CLINICAL DIRECTOR GENETICS & GENOMICS

Location
Danville, PA
Posted
Jan 23, 2017
Position Type
Permanent
   Clinical Director, Genetics and Genomics

 

Geisinger Health System is seeking a senior (associate, full professor equivalent) board-certified Clinical Geneticist to serve as Clinical Director for Geisinger Health System’s Department of Genetics, joining a team of nationally recognized leaders in genetics and genomics.

 

The ideal candidate will be a physician leader with sound clinical and interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive within a complex health system. Geisinger Health System is a learning health system, the ideal candidate will have demonstrable expertise in education and research.  The position is based at Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger’s flagship academic campus located in Danville, Pa. but the supervisory responsibilities will be system-wide.

 

The Genomic Medicine Institute team includes three clinical genetics physicians, a CRNP and genetic counselors. The clinical director will provide clinical support, expand our busy practice and would work with pediatric and system-leadership to develop a strategic vision for clinical genetic services across the organization.

 

Geisinger Health System has emphasized genomics as part of the clinical and research strategic plans. Through a collaboration with Regeneron 250,000 Geisinger patients (adult and pediatric) will have whole exome sequencing performed over the next five years. Nearly 53,000 sequences have been completed, providing an outstanding resource for genomic research and an opportunity to return results for highly penetrant Mendelian disorders.

 

Geisinger Health System (GHS) is an integrated healthcare provider which incorporates three critical components of the healthcare process within a single institution, providing a degree of integration not typical of healthcare in the U.S.: 

1) Geisinger’s employed, multi-specialty group practice with more than 2,200 employed physicians and over 800 advanced practitioners, representing all major specialties and subspecialties, including family practice and pediatrics.

2) A network of care facilities that include more than 140 primary and specialty care clinics (including 93 community-based primary care clinics), 6 tertiary/quaternary care inpatient hospitals, and several community hospitals and surgery centers (>2,000 licensed beds and >94,000 annual inpatient admissions)

3) Geisinger Health Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization and insurance provider with over 515,000 members.

 

The integration of these elements creates a more comprehensive and standardized approach to patient care.  

GHS serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care.

 

DANVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

Geisinger fosters an atmosphere of clinical excellence while offering the best of life in small-town America-good schools, safe neighborhoods with affordable housing and a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The surrounding natural beauty provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, canoeing, hiking and mountain biking. Urban life is easily accessible, with NewYork, Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington DC just an afternoon’s drive away.

Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.  GMC, a MagnetHospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics.  The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.

Henry Hood Center for Health Research (HHCHR), also located on GMC’s campus in Danville, Pa. was founded in 2003 and is a comprehensive enterprise that promotes traditional health services and clinical, epidemiologic and translational research.

 

About Geisinger

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.

 

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver.  We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunities Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply
RECRUITER:KATHRYN A. KARDISCO
kkardisco@geisinger.edu
570-214-4460 54460

**Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. 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.

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