The Medical Director of Employee Health Services directs the delivery of Occupational Medicine services for all Cook County Health & Hospitals System personnel at all CCHHS locations. Develops goals, objectives and policies that are consistent with CCHHS and the local affiliate’s mission. Ensures that the mission and the vision of CCHHS are communicated to all Employee Health Services (EHS) staff members. Develops, guides, manages, implements, monitors and enforces the clinical, administrative, educational, research and personnel activities of CCHHS EHS. Ensures that EHS provides a level of services that is of the same quality comparable to national and local standards of care. Ensures active and ongoing participation in Quality and Safety activities of each facility and CCHHS.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
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 CCHHS system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Direct and effectuate CCHHS management policies and practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCHHS records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Contribute to the management of CCHHS staff and CCHHS’ systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCHHS system policy and procedure
General Administrative Responsibilities continued
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
The Medical Director of Employee Health Services must be a full time employee; the Director must be an active clinician with no less than 10 -20 % of time dedicated to participation in clinical responsibilities.
Incorporates the CCHHS mission and vision into the goals, initiatives and policies of the EHS service line.
Reports to the CCHHS Executive Medical Director for System-wide activities and reports to the local affiliate Chief Medical Officer for EHS activities in the local affiliate facility.
Participates in the strategic planning for all clinical services in EHS.
Supervises and coordinates all clinical services in CCHHS provided by EHS.
Plans the delivery of the health services provided by EHS from a system-wide perspective to address the clinical needs of the CCHHS EHS patient population.
Develops clinical initiatives that address the health and health care needs of the personnel population served by CCHHS EHS.
Equitably evaluates and distributes EHS staff and resources based on the clinical needs of the patients at each local affiliate.
Ensures the appropriate and adequate EHS coverage of each local affiliate’s patient population.
Coordinates and collaborates with senior management at local affiliates to assure that patients who require services not available at specific sites can be directed appropriately to other affiliates in CCHHS.
Ensures compliance with JCAHO standards and with all other applicable accrediting and regulatory bodies.
Ensures EHS compliance with CCHHS and local affiliate policies and procedures.
Supervises and approves all research performed in EHS, assuring that all research is reviewed and approved by the CCHHS Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Establishes, measures and tracks system-wide accountability and productivity standards and expectations for all providers in EHS.
Recruits providers that are willing to meet the needs of CCHHS.
Reviews and approves credentials and clinical privileges for EHS professional staff in CCHHS.
Develops, implements and manages continuous quality improvement activities of EHS and participates in hospital and CCHHS quality improvement activities and projects, including Provider Performance Evaluations.
Ensures that professional performance and competence of all individuals in EHS are continuously surveyed and evaluated.
Presents the EHS Quality Report to the CCHHS Quality and Safety Committee, annually or as requested.
Develops, reviews, approves and justifies annual budget requests for CCHHS EHS.
Collaborates with local clinical leadership and senior management at each involved local affiliate site for preparation of budget.
In conjunction with the CCHHS and local affiliate Chief Financial Officer monitors ongoing expenses and balances of EHS budget.
Implements ongoing educational activities for all staff in EHS.
Attends the Executive Medical Staff meetings and participates in EMS committees as assigned.
Has responsibility for the protection of personnel and patients against hazards and maintenance of proper safety precautions as requested by accrediting and regulatory agencies.
Attends CCHHS management meetings as requested.
Department Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Diagnoses and treats occupational illnesses and injuries including acute care cases. Conducts medical evaluations and provides treatment within usual scope of EHS clinical care and treatment including triage, referral follow-up care, ongoing assessment and case management.
Performs various occupational type medical evaluations including pre–employment, fitness for duty, return to work, work related and non-work related disability evaluations, infection control, and excessive absence evaluations.
Provides acute care and triage for non-occupational illness and injury cases.
Conducts substance abuse testing. Functions as Certified Medical Review Officer for substance abuse testing program.
Supervises preparation of case summaries for Workers’ Compensation cases.
Reviews medical information and responds to inquiries regarding Family Medical Leave Act medical eligibility.
Refers employees to the Employee Assistance Program as needed.
Assists in coordination of personnel immunization programs and provides designated immunizations.
Assists in developing and executing medical surveillance programs in response to potential workplace hazard exposures. Performs workplace risk assessments.
Provides general direction and supervision to clerical and nursing staff in preparing reports for Risk Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Logs and other administrative and compliance reports.
Participates in the implementation of EHS administrative practices including patient registration, electronic medical record concerns, retrieval of medical information/legal requests, epidemiological tracking and reporting of data, employee safety and security issues, and quality improvement activities.
Participates in disciplinary and legal case reviews, as requested.
Coordinates patient care and case reviews, as indicated and authorized, with personal health care providers and government compliance – local, state and federal regulations.
Reports to the Chief Medical Officer, CCHHS
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (D.O.) degree or foreign equivalent
Illinois physician and surgeon license or ability to obtain license prior to hire date
Illinois and Federal controlled substance license or ability to obtain license prior to hire date
Board Certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Medical Review Officer (MRO) certification
Seven (7) years of clinical experience as a physician
Five (5) years of clinical experience in Occupational Medicine
Three (3) years of supervisory/management experience
Minimum Qualifications continued
Must be able to travel to work sites throughout Cook County
Two (2) or more years of experience working in Employee Health within a large, complex organization
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrates sensitivity and respect in caring for patients
Written and verbal communication
Analytical skills, problem solving skills
Conflict management skills
Strong decision making skills
Attention to detail
Work to deadlines
Flexibility and adaptability in performing work duties
Strong project management skills
Emergency response skills
Ability to use and extract information from electronic record systems (including electronic medical record/EMR) and databases; ability to use applicable specialized software products to support the documentation and reporting functions of the Employee Health Services department
Physical and Environmental Demands
This position is functioning within a healthcare environment. The incumbent is responsible for adherence to all hospital and department specific safety requirements. This includes but is not limited to the following policies and procedures: complying with Personal Protective Equipment requirements, hand washing and sanitizing practices, complying with department specific engineering and work practice controls and any other work area safety precautions as specified by hospital wide policy and departmental procedures.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.
For purposes of the American with Disabilities Act, “Typical Duties” are essential job functions.
Cook County Health is an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: 8119
About Cook County Health
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.
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