Executive Director, Anesthesia

Opportunity Criteria

ProfessionPhysician (MD,DO, Resident)
SpecialtyAnesthesiology, Anesthesiology : Administration
Loan RepaymentNo
Salary RangeNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedSign-on, Relocation

Dignity Health Medical Group, Arizona is seeking a dynamic, clinical leader to help develop and grow our Anesthesia service line in Central Phoenix. This individual will be instrumental in building, improving and maintaining the Anesthesia service line, to implement standards for patient care that comply with all laws, regulations and deliver a superior patient experience. This leader will ensure the department meets current needs and addresses/identifies future needs by introducing new technology, services and procedures as well as established quality of care standards. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility and collaborative cross functional teams.

The Executive Director will be primarily accountable for the overall success of the Department of Anesthesia by improving the quality of clinical care, education and scholarship. This individual will also be responsible for collaborating with Administration to strategically plan the future growth and development of the Department, the Healthcare Service Lines within the Department, and the future implementation of educational programs. Additionally, this individual will serve as the liaison for quality and cost effective initiatives between the Physician Enterprise and Dignity Health Arizona.


  • Serves as senior member of Physician Enterprise;
  • Works with administration to develop and implement the department budget and operating policies;
  • Partners with administration to develop and implement the departmental strategic plan and develop inter-departmental service lines in collaboration with Department Chairs;
  • Fosters a collaborative model of practice to promote the growth and success of the Group as a whole;
  • Works with the Providers and the Chief Medical Officer to develop utilization benchmarks and quality metrics for the department; reviews and revises benchmarks on a regular basis based on national metrics;
  • Works with the Manager and staff in the development and enhancement of practice guidelines;
  • Establishes “coaching” or “mentoring” relationships with their faculty, paying special attention to members who are new or in need of assistance to plan and enhance their professional growth;
  • Regularly establishes universal objectives and goals for faculty members and does a yearly evaluation based on those goals;
  • Clinically active physician who models the practice of evidence-based medicine and superior patient experience skills;
  • Strives to be a servant leader who exemplifies mission-appropriate excellence and professional growth of the members of the department and promote a culture which supports the mission statement of Dignity Health;
  • Perform such other reasonable duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Hospital President, the Board of Directors, Community Board, or the President, COO or CMO of the Medical Group.


  • Has proven clinical, communication and leadership skills;
  • Is entrepreneurial in spirit. Will direct and supervise the development, implementation, and monitoring of policies, programs, procedures and budgets for all aspects of clinical care, medical education and research for the service line;
  • Has the analytic ability necessary to resolve extremely complex short and long term problems requiring the application of both clinical and management principles;
  • Has the ability to promote and maintain good interpersonal relationships; proficiency in team building, conflict resolution, and group interaction.
  • Has the proven ability to manage and work proactively with large diverse groups of individuals.
  • Is experienced in process improvement, medical informatics, business and medicine, or healthcare administration.
  • Will collaborate with leadership to design, develop, implement and execute the rollout of the service line;
  • Background in academics preferred for potential development of GME/UME;
  • Is dedicated to delivering high quality, compassionate care;
  • 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;


  • The opportunity to “own” the service line with growth potential
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous benefits package that includes an employer-funded pension plan as well as employer-matched 403b
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Relocation allowance for applicable physicians
  • CME benefit
  • Excellent malpractice insurance


  • MD Degree
  • Completed ACGME Residency training with current ABA Board Certification
  • Demonstrated expertise in running an efficient, high quality, complex surgical enterprise with specific experience in dealing with clinical and administrative issues related to perioperative services in a large academic environment.
  • Experience in out-of-OR intervention management is critical with willingness to be “hands on”
  • Proven physician leadership experience
  • Must have or be eligible for Arizona State medical licensure


This position currently reports to the System Senior VP, Physician Enterprise of Dignity Health Medical Group Southwest Division for medical group activities. As a member of the medical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the physician will also collaborate with the Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital for all activities related to medical staff services. 


Dignity Health, as part of CommonSpirit Health – the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the nation—seeks to serve the poor and disenfranchised, while furthering the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. The mission of Dignity Health Medical Group - Arizona is consistent with Dignity Health's mission and St. Joseph's guiding principles with a focus on innovative clinical care and the pursuit of excellence through scholarly activities. As part of the Dignity Health hospital system, DHMG-AZ has full access to the staff and all facilities on our hospital campuses. This unique relationship with our hospital allows the group to provide its patients with state-of-the-art patient services including care of the poor and disenfranchised.


Like its legendary namesake rising out of the ashes, the greater Phoenix area has emerged as one of the bright metropolitan areas of the 21st century. The Phoenix area encompasses more than 20 incorporated cities, including Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Mesa, and all serve as a timeless Southwestern backdrop to the spirit of Puebloans, cowboys, miners, and visionaries. Recently, the Census Bureau named Arizona’s Maricopa County, which includes the greater Phoenix metro area, the county with the nation’s highest annual population growth. Home to more than 4 million residents where everyone has a sunny disposition, the Phoenix area also ranks as the sixth-largest city in the United States. Phoenix is a premier destination offering the best of both worlds: a growing and diverse economy and a great place to live with more than 300 sun-filled days a year and an almost endless supply of attractions including:

  • 189 city parks, 33,000 acres of desert preserves, and 200 miles of trails
  • Host to MLB Spring Training and the annual Fiesta Bowl
  • Home of the “Phoenix Open” and 200 golf courses
  • Professional sports teams including the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Host to 5 Fortune 500 company headquarters
  • The “Best Mexican Food North of the Border”

A family-friendly area, with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, ample youth sports and athletic leagues, the Challenger Space Center Arizona, a wide variety of school options, including public, private, magnet, and charter, the Phoenix Zoo, large water parks, SEA LIFE Arizona, and many more!

The Phoenix area is also a destination for people from all over the world to receive outstanding healthcare.  This is particularly true of Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center – home to the world-renown Barrow Neurological Institute and The Norton Thoracic Institute - #1 lung transplant program in the U.S. - as well as many other world-class healthcare services and teaching programs.

Facility & Address

  • CommonSpirit Health - Southwest Division - Phoenix, AZ
  • Phoenix AZ


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