Pediatrics – Intensive Care

Park Ridge, IL

Job Description
The Department of Pediatrics at Advocate Children’s Hospital is seeking a Pediatric Intensivist to join our growing program in the Chicago area.

We have main campuses in Park Ridge and Oak Lawn and are part of the Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance. The ideal candidate is BC/BE in pediatric critical care and is interested in providing excellent care in a robust clinical service combined with the opportunity to participate in research, advocacy, and resident and fellow education. We have a diverse catchment area that includes Chicago and surrounding suburbs, as well as parts of Wisconsin and Indiana. We are committed to an equitable, inclusive environment in our organization to reflect the population that we serve. We invite diverse candidates to apply. While we are seeking a broad application pool, early career physicians are encouraged to apply. 
The successful candidate will have opportunities at both campuses and a smaller community hospital, with Park Ridge as the primary site.
Clinical responsibilities include:
  • Providing 24/7 in-patient care, including ECMO, CRRT, continuous EEG, and advanced respiratory support for over 2500 admissions per year
  • Running sedation services at both campuses
  • Supporting a full complement of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties
  • Participating in education and training of PICU fellows
  • Supervising Advanced Practice Providers
  • Serving as medical control for the Advocate Children’s Transfer Center. 
Our faculty consists of 22 fellowship-trained intensivists and a complement of nurse practitioners and PICU hospitalists who practice at a 19 bed PICU in Park Ridge, a 24 bed PICU in Oak Lawn, and a smaller community-based ICU in Naperville. We are supported by our nationally ranked Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The combined faculty has diverse and nationally recognized expertise in research, ethics, palliative care, sedation, simulation, medical education, quality improvement, and advocacy. The two campuses comprise Advocate Children’s Hospital, the largest network of pediatric service providers in Illinois with 138 beds at ACH PR, the primary site of practice, and 145 beds at ACH OL. Both campuses support ACGME-accredited medical education programs for fellows, residents, and students. 

We offer a competitive salary based on clinical experience and board certification status, as well as an opportunity for an annual bonus. 
What Advocate Health offers
  • Integrated nationally recognized organization with physician-led medical group and embedded pediatric service line
  • A diverse and inclusive environment ensuring safe and equitable care for all patients
  • A competitive compensation model that is sustainable, equitable, transparent, compliant, and rewarding
  • Health, dental, vision, life and paid medical liability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with up to 3% employer match, in addition to a 3% company contribution for a total employer contribution of up to 6%
  • Parental leave, adoption assistance and surrogacy assistance 
  • CME allowance
  • Relocation assistance up to $12,000
Chicago, which was voted best big city in America for the seventh year in a row by Conde Nast, is situated on the banks of Lake Michigan and has world class restaurants, a dynamic theatre
scene, multiple professional sports teams, award winning museums, and a thriving and diverse cultural scene. Attractions include Willis Tower, the Museum of Science and Industry, Broadway in Chicago, Lollapalooza, Wrigley Field, the Chicago Lakefront, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago is one of the most affordable big cities in the nation. We are often called a city of
neighborhoods, making it easy to find a community for all types of interested applicants.  

About Park Ridge, Illinois
Park Ridge is a picturesque suburb located 14 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, convenient to O'Hare Airport, major expressways, CTA and Metra trains allowing for an easy commute into the city while enjoying peaceful suburban living.  
Park Ridge is a prime residential community that retains its distinctive, small-town charm where “community” is a big part of this suburban town. The city’s vibrant Uptown shopping area includes the Metra station, Public Library and several parks featuring live musical concerts and special events are held in the summer. Throughout the city, quiet tree-lined streets, pleasing architecture, excellent schools, centrally located library and ample parks help make Park Ridge one of the most desirable family communities in the Chicago area.
Unique shops and a great selection of restaurants fill the Uptown area, where new buildings blend serenely with historic ones. The Uptown Park Ridge skyline is graced with cupolas, church spires and the 100-foot tower of the Art Deco Pickwick Theatre, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
In addition to the Uptown shopping area, Park Ridge offers other shopping and dining convenient to every neighborhood, including South Park, Village Green, the Dee Park area bordering Oakton Ave. and the Higgins Corridor bordering Chicago.
Park Ridge hosts a variety of businesses from privately owned to major corporations and is home to Lutheran General Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center, teaching hospital and part of Advocate Aurora Health. 
About Advocate Health
Advocate Health is the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States. Advocate Health has a combined footprint across six states – Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin. We are a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the enterprise. In Illinois and Wisconsin, we serve nearly 3 million patients annually across 27 hospitals and more than 500 sites of care. We are a leading employer in the Midwest with a diverse team of over 77,000, including 3,700+ employed physicians and more than 2,000 Advanced Practice Clinicians in our physician-led medical group. 
We are committed to diversity and inclusion every single day and in everything we do. By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion, we create a welcoming environment where our patients can heal, our teammates can thrive, and our business can grow. As a teammate, 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.