The Division Head, reporting to the Chair of the Department, will apply a strong and proven commitment to excellence in delivery of care, research, education, and advocacy. With ultimate accountability for all clinical, educational, and research functioning within the division, the Division Head will partner with operation leaders for budgeting, staff management, patient services, facilities maintenance, program development and growth initiatives, and other functions relevant to effective division management.
The Division of Body Imaging encompasses multiple modalities including general radiology (x-ray and fluoroscopy), PET/CT, ultrasound, body, musculoskeletal, fetal, and cardiac MRI, and emergency and nuclear medicine.
In this role, the Division Head will have the opportunity to lead and have impact in the following ways:
1) Develop a strategic vision and lead the Division
The Division Head will join Lurie Children’s in furthering its commitment to ground-breaking research, innovative education, and excellent patient care. Slated with enhancing and further developing a culture of collaboration and inclusion, the Division Head will build strong relationships and partnerships across the division, the department, and throughout Lurie Children’s and the Feinberg School of Medicine in alignment with the strategic goals of Lurie Children’s and the Medical Imaging Identity and Purpose statement.
2) Support and foster excellence in patient care
Known for its patient-centered approach to clinical care, Lurie Children’s physicians and staff are trained to provide a continuum of care with a high level of sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families. The Division Head will build upon this tradition by fostering a highly collaborative and supportive culture that focuses on supporting patients through every contact guided by the caveat of providing the best medical treatments with the highest level of patient outcomes.
3) Recruit, retain, and develop distinguished faculty
The Division Head should have the stature, the talent, and the institutional resources to attract exceptional faculty members from diverse backgrounds. To ensure success in this endeavor, the Division Head will promote a positive, inclusive and collegial community sustained through strong mentorship and support that promotes innovative thinking.
4) Strengthen the culture of academic and research excellence
The Division Head will lead by example in fostering a culture of research excellence. Through building upon its strong reputation in its established areas, and growing programs in new areas of research, the Division Head will work with the Vice Chair for Research to raise the overall level of research funding in the division.
5) Cultivate educational opportunities
The Division Head will assure the division’s faculty participate in the educational programs of the department as well as its own training programs and trainees of other programs/institutions. The Division Head will support a culture of educational excellence.
6) Program development and growth initiatives
The Division Head will partner with departmental operational leaders to evaluate opportunities for internal and external expansion, create business plans, and launch program expansion to serve more pediatric patients across the Chicagoland area.
Essential Job Functions
1) Working collaboratively with the Chair and department operational leaders, provides leadership, strategic direction and vision for the Division. Oversees the operations of the administrative, academic, educational and research activities of the Division.
2) Partners with administrative staff and Section Heads to ensure adequate attending coverage across the modalities.
3) Mentors and delegates operational responsibilities to the Section Heads within the Division.
4) Reviews the performance of pediatric radiology body division faculty and productivity, on an ongoing basis, and provides guidance and feedback.
5) Responsible for assisting with the development of clinical quality plans for the service and the implementation, assessment, improvements in the quality of patient care, treatment, and services of the Division. Partners with department leadership to ensure the Division’s participation in an effective Quality Improvement program. Ensures support for Best Practice programs and patient safety initiatives.
6) Works with the Chair and department operational leaders to ensure that all regulatory requirements are communicated to and met by the Division, including but not limited to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), The Joint Commission, the IL Department of Public Health, other state and federal regulations as applicable, the Lurie Medical & Dental Staff Bylaws and state and federal licensure standards.
7) Responsible for communication to Division’s faculty and their compliance with the Children’s Hospital of Chicago Medical Center’s Administrative policies and procedures.
8) Assures appropriate, cost effective and high-quality deployment of physician and hospital resources. Monitors performance based on Division and individual performance expectations in areas of clinical productivity, service and quality of care.
9) In partnership with Division Administrator, provides for the timely review and completion of medical staff appointments and reappointments of division faculty, consistent with the Medical Staff By-Laws, including credentialing review and the delineation of clinical privileges. Provides an annual written review and evaluation of all physicians in the Division to Chair of Medical Imaging.
10) Supports program planning and outreach practice development in Division. Participates in data gathering and analysis, assessment of needs, implementation, evaluation and fundraising efforts. Submits reports as requested for use in program planning and evaluation.
11) Represents Lurie Children’s externally as a content expert to gain a national and international reputation and collaborates with peers across the country in pursuit of bringing innovative imaging practices to our patients and trainees.
12) Identifies need for additional faculty members and facilitates recruitment of approved faculty positions in accordance with Feinberg School of Medicine and Lurie Children’s search processes.
13) In conjunction with Medical Imaging Research Office (MIRO) and the Vice Chair for Research, reviews, approves, and monitors Division research programs and grants together with other scholarly endeavors, including publications.
14) Responsible for or delegates responsibilities for the any of the Division’s or Section’s fellowship training programs. Ensures compliance with training program standards and requirements. Actively participates in departmental and post-graduate training program reviews and implements improvements that may result from such assessments.
15) Ensures Division participates in educational programs including but not limited to clinical conferences, Peer Learning, grand rounds, tumor board, etc., and collaborates with referring clinicians.
16) Provides input into development of capital and operating budgets for the Division as requested.
17) Provides input into performance evaluations of hospital staff as requested. Supports hospital personnel policies and procedures.
18) Actively supports patient/family satisfaction efforts across Division. Collaborates with Hospital staff on initiatives to improve satisfaction. Provides feedback to physicians on issues related to patient/family satisfaction with the goal of achieving stated improvements.
19) Actively participates in medical staff and hospital committees as assigned. Ensures physician participation on Children’s Hospital of Chicago Medical Center sponsored projects as requested.
20) Ensures proactive communication with referring services to build new referrals and enhance coordination of care and overall faculty engagement.
21) Oversight of division faculty ongoing professional practice evaluation (OPPE) and focused professional practice evaluation (FPPE).
22) Maintains partnership and ongoing communication with counterparts at Northwestern Medicine.
23) Regularly participates in and contributes to the monthly Staff Meetings.
24) Participates in ad hoc committees (e.g., Education Committee, IT committee, Social Media Committee) at the request of the department Chair.
25) Other duties as assigned.
1. An MD, DO, or MD/PhD degree, Board Certification in Radiology, a medical license, or eligibility for, in the State of Illinois, and an academic appointment at the Assistant Professor level or higher.
2. Demonstrated leadership in clinical care, development of research, and/or administration within the field of pediatric radiology.
3. Must be eligible for Medical Board appointment.