Physician Advisors - Care Management & Documentation Integrity

  • Chicago's Northern Suburbs
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), the principal academic affiliate of the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine, seeks Physician Advosors for Care Management and Documentation Integrity in order develop, implement and oversee hospital bed and related resource utilization, patient throughput, and documentation  at NorthShore University Health System.

     Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    • Oversee appeals and denials and write- off management in conjunction with the appropriate administrative leadership (CDI, Compliance, Care Management, Revenue Cycle).  Areas of focus may include medical necessity denials, DRG change denials, and other external audit feedback requiring medical leadership’s response.
    • Work with the CDI team to develop and implement ongoing documentation education to hospital based providers, reaching out to physicians who do not respond timely to documentation queries.
    • Support and/or develop efforts to use technology based solutions in our EMR to further documentation capture of accurate coded data.
    • Determine and arbitrate level of care determinations.  Should Physician Advisor identify need for clarification and/or additional documentation by Attending Physician and/or consultant(s), Physician Advisor shall independently, or in cooperation with Case Manager or CDI, seek clarification or additional documentation by following established query process Physician Advisor may elect to personally contact the Attending Physician and/or consultant(s) to discuss any documentation, pathophysiology, or utilization issues.
    • Work with patient placement office and emergency departments to educate, translate and enforce the admission process for all patients, regardless of the site or pathway of entry.
    • Provide ongoing education on capacity management, utilization review, discharge process and resources to all house staff and attending staff on a regular basis. Work with physicians, individually and in groups, on admission and discharge patterns.
    • Assist in the admission and discharge process as necessary. Engage in physician-to-physician communication to provide just-in-time education and resolve conflicts.
    • Work with the Admission office to assure that patients are assigned beds at the right level of care from the outset.

    NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a four-hospital, fully integrated health system that offers leading clinical care and is supported by the nation’s top ranked electronic health record system. Become a member of a 900+ physician, multispecialty group practice that includes more than 100 plus office locations with over 2,400 affiliated physicians. NorthShore is a comprehensive, fully integrated, healthcare delivery system that includes four hospitals – Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Highland Park Hospital and Skokie Hospital.

    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, a highly collegial work atmosphere, and an opportunity to work with a world-class interdisciplinary team of medical professionals.

    Apply Now
  • Qualified candidates should submit their CV to:

    Kimberly Kitchell, Physician Recruiter
    Email: kkitchell@northshore.org
    Phone: 847.663.8145

Medical Director - Care Management & Documentation Integrity

  • Chicago's Northern Suburbs
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), the principal academic affiliate of the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine, seeks a Medical Director for Care Management and Documentation Integrity in order develop, implement and oversee hospital bed and related resource utilization, patient throughput, and documentation  at NorthShore University Health System.

    Specific duties for the Medical Director of Care Management and Documentation Integrity:

    • Oversee and work with other physicians who are assigned to this role to ensure there is consistency across the team of Physician Advisors. 
    • In conjunction with Directors of Case Management and Social Work, set direction and priorities for nurses, physicians, and social workers to improve throughput of patients across all areas of the hospital including the transition between levels of care intensity.
    • Update capacity and utilization management issues and concerns on a regular basis to MEC, and other operational committees.
    • Communicate to the organization on a quarterly basis key metrics related to utilization and capacity management.
    • Recommend additional training and expertise needed for the team on an on-going basis.
    • Lead and participate in appropriate committees and teams to improve utilization and care transitions related to utilization.
    • Advise medical staff and organizational leadership on appropriate policy/standard of care changes needed to achieve optimal throughput and appropriate utilization of resources.
    • Assume other responsibilities and duties as deemed necessary by the CQTO.

    NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a four-hospital, fully integrated health system that offers leading clinical care and is supported by the nation’s top ranked electronic health record system. Become a member of a 900+ physician, multispecialty group practice that includes more than 100 plus office locations with over 2,400 affiliated physicians. NorthShore is a comprehensive, fully integrated, healthcare delivery system that includes four hospitals – Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Highland Park Hospital and Skokie Hospital.

    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, a highly collegial work atmosphere, and an opportunity to work with a world-class interdisciplinary team of medical professionals.

    Apply Now
  • Qualified candidates should submit their CV to:

    Kimberly Kitchell, Physician Recruiter
    Email: kkitchell@northshore.org
    Phone: 847.663.8145

Associate Chief Quality Officer for Ambulatory Care

  • Chicago's Northern Suburbs
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), the principal academic affiliate of the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine, seeks an Associate Chief Quality Officer for Ambulatory Care.

    The Associate Chief Quality Officer for Ambulatory Care will work with the Chief Quality and Transformation Officer to optimize patient outcomes and care delivery in the ambulatory delivery settings across NorthShore University Health System. This role will oversee the practice-based quality, patient safety, and care experience initiatives in the NorthShore Medical Group. This individual will co-lead (with the leadership of the NPA) the ambulatory care improvement efforts that include NorthShore Physician Associates (NPA).

    NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a four-hospital, fully integrated health system that offers leading clinical care and is supported by the nation’s top ranked electronic health record system. Become a member of a 900+ physician, multispecialty group practice that includes more than 100 plus office locations with over 2,400 affiliated physicians. NorthShore is a comprehensive, fully integrated, healthcare delivery system that includes four hospitals – Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Highland Park Hospital and Skokie Hospital.

    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, a highly collegial work atmosphere, and an opportunity to work with a world-class interdisciplinary team of medical professionals.

    Apply Now
  • Qualified candidates should submit their CV to Tammy Plutz, Director Physician Talent Management:

    Physician Recruitment
    NorthShore University HealthSystem
    Email: physicianrecruitment@northshore.org
    Phone: 847.663.8512

Nocturnist

  • Chicago's Northern Suburbs
  • The Division of Hospital Medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) seeks exceptional Internal Medicine physicians for Nocturnist opportunities at Skokie, Evanston, Glenbrook, and Highland Park Hospitals. Take advantage of this opportunity to join a comprehensive, fully integrated healthcare delivery system committed to its academic mission, EMR analytics, and an exceptional patient experience.  

    The successful candidate will be highly motivated, team-oriented, and board certified/board eligible by the ABIM. NorthShore offers many advantages, including competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a solid platform of support that allows physicians to focus on patient care. Attractive bonus potential is available. As the principal academic affiliate of the Pritzker School of Medicine at The University of Chicago, academic is available to qualified candidates.

    NorthShore’s four award-winning hospitals offer advanced technology, ideal locations, leadership in medicine, and a highly trained support staff. This is an excellent opportunity to provide quality patient care as part of a highly successful organization striving to preserve and improve human life.

    Apply Now
  • Qualified candidates should submit their CV to:

    Kimberly Kitchell, Physician Recruiter
    Email: kkitchell@northshore.org
    Phone: 847.663.8145 

ICU Nocturnist

  • Evanston, Glenview
  • The Department of Medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), the principal academic affiliate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, is currently seeking exceptional Internal Medicine physicians for a Nocturnist position working with and supervising residents in the Evanston and Glenbrook Hospital Intensive Care Units. This is an excellent opportunity to provide quality patient care within a highly successful, expanding department and organization.

    The successful candidate for this position will be highly motivated, team-oriented, able to work a flexible schedule and board certified/board eligible by the ABIM.

    NorthShore offers many advantages, including competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and a solid platform of support that allows physicians to focus on patient care. Academic appointment to the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is available to qualified candidates.

    Apply Now
  • Qualified candidates should submit their CV to:

    Kimberly Kitchell, Physician Recruiter
    Email: kkitchell@northshore.org
    Phone: 847.663.8145 

Hospitalist

  • Mulitple Locations
  • The Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), the principal academic affiliate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, seeks exceptional Internal Medicine physicians for Hospitalist opportunities at Skokie Hospital, Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, and Highland Park Hospital.

    The successful candidate will be highly motivated, team-oriented, able to work a flexible schedule, and board certified/board eligible by the ABIM. NorthShore offers many advantages, including competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and a solid platform of support that allows physicians to focus on patient care. Attractive bonus potential is available. Academic appointment to the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is available to qualified candidates.

    NorthShore’s four award-winning hospitals offer advanced technology, ideal locations, leadership in medicine and highly trained support staff. This is an excellent opportunity to provide quality patient care within a highly successful, expanding division and organization.

    Apply Now
  • Qualified candidates should submit their CV by contacting: 

    Kimberly Kitchell, Physician Recruiter
    Email: kkitchell@northshore.org
    Phone: 847.663.8145