Pediatric Neurologist

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Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Neurology
Category: Physician/Div Chief/Med Dir
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 783992
Posted On: 9/13/2023

Position Summary

Posting Note: Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) at Phoenix Children’s is seeking a highly skilled and compassionate Pediatric Neurologist to join our team. Phoenix Children's is a leading healthcare institution dedicated to fostering innovation, collaboration, exceptional patient care, education and academic excellence, and cutting-edge research. It is one of the largest children's hospitals in the United States. BNI at Phoenix Children’s is a center of excellence comprising 5 divisions including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychology, Developmental Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. It is constantly ranked in the U.S. News & World Report of Best Children's Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Our mission at BNI is to improve the health and quality of life for children and adolescents with neurological, behavioral, and mental health diseases and disorders. The Pediatric Neurologist will diagnose and treat neurological conditions in infants, children, and adolescents. The ideal candidate will have specialized training in pediatric neurology and a passion for providing exceptional care to pediatric patients and their families. Responsibilities: Diagnosis and Treatment - Conduct thorough evaluations to diagnose and treat neurological disorders in pediatric patients, including but not limited to epilepsy, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, genetic disorders, and neuromuscular diseases. Patient Care - Provide comprehensive and compassionate care to pediatric patients, collaborating with other healthcare professionals to develop individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient's needs. Medication Management - Prescribe and manage medications to alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of life for pediatric patients with neurological disorders. Monitor medication efficacy and adjust treatment plans as necessary. Patient Education - Educate patients and their families about neurological conditions, treatment options, and strategies for managing symptoms. Empower families to actively participate in their child's care and make informed decisions about treatment. Multidisciplinary Collaboration - Collaborate with other pediatric specialists, including pediatricians, pediatric neurosurgeons, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists, to provide comprehensive care for pediatric patients with complex neurological conditions. Teaching and Supervision - Provide education and mentorship to medical students, residents, and fellows in pediatric neurology. Supervise and train junior medical staff members to ensure the delivery of high-quality care. Qualifications: • Medical Degree (MD or DO) from an accredited medical school • Board certification or eligibility in pediatric neurology • Completion of an accredited pediatric neurology residency program • Arizona State Medical license • Excellent clinical skills and diagnostic acumen in pediatric neurology • Strong communication and interpersonal skills • Commitment to providing compassionate care to pediatric patients and their families • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team Preferred Qualifications: • Fellowship training in a subspecialty of pediatric neurology (i.e. epilepsy, neuromuscular, neurocritical care, neuroimmunology) • Experience with advanced diagnostic techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG) and genetic testing • Track record of scholarly achievements including publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national conferences • Experience in medical education and teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level Our clinical staff includes 24 physicians, 5 Nurse Practitioners, 2 Dietitians, an Epilepsy Nurse Specialty Care Coordinator, nurses, and medical assistants. The clinical activities for the Division include approximately 1700 ambulatory visits, 157 multi-specialty inpatient consultations, and 480 inpatient subsequent visits per month in addition to internal and external EEG reads, PEMU monitoring, sleep studies, epilepsy laser surgeries, and in office procedures. The Neurology Division covers five satellite clinics (i.e., Arrowhead, Southwest Valley, Mercy Gilbert, Scottsdale, Northwest Valley), as well as the inpatient neurology services on main campus at Phoenix Children’s. In 2024, we will expand inpatient coverage to Phoenix Children’s Arrowhead to meet the needs of our growing population in the West Valley and to Phoenix Children’s Mercy Gilbert Hospital to meet the needs of our growing population in the East Valley. About Phoenix Children’s: As Arizona’s only Children’s Hospital, Phoenix Children’s is a 484-bed, freestanding specialty children’s hospital located in Phoenix, Arizona. The hospital serves a spectrum of patients ranging from local community general pediatric patients to complex patients from throughout Arizona and into surrounding states and northern Mexico. Out of the total number of beds includes 48 PICU, 48 CVICU and 49 NICU licensed beds. We are a rapidly growing organization. Our healthcare system includes: the state’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center; a state-of-the-art motion analysis lab; a full-range of specialty services, including orthopedics, neurosciences, cardiovascular services, neonatology, and cancer and blood disorders; and a depth of high acuity specialties including heart, liver, kidney, bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, an active emergency department, and neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. 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. Candidates interested in applying for this position should send their CV to: David Blaha Physician Talent Acquisition Partner Phoenix Children’s dblaha@phoenixchildrens.com

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.

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.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

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

Vision

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
Values
  • 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

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Education
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1. MD or DO degree.
Required
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
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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
Special Skills
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1. The ability to move freely from facility to facility, as well as, the ability to move freely throughout facilities and examine patients.
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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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