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.
- 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.
Physician shall provide patient care services as assigned by the chief of the division to which Physician is assigned, (the “Chief”), 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. Assist the Chief with the administration and provision of appropriate attending on-call coverage of emergencies.
Physician shall assist with divisional administrative duties as assigned by the Chief, including but not limited to:
- a. Assist the Chief with the supervision of divisional staff
- b. Assist the Chief with the professional and fiscal management of the division.
- c. Assist the Chief with the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure divisional compliance with all external regulatory agencies including, but not limited to the Joint Commission, Arizona Department of Health Services, and AHCCCS.
- d. Assist the Chief with the development and implementation of divisional policies and procedures to ensure that clinical resources are utilized efficiently and in accordance with responsible clinical and fiscal management principles.
- e. Assist the Chief with the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures, and standards of care for the Division to ensure quality patient care delivery.
- f. Develop and manage programs, projects, etc. under the supervision of the Chief or designee.
Physician shall support the medical education programs and activities of the Division, including but not limited to:
- a. Provide direct supervision of medical students, residents fellows and allied health care professionals for the delivery of inpatient and outpatient services.
- b. Conduct teaching rounds, lectures and conferences for medical students, residents and fellows.
- c. Participate in the postgraduate continuing education activities of the division.
- d. Participate in the teaching and supervision of allied health care professionals assigned to the division.
- e. Support the scholarly activity of the division through contributions to the medical literature.
- Physician may participate in the development and implementation of clinical research protocols consistent with applicable institutional standards and guidelines.
- Physician shall support the Chief in his/her role as liaison to the private practice community, PCH’s referral sources and the general public.
- Physician may conduct teaching rounds or conferences out of PCH, particularly if these activities support divisional teaching programs.
- Physician shall represent PCH in the medical and business communities and before the general public in a professional manner.
- Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.