Section Chief, Stroke Rehabilitation

Chicago, IL

full-time
Inpatient and outpatient

The Section Chief, Stroke Rehabilitation (Section Chief) leads the medical practice of attending physicians, as well as the clinical contingent of the interdisciplinary team within the Section of Stroke.

The Section Chief is accountable for meeting established Section standards for quality of care, patient care practice and leading or co-leading research initiatives.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Establishes practice standards, and with others, oversees quality of interdisciplinary clinical care, including appropriate development and implementation of clinical protocols, performance standards and policies across the system of care. 
  2. Ensures evidenced-based scientific approach to patient care delivery; embraces and pursues scientific process, and is actively involved in Stroke related clinical research with success in publishing scientific articles, review articles and/or book chapters. 
  3. Provides consultation with the Academy in the development of stroke-related education for external customers including the annual Stroke Rehabilitation Course. 
  4. Participates in Stroke program planning and marketing activities; develops and maintains contact with referral sources, managed-care organizations and other key contacts. 
  5. Maintains strong relationships with academic institutions and professional organizations; fosters a teaching/learning environment within Section of Stroke Rehabilitation. 

The candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  1. Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Illinois.  
  2. Successful completion of a residency program with Board Certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation or other appropriate specialty. 
  3. Has qualifications to achieve Associate Professor or higher at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, required unless otherwise agreed to by Chief Medical Officer.  
  4. At least five years’ experience in program leadership role with significant focus on care of patients with stroke and related diagnoses.  


Posted March 15, 2021

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