Pediatric Pulmonologist

Employer
Geisinger
Location
Danville, Pennsylvania
Posted
Sep 12, 2020
Ref
67403
Position Type
Permanent
JOB TITLE: Pediatric Pulmonologist

LOCATION: Geisinger Medical Center Hospital, Danville, Pa

DEPARTMENT: Pediatrics

WORK SCHEDULE: Days

WORK TYPE: Full Time

The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology is seeking an energetic and collaborative individual who is committed to outstanding patient care and educational excellence. The successful candidate will join our pediatric pulmonology group that includes 4 experienced pediatric pulmonologists and a dedicated pediatric nurse practitioner. This position will be a blend of office-based outpatient care and hospital inpatient consultations, primarily located in Danville, Pa. Services we provide include lung function/challenge testing, exercise testing, bronchoscopy, sleep studies and a multi-disciplinary pediatric sleep medicine program, a chronic ventilator program, fully accredited CF center, and many certified asthma educators. We are also fortunate to have support from the integrated insurance program, Geisinger Health Plan, in delivering in-home care and environmental assessments for patients with asthma. There may be some outreach however we are supported by a telemedicine program and "Ask-A-Doc" programs have the potential to extend consultative care to remote areas.

The Department of Pediatrics provides the full range of inpatient medical and surgical subspecialty services, including pediatric hospitalists, critical care, nephrology, gastroenterology, cardiology, genetics, infectious disease and the full spectrum of pediatric surgical subspecialties. We have active outpatient services including outreach clinics in general and subspecialty pediatrics.

Teaching and mentorship responsibilities include medical students from several affiliated institutions, and residents in our fully accredited categorical Pediatric and Internal Medicine/Pediatric residency programs. An academic teaching appointment is available through Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Many resources and opportunities exist to conduct clinical and translational research and in particular within the Genomic Medicine Institute.

The position requires board eligibility/certification in Pediatric Pulmonology and PA license.

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.

Please contact Betsy Kelchner, brkelchner@geisinger.edu, if you are interested.

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.

About Geisinger

One of the nation's most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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