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Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Radiology
Category: Physician/Div Chief/Med Dir
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 683484
Date Posted: 6/30/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: Due to growth of the service line and the enterprise, the Section of Pediatric Interventional Radiology at Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH) is recruiting for a full-time pediatric interventional radiologist. The Section performs over 7500 image-guided procedures per year, and is currently staffed by 3.5 full-time pediatric interventional radiologists and a full time pediatric neurointerventionalist. We perform a vast array of interventions, including but not limited to vascular access, treatment of vascular malformations, biliary procedures, feeding procedures, musculoskeletal procedures, angiography and embolization, and neurointerventional procedures. The Section has a long and rich history of teaching and clinical excellence. We participate in the multispecialty vascular anomalies clinic at PCH and are active in numerous multispecialty conferences. Phoenix Children’s Hospital has many centers of excellence, including the Heart Center, Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders and Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s. Additionally, we have active solid organ and bone marrow transplant programs. Participation in research is encouraged and is supported with research assistants. The PCH IR department includes two Philips DSA rooms (one with biplane), dedicated ultrasound in each room, an IR-only pre-procedure area and a consult room. Subspecialized pediatric anesthesiologists provide anesthesia services. There is a strong working relationship between the IR nurses, technologists and physicians, and by the time this physician position on-boards, there will be a dedicated IR APP and dedicated administrative assistance. The PCH Division of Radiology consists of 23 full-time radiologists subspecialized into Body, Neuro and IR sections, and is supported by a full-time imaging research PhD scientist. PCH Radiology faculty hold appointments to the University of Arizona College of Medicine (Phoenix), Mayo Clinic (Scottsdale), and Creighton University School of Medicine (Phoenix). An active program of teaching and research includes 3 ACGME-accredited Pediatric Radiology fellow positions, 2 additional non-accredited fellow positions (Neuro and PIR) as well as fellows, residents and medical students from affiliated Radiology programs. PCH maintains a Master Research Agreement with Philips Health Tech, which supports an active program of clinical translational research of early stage development hardware and software applications in imaging and image-guided therapy. The 45,000 square foot PCH Radiology department maintains state of the art imaging technology with regular refreshes supported by the recent Philips-PCH Enterprise Agreement. Phoenix Children's Hospital is a freestanding 433-bed children’s hospital and is the largest pediatric facility in the Southwest USA. It is the only Level I designated pediatric trauma center in Arizona. Two additional inpatient floors will be opening in 2023 adding 100 new inpatient beds. There are currently 3 additional satellite outpatient and urgent care centers located across the Phoenix Valley region. Several new satellite PCH locations are slated to open in the Phoenix Valley in 2022-23, some with interventional radiology services. These locations include two new free-standing hospitals with outpatient surgery centers and multidisciplinary clinics, a large free standing emergency department with multispecialty outpatient clinics, and an urgent care and sports medicine clinic attached to a 320-acre sports and entertainment complex. Minimum requirements: • MD or DO degree, or equivalent • Completion of an ACGME-accredited diagnostic or interventional radiology residency • Completion of ACGME-accredited Pediatric Radiology or Adult Interventional Radiology fellowship • Completion of a Pediatric Interventional Radiology fellowship (negotiable based on level of clinical experience) • ABR certified or eligible • Eligible for licensure in Arizona

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
Do you meet this requirement?
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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