Job Description

The Department of Pediatrics at Valleywise Health (formerly Maricopa Integrated Health System) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chair.  The position would include employment through District Medical Group Inc. (DMG), a 450+ physician not-for-profit faculty practice group which exclusively contracts to provide clinical, administrative and teaching services to Valleywise Health (VWH). 

The Chair position has a dual leadership role. The Chair will function as a member of Senior management of DMG and work closely with DMG’s CEO, Clinical Chairs and business leaders. In addition, the Chair works with senior management of VWH to ensure the division is meeting coverage requirements, performance/quality benchmarks etc. The Chair will also provide clinical services within their area of expertise. 

VWH supports a Children’s Hospital within the Hospital and the Pediatrics division provides both primary care and sub-specialty services (outpatient/inpatient). Outpatient services are provided at geographically dispersed clinics throughout metropolitan Phoenix. VWH Community Health Centers (CHC) are located in areas which provide care to the underserved population of Maricopa County and are classified as FQHC’s. The VWH system primarily serves a safety-net population and offers a full scope clinical practice, teaching opportunities and community involvement.   

VWH hosts twelve graduate medical education programs including a Pediatric Residency which is an integrated program with Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  The residency allows for resident rotations on both campuses.  VWH and DMG maintain a strong affiliation with the University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix allowing for  faculty appointment. In addition, DMG and VWH are affiliated with the Creighton University School of Medicine Phoenix Regional Campus, allowing medical students from both facilities to rotate through the Pediatric Service. 

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of professional collaboration, successful administrative/leadership experience, and a vision for growth of the department. Candidates with previous experience in a physician leadership role (Chair, Program Director, etc.) are preferred.

DMG offers a competitive compensation/benefits plan including paid malpractice insurance (includes tail).

Correspondence should be addressed to:  Patricia Habak M.D. Chairperson, Pediatric Chair  Search Committee