Division Chief - Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | ED Faculty
Category: Physician/Div Chief/Med Dir
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 833130
Posted On: 4/26/2024

Position Summary

Posting Note: Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Phoenix Children’s has initiated a national search for a dynamic leader to serve as the next Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. This role will lead a large and growing Division consisting of over 60 physicians, and over 30 APPs as well as 4 PEM fellows per year. The Division provides pediatric emergency medicine at two locations currently, our main quaternary hospital on the Thomas Campus and a freestanding ED on our Avondale Campus. Two more community hospital emergency departments are coming online in 2024. The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division also oversees urgent care at four locations throughout the community. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a physician leader to join one of the largest pediatric health systems in the nation, in the fifth largest city, with a growing and exceptionally diverse patient population. Phoenix Children’s Forty years ago, Phoenix Children’s opened within Good Samaritan Hospital as a “hospital within a hospital,” and 22 years ago, we embarked on building Arizona’s first and only freestanding pediatric hospital. Guided by our mission to advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families, we are focused on meeting the healthcare needs of Arizona’s growing pediatric population. For the last two decades, we have created nationally recognized programs and centers of excellence, earned a host of clinical accreditations and accolades, recruited top physicians and executives from across the country and around the world, expanded our residency and fellowship programs to train the next generation of doctors, and built a large and integrated medical group to ensure coordinated and consistent care delivery. Our physical footprint is expanding as well. It is all to ensure Arizona families have access to high-quality healthcare – right in their own communities. With a comprehensive quaternary children’s hospital, a free-standing emergency department, two additional community hospital locations opening in 2024, and more than 40 sites of care and clinics, we deliver high-quality care for communities throughout the Southwest. We are made up of more than 1,500 medical staff providers who address health challenges from the everyday to the most complex and from the earliest years onward. Alongside our colleagues, collaborators, and communities, we are elevating pediatric care, education and innovation, so we can all grow healthier together. Phoenix Children’s Medical Group Phoenix Children’s Medical Group (PCMG) has grown to include more than 800 employed physicians, as well as advanced practice providers. PCMG offers care in more than 75 pediatric specialties across 34 clinical divisions at more than 40 sites of service in the state of Arizona. As Phoenix Children’s prepares to open two additional hospitals this year, PCMG is taking steps to ensure world-class care at all points of inpatient and outpatient care throughout our health system. One example has been bringing several divisions in-house to PCMG, including infectious diseases and anesthesia. Building an integrated and aligned medical group for all areas of operation at Phoenix Children’s is part of our health system’s overall strategic plan amid our continued growth. Ensuring each patient family receives consistently high-quality, safe care – closer to home – is paramount to us. Recruiting and retaining world-leading division chiefs to lead our specialty areas is a key factor in making this possible. We are committed to making Phoenix Children’s a best place to work for all clinicians, including those involved with patient care, clinical instruction and research. No matter the challenge, from tracking patient data to treating rare disorders, our team expertly adapts our practices to provide new and better solutions. With our skilled network and wide reach, we are equipped to develop the breakthrough tools, technologies and treatments needed to meet every family’s health needs. Together, we are expanding what is possible for pediatric care, education and innovation. Position Description The Division Chief must be board certified in pediatric emergency medicine and have a current Arizona License to practice medicine, or the ability to obtain a license prior to starting. In addition, previous leadership of a division or program with successful development of clinical education and/or research programs is preferred. The Division Chief will lead a division of over 100 providers. Across both emergency departments, Phoenix Children’s sees approximately 110,000 ED and Trauma visits annually, with an additional 63,000 Urgent Care visits. The addition of the two new campuses is projected to add another 80-90,000 visits a year. Each of the ED sites has a medical director who will report to the Division Chief. In addition, we have a fellowship director, ultrasound director and an EMS/Base station medical director who also report to the successful candidate. The next Division Chief will be an accomplished pediatric emergency medicine physician with excellent administrative, diagnostic, teaching and research skills who will assume a leadership position within this rapidly growing institution. The chosen candidate will participate in strategic planning to ensure the care offered in the division keeps pace with treatment advancements, technological innovation and our growing community. Active involvement in resident, fellow and medical student teaching through affiliated programs with University of Arizona is expected. We respectfully request your assistance in communicating this leadership opportunity to your colleagues and by your nomination of highly qualified individuals. Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider your accomplished, qualified colleagues and for forwarding your nominations to the contacts below.

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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