University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria Posted Mar 1, 2023

Peoria, IL

Assistant/Associate/Professor-Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Surgery

OSF HealthCare, Inc., and the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, Department of Surgery, is hiring academic BC/BE Acute Care Surgeons for our high acuity level 1 trauma center, surgical and trauma ICUs, and high-volume emergency general surgery program. Both new fellowship graduates and practicing surgeons will be considered with preference towards those driven in academic and clinical excellence. Candidates will be eligible for rank of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor based on their current rank and experience.

This individual will provide patient care for critically ill and injured surgical patients. Additional responsibilities include providing education and mentorship to medical students, residents, and fellows. This division supervises 2-4 acute care surgery fellows per year. An advanced education model for faculty based on focused rapid, intense skill acquisition (FRISA) opportunities with experts in critical care ultrasound, vascular, thoracic, and other specialty areas. Fellows and faculty can also refresh high-volume penetrating trauma skills through a collaboration with trauma centers in Chicago. Faculty are encouraged to develop an area of clinical expertise.

This individual will also participate in quality improvement activities and develop initiatives, programs, and research studies in collaboration with other attending physicians, residents, and medical students. A strong research program infrastructure exists, and there are multiple opportunities for engagement in local, regional, and national professional societies.

Candidates must hold or be eligible for an Illinois medical license and must be BC/BE in General Surgery, and BC/BE in Surgical Critical Care to attend in the ICUs. Priority given to candidates who have ATLS or ASSET instructor status. Strong teaching abilities and interpersonal skills are essential.

Position responsibilities include:
• Perform inpatient and outpatient care on a teaching service as an attending physician for all emergency surgical services.
• Supervise and support acute care surgery fellows.
• Serve on appropriate hospital committees to improve the quality of patient care.
• Perform duties in a manner that complies with all applicable standards, rule, policies and regulations of the hospital, the University of Illinois, Joint Commission and applicable local, state and federal regulations.
• Perform basic science, clinical, or education research and collaborate with other faculty, fellows, residents and medical students on research projects.
Competitive base salary plus incentives, generous vacation pay and sick time, loan repayment options, paid occurrence- based malpractice, CME and association and membership dues, health, life, and dental insurance, retirement plan and paid relocation.
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center is the fifth largest medical center in Illinois. A major teaching affiliate of the University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Peoria, OSF partners with both residency and fellowship programs. It is the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and a tertiary referral center for all emergency surgery for a large catchment of central Illinois.
Peoria is a mid-sized city nestled in the Illinois River Valley that provides opportunities for a variety of lifestyles. Live in the City of Peoria, with its urban amenities and hustle. Or choose suburb small town or rural life with a laid-back community vibe and community schools. Whatever you choose:
• High quality life with a lower cost of living
• Three hours or less from Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis
• Easy commutes everywhere
• Excellent area schools
• General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport
• A variety of great dining and entertainment options
Excellent salary and benefits package. Supportive environment. Incredible opportunity.
Please email Jennifer Young at to submit your application.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.

How to apply

Email applications to Jennifer Young at please address letters to Richard Anderson, MD, Chair and Norman Estes Professor


One Illini Dr
Peoria, IL 61605

University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria
Assistant/Associate/Professor-Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Surgery
Peoria, IL

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