The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), the principal academic affiliate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Director of Microbiology Laboratories.
The successful candidate for the position will have a background in medical and clinical microbiology in a university or large health system setting, and will provide technical innovation and oversight, maintain competency of staff, and consult with clinical services. In addition, the Director will collaborate with the Director of Infectious Diseases Research to develop and validate molecular technologies that advance laboratory diagnosis, and promote understanding of the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases. Other responsibilities include teaching residents, medical students, and medical technology students. Board certification by the American Board of Pathology or the American Board of Medical Microbiology is required.
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine includes 30 full-time physicians and doctoral scientists, 12 of whom are in the Clinical Pathology and Molecular Pathology Divisions. The Clinical Laboratories, including Microbiology, are centralized at Evanston Hospital and serve the entire NorthShore system which includes 4 hospitals (900 beds) and nearly 2000 physicians. The Department sponsors a longstanding and successful ACGME-accredited AP/CP pathology residency program, fellowships in AP, medical microbiology and Molecular Genetic Pathology (with University of Chicago), and Medical technology school on site. The Microbiology Laboratories have 30 FTEs and performed approximately 300,000 tests annually; the lab includes state of the art MALDI-TOF and molecular technology, and was one of the first laboratories in North America implement total laboratory automation including bench top and work cell automation.
This is an excellent opportunity to provide quality patient care within a highly successful, expanding organization. NorthShore is a four-hospital tertiary care system with a Level 1 trauma center, cancer center, medical, surgical, and neonatal ICUs and a high-risk OB service. NorthShore University HealthSystem Medical Group is a physician-led, multi-specialty group with over 900 physicians and growing. NorthShore is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network; Mayo’s only collaboration of its kind in the Chicago region. You'll benefit from being part of a fully integrated organization that has been named as one of the "Most Wired" healthcare organizations in the country by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine, and our EMR system, EPIC, is the gold standard in the industry.