Posting Note: The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) is seeking a pediatric hematologist/oncologist to serve as Section Chief of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation and Cell Therapy in Phoenix, Arizona. The section chief will also hold the Buzz and Janice Ghiz Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy. We are looking for an experienced, transformational physician-scientist to lead and further grow one of the largest pediatric bone marrow/stem cell transplant (BMT) and cell therapy programs in the Southwest. The incoming chief will leverage extraordinary clinical and research opportunities in collaboration with our two academic and clinical partners, the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Mayo Clinic Arizona. Opportunity: The pediatric BMT/cell therapy program at PCH is one of the largest pediatric programs in the Southwestern US. We perform approximately 45-50 transplants annually, including autologous, related and unrelated allogeneic donor transplants. In addition, the program administers more than minimally manipulated cell therapies, including haploidentical stem cell transplants and CAR-T cell treatments. The program is jointly FACT accredited with the adult BMT program at Mayo Clinic Arizona and currently has five accredited pediatric BMT providers. Together with the adult providers at Mayo Clinic Arizona, our combined program has a total of 14 bone marrow transplant physicians taking care of one of the most vulnerable patient populations in hematology and oncology, and has been rated +1 (outperforming outcomes and survival) by CIBMTR for the last four consecutive years. The pediatric BMT/cell therapy program is a COG-approved transplant site, and actively participates in cooperative group trials through the PTCTC, the PIDTC and the Sickle Cell consortium, and offers several institutional investigator-initiated clinical trials. This position is an opportunity to lead one of the largest BMT and Cell Therapy programs in the Southwestern US. In addition, the section chief will have a unique opportunity to co-lead a state-of-the-art GMP-compliant cellular therapy facility that is under development, and pursue novel, innovative point-of-care cellular therapies. Position Summary: The successful candidate must have several years of experience in the clinical care of pediatric stem cell transplant patients, prior experience with academic leadership, and preferably an active bench-to-bedside research program with a track record of obtaining external funding. Through the academic partnership with the University of Arizona-College of Medicine Phoenix, researchers have access to state-of-the art laboratory facilities and the wider Phoenix Biomedical Campus (including Arizona State University and TGen). The incoming chief will be a member of the Department of Child Health at the University of Arizona-College of Medicine Phoenix as well as Mayo Clinic Arizona, at the academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Responsibilities include oversight for the Clinical and Quality programs in BMT and Cell Therapy at CCBD, participation in collaborative efforts with the adult BMT program at Mayo Clinic, shared inpatient and night call responsibilities on the BMT service, and development of a translational and/or laboratory research program in a field relevant to stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy. Teaching responsibilities may include medical students from the University of Arizona, Mayo Medical School, Creighton University School of Medicine-Phoenix, as well as Phoenix Children’s residents and Hem/Onc fellows. Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in mentoring and program development, be academically productive, and must be board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, subspecialty Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, with additional significant experience and national recognition as a leader in stem cell transplantation and cellular therapies.
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.