Attending Physician - Northbrook Outpatient at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in Northbrook, Illinois

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Job Description:

By joining our team, you'll be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. You'll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions. You'll contribute to an innovative culture that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and compassion. You'll play a role in something that's never been done before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients achieve better, faster outcomes - as we Advance Human Ability, together.

Job Description Summary

The Attending Physician will provide high quality patient care to inpatients and outpatients as assigned.

The Attending Physician will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The Attending Physician will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Job Description

The Attending Physician:

  • Supports the Institutional and Program Vision. Is able to articulate and communicate the vision broadly.


  • Assumes responsibility for patients' clinical quality, safety, outcomes, and satisfaction.

  • Maintains compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements.

  • Fosters an environment of continuous improvement through use of Continuous Quality Improvement and Lean principles.

  • Actively participates in assigned Institute and Medical Committee work.

  • Evaluation of patient's current pain levels (0-10) and history of recent pain experience; provides appropriate pain education and intervention in consultation with physician and pain specialists as needed; provides ongoing assessment of pain and implementation of tools for management.


  • Participates in marketing efforts and developing and maintaining referral sources.


  • Advocates a scientific approach to patient care delivery. Advances the academic mission of SRAlab by providing an exciting teaching environment, maintaining strong relationships with academic institutions and professional organizations. Pursues intra and extramural funding to support research as appropriate and pursues scholarly activity through scientific presentations and publications.

  • Participates in research and in medical education activities, including teaching medical students and residents, grand rounds, continuing education programs and in-service training programs.

  • Assists in Fellowships training as appropriate.

  • Cultivates a collaborative and professional work environment, which stimulates inquiry, the scientific method and continuous improvement.


  • Collaborates with leaders and staff in other Institute Programs to facilitate achievement of overall Institute goals.

  • Serves as a practicing physician and provides medical leadership to the interdisciplinary team.

  • In the role of a practicing Physician, ensures the appropriateness and effectiveness of the treatment plan. Oversees and coordinates the involvement of physicians, nursing and allied health staff to resolve complex medical problems.

  • Actively participates in assigned medical staff committees including providing leadership by functioning as chairperson as appropriate.

  • Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to the Program Medical Director or the Chief Medical Officer as appropriate

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Illinois.

  • Successful completion of a residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is Board certified or Board Eligible.

  • Faculty appointment at Northwestern University Medical School.

  • Excellent communications and interdisciplinary skills required, including proven ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, referring parties, SRAlab and other internal and external stakeholders.

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Equal Employment Opportunity

ShirleyRyan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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