Posting Note: Phoenix Children’s Hospital is recruiting a board-certified Neuropathologist to join the professional staff of the Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Excellence in clinical diagnostic skills and teaching skills is required. Strong leadership skills and academic interests are preferred. The Pediatric Neuropathologist must have an MD or equivalent degree, and must be board certified in Neuropathology. Board certification or eligibility in Pediatric Pathology is preferred, but not required. The position includes approximately 50% coverage of neuropathology specimens, including brain tumors, brain biopsies, epilepsy resections, muscle biopsies, ophthalmic specimens, and post-mortem central nervous system examination. Approximately 40-50% effort will be devoted to other service needs, such as pediatric surgical pathology and gastrointestinal biopsies, with progression to full-time neuropathology services as allowed by growth in our healthcare network over time. Neuropathology call coverage will be shared. For an experienced candidate, leadership opportunity is available as Section Chief of Autopsy Pathology or Section Chief of Anatomic Pathology. The Pediatric Neuropathologist will report to the Laboratory Medical Director and Division Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The Neuropathologist will serve as a consultant to clinical colleagues and researchers at the Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The neuropathologist will be an active participant in weekly Neuro-oncology tumor board, Epilepsy conference, and Neuromuscular clinical care conferences. Professionalism, leadership, interpersonal communication skills, and timeliness of diagnostic reports are expected. Developmental of a regional consultation practice is also expected. Active involvement in resident, fellow and medical student teaching through affiliated programs is required, and academic appointments at University of Arizona College of Medicine and Mayo Clinic Arizona are encouraged.
The staff physician 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.
- 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.
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 as well as division’s specific targets
- 4)Support and adhere to divisional patient safety and quality of care standards
- 5)Practices Contemporary Evidence based medicine or latest experience based medicine
- 1)Establish and demonstrate effort to achieve annual physician goals and objectives (e.g. individual, division, hospital)
- 2)Support 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
- 3)Support the research endeavors of the division including the research initiatives by other members of the division
- 4)Support programmatic growth of division
- 5)Support satellite efforts of division when appropriate
- 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
- 1)Physician shall support the Division Chief in his/her role as liaison to the professional community and general public as requested by the Division Chief
- 2)Physician may conduct teaching rounds or conferences outside of PCH, particularly if these activities support divisional clinical and teaching programs/ initiatives.
- 3)Physician shall represent PCH in the medical and business communities and before the general public in a professional manner
- 4)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
- Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.