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Division Director, Child Safety and Advocacy

Company: Health eCareers
Location: Danville
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Job Description:

Division Director, Child Safety and Advocacy Full Time BE or BC 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. 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
    • Employer contribution to retirement, full benefits beginning on day 1 of employment
    • 15 days and $3500 for CME Janet Weis Children's Hospital (JWCH), located on Geisinger's main 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 Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. To be considered for this position, please send your CV to: Dr. Pat Bruno C/O Betsy Kelchner, Talent Specialist, at Show Contact Details --

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