Critical Care

Downers Grove, IL

Job Description
Critical Care candidates should have an excellent clinical skill set, commitment to resident teaching, a strong work ethic and most importantly looking to build a career with a dedicated team.
  • Advocate Intensivist Partners (AIP) is designed to build a strong team of Intensivist leadership, who have a unified vision of how an Intensive Care Unit should operate, who take ownership of the Critical Care Units, and who apply contemporary critical care concepts to improve the quality of care and patient safety.
  • Intensivists back up the rapid response team for in house issues, and actively support the ED to promote more efficient throughput. 
  • These units are closed units. The Intensivists are the sole deciders of Admissions, Discharges, Triage and Transfers. All orders go through the team. Intensivists are paid per shift and not RVU so as not to reward gratuitous procedures. Intensivists have structured multi-disciplinary rounds and include the palliative care team. Current metrics around Mortality, Clabsi, LOS and Vent Days have been superb. 
Members of the AIP group work together to provide 24/7 care. Shifts are scheduled in 12-hour increments (7:00 am-7:00 pm), which has been shown to improve patient care and patient satisfaction. Shifts can be broken down to 3, 4, or 5 days of continuous coverage. Each physician works approximately 1932 hours per year.
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is committed to providing clinically excellent, compassionate care. Through strong partnerships with outstanding physicians and nursing staffs, we are improving the health of residents in our communities and meeting the highest standards for patient care.
Over its nearly 40-year history, Good Samaritan Hospital has evolved into a recognized national leader in health care. The hospital earned a Crystal Award from Truven Health Analytics in 2014 for being named to the 100 Top Hospitals list five times. It also is the only health care organization in the state to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, achieving the honor in 2010.
Good Samaritan Hospital features DuPage County’s only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. A range of services are offered at the hospital, including cardiology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, stroke care, obstetrics and gynecology, low-dose diagnostic imaging, and a comprehensive breast center. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care.

About Downers Grove, Illinois
Downers Grove, Illinois is located in the heart of DuPage County, just 22 miles west of Chicago. Since its founding in 1832, Downers Grove has been a destination for those who want to raise a family, and for those who want to build a business. It is a proud community of 49,000 who have made Downers Grove their home. It is also home to thousands of businesses who benefit from our strategic location and business-friendly environment.
Downers Grove is a premier location for business. We are home to many corporate and regional headquarters. In addition to Class A office parks, Downers Grove has sites for commercial and industrial tenants and opportunities for redevelopment projects. Downers Grove is located in the heart of the I-88 and I-355 corridors. O’Hare and Midway Airports are less than thirty minutes away. Our community is served by three Metra stations, including one in our vibrant downtown. Downers Grove has seven hotels, including two full service hotels. Downers Grove is also home to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, which has the only Level One trauma center in DuPage County.
The Village of Downers Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Emergency Management Team, ensure that our community is safe and well prepared. And the same is true for the Public Works Department, which maintains our streets and infrastructure.
Our community is served by two award winning school districts: Community High School District 99 and Downers Grove District 58. There are 11 elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked our high schools as among the best in the state. There are also several private schools. And Downers Grove is home to the main campus of Midwestern University.
The Downers Grove Park District manages 49 park sites on over 600 acres. In addition, the park district operates the Downers Grove Golf Club and the Downers Grove Recreation Center, and holds events and programs throughout the year. Lyman Woods has over 70 acres complete with hiking trails.
About Advocate Aurora Health 
Together, we make healthy happen. 
Now, as the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the nation, Advocate Aurora Health’s combined strength and stability drives us forward. Our integrated delivery model allows our clinicians to offer state-of-the-art, top tier quality care throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern and central Illinois.
Our supportive staff and leadership are committed to an autonomous practice environment and continuously strive to be on the forefront of managing the changing healthcare landscape, advances in technology and innovative approaches to providing impeccable outcomes for our patients.
Whether you’re looking to practice in the heart of a dynamic city such as Chicago or Milwaukee, a multi-specialty clinic in the suburbs, or a charming small town, Advocate Aurora Health has an opportunity for you.