Medical Director of the Cancer Institute at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL

Oak Lawn, IL
Oct 07, 2016
Position Type

Cejka Executive Search has been retained by Advocate Health Care to recruit the physician executive leader for the Cancer Institute of their largest facility, Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, a southern suburb of Chicago. Advocate Health Care system is one of the nation's top 5 health systems and the largest health system in Illinois. Advocate Health Care operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 acute care hospitals, five of which are Level 1 trauma centers, three are major teaching hospitals and two are integrated children's hospitals. Advocate Christ Medical Center (Advocate Christ) is a 694-bed, not-for-profit, Level I trauma and premier teaching hospital. Due to successful growth, a seven-level patient bed tower, which will increase their capacity to over 800 inpatient beds, is expected to be complete and open in early 2016. Advocate Christ's new nine-story Outpatient Pavilion centralizes outpatient services in a single building. Those services include clinical programs of the medical center's Heart, Vascular, and Transplant Institute; Cancer Institute; Neurosciences Institute; advanced Imaging Center; and comprehensive outpatient surgery services.

Advocate Christ has received national recognition by Truven Health as a 100 Top Hospital and Healthgrades as a Top 50 Hospital. It is also one of the top three hospitals in Chicago. Advocate Christ's Cancer Institute is recognized as one of the state's most reputable programs for breast and pediatric cancers and is a premiere resource for cancer care in Chicago and across the state. The Medical Director of the Cancer Institute will provide the clinical leadership, direction, vision, and oversight to achieve a state-of-the-art Cancer Institute and contribute to advancing the system's oncology strategic plan. The Medical Director will align community providers and employed physicians in the shared vision for advancing quality and service based on evidence-based best practices. The Medical Director will participate in the recruitment and integration of high-performing physicians, expand clinical programs and services to provide comprehensive cancer services and care with a multidisciplinary care team approach, and expand clinical and translational research for advancing care.

Successful candidates will have proven and demonstrated leadership in advancing a recognized cancer program within a highly matrixed system and a successful track record of accomplishments in medical, surgical, or radiation oncology including clinical care, education, and research. A dynamic and collaborative leadership style with excellent organizational and communication skills, physician engagement, and programmatic development expertise is required. A medical degree, Board certification in medical, surgical, or radiation oncology, and eligibility for an unrestricted Illinois license are required.

For more information or to nominate candidates, kindly contact:

Paul Esselman
Sr. Vice President, Managing Director


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