Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!
About the Role:
Responsible for the provision of direct medical care at the TB clinic and assigned health center(s) within the scope of practice, in accordance with established standards of care (85% of time). Works with the Medical Epidemiologist, TB Program Coordinator and/or Practice Manager to achieve clinical and practice goals set by LCHD/CHC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Illinois Department of Health (IDPH). In the absence of the Medical Epidemiologist and the Medical Advisor, the Physician will serve as the site provider supervisor for the providers (Physicians, APNs, and PAs) at their assigned location (15% of time). This position is directly supervised on a day to day basis for administrative and clinical direction by the TB medical director, Medical Epidemiologist, TB Coordinator and/or Practice Manager, while receiving direction on onboarding and development, from the administrative Clinical and/or Prevention team.
Location: 515 Keller Ave, Waukegan, IL
Hours: As Needed
FLSA STATUS: Hourly
Skills and Experience
Clinical (constitutes approximately 85% of the work time in this position):
For TB specifically:
- Review TB patient charts for medical evaluation and compliance with CDC and IDPH control and surveillance guidelines.
- Diagnose TB in clinic patients.
- Order laboratory and radiology tests, prescribe and/or administer medications, and hospitalize TB patients if indicated. Consult with staff regarding patients not necessarily seen directly by the physician.
- Participate in clinical conferences and provide medical expertise as appropriate.
- Provide consultation to external providers regarding patients not necessarily seen by the physician.
Other Duties, but not limited to, the TB clinic:
- Directly provides medical treatment and diagnosis for patients at assigned health centers.
- Participates in collaborative relationships with APNs (Advanced Practice Nurses) and PAs (Physician Assistants).
- Consults with staff regarding patients not necessarily seen directly by the physician. This includes, but is not limited to, cases in which medical supervision is necessary for insurance purposes.
- Participates and presents at clinical conferences and provides medical expertise as appropriate.
- Reports all unusual occurrences that may involve the safety and well-being of the clients, patients and/or co-workers, directly to the Practice Manager and/or Safety Coordinator.
- Assists and encourages clients/patients in identifying self-management goals.
- Performs duties in a prioritized, organized, and orderly manner to maximize clinic efficiency and productivity.
Administrative (constitutes approximately 15% of the work time in this position):
- In the absence of the medical epidemiologist and medical advisor, the physician will assume those roles.
- TB medical director and medical advisor may consult with the physician as necessary.
- Develops and maintains an advanced knowledge base of services available at LCHD/CHC.
- Participates in mandatory in-services and drills, attends staff meetings and other training, including appropriate age specific educational trainings offered on a regular basis for professional development.
- Job Skill Assessment(s) may be required for this role.
Education, Qualifications, and Certification:
- Requires completion of a residency program.
- Must be at least Board Eligible in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, or Pediatrics with a fellowship in Infectious Disease or 5 year experience in management of TB clinic. Board certification is preferred.
- Requires Illinois license to practice as a physician.
- Ability to work on weekends, holidays, and overtime if necessary.
- Experience with managing other providers.
- Six years of senior-level/director-level management experience.
- Demonstrated experience as a strategist. Can set priorities, establish clear (and high) expectations, and execute identified strategies.
- Ability to maintain and keep records.
About the Perks:
Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us.
If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, please review this short video.
Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.