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Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Pediatric Surgery
Category: Physician/Div Chief/Med Dir
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 679125
Date Posted: 6/7/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: Phoenix Children’s has initiated a national search for an innovative leader in clinical and academic pediatric trauma and general surgery who will serve as the Pediatric Trauma Medical Director. This is a unique role for a gifted clinical and academic pediatric 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 trauma care across the PCH system. 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 Director is expected to have strong experience with the ACS trauma quality program and verification. The trauma program is currently supported by a trauma program manager, 2 performance improvement coordinators, 5 trauma nurse practitioners, 2 trauma social workers, 4 trauma registrars, and 5 research personnel, as well as a robust injury prevention program. In addition to the characteristics noted above, applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree, be board-certified in pediatric surgery, and meet the other Trauma Medical Director requirements of a Level I trauma center. They must provide documentation of achieved accomplishments, and demonstrated proof of mentorship, leadership, and scholarship in pediatric surgery and trauma. 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.

This position has a desire to build a robust clinical practice while being integrally involved in the academic and educational advancement of PCH and training general surgery residents and medical students. A detailed job description is included in each Pediatric Surgeon's signed contract.

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. See contract on file.
  2. See contract on file.
  3. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

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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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