratively with all levels of health care staff and education practitioners. • Ability to work and make sound judgments in a stressful and fast paced environment. • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize projects and tasks while meeting deadlines. • Skill in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. • Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict management/resolution skills • Demonstrate infection control practices • Demonstrate the ability to follow department specific engineering, work practice controls and work area safety precautions • Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision in decision making • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment • Ability to adhere to System, hospital and department policies and standards • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged • Ability to train by presenting concepts and demonstrating tasks • Good physical and mental health • Ability to see and hear clearly (including with correction) • Ability to follow hospital protocol when exposed to noise, chemicals, disease, blood borne pathogens, patient violence and procedural injuries • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings and holidays as needed • Must be able to travel to work sites throughout Cook County


· Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

· Basic Term Life Insurance

· Pension Plan

· Deferred Compensation Program

· Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time

· You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:



When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.

To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:

· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a Military Veteran?”

· Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11).

Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable


· A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.

If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference


Degrees awarded outside of 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.

Must successfully meet the credentialing standards established by the Cook County Health and Hospitals System to include a State of Illinois MD license and any other license, certification, or specialized training, etc. no later than two (2) weeks prior to the candidate’s start date

*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 knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.



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