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Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Hematology and Oncology
Category: Physician/Div Chief/Med Dir
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 607813
Date Posted: 7/26/2021
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: The Division of Hematology/Oncology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital seeks a full time, board eligible/board certified Adult Hematologist or Med/Peds Hematologist to co-lead the Hematology Transitioning Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Our institution has one of the largest pediatric hematology programs in the nation, and we continue to experience rapid growth. We are looking for an individual with a clinical focus on benign hematology, and experience and specific interest in the care of adolescents and adults with hemoglobinopathies. We have a growing adult population of patients primarily with sickle cell anemia and thalassemia but also other congenital anemias/bone marrow failures including but not limited to Diamond-Blackfan anemia, sideroblastic anemia, and Fanconi anemia. We seek to expand care options for these patients in our region by broadening our active transitioning program to provide care and services beyond the typical age range for a primarily pediatric healthcare system. Experience in clinical research and programmatic development is of particular importance, as the applicant will play a critical and leading role in further expand and develop the program. We currently treat patients of all ages at Phoenix Children's Hospital. We are allowed to care for them throughout their lifespan. General responsibilities include clinical care, teaching, and participation in clinical research. The candidate will be an integral and interactive member of the Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and participate in inpatient and outpatient management of hematology patients. The physician will join a pediatric hematology/oncology division of 19 faculty, 7 fellows and 11 advanced practice providers. Our Center is the major referral center in the Southwestern region with approximately 1500 new hematology patients per year. We currently have a large hematology patient population with close to 550 congenital bleeding disorder patients followed at our federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Center, over 325 sickle cell/thalassemia patients, and close to 150 new thrombosis patients per year. We currently have multi-disciplinary clinics for hemophilia and other congenital bleeding disorders, immunohematology, neurovascular diseases, sickle cell/thalassemia, and other chronically transfused patients with various diagnoses including bone marrow failure and RBC enzyme deficiencies. The hematology team is a multidisciplinary team, committed to providing state-of-the-art care to the patients of the Southwest. We also have active clinical and laboratory research programs, and multiple open clinical trials The successful candidate must be board-eligible or board-certified in internal medicine or medicine/pediatrics with sub-specialization in hematology or hematology/oncology. Applicants must be able to work with teams on patient focused, division-centric, and hospital wide initiatives. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Phoenix Children’s Hospital is a 433-bed facility that provides comprehensive tertiary and quaternary care, and serves patients from the Southwest, the US and all over the world. With 18 clinic rooms, a 21 bay Ambulatory Infusion Center and a 46-bed inpatient unit, our hematology services include comprehensive, family centered care focusing on the clinical and psychosocial needs of the child.

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.

PCH Values

  • 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.

Position Duties

  1. 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
  2. Divisional Responsibilities
    • 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
  3. Professionalism
    • 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
  4. Other activities
    • 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
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

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Education
1. MD or DO degree. Required
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Current Arizona License to Practice Medicine or the ability to obtain prior to start date. Required
2. Board certified/Board Eligible in the appropriate specialty. Required
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Special Skills
1. The ability to move freely from facility to facility, as well as, the ability to move freely throughout facilities and examine patients. Required
2. The ability to communicate by telephone, computer or other communication devices. Required
3. The ability to perform after hours or night call responsibilities as needed. Required
4. The ability to work regularly scheduled work hours. Required
5. The ability to work well under pressure. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
11. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
17. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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