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Dignity Health

Chief Gastroenterology/ Dignity Health Phoenix. AZ

Phoenix, Arizona

Full Time

Dignity Health Medical Group, Arizona and Creighton School of Medicine in Phoenix is seeking a dynamic, clinical leader to help develop and grow the gastroenterology division under the direction of the Chairman of Medicine and the Executive Director of the Digestive Disease Institute.  This individual will have an instrumental position in nurturing relationships within the hospital, physicians and clinics to implement standards for patient care delivery and an excellent patient experience. This leader will ensure the department meets current needs and will address/identify future needs of patients by introducing new technology, services and procedures as well as established quality of care standards. The Chief of Gastroenterology will help develop the gastroenterology service line in terms of quality of care, volume, scope of services and cost-effectiveness, and to organize and manage the overall physician component of the program. Other responsibilities include recruitment and retention of faculty, faculty development, financial oversight and stewardship, and emphasis on a strong academic and research environment.

Ideal candidate:

  • Has excellent clinical and leadership skills
  • Is at Associate or Professor level
  • Serves as a role model for GI faculty and fellows
  • Promotes scholarship and research
  • Has a proven track record of academic publications
  • Focuses on quality and standards of care
  • Collaborates with leadership to design, develop, implement and execute roll out of the gastroenterology service line
  • Directs and supervises the development, implementation, and monitoring of policies, programs, procedures and budgets for all aspects of clinical care, medical education and research for the gastroenterology service line
  • Works collaboratively with Creighton School of Medicine
  • Is dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care and access to the patients of Phoenix and rural Arizona
  • Is a member of good standing of the medical staff of the hospital
  • Demonstrates a work history of positive collegial relations with colleagues, support staff, hospital-based providers, administrators and patients
  • Demonstrates advanced competency in their specialty



  • Oversees all aspects of the gastroenterology division
  • Develops, coordinates and provides input on the development and maintenance of practice guidelines, policies, and methodologies for department specific patient care
  • Demonstrates consistent, efficient, cost effective, quality care at all times
  • Reports quality of care issues promptly to appropriate individuals, including CMO and Administration.
  • Meets established health information and hospital standards for documentation on turnaround times
  • Coordinates, chairs and participates in all relevant QA/PI and peer review activities as required by the Medical Staff, Department and Hospital
  • Makes appropriate referrals for specialty services and communicates regularly with referring physicians as appropriate
  • Manages patients in consultation with referring physicians and provides feedback regarding clinical care
  • Coordinates the transition of the patient


  • Collaborates with the Department Chairman of Medicine and Executive Director of the Digestive Disease Institute to establish program goals and objectives
  • Consistently demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, hospital personnel, and patients/family in order to achieve maximum operational effectiveness and customer satisfaction


  • Performs and participates in (credentialing) process of all physicians in their department.
  • Establishes a management process which fosters cost-effective, high quality patient care
  • Oversees, participates and develops projects that ensure cost-effectiveness of care provided by physicians and hospitals
  • Coordinates, participates and meetings as needed or required
  • Ensures establishment of physician call schedules
  • Ensures compliance of the care with all regulatory and designation/verification requirements including Joint Commission, OSHA, EMTALA and local designating agencies
  • Develops strategic relationships with referring hospitals and physicians
  • Maintains relations with community organizations and legislative bodies whose activities relate to care and injury prevention
  • Coordinates and participates in physician recruitment, service marketing, and community education/prevention activities
  • Participates in patient/family satisfaction projects


  • Directs and oversees the clinical rotations of medical students and house-staff rotating through the department
  • Oversees the Gastroenterology fellowship and works closely with program director
  • Works in collaboration with Creighton School of Medicine


  • Supervises the advanced practice provider(s) and develop the scope of practice
  • Assist with marketing of gastroenterology services to referring providers
  • Serve as liaison for gastroenterology services throughout the Dignity Health Market in coordination with Dignity Health Medical Group Arizona Division
  • Serves on several hospital committees as required including: Medical Executive Committee, Chairman of the Invasive procedures committee, Member of the Bylaws committee

 What we offer:

  • The opportunity to develop a robust gastroenterology division with support from Dignity Health Medical Group, CommonSpirit Health, and Creighton School of Medicine
  • Competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package
  • Additional fully-funded Pension in addition to 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Relocation Assistance

Dignity Health Medical Group:

Dignity Health Medical Group comprises more than 200 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives, as well as over 500 support staff who cover a wide variety of specialties. With 30 practice sites and four hospitals interspersed throughout the valley, we are able to provide more than 20 subspecialty services to the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Creighton School of Medicine:

Creighton has had an academic presence in Phoenix, sending medical students to Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center for clinical rotations. That relationship expanded in 2009 when the University and St. Joseph’s formally established a Creighton campus for third- and fourth-year students. In 2018, it was announced that Creighton would expand once again—this time opening a full four-year medical school campus in Phoenix to become the largest Catholic health professions educator in the nation.


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Date Posted: 9/2/22

Job Id: 2201033