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 clinical pathologist for a position in transfusion medicine and coagulation. Interest and experience in informatics is also a plus.
The successful candidate will be board-certified in CP or AP/CP, with fellowship training in transfusion medicine and experience in coagulation. (S)He will work closely with the Directors of Transfusion Medicine, Hematology and the Core Laboratories to provide technical innovation and oversight, maintain competency of staff, and consult with clinical services. Other responsibilities include teaching residents, medical students, and medical technology students. Board certification in Transfusion Medicine by the American Board of Pathology is required.
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine includes 30 full-time physicians and doctoral scientists, 10 of whom are in the Clinical Pathology and Molecular Pathology Divisions. The Department sponsors a longstanding and successful ACGME-accredited AP/CP pathology residency program, fellowships (with University of Chicago) in Medical Microbiology and Molecular Genetic Pathology, and Medical technology school on site.
The blood banks of the four NorthShore hospitals function as an integrated service with a common quality program, procedures manual and computer system. Virtually all immunohematologic investigations are completed on site. Three of the four hospitals host donor services which collect volunteer whole blood and apheresis platelets, autologous blood, a large number of therapeutic phlebotomies, and autologous hematopoietic stem cells. The transfusion medicine physicians have a close consulting relationship with the clinical staff, including real-time consultation with anesthesia regarding use of hemostatic components use in the OR.
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 is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network; Mayo’s only collaboration of its kind in the Chicago region. NorthShore has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and Top 15 Major Teaching Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics more than any hospital in the United States. NorthShore offers a state-of-the art EMR and ranks as one of the “Most Wired” hospital systems by Hospital and Health Networks. NorthShore is committed to excellence in its academic mission and supports teaching and research.