Posting Note: The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) is seeking a new staff physician for Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis. Nationally recognized as a premier destination for pediatric medical care, research, and medical education, Phoenix Children's provides care to the fourth largest pediatric market in the United States. PCH healthcare system is rapidly growing, with planned addition of 2 additional community hospitals in the next 3 years, including expansion of neonatal care. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is also rapidly growing, and seeks an individual to serve on a transfusion medicine team with clinical responsibilities in blood bank and apheresis. Leadership opportunity exists for the right candidate, as we continue to expand our services. Clinical duties include consultation in the area of blood banking, transfusion medicine, coagulation and therapeutic apheresis. The scope of apheresis services consists of collections for stem cells and immune effector cells, extracorporeal photopheresis, plasma exchange, red cell exchange, therapeutic cytapheresis, LDL apheresis and therapeutic phlebotomy. The apheresis program performs on average 650 procedures annually. The transfusion service dispenses over 13,000 products annually to support over 1200 medical staff members providing complex inpatient and outpatient medical care in over 55 pediatric specialties and subspecialties, including support of red cell exchange and hemoglobinopathy clinics. Service and teaching responsibilities will be shared with two other full-time transfusion medicine and apheresis physicians. There is opportunity for participation in research trials and other scholarship. Academic appointments at the University of Arizona College of Medicine at Phoenix is strongly encouraged as a significant portion of time will be dedicated to teaching activities for fellows, residents and students. Additional academic appointments at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Creighton University School of Medicine in Phoenix are available. Successful candidates will be BC/BE in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine, with primary training in Clinical Pathology (preferred), Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Anesthesia or Hematology/Oncology (adult or pediatrics). Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other professionals to advance clinical programs and research are required.
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.