Posting Note: The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) is seeking a new staff physician to serve as the Section Chief for Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis.
Nationally recognized as a premier destination for pediatric medical care, research, and medical education, Phoenix Children's provides care to the fourth largest pediatric market in the United States. The department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine seeks an individual to serve as the medical director for an AABB accredited blood bank, medical director for apheresis, and FACT accredited collection facility director/medical director in a rapidly growing institution providing complex, pediatric medical care. Clinical duties include medical oversight and consultation in the area of blood banking, transfusion medicine, coagulation and therapeutic apheresis. The scope of apheresis services consists of collections for stem cells and immune effector cells, extracorporeal photopheresis, plasma exchange, red cell exchange, therapeutic cytapheresis, LDL apheresis and therapeutic phlebotomy. The apheresis program performs on average 650 procedures annually. The transfusion service dispenses over 13000 products annually to support over 1200 medical staff members providing complex inpatient and outpatient medical care in over 55 pediatric specialties and subspecialties. Academic appointments at the University of Arizona College of Medicine at Phoenix and The Mayo Clinic in Arizona are encouraged as a significant portion of time will be dedicated to teaching activities for fellows, residents and students. Service and teaching responsibilities will be shared with another full-time transfusion medicine and apheresis physician.
Successful candidates will be BC/BE in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine, with primary training in Clinical Pathology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Anesthesia or Hematology/Oncology (adult or pediatrics). Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other professionals to advance clinical programs and research are required.
Physician shall provide the patient care services for which he/she is clinically privileged. Physician shall assist the chief with the administration and coordination of all divisional activities.