Physician Division Director, Child Safety and Advocacy
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-08610
The Department of Pediatrics and the Janet Weis Children's Hospital at Geisinger is seeking a Board Eligible/Certified child abuse pediatrician to serve as the Medical Director of the Division of Child Safety and Advocacy. The Director will provide oversight, direct patient care, teaching and consultative services as a child abuse pediatrician. Our Division currently consist 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. Our Division includes a fully accredited Child Advocacy Center (CAC) which utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach in the treatment of suspected child abuse and neglect. The Director will work closely with the CAC Program Manager 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. We seek a dynamic director that will help lead our efforts in the prevention, identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect within central, northeast and southeast Pennsylvania. In addition to Director candidates, we welcome graduating fellows to be part of this dynamic, growing and family centric division.
Duties of the Director include but are not limited to:
Directing the day-to-day activities of the Child Safety and Advocacy Division.
Providing strategic leadership 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 administrative oversight, including the recruitment and hiring of staff, of medical component of the Child Advocacy Center.
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.
Graduate of an accredited School of Medicine, board eligible/certified in Pediatrics and Child Abuse. The candidate should have experience in the care of children who are suspected of being abused and or neglected. The candidate should be comfortable in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. General pediatric core skills are required.
Five years post residency experience is desired. Leadership experience as a Medical Director within an integrated delivery system is highly desirable.
Licensure, Registry, or Certification Required: Current License to practice medicine in PA, DEA number, valid PA driver's license, maintenance of Board Certification in Child Abuse Pediatrics.
We take pride in the support we provide:
Competitive straight salary model linked to quality and value versus productivity measures
Excellent benefits package, including Malpractice & Tail coverage
Four weeks of paid vacation time annually
A generous employer contribution to 401(k) plan
Full relocation package
Generous health benefits
Janet Weis Children's Hospital (JWCH), located on GMC's 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
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Medical Doctor - State of Pennsylvania
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 know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
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At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.