Division Chief - Developmental Behavioral Peds

Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Developmental Behavioral Peds
Category: Physician/Div Chief/Med Dir
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 685186
Posted On: 7/11/2022

Position Summary

Posting Note: Phoenix Children’s is seeking a full-time Division Chief to lead the Division of Developmental Pediatrics within Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s one of six Center of Excellence. Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s comprises 5 divisions that integrate and coordinate care for children with neurological and behavioral disorder. We strive to improve the healthcare and quality of life for children and adolescents with complex emotional, behavioral, and medical needs. We have consistently been ranked as a top neurology and neurosurgical program by USNWR including a top 20 ranking in 2022. The Division Chief’s strategic leadership will play a crucial role in enabling the Division of Developmental Pediatrics to improve neurocognitive, social and emotional outcomes for our pediatric patients. The Division Chief will provide overall direction for the clinical, training and research activities of the division. The Division Chief will collaborate on endeavors across divisions and disciplines, working closely with our partners in behavioral medicine services and the other divisions at Barrow at Phoenix Children’s. The Division of Developmental Pediatrics at Phoenix Children’s currently comprises 2 developmental pediatricians and 4 advances nurse practitioners and is actively recruiting for additional providers with further growth planned. We currently cover three satellite clinics and the main hospital campus, supporting a host of multidisciplinary clinics and specialty services. Members of the division participate in all aspects of our training programs, and many are involved in research programs and community education and outreach. There is the opportunity to help develop new programs and innovative care models within Developmental Pediatrics, including the possible development of a fellowship program. Research opportunities for academic collaboration include an affiliation with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Creighton University School of Medicine, and Mayo Medical School. The position involves outpatient practice with no in-person call schedule. There is an excellent benefit package. Qualifications The ideal candidate will have . . . • A medical or osteopathic degree. • Board Certification in Developmental Pediatrics or Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology. • Significant administrative and leadership experience in a pediatric hospital or comparable setting. • No less than five years of post-licensure professional practice. • Be licensed or eligible for medical licensure in the State of Arizona. • A leadership style promoting a supportive and inclusive environment is key. • Research experience is preferred. • Bilingual competency in English and Spanish is desirable but not a prerequisite. Phoenix Children’s Phoenix Children’s is an equal opportunity employer and committed to enhancing the diversity of our staff to complement the cultural and ethnic richness of our patients and their families. 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 fifth largest city in the United States, serving the Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tempe metropolis. The healthcare system is rapidly growing to facilitate patient access including multiple ambulatory buildings, and scheduled opening of satellite hospitals throughout the county. Phoenix Children’s main hospital campus, located in the heart of Phoenix, is a full-service, freestanding, tertiary medical center, offering 433 licensed beds, 72 of which are dedicated to pediatric and cardiac intensive care and 33 of which are NICU. We expect over 650 beds in the healthcare system by end of 2024. Our main campus features the state’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, treating about 2,650 patients annually, and a full range of specialty services, including orthopedics, neurosciences, cardiovascular, and oncology/hematology. Phoenix Children’s is a staff of over 4,500, with more than 500 employed physician/advanced practice providers. Additionally, Phoenix Children’s is a teaching hospital, leading the way for the next generation of pediatric providers through residency programs and fellowships, and is actively involved in clinical research, dedicating $10 million annually to support research activities. Phoenix Children’s is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by US News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking in all 10 specialties in 2020-21. Phoenix Children’s also consistently ranks on the Becker’s Hospital Review list of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare and was named the 2018 Exceptional Innovator and Business of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

The Division Chief shall serve as the leader of their division and achieve clinical, research and academic programmatic goals while providing financial oversight of the Division. In addition, the division chief 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.

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 and develop division’s specific targets
    • 4)Support and develop divisional patient safety and quality of care standards
    • 5)Practice Contemporary Evidence based medicine or latest experience based medicine
  2. Divisional Responsibilities
    • 1)Provide clinical and administrative leadership of the division in collaboration with the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of PCMG, director, and/or manager
    • 2)Act as key liaison between the division, PCH and PCMG executive management
    • 3)Monitor the division’s financial, productivity and quality performance in collaboration with the manager and director; take action as feasible to attain established targets and goals
    • 4)Participate in development of and submission of the budget for the division, with support from PCMG administration
    • 5)Establish quality metrics for division
    • 6)Establish annual staff physician goals and objectives in collaboration with individual physicians within their division
    • 7)Evaluate the performance of the physicians in the division annually. Establish remediation plan for underperforming physicians.
    • 8)Establish and demonstrate effort to achieve annual division chief goals and objectives (e.g. personal, division, hospital).
    • 9)Review needs of the community for programmatic growth and develop necessary strategies for implementation. This may require:
    • a.Recruitment of physicians as needed
    • b.Identification of resources
    • c.Participation in operational strategies
    • 10)Support and/or develop 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
    • 11)Provide vision and development of the research endeavors of the division including the research initiatives by other members of the division
    • 12)Support and/or develop satellite expansion as needed
    • 13)Hold divisional meetings regularly and communicate institutional messages to staff promptly.
    • 14)Provide a means for staff physician feedback to the division chief
  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)Act as liaison to the professional community and general public
    • 2)Interface with PCH foundation when applicable
    • 3)Physician may conduct teaching rounds or conferences outside of PCH, particularly if these activities support divisional clinical and teaching programs/ initiatives.
    • 4)Physician shall represent PCH in the medical and business communities and before the general public in a professional manner
    • 5)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.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable
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