Division Chief - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Physical Medicine and Rehab
Category: Physician/Div Chief/Med Dir
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 774170
Posted On: 7/26/2023

Position Summary

Posting Note: Phoenix Children’s is seeking a talented, energetic, innovative and collegial Pediatric Physiatrist/Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine physician to lead the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) within Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s. The Pediatric Division Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a leadership position responsible for overseeing and guiding the clinical, educational, and research activities within the division. This role entails providing comprehensive and specialized medical care to pediatric patients with neuromuscular conditions, congenital conditions and trauma/injuries, while leading a team of healthcare professionals and collaborating with other departments to ensure the highest quality of care. Key Responsibilities: 1. Clinical Leadership: • Provide expert clinical care to pediatric patients with physical disabilities, neuromuscular disorders, congenital conditions, and injuries. • Develop and implement treatment plans tailored to each patient's needs, involving a combination of medical interventions, therapies, and rehabilitation techniques. • Collaborate with other healthcare specialists, such as pediatricians, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and therapists, to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. 2. Administrative and Leadership: • Lead the Pediatric PM&R division, including overseeing daily operations, resource allocation, growth, and quality improvement initiatives. • Recruit, hire, and mentor a team of healthcare professionals, including physicians, therapists, nurses, and support staff. • Develop and manage the division's budget, ensuring efficient utilization of resources and adherence to financial goals. 3. Education and Training: • Provide educational leadership by developing and implementing training programs for medical students, residents, and fellows in the field of Pediatric PM&R. • Foster a culture of continuous learning and professional development within the division. 4. Research and Innovation: • Engage in clinical research and contribute to advancing the field of Pediatric PM&R through publications, presentations, and participation in relevant conferences. • Collaborate with research teams to identify opportunities for improving treatment outcomes, patient experiences, and innovative therapies. 5. Collaboration and Networking: • Collaborate with other departments, healthcare institutions, and community organizations to enhance patient care, referral pathways, and community outreach. • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to foster partnerships and support the division's goals. 6. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety: • Establish and monitor quality metrics to ensure the delivery of safe, effective, and patient-centered care. • Implement evidence-based practices and protocols to enhance patient outcomes and safety. Qualifications: • Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree with board certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, preferably with sub-specialization in Pediatric PM&R. • Eligibility for medical licensure in the jurisdiction of practice. • Proven clinical expertise in Pediatric PM&R, with a strong record of patient care and outcomes. • Demonstrated leadership experience, ideally in a clinical or academic setting. • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills. • Strong commitment to education, research, and the advancement of the field. Phoenix Children’s has a 12-bed CARF accredited inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, which opened in 2013 and is the only pediatric rehabilitation unit in Arizona. The physicians in the Division of PM&R are employed under Phoenix Children’s Medical Group and work collaboratively with others in neuroscience under the auspices of the Barrow Neurologic Institute for Children at PCH. This position would share coverage of the inpatient rehabilitation unit, the inpatient PM&R consult service, and both outpatient physiatry as well as multi-disciplinary clinics. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in program development, a broad base of clinical knowledge, and particular interest in botulinum toxin/ phenol injections. There are opportunities to participate in clinical research. Phoenix Children’s is a full-service freestanding non-profit tertiary pediatric medical center with 487 beds. Phoenix Children’s is the only level 1 pediatric trauma center in Arizona, with approximately 2,588 trauma admissions yearly, with neuroscience and orthopedics programs that are among the largest such pediatric programs in the country. Phoenix Children’s opened a state-of-the-art motion analysis laboratory in 2015. Phoenix Children’s also has 72 intensive care unit beds as well as 33 NICU beds. We offer the full range of pediatric specialty services at our central Phoenix location, as well as outreach in 5 community-located Phoenix Children’s owned and operated multispecialty clinics around the valley. To support the Division, Phoenix Children’s has the full complement of pediatric specialists, therapists, psychologists and neuropsychologists. Phoenix Children’s is cited by US News and World Report as a top children’s hospital in eight specialty areas. Our main academic partner is the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix where Phoenix Children’s doctors constitute the Department of Child Health. We also have academic affiliations with Arizona State University, the Mayo Clinic and Creighton University College of Medicine. We have a large pediatric residency program, a neurology residency, and we participate in a joint Med-Peds residency.

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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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
2. MBA, MPH or MHA degree, or equivalent
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Leadership experience
2. 5 years in applicable area of specialty
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current Arizona License to Practice Medicine or the ability to obtain prior to start date.
2. Board certified/Board Eligible in the appropriate specialty
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. The ability to move freely from facility to facility, as well as, the ability to move freely throughout facilities and examine patients.
2. The ability to communicate by telephone, computer or other communication devices.
3. The ability to perform after hours or night call responsibilities as needed.
4. The ability to work regularly scheduled work hours.
5. The ability to work well under pressure.
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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