The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) is seeking a full-time Clinical Chemist to direct a new program in Special Chemistry, focused on high-complexity specialized pediatric testing.
Candidates must be a PhD clinical chemist with board certification/eligibility from the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, or MD pathologist with board certification/eligibility in clinical pathology (CP or AP/CP) with subspecialty in Clinical Chemistry. The Director of Special Chemistry will provide administrative and technical direction of a new section of the laboratory focusing on biochemical genetics, mass spectrometry assays, hemoglobin electrophoresis, and autoimmune/allergy assays. Prior experience in electrophoresis, spectrophotometry, chromatography and mass spectometry is essential. The successful candidate will direct the strategic development of our recently approved metabolic laboratory, including equipment selection, recruitment of personnel, phased implementation, validation of test menu, and optimization and interpretation of results. The Clinical Chemist will oversee quality control and quality assurance programs in special chemistry and will maintain laboratory compliance with accrediting and regulatory agencies. Strong skills in automated chemistry, point of care, pre-analytics, and laboratory information systems are also expected. The candidate must have outstanding communication skills and provide consultative services regarding test methodology, interpretation, and 'best practice' test utilization strategies.
Academic appointment at the University of Arizona College of Medicine at Phoenix is expected, as a significant portion of time will be dedicated to teaching activities for fellows, residents and students. Additional academic appointments at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Creighton University School of Medicine in Phoenix are available. Scholarship, collaborative research, and participation in multidisciplinary teams is expected.
Phoenix Children's provides care to the fourth largest pediatric market in the United States. The main hospital campus, located in the heart of Phoenix, is a full-service, freestanding, tertiary medical center, currently offering 433 licensed beds, 72 of which are dedicated to pediatric and cardiac intensive care and 33 of which are NICU. We expect over 650 beds in the PCH Healthcare system by end of 2024, following addition of 2 new community hospitals, expansion of the main campus facilities, and expansion of neonatal care. Our main campus features the state’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, treating about 2,650 patients annually, and a full-range of specialty services, including orthopedics, neurosciences, cardiovascular, and oncology/hematology. Phoenix Children’s is a staff of over 4,500, with more than 500 employed physician/advanced practice providers. Additionally, 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. Phoenix Children’s is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by US News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking in all 10 specialties in 2020-21. Phoenix Children’s also consistently ranks on the Becker’s Hospital Review list of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare and was named the 2018 Exceptional Innovator and Business of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.
Interested applicants should send a CV, references, and cover letter to:
Phoenix Children’s is one of the Nation’s largest pediatric health systems. It comprises Phoenix Children’s Hospital–Main Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital–East Valley at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, four pediatric specialty and urgent care centers, 11 community pediatric practices, 20 outpatient clinics, two ambulatory surgery centers and six community-service-related outpatient clinics throughout the state of Arizona. The system has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families for more than 35 years. Phoenix Children’s Care Network includes more than 850 pediatric primary care providers and specialists who deliver care across more than 75 subspecialties. Phoenix Children's provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, we provide care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Every day our clinical, professional and support staff work collaboratively to deliver on our mission to provide hope, healing and the best health care for children and their fam...ilies. They embrace the challenges of providing compassionate, high-quality, family-centered care to the most complex patients in the region.