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Physician - Occupational Health

Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medical Group Job REQID REF52609A Job Function Physician Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

In addition to competitive compensation, we offer an excellent benefits package. This includes a continuing medical education allowance, paid time off, well-being fund, 401k, paid parental leave, malpractice insurance and much more. Moreover, we will provide financial stability and administrative support so you can focus on your passion – practicing medicine.


Northwestern Medicine is currently seeking Physicians, board certified in Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine or Emergency Medicine, to join our existing Occupational Health clinics.  This physician will oversee the patient’s diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of occupational illnesses and/or injury. This physician will also perform the following tasks:  Assess patient’s ability to perform essential functions of their jobs, prepare patients for return to work after illness or injury or may act as a consultant to identify workplace health hazards, examine patients to determine the appropriate course of treatment including and recommended tests and imaging.  Clinical duties include general clinical time, onsite physicals, telehealth evaluations, post offer physicals, fitness for duty evaluation and Independent Medical Examinations.

This position should have at least five (5) years of clinical practice in a primary care setting (e.g., family practice, occupational medicine, emergency medicine etc.) and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in an occupational medicine or employee health clinic setting. Preferred qualifications include: MRO certification and DOT certification (MRO certification will be required within 6 months of hire). At least 2 years’ experience in public safety medicine, expertise in NFPA and LEO assessments, and Independent Medical Examinations

This position will rotate across our clinics in the Chicagoland area including, downtown, west region and south region.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited:


  • Treatment of patients at NMG Occupational Health, office locations and health care facilities as may be determined by the President of NMG or his/her designee.
  • Maintaining a clinical schedule on such days, such hours, and at such locations as necessary to provide timely and comprehensive medical services to NMG patients.
  • Teaching of medical residents, fellows, medical students, nurses and other health care providers as may be required by NMG.
  • Providing on-call coverage as reasonably required by NMG.
  • Referring patients requiring specialized medical care to those specialists and other health care providers and facilities that are members of NMG's affiliated provider network, provided that such referral does not unreasonably interfere with the patient’s expressed preference for a different healthcare provider, his/her insurers determination of healthcare provider or the patients best medical interests in Physicians medical judgment.
  • Regular participation in practice unit meetings and quality assurance activities.
  • Compliance with billing, documentation and related policies, procedures, systems and practices established by NMG as payors with which NMG contracts.
  • Participation in NMG and NMHC system quality improvement and risk management programs and activities, including but not limited to reporting all patient occurrences, participating in continuing medical education and, when requested, serving on committees, reviewing medical records and providing other consultation to NMG regarding legal and risk issues.
  • Attendance at NMG clinical meetings as reasonably requested, and participation in any other clinical or administrative activities that further NMG’s business purpose.
  • Performance of such other duties as are consistent with Physician's employment and as may be assigned to Physician by the President or his/her designee from time to time.

Equal Opportunity

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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