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.
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.
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.
• 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.