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Brain Injury Attending Physician - Hospital Clinic MDs, Full-time

About Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the global leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation for adults and children with the most severe, complex conditions. By joining our team, you will 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.

General Summary

The Attending Physician will provide high quality patient care to inpatients and outpatients as assigned.

The Attending Physician will provide high-quality patient care to inpatients and outpatients, as assigned.

The Attending Physician will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to team efforts and demonstrating respect and compassion for patients, families, fellow employees and all others in the interests of the organization.

The Attending Physician will consistently demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem-Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Attending Physician, Brain Innovation Center

The Attending Physician will admit patients who present with primarily brain-related neurological conditions, including stroke, traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and brain tumors. The Attending Physician will also be responsible for the education of fellows, residents and medical students on general medical rehabilitation principles, with particular focus on neurorehabilitation.

Principal Responsibilities

The Attending Physician:


  • Supports Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Brain Injury Program Vision; is able to articulate and communicate these visions broadly.


  • Assumes responsibility for patient clinical care quality, safety, outcomes and satisfaction.
  • Maintains compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements.      
  • Fosters an environment of continuous improvement through use of Continuous Quality Improvement principles.
  • Actively participates in assigned organizational and Medical Committee work.


  • Participates in marketing efforts and in developing and maintaining referral sources.


  • Advocates a scientific approach to patient care delivery. Advances the academic mission of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab by providing an exciting teaching environment and maintaining strong relationships with academic institutions and professional organizations. Pursues scholarly activity through scientific presentations and publications.
  • Participates in research and medical education activities, including teaching medical students and residents, Grand Rounds, continuing education programs and in-service training programs.
  • Assists in Fellowships training as appropriate.
  • Cultivates a collaborative and professional work environment that stimulates inquiry, the scientific method and continuous improvement.


  • Collaborates with leaders and staff in other Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Programs to facilitate achieving overall organizational goals.
  • Serves as a practicing physician and provides medical leadership to the interdisciplinary team.
  • Ensures appropriateness and effectiveness of treatment plan; oversees and coordinates the involvement of physicians, nursing and allied health staff to resolve complex medical problems.
  • Participates in assigned medical staff committees, chairing as appropriate.

6.  Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interests of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

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Full time
Salary Range
$119,000.00 - 256,000.00
per Year
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Chicago, IL 60290, US