Physician In Chief


Position Details

Department: CORP | Administration
Category: Executives
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 779850
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position provides leadership and direction to most Medical Specialty Division Chiefs and Medical Directors at Phoenix Children’s Hospital pertaining to program development, establishment and adherence to quality-of-care metrics, achievement of patient and family satisfaction goals and the integrated utilization of Phoenix Children’s Hospital clinical systems. The Physician in Chief reports to the Chief Physician Executive of Phoenix Children’s. Reporting to this position are the Division Chiefs and Medical Directors of Genetics, Infectious Diseases, CCBD, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Allergy, Pulmonology, Palliative Medicine, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Pediatrics, Child Protection, Psychiatry, Psychology, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Radiology.

Position Duties

  1. Provides leadership and direction to Division Chiefs and Medical Directors in terms of the growth and enhancement of their respective Programs both from an educational and clinical perspective. Assist Division Chiefs and Medical Directors in the development of new programs within their divisions.
  2. Provides leadership and direction to Division Chiefs and Medical Directors that will improve clinical services in the areas of quality outcomes, Patient & Family Satisfaction, and through-put.
  3. Assesses the leadership skills of Division Chiefs and Medical Directors and serve as a mentor and coach in enhancing their competencies as physician leaders.
  4. Develops succession plans for Division Chiefs and Medical Directors and leads the recruitment and selection process to fill vacant Division Chief and Medical Director Positions. Assists Division Chiefs and Medical Directors in the recruitment and selection of staff physicians within their respective divisions.
  5. In collaboration with the Surgeon-in-Chief, Chief Medical Officer, Department Chair of Child Health and Chief Physician Executive drives excellence in clinical care, quality, patient safety, research and education.
  6. In collaboration with the Chief Physician Executive and PCMG Operational Vice Presidents, ensures effective integration, adherence to and utilization of Phoenix Children’s Hospital clinical systems including electronic health records, scheduling, billing, and documentation systems.
  7. In collaboration with the Senior Vice President Human Resources, ensures physician adherence to Phoenix Children’s Hospital standards of professional conduct and competence.
  8. 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 from an approved medical school.
2. Board certified in Pediatrics.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Previous leadership experience.
2. Pediatric patient care experience.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current MD or DO licensure with state of Arizona or obtains within the first 6 months of employment.
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Mature interpersonal skills; self-motivated; detail-oriented, organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
2. Able to develop partnerships, high functioning teams, and good working relationships across work units.
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Walking - Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Occasionally
14. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
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