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Category: Nurse Practitioners/Physicians
Facility: Admin. Office
Department: Inpatient Services
Schedule: Full Time 40 hrs/week
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: Varied
Job Details:

Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) and Hospice of the Valley (HOV) are seeking a physician to join the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Palliative Care Service, with the option for a part time role as Medical Director with HOV.  The HOV role would be serving patients on the pediatric hospice team at the Ryan House and in home hospice care.  The physician must be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Pediatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The physician should preferably have completed a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship and/or have extensive clinical experience in hospice and palliative care.

PCH has provided hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and families since 1983. Today, Phoenix Children's is one of the 10 largest children's hospitals  in the country and provides pediatric specialty and sub-specialty inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest.  The hospital is home to the state's largest group of pediatric specialists and sub-specialists providing the best care to the sickest kids. Phoenix Children's continues to evolve its world-class care and is working with leading local and national research partners to uncover new breakthroughs in pediatric medicine.

HOV is a not-for-profit organization providing home and inpatient hospice care to patients (adult & pediatric) and their families in the greater Phoenix area since 1977. HOV has an average daily census of approximately 2800 patients and operates sixteen inpatient hospice units. In April 2010 HOV opened Ryan House, a two-story adult inpatient & pediatric respite facility.  PCH and HOV have an ongoing partnership for the maintenance and development of the Palliative Care Service.


Job Summary:

§          Participation in the interdisciplinary palliative care services team and provision of direct patient care and appropriate related services to the patient and family.

§          Participation and clinical leadership in the development and review of appropriate clinical protocols and processes that support appropriate referral and consistent care.

§          Participation in the identification of education needs of the physician staff, and development of effective outreach strategies.

§          Outreach to community agencies and health care settings as appropriate.

§          Participates with the palliative care team to ensure compliance with Joint Commission and other regulatory standards; participates in quality assurance and peer review programs; and assures compliance with and implementation of any resulting recommendations.

§          Working closely with staff physicians to ensure that the palliative care service is well integrated with existing capabilities and educational and quality initiatives.

§          Participates in medical staff education, including medical students and residents.


Job Responsibilities will include:

§          Availability for complex inpatient consults.

§          Timely review, oversight, and documentation of direct patient care services to support successful professional billing for these services.

§          Participation in interdisciplinary team meetings to review active cases.

§          Participation in team meetings for the operations and administrative functions of the palliative care service.

§          Availability to support other team members with clinical advice and direct assistance with physician communication needs.

§          Participates in activities to support educational and outreach goals of the palliative care services.



We look forward to hearing from interested and enthusiastic physicians.  If you are interested, please send a letter along with your CV to:

Tressia Shaw



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