Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: Full Time
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00am - 5:30pm with some additional call coverage/meetings
Recruiter: Please contact Erica Geist at [email protected]
for additional information
What we're offering:
The Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine is seeking an outstanding, experienced, academic physician to serve as the new Division Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics (Hershey, PA). This is an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic academic leader to directly shape the long-term vision and growth of this vibrant division. The Division Chief will also assume the role as Medical Director of the Pediatric Bone and Joint Clinic.
As the leader of a division delivering cutting edge Pediatric Orthopaedic treatment and research, the Chief must be strategically and operationally focused to guide the division to the next level through the advancement of clinical programs, education, and research while continuing to meet and exceed national standards of excellence. We seek a Chief who understands and fosters an academic environment. He/She will be responsible for the growth and advancement of research, scholarly activity and teaching excellence of the division, continuing to raise the bar on medical education and developing an even stronger commitment to research efforts within the division.
The Chief will have the demonstrated ability to effectively inspire, manage, mentor and galvanize a culturally diverse faculty and staff. This position requires a thorough understanding of the healthcare environment, both regionally and nationally, a vision for the growth of clinical services, as well as an ability to collaborate with other leaders across Penn State College of Medicine (PSCOM), Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (MSHMC) and Penn State Health to effectively formulate strategy, build market share and allocate resources.
We seek candidates with prior administrative and leadership experience and strong interpersonal and communication skills to complement a passion for excellence and achievement. We also seek candidates with a proven track record of education, scholarship, and/or research productivity. Candidates must hold a medical doctorate degree, board-certification in Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatric Orthopaedics and possess qualifications for appointment to the faculty of Penn State at the Associate Professor or Professor level Academic Rank.
The successful candidate will be an individual who has a passion for providing outstanding clinical care, a desire to improve systems and processes to maximize efficiency, the leadership to engage faculty and hold them accountable and an enduring commitment to provide an environment conducive to enhancing education.
Hershey is a thriving suburban town of approximately 20,000, in a metropolitan area of approximately 400,000 in one of the fastest growing regions of the state. Surrounded by diverse communities such as Harrisburg, Lebanon, and Lancaster, and less than 95 miles from Philadelphia and Baltimore, it provides residents and visitors with employment, cultural, and recreational opportunities that are attractive to people of all backgrounds. Central Pennsylvania's second largest industry, Hershey Foods Corporation, is also headquartered in Hershey.
Inquiries, nominations and expressions of interest, including a curriculum vitae and cover letter, should be submitted confidentially via email to Erica Geist, Physician Recruiter, at [email protected]
About Penn State Health:
Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties in central Pennsylvania. It employs more than 16,500 people system-wide. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Pa.; Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, Pa.; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa., and more than 2,300 physicians and direct care providers at more than 125 medical office locations. Additionally, the system jointly operates various health care providers, including Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. In December 2017, Penn State Health partnered with Highmark Health to facilitate creation of a value-based, community care network in the region. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine, the University's medical school. With campuses in State College and Hershey, Pa., the College of Medicine boasts a portfolio of more than $100 million in funded research and more than 1,700 students and trainees in medicine, nursing, other health professions and biomedical research.
This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.
Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday - Friday, email [email protected]
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Union: Non bargained
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