Posting Note: Phoenix Children’s Hospital has initiated a national search for an innovative leader in clinical and academic pediatric orthopedics who will serve as the Division Chief of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. This appointment will include academic affiliation at Mayo Clinic Arizona, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Creighton Medical School. 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 2021. 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. In 2019, Phoenix Children’s was recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare for the fifth consecutive year. This is a unique role for a gifted clinical and academic pediatric orthopedic surgeon who has a solid vision for teaching, clinical and research program development and who appreciates the significance of collegial decision-making in an interdisciplinary structure. This position represents a distinctive role for a forward-focused leader who will provide strategic direction and administrative leadership in a Division that will be expected to have significant expansion and continued development to provide pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine care across the PCH system; including three hospital campuses and three ambulatory surgery centers. The current operating room and interventional capacity includes 12 inpatient OR’s and 17 ambulatory OR’s/GI endoscopy suites, 2 interventional radiology suites and 2 cardiac catheterization suites. 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 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. In addition to the characteristics noted above, applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree and be board-certified in orthopedics with subspecialty training in pediatric orthopedics. They must provide documentation of achieved accomplishments, and demonstrated proof of mentorship, leadership and scholarship in orthopedics. 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.
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.
Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values
To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their familiesVision
Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.
We realize this vision by:
- Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
- Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
- Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
- Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
- We place children and families at the center of all we do
- We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
- We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
- We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
- We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable