Medical Director - Pain Management Center
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

By joining our team, you'll be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. You'll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions. You'll contribute to an innovative culture that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and compassion. You'll play a role in something that's never been done before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients achieve better, faster outcomes - as we Advance Human Ability, together.

Job Description Summary
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is seeking a highly skilled and compassionate Physician Medical Director Pain Management Center to join our esteemed team. As a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital dedicated to advancing human ability, we are committed to providing exceptional care and innovative treatments to our patients. If you are passionate about improving the lives of individuals living with acute, subacute and chronic pain and possess expertise in pain management techniques, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Job Description

The Medical Director:

The Medical Director shares responsibility with the PMC Administrative Leader for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating operations including clinical program development, managing patient volumes and the annual budget. As a member of the SRAlab Leadership Team, collaborates with leaders and staff in other SRAlab Programs to facilitate achievement of overall organization goals.

Unique to the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Pain Management Center (PMC) is the intervention of a multi-disciplinary pain management team incorporating the biopsychosocial model of the care in the treatment of chronic pain. The Medical Director will join a dedicated Team providing care to a diverse population of patients with acute, subacute and chronic pain.

The Medical Director, PMC is accountable for meeting established standards for overall quality, patient care practices, budgetary performance, and regulatory compliance. This responsibility includes oversight of the PMC physicians and with the administrative leader, the clinical team. The Medical Director, PMC also functions as an SRAlab attending physician.

Team members include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychology. Treatment modalities include medication management, exercise, biofeedback, and associated pain management techniques. Physicians in the PMC are responsible for evaluating patients for entry into the Program and ongoing oversight. With added emphasis on acute and subacute pain the Attending Physician will also be expected to see increasing numbers of these patients employing all appropriate modalities including medication management, physical and occupational therapy, and injection therapy, as appropriate.

Clinical responsibilities for physicians in the PMC include clinics at Shirly Ryan AbilityLab (SRAlab) with one to two days of procedures as needed and as referrals grow. In addition, physicians in the PMC will have a faculty appointment at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine with educational responsibilities that include teaching of core Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents and Fellows in the Northwestern Pain Fellowship Program.

As a member of the SRAlab Medical Staff the Medical Director will have access to all financial and educational resources of the organization.

SRAlab offers a competitive benefits package, including access to Chicago's premier healthcare providers through our health, vision, and dental plans. We believe it is important to provide income security for our leaders and their families; thus, SRAlab provides the following additional benefit components:

  • You will be eligible to participate in the generous 401(k) plan. As an employee, you will be eligible to receive an employer contribution of 3% of your base compensation as well as an additional 3% match from SRAlab, the latter dependent on your level of contribution.
  • You will also be eligible for numerous other important benefits, including Short and Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, and the Paid Time Off Program.

  • Collaborates with leaders and staff in other Institute Programs to facilitate achievement of overall Institute goals.
  • Serves as a practicing physician and provides medical leadership to the interdisciplinary team.
  • In the role of a practicing Physician, ensures the appropriateness and effectiveness of the treatment plan. Oversees and coordinates the involvement of physicians, nursing and allied health staff to resolve complex medical problems.
  • Actively participates in assigned medical staff committees including providing leadership by functioning as chairperson as appropriate.
  • Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Reporting Relationships
Reports directly to Chief Medical Officer and Chief Clinical Operating Officer.
Supervises Program physician staff. Jointly supervises clinical, clerical and support staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Illinois.
  • Successful completion of a residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is Board certified or Board Eligible.
  • Faculty appointment at Northwestern University Medical School.
  • Excellent communications and interdisciplinary skills required, including proven ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, referring parties, SRAlab and other internal and external stakeholders.

Working Conditions
Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Equal Employment Opportunity

ShirleyRyan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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