Pediatric Rheumatologist

Employer
Geisinger
Location
Danville, Pennsylvania
Posted
Jan 10, 2019
Closes
Jan 10, 2020
Ref
1953071
Specialty
Rheumatology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology is seeking an energetic and collaborative individual who is committed to outstanding patient care and educational excellence. The successful candidate will join our pediatric rheumatology group that includes an experienced pediatric rheumatologist and a dedicated nurse specialist.  Our rheumatology practice is primarily outpatient based with inpatient consultations. Children with primary rheumatologic illness are admitted to the pediatric hospitalist service and are co-managed with our rheumatologist. The Department of Pediatrics provides the full range of inpatient medical and surgical subspecialty services, including pediatric hospitalists, critical care, nephrology, gastroenterology, cardiology and the full spectrum of pediatric surgical subspecialties.  We have active outpatient services including outreach clinics in general and subspecialty pediatrics.   The successful applicant will participate in, and contribute to, the department’s established clinical and scholarly activities. 

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 and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 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 Rheumatology and PA license.

Janet Weis Children’s Hospital (JWCH), located on GMC’s campus in Danville, is the region’s only dedicated 5-floor, 91 bed children's hospital with a full-service hospitalist program. JWCH’s team of medical and surgical specialists provide care in over 30 pediatric specialties, including high level care with a Level IV C NICU and Level I PICU. JWCH provides medical malpractice insurance with tail coverage.

About Geisinger
Geisinger 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®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. 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 at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. 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, please contact: Frank A. Maffei, MD Chair of Pediatrics, c/o Kathy Kardisco, Talent Management, Geisinger Health System at kkardisco@geisinger.edu. or 570-214-4460.

** 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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