Surgery – Kidney Transplant

Oak Lawn, IL

Alison Burki , CPRP - Sr. Physician Recruiter
Job Description
Join one of the nation’s largest, most respected health systems and experience what it means to live well. Advocate Health is seeking a board certified kidney transplant and HPB surgeon to assist in growing our already successful program at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
Job details 
  • Full time Kidney Transplant and HPB Surgeon
  • Longstanding transplant program is now fully integrated with a successful Multi-organ Transplant Program based at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee as part of the two state Abdominal Transplant Service Line
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn is an 802-bed Level 1 trauma center, premier teaching institution and major referral center for several specialties including heart and kidney transplantation
  • Program offers excellent work life balance with a cohesive team of transplant specialists that includes a comprehensive support staff, dedicated transplant Hepatologists, Nephrologists, Anesthesia, ICU and Infectious Disease specialists
  • Our surgeons perform kidney transplant with the opportunity to develop an elective practice with AV access; Hepatobiliary surgery optional
  • Investigator-initiated research and clinical trials through our research institute
  • Teaching opportunities as both medical students and internal medicine, surgery and urology residents rotate through the service
  • Opportunity for an adjunct faculty appointment through the University of Illinois - Chicago 
Training and/or experience required
  • Board certification/board eligible
  • A fellowship in an ASTS accredited multi-organ transplant surgery program required
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in kidney transplant and AV access is required
  • Ideal candidate with have 3+ years of transplant experience; may consider new graduates if proficient in kidney and AV access
  • Hepatobiliary experience is optional
  • Ability to function well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Credentials for Primary UNOS Kidney Surgeon welcomed
What Advocate Health offers
  • Integrated nationally recognized organization with physician-led medical group and embedded 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
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. Retailers and restaurateurs along the bustling 95th Street corridor are ready to provide the best in customer service. The cultural and recreational endeavors of residents and visitors are sufficed through the array of community-wide events designed to promote civic pride, along with the superb offerings of the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn and the award-winning Oak Lawn Park District. Over and above all of this, the Village is headed by a dynamic group of leaders who continue to ensure Oak Lawn is afforded the finest in public services and programs.
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.