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Department: Gastroenterology
Category: Physician/Div Chief/Med Dir
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 400233
Date Posted: 7/3/2018
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: Phoenix Children’s Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is seeking a Division Chief to lead our team of 15 physicians. The Division Chief shall serve as the leader of their division and achieve clinical, research and academic programmatic goals while providing financial oversight of the Division. In addition, the division chief shall provide patient care services and will support the PCH mission of providing hope, healing and the best health care for children and their families. The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric gastroenterology program in the state of Arizona. The group includes 15 board certified gastroenterologists, two nurse practitioners and three nutritionists. We currently cover four satellite clinics and the inpatient gastroenterology service at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. A fifth clinic will open in Gilbert, Arizona in 2019 with an expansion of inpatient services in the Gilbert area in 2020. We serve a diverse patient population who require care for a wide spectrum of common to complex gastrointestinal and liver pathology conditions. Our providers participate in a large number of multidisciplinary clinics, including our Feeding Rehabilitation Clinic, Aerodigestive Clinic, IBD Clinic, Short Bowel Clinic, Liver Transplant Clinic and Cystic Fibrosis Clinic. Finally, the division includes a full service therapeutic endoscopy service for gastroenterology and pancreaticobiliary disease. Members of the Division participate in all aspects of teaching in our pediatric residency program. We are the major pediatric teaching program for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, as well as the new Mayo Clinic Medical School Phoenix Campus. Our physicians are also involved in research collaborations with the University of Arizona and the Translational Genomics Institute (TGen), studying inflammatory bowel, gastroesophageal reflux and microvillus inclusion diseases. Academic appointments are available from the University of Arizona, Mayo Clinic and Creighton University. The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is the largest and most established referral center in Arizona for liver diseases, inflammatory bowel disease and nutritional disorders in pediatric patients. We offer a full range of services to diagnose, treat and manage intestinal, pancreatic, liver and nutritional disorders in infants, children and adolescents, on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. The Division offers a state-of-the-art, full-service laboratory using specialized equipment and techniques scaled for a child's smaller anatomy, including endoscopic and manometric evaluation.

The Division Chief shall serve as the leader of their division and achieve clinical, research and academic programmatic goals while providing financial oversight of the Division. In addition, the division chief shall provide patient care services and will support the PCH mission of providing hope, healing and the best health care for children and their families.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Patient Care Services
    • 1)Provide patient care services for which he/she is clinically privileged, including but not limited to:
    • a)Provide direct patient care services on an inpatient and outpatient basis
    • b)Provide subspecialty consultations and follow-up.
    • c)Provide diagnostic and therapeutic services/procedures
    • d)Provide these services for urgent/ emergent care as necessary
    • 2)Strive to achieve the best patient and family centered care
    • 3)Support Hospital’s patient satisfaction goals and develop division’s specific targets
    • 4)Support and develop divisional patient safety and quality of care standards
    • 5)Practice Contemporary Evidence based medicine or latest experience based medicine
  2. Divisional Responsibilities
    • 1)Provide clinical and administrative leadership of the division in collaboration with the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of PCMG, director, and/or manager
    • 2)Act as key liaison between the division, PCH and PCMG executive management
    • 3)Monitor the division’s financial, productivity and quality performance in collaboration with the manager and director; take action as feasible to attain established targets and goals
    • 4)Participate in development of and submission of the budget for the division, with support from PCMG administration
    • 5)Establish quality metrics for division
    • 6)Establish annual staff physician goals and objectives in collaboration with individual physicians within their division
    • 7)Evaluate the performance of the physicians in the division annually. Establish remediation plan for underperforming physicians.
    • 8)Establish and demonstrate effort to achieve annual division chief goals and objectives (e.g. personal, division, hospital).
    • 9)Review needs of the community for programmatic growth and develop necessary strategies for implementation. This may require:
    • a.Recruitment of physicians as needed
    • b.Identification of resources
    • c.Participation in operational strategies
    • 10)Support and/or develop the medical education programs and activities of the Division, including but not limited to:
    • a)Provide direct supervision of trainees and allied health care professionals for the delivery of inpatient and outpatient services when applicable
    • b)Conduct teaching rounds, lectures and conference for trainees
    • c)Participate in the teaching and supervision of trainees and allied health care professionals assigned to the division
    • d)Participate in the postgraduate continuing educational activities of the division
    • 11)Provide vision and development of the research endeavors of the division including the research initiatives by other members of the division
    • 12)Support and/or develop satellite expansion as needed
    • 13)Hold divisional meetings regularly and communicate institutional messages to staff promptly.
    • 14)Provide a means for staff physician feedback to the division chief
  3. Professionalism
    • 1)Treat colleagues, PCH employees and customers with courtesy, dignity and respect
    • 2)Promote safe, cooperative and professional health care environment
    • 3)Support PCH mission, vision and values, including family centered care, excellence in clinical care, leadership, collaboration, and accountability
  4. Other activities
    • 1)Act as liaison to the professional community and general public
    • 2)Interface with PCH foundation when applicable
    • 3)Physician may conduct teaching rounds or conferences outside of PCH, particularly if these activities support divisional clinical and teaching programs/ initiatives.
    • 4)Physician shall represent PCH in the medical and business communities and before the general public in a professional manner
    • 5)The following physical and mental skills are essential to the physician’s ability to successfully perform the foregoing duties and responsibilities:
    • a)The ability to communicate by telephone, computer or other communication devices
    • b)The ability to perform after hours or night call responsibilities as needed
    • c)The ability to work regularly scheduled work hours
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.
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