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Argonne National Laboratory Chief Medical Officer in Lemont, Illinois

Chief Medical Officer

Requisition Number: 410155 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Occupational Health Division: WSH-Worker Safety and Health

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): PT6 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Health and Employee Wellness clinic at Argonne is looking for a Chief Medical Officer. Argonne’s Health and Employee Wellness Program (HEW) is dedicated to providing services to eligible Argonne employees consistent with the CDC-NIOSH concept of "Total Worker Health (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/default.html) ." Total Worker Health is defined by CDC-NIOSH as policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of personal injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. This is a holistic approach to worker well-being and acknowledges the inter-relationship of workplace well-being and personal health.

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) will serve as the medical subject matter expert for the Laboratory as related to for fitness for duty, employee wellness, drug free workplace, emergency response and preparedness, and in other situations as needed, to ensure the health and safety of Argonne employees.As situations require, the CMO works with and advises executive and senior management on mental health and wellness of Laboratory employees. The CMO will offer guidance, assist with development, and provide oversight of all occupational medicine policies, programs, and procedures. Provides support to the Environment, Safety, Health and Quality (ESHQ) Senior Director in the development and implementation of lab-wide strategic plans, policies, and operational responsibilities. The CMO is responsible for strategic direction and medical oversight of all services offered in Health and Employee Wellness (HEW). The CMO will work closely with the Department Manager of HEW, handling the medical aspect of work performed while the Department Manager handles the operational aspect.

The CMO performs clinical supervision of mid-level clinicians, nurses, and medical assistants as required by Illinois statutes, and provides direct supervision of the Physical Health Program, including Physical Therapy and Ergonomics, and Disability Case Management. The CMO provides medical services as needed in accordance with the Argonne HEW Internal Work Guidance Instructions. The CMO serves as the medical subject matter expert for the Laboratory, perform Office of Emergency Management (OEM) duties, e.g. ESHQ Support Room Manager as assigned by the ESHQ Senior Director, to include coordination with outside agencies, Industrial Hygiene, and the Radiation Protection Program. Serves as Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Employee Fitness and Behavioral Assessment Team (EFBAT) member. Manages the hearing conservation, beryllium, and drug free workplace program. Conducts outreach with local hospitals and agencies on hazards or chemicals at Laboratory. Provides medical expertise for workers compensation and benefits. Collaborates and participates in Department of Energy (DOE) complex wide committees, such as Energy Facility Contracts Group (EFCOG). Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

  • Comprehensive and up to date knowledge of occupational medicine, general medicine, preventive health, and initial trauma management is required
  • Comprehensive and up to date knowledge of chemical and radiation injury triage and management, and biosafety is highly desired
  • Ability to respond as part of the Laboratory’s coordinated emergency response team.
  • Competence in basic urgent care medical procedures, such as electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation, stat reading of radiographs, simple suturing and basic life support is required
  • Expertise in wellness and preventive care services, such as prevention and management of chronic medical conditions, along with prevention of musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain through medical modalities and ergonomic intervention is required
  • Understanding of Laboratory polices, DOE policies and directives, and applicable state and federal law is desired.
  • Knowledge of applicable Worker’s Compensation laws and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations is desired
  • Familiarity with the Drug Free Workplace Act and knowledge of substance use rehabilitation and prevention. Qualification as Medical Review Officer (MRO)
  • Considerable oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex health information to all types of audiences
  • Ability to work with outside professionals, local hospitals, and agencies, including medical staff, members of regulatory agencies, carriers, and employers
  • Ability to be a team player and work with non-physician clinicians inside HEW, as well as non-clinical colleagues from other parts of the Laboratory
  • Commitment to an inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Advanced formal training consisting of a Medical Degree (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree
  • Current and ability to maintain board certification in Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine through American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), or American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • Current, unrestricted medical license in the State of Illinois
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a practicing physician, with at least 5 of those years practicing in an Occupational Medicine/ Employee Health setting

PT6: Bachelor's degree + 15 years of experience, or a Master's degree + 10 years of experience, or equivalent.

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists, engineers, and business professionals work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment. Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago’s work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale. At Argonne, we explore the world together in order to build a better one.

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