Posting Note: Phoenix Children’s Hospital has initiated a national search for an innovative leader to serve as the Division Chief of Nephrology. This is an exciting opportunity for a gifted clinical and academic pediatric nephrologist. Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Phoenix Children’s Medical Group recently announced that that the six pediatric nephrologists from Pediatric Kidney Disease and Hypertension Centers (PKDHC) will be joining the Phoenix Children’s Medical Group (PCMG), effective January 1, 2021. For the past five years, these providers have delivered exceptional kidney care to the patients and families of Arizona. In addition, they have partnered with Phoenix Children’s subspecialists to provide outstanding care to the patients and families admitted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. With the addition of these six providers, Phoenix Children’s is beginning a national search to lead our Division of Pediatric Nephrology. The Division Chief is expected to have strong experience in recruiting and recognizing individual talent that will result in the creation of a nationally recognized Division of Nephrology. The Nephrology division is active in patient care, providing inpatient service across 435 inpatient beds, including 153 intensive care beds (PICU, CVICU, NICU). Phoenix Children’s Hospital currently has Arizona’s only dedicated pediatric dialysis center providing outpatient and inpatient hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, including an active CRRT program. Phoenix Children’s also has the state’s only dedicated Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program. Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, including garnering all 10 shields in 2020 including nephrology. Phoenix Children's provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Phoenix Children’s is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. Primary academic affiliation is with the University of Arizona, Phoenix Campus. Applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree and be board-certified in Pediatric Nephrology. Applicants must provide documentation of achieved accomplishments, and demonstrated proof of mentorship, leadership and scholarship in Pediatric Nephrology. The successful candidate must possess effective interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills. It is expected that the candidate will be eligible for academic appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level of our affiliated medical schools.
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.
- 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 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
- 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
- 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)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
- Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.