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Top quality physical rehabilitation services are available in southern Illinois through a long-standing alliance between the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) and Southern Illinois Healthcare.

RIC provides world-class care to patients from around the globe for a range of conditions from acute brain and spinal cord injury to chronic arthritis, pain and sports injuries. Founded in 1954, RIC has earned a worldwide reputation as a leader in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of health professionals in physical medicine and rehabilitation. It has been designated the #1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991 and attributes its leading standard of care in part to its innovative research and discovery, particularly in the areas of bionic medicine, robotics, neural regeneration, pain care and better outcomes. People from around the world choose RIC because of its expertise in treating such a wide range of conditions.

RIC operates its 182-bed flagship hospital in downtown Chicago, as well as a network of more than 50 sites of care throughout the city and surrounding suburbs through which it delivers inpatient, day rehabilitation and outpatient services. It also maintains strategic alliances with leading healthcare providers throughout the Midwest.

General Summary

The Attending Physician is responsible for providing high quality patient care to inpatients and outpatients as assigned.

Consistently demonstrates support of the RIC 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.

Demonstrates RIC Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and RIC Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities
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 marketing efforts and developing and maintaining referral sources.

Advocates a scientific approach to patient care delivery. Advances the academic mission of RIC by providing an environment of lifelong learning for staff and maintaining strong relationships with academic initiatives at the RIC flagship.
Cultivates a collaborative and professional work environment which stimulates inquiry, the scientific method and continuous improvement.

Collaborates with leaders and staff at their host hospitals and RIC system of to facilitate achievement of overall 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 at the host hospital as appropriate.


Reporting Relationships
Reports directly to Program Medical Director.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
1.Licensed to practice medicine.
2.Successful completion of a residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is Board certified or Board Eligible.
3.Excellent communications and interdisciplinary skills required, including proven ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, referring parties, RIC and other internal and external stakeholders.

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.
Southern Illinois Healthcare is a not for profit health system located in Carbondale, IL. SIH encompasses a three-hospital, 293 bed system with nearly 400 medical staff physicians & advance practice providers. SIH serves over 350,000 people in the southernmost 16 counties.

As the regions largest and most accomplished health care provider, SIH has acquired national accolades in cardiac and stroke care, rehabilitation and bariatric services, breast imaging, and quality. The second largest employer in southern Illinois, SIH is 3,700 employees strong with an overarching mission to promote the health and well-being of all of the people in the communities we serve.

SIH has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 51 Health System and by Truven Health as a Top 15 Health System.