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Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Hematology and Oncology
Category: Physician/Div Chief/Med Dir
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 640040
Date Posted: 1/11/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

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 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Program. We are looking for an experienced, transformational physician or physician-scientist to lead and further expand one of the largest pediatric leukemia and lymphoma programs in the Southwest. Expert care by the section is also provided for patients with histiocytic disorders and bone marrow failure syndromes. A close working relationship and physician liaison exists with our BMT and Cell Therapy program to provide services for patients requiring life-saving hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and cellular therapies, such as CAR-T cell treatment. The incoming section 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 leukemia/lymphoma program at PCH is one of the largest pediatric programs of its kind in the Southwestern US. The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders sees on average over 370 new oncology patients per year, of which more than 140 are patients with leukemias or lymphomas, which resulted in more than 9000 leukemia/lymphoma patient visits in 2021. The leukemia/lymphoma team is supported by one of the largest FACT-accredited BMT and cell therapy programs in the region, offering autologous, related, and unrelated allogeneic donor transplants. The BMT/Cell therapy program administers more than minimally manipulated cell therapies, including haploidentical stem cell transplants and CAR-T cell treatments. CCBD is an active member of COG, POETIC, TACL, Histiocyte Society and NACHO, offering consortia trials, phase I and II industry-sponsored studies and investigator-initiated trials. This position is an opportunity to lead and further advance one of the largest pediatric leukemia and lymphoma programs in the Southwestern US. The Phoenix Metropolitan area remains one of the fastest expanding regions in the United States with a steady population growth. Position Summary: The successful candidate will have several years of focused experience in the clinical care for pediatric leukemia/lymphoma patients, be nationally recognized as a leader in this field, and ideally have 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, a City of Hope Affiliate and Mayo Clinic Arizona). The incoming section 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, research, educational and quality programs of the section, shared inpatient responsibilities on the leukemia/lymphoma service, and development of a clinical-translational and/or laboratory research program in a field relevant to leukemia/lymphoma, histiocytic disorders or bone marrow failure. Teaching responsibilities may include medical students from the University of Arizona, Mayo Medical School, Creighton University School of Medicine, as well as Phoenix Children’s residents and 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.

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

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. MD or DO degree. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
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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