Faculty Physician

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Rheumatology - Dhmg
Hours / Pay Period
Dignity Health Medical Group Arizona
Standard Hours
Mon-Fri (8-5PM)
Work Schedule
8 Hour


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Dignity Health Medical Group is the employed physician group of Dignity Health Arizona. Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG) employs approximately 200 providers and 500 support staff that cover a wide variety of specialties. The medical group has had tremendous success over the past few years and now provides more than 73 subspecialty services. 

The physicians provide clinical services in their areas of specialty and many serve in pivotal academic, research and leadership roles.


DHMG is also heavily involved in preparing tomorrow's healthcare providers. DHMG has 84 medical school students and approximately 200 residents and fellows throughout the 25 academic programs.  Clinical services are complemented with translational and bench research to augment medical education for residents and students. 


The mission of Dignity Health Medical Group 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 has full access to the staff and all facilities on our hospital campuses. This unique relationship with our hospital allows Dignity Health Medical Group to provide its patients with state-of-the-art patient services including care of the poor and disenfranchised.


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Title:                    Faculty Physician – Rheumatologist

Reports to:          Chair, Department of Medicine

Dignity Health Medical Group at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (CRMC) is actively seeking a Rheumatologist with an interest in developing a robust clinical and academic Rheumatology program. Our long tradition of academic Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s dates back to the 1960s. Since that time, 8 additional specialty residency and subspecialty fellowship programs have been established and we continue to develop further ACGME accredited programs.

The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented physician with a strong passion for patient care and teaching.

Minimum Requirement:

  • MD or DO Degree

  • Fellowship trained from an accredited Rheumatology program

  • A passion for providing clinically excellent care

  • Must have or be eligible for Arizona State medical licensure

  • Ability to achieve full and unrestricted hospital/surgical privileges at Dignity Health Arizona hospitals

Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center (SJHMC) is a 607-bed tertiary care hospital which is home to 8 residency programs. Our residents, faculty, and staff work collegially to provide patient-centered care for a diverse patient population in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, community-based and elective clinical settings.  We are proud to continue SJHMC’s long tradition and unwavering commitment to caring for underserved and vulnerable populations in our community. We are also extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Heart & Lung Institute, the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, and The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro rehabilitation, and other medical services.


The Internal Medicine Residency Program trains 9 categorical residents and 3 preliminary interns per year.  Our residents have achieved a high level of success both during and after residency.  This is achieved via a rigorous program of clinical rotations, scholarly activity, didactic conferences, and a flexible, wide-ranged set of electives.  Our highly-structured curriculum is innovative, learner-centered, and focused on high yield, clinically relevant, frequently-tested topics.  Our graduates have achieved a 96% 3-year rolling board pass rate, a 77% fellowship match rate and a 100% job match rate in the past 3 years.  In addition, our residents have presented at numerous regional and national scientific meetings and have been recognized for local, state-wide and national awards. 


Our comprehensive educational program trains physicians not only in the skills, attitudes, and knowledge required of competent and compassionate physicians, it also supports the continuous development of personal well-being through our Resident Wellness Program.  Our dedicated teaching faculty serve as mentors and coaches to help each of our residents achieve their personal and professional goals.

Additionally, SJHMC is also the site of the regional campus of Creighton University School of Medicine where 3rd and 4th year medical students complete two full years of clinical training, and is a clinical site for the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix. The selected candidate is eligible and will be highly-encouraged to qualify for a faculty appointment at Creighton University and the University of Arizona.

Dignity Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation, is a growing organization with well-resourced, modern facilities and diverse practice opportunities. With more than 39 acute care hospitals in three states and 9,000 physicians, Dignity Health touches the lives of thousands of people and provides nearly $2 billion in charity care to the communities it serves.  

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