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Physician Specialist Opt D

Illinois Department of Human Services
Chicago, IL
July 10, 2024


Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60634

Job Requisition ID: 39133

Agency: Department of Human Services

Closing Date/Time: 07/31/2024

Salary: Anticipated Salary $17,575 - $23,553 per month ($210,900-$282,636 per year)

Job Type: Salaried

County: Cook

Number of Vacancies: 5

Plan/BU: RC063

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Physician Specialist Option D for the Chicago-Read Mental Health Center located in Chicago, Illinois to serve as an Illinois Licensed Physician, providing a full range of psychiatric/medical assessments and treatments to patients. Conducts examinations, makes diagnose and treats patients on an assigned shift. Serves as a member of the treatment team. Answers calls for emergencies. Evaluates to ensure that the medical and psychiatric services provided by the treatment team meet state and professional standards. Evaluates, prepares and attends court testimony.

Job Responsibilities

1. As a non-administrative Illinois licensed Physician, provides a full range of psychiatric/medical assessments and treatments to patients.

2. Makes periodic and direct evaluation of patient’s general and psychiatric progress and response to treatment and documents same in the medical record, writes physician’s orders.

3. Serves as a member of the treatment team and a treatment team leader, coordinates the development of patient treatment plans i.e., review and evaluation of patient’s treatment, discharge planning and milieu recommendations.

4. Obtains and maintains membership of the Chicago-Read Mental Health Center Medical Staff.

5. Provides psychiatric guidance to non-psychiatric physicians, other clinicians and nursing staff.

6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires a valid State of Illinois Physician and Surgeon License.

2. Requires American Board Certification in the job-related medical specialty of psychiatry.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Two (2) years of professional experience evaluating the quality of specialized medical care and treatment for patients with a mental illness.

2. Two (2) years of professional experience coordinating medical services with other professional disciplines and supportive personnel.

3. Two (2) years of professional experience conducting psychiatric exams of patients.

4. Two (2) years of professional experience identifying most appropriate positive treatment regime and carrying out that treatment in accordance with best practices.

5. Two (2) years of professional experience communicating effectively both orally and in writing.

6. Two (2) years of professional experience preparing comprehensive and specialized medical records and reports.

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires the possession of a valid Illinois Controlled Substance License.

2. Requires the possession of a valid United States Drug Enforcement Administration Certificate of Registration.

3. Requires the ability to meet the requirements of and be appointed to the medical staff association of Chicago-Read Mental Health Center within 30 days of employment.

4. Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends and holidays.

5. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.

6. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

*All conditions of employment listed are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, choice of 8:30am-4:30pm or 9:00am-5:00pm

Work Location: 4200 N Oak Park Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60634

Division of Mental Health

Chicago-Read Mental Health Center

Medical Services

Agency Contact:

Job Family: Health Services ; Social Services

About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.

As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

• A Pension Program

• Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

• 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually

• 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)

• 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)

* Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour & part-time work schedules (as applicable)

• 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years

• Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)

• 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

• Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan

• Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)

• GI Bill® Training/Apprenticeship Benefits eligibility for qualifying Veterans

• 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions

• Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)