Danville, PA
Jul 07, 2017
Position Type

Geisinger Health System (GHS) is seeking a BC/BE Pediatric Emergency physician to lead Pediatric Emergency services for the departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, on the campus of Geisinger Medical Center located in Danville, Pa.

A candidate with 5 years post fellowship experience will be considered for the position of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Medical Director. The successful candidate should possess inherent leadership skills and excel in areas of multidisciplinary collaboration, team building and program development. Candidates must have superior clinical and interpersonal skills and be capable of providing leadership in clinical care, medical education and research. Candidates can be fellowship trained in PEM following either pediatric or emergency medicine residency. Candidates will have dual appointments in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, and will actively participate in resident education in both departments. Clinical duties will be primarily centered in the emergency department but will include participation in the pediatric sedation service and pediatric acute care clinic. Ample administrative time will be provided.


Faculty appointment commensurate with experience is available through Temple University School of Medicine or Philadelphia College Osteopathic of Medicine.


Geisinger Medical Center’s 45-bed Emergency Department cares for 50,000 patients per year including nearly 8,000 pediatric patients. The pediatric admission rate from within the emergency department is around 20%, assuring a high acuity patient mix. Geisinger’s Knapper Clinic sees 8,800 pediatric urgent care patients annually. Additionally, Geisinger Medical Center is the receiving center for high acuity pediatric patients from 5 other GHS hospitals within our system’s primary service area, spanning 31 counties.


Children admitted from our emergency department are cared for in Geisinger’s Janet Wes Children’s Hospital, a 90 bed, 5 floor children’s hospital which includes a 14 bed PICU and a 41 bed NICU. Our Children’s Hospital provides a comprehensive range of pediatric services including a full array of medical and surgical subspecialties. Pediatric intensivists and hospitalists run a highly successful procedural sedation service performing over 1500 sedations per year. National collaborative data (Virtual PICU Systems, Vermont Oxford, and National Trauma Databank) have demonstrated that our inpatient services provide outstanding care to high acuity patients with outcomes comparable to leading children’s hospitals. 


Geisinger fosters an atmosphere of clinical excellence in an area offering a high quality of life – complete with good schools, safe neighborhoods, 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 New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington D.C. just a short drive away.


**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.