Division Director, Child Safety and Advocacy

Employer
Geisinger
Location
Danville, PA
Posted
May 19, 2021
Ref
R-08610
Position Type
Permanent
Job Summary
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.

Job Duties
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.


Position Requirements
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.

Position Details
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

To be considered for this position, please send your CV to: Dr. Pat Bruno C/O Betsy Kelchner, Talent Specialist, at brkelchner@geisinger.edu
Education
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine- (Required)

Experience
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 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.

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.