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Geisinger Child Advocacy and Safety Physician Opportunity
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Child Abuse & Neglect
Child Abuse Pediatrics
Starting bonus, medical school loan assistance
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: R-13675
The Department of Pediatrics and the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger is seeking a Board Eligible/Certified child abuse pediatrician to serve in the Division of Child Safety and Advocacy. The candidate will provide oversight, direct patient care, teaching and consultative services as a child abuse pediatrician.
The Division currently consists of a Board-Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician, two General Pediatricians who provide clinical oversight in both inpatient and outpatient treatment of abuse, program manager with administrative and social work background and a pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner. It includes a fully accredited Child Advocacy Center (CAC) which utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach in the treatment of suspected child abuse and neglect.
The candidate will work closely with the CAC Program Manager who has 30 years of experience to deliver comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment to child victims in the CAC setting, as well as to develop strategies for continual enhancement of our system wide response to child abuse and neglect.
Our Children’s Hospital serves as the region’s only child abuse program and includes an active inpatient consultative service that works closely with providers in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Hospitalist Service, Pediatric Emergency Department and Pediatric Trauma Service. We seek a dynamic individual who will help lead our efforts in the prevention, identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect within central and northeast Pennsylvania.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Providing guidance by working with the Pediatric and Geisinger leaders to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies for the treatment and prevention of child abuse.
Providing or ensuring delivery of specialized forensic medical examinations on child abuse patients, including forensic rape exams, and the provision of expert consultation and review for suspected child abuse cases.
Providing education of medical students, residents, attendings and SANE providers.
Participating in research in child abuse and neglect with a focus on innovative preventative strategies.
We welcome graduating fellows to be part of this dynamic, growing and family centric division. The ideal candidate will be Board Eligible/Certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics and experienced in working in a multidisciplinary team setting. The successful candidate will join a thriving division in providing education of students, residents, fellows, staff and community partners, inpatient and outpatient clinical consultation and work with local and statewide community committees and agencies. The Child Advocacy Center is a stand-alone facility, fully equipped and manages over 600 outpatient referral cases per year from over a 7-county area. There are abundant opportunities for personal academic growth and development, new program development, medical consultations, community service and clinical research.
We take pride in the support we provide:
Competitive straight salary model linked to quality and value versus productivity measures
Our compensation package will contain a blend of a base salary benchmarked off of the MGMA and large clinic surveys
Opportunities for generous recruitment loan and medical school loan repayment
Excellent benefits package, including Malpractice & Tail coverage
Four weeks of paid vacation time annually Generous relocation benefit
Employer contribution to retirement, full benefits beginning on day 1 of employment
15 days and $4500 for CME
Training for new providers to assume leadership roles within the department is available
Faculty position within the residency program and faculty appointment at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine commensurate with experience and scholarly achievements
Janet Weis Children’s Hospital (JWCH), located on Geisinger’s main campus in Danville, is the regions only dedicated 5-floor, 91 bed children's hospital with a full-service hospitalist and intensive care services. JWCH’s team of medical and surgical specialists provide care in over 30 pediatric specialties, including a 41 bed Level IV NICU and 14 bed Level I PICU. JWCH provides medical malpractice insurance with tail coverage.
Join us and experience our exceptional quality of life:
Low cost of living with affordable homes in rustic, suburban and metropolitan settings
Endless outdoor activities year-round including camping, hiking, skiing, mountain biking and more
Variety of quality public, private and charter schools, as well as numerous universities
Charming downtown shops, great restaurants, galleries, festivals, concerts and more
Our Purpose & Values
Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.
KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.
EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.
LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.
INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually.
Geisinger is comprised of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, a college of medicine and a nearly 600,000-member health plan serving more than three million residents in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and beyond. We have approximately 26,500 employees, including over 1,700 employed physicians, all of whom share a commitment to quality healthcare.