Pediatrics – CICU

Oak Lawn, IL

Job Description
Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Advocate Children’s Hospital – Oak Lawn, IL
Advocate Children’s Hospital is recruiting an experienced leader with commitment to excellence to serve as Medical Director of our Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The ideal candidate is a MD/DO who is Board Certified/Eligible in Pediatric Cardiology or Pediatric Critical Care with additional subspecialty training in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care preferably with 5 or more years of independent clinical experience beyond subspecialty training including managing pediatric heart transplant and advanced heart failure therapies in the critical care setting. Ideal candidates will display commitment to the diverse communities we serve across the Chicagoland area.

The primary clinical role is caring for complex congenital heart disease patients including post-operative cardiac surgery, ECMO, heart transplant, and advanced heart failure patients including ventricular assist devices. This care is in concert with other specialists from multiple medical and surgical areas. Additional responsibilities include leading the section of eleven Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care physicians optimizing the safe, effective, and engaging care for our patients, families, and team members including advanced practice providers, clinical research and interdisciplinary quality improvement, strong engagement in graduate medical education including Pediatric Cardiology Fellows.

Advocate Children's Hospital serves as a leader in comprehensive, dedicated care for our patients and communities. We are consistently ranked by US News & World Report among the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals for Cardiology and Heart Surgery. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) continually recognizes us as a three-star rated hospital, the highest rating level awarded for quality and survival rates based on the STS Congenital Cardiac Surgery Database since the initiation of the transparency program.
The Advocate Children’s Michel Ilbawi Heart Institute is part of the Chicagoland Children's Health Alliance (CCHA). As part of the CCHA, Advocate Children’s Hospital, NorthShore University Health System pediatrics, and the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital have joined together providing personalized care for children and families. Through our alliance, we’ve created an integrated and comprehensive network of pediatric experts, from primary to highly specialized care, as well as maternal fetal medicine.

About Oak Lawn, Illinois
Oak Lawn, an attractive Village of nearly 56,000 residents and over 1,800 diverse businesses, has distinguished itself among Chicago’s leading southwest suburbs. Nestled in the center of Cook County, a distinctive “home town” essence flows through Oak Lawn; an unmatched quality evidenced through the community’s affable neighborhoods, dynamic business districts, well- maintained recreational areas and cultural vivacity.
The resources accessed within Oak Lawn are truly second-to-none. Exceptional educational opportunities are profound, as residents have a choice among a number of public and private school options and several higher education and continuing education institutions. Compassionate and quality healthcare is readily available through various established practices, along with the presence of Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital. 
About Advocate Aurora Health
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.

Working at Advocate Aurora Health
Advocate Aurora Health is committed to diversity and inclusion every single day and in everything we do. Diversity lives in the differences, great and small, that matter to us and make each of us unique – from our age and the color of our skin, to our abilities and the things we believe in. We know that empowering our differences inspires creativity that leads to innovative solutions – for our team members, consumers and communities. And because health care is built upon relationships, it’s important for the people we serve to be able to trust us to meet their unique needs.

By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion, we create a welcoming environment where our patients can heal, our team members can thrive and our business can grow. As a team member, working in a diverse setting allows you the chance to grow in ways that will broaden your perspective to deliver the best possible patient care.