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Penn State Health PPI Staff Physician - Child Inpatient/Outpatient Psychiatrist (Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location : US:PA:Harrisburg

Work Type : Full Time

FTE : 1.0

Shift : Day

Hours : 8

Recruiter : Please contact Erica Moyer at for additional information.

Child Inpatient/Outpatient Psychiatrist Opportunity in Harrisburg, PA

About the Position:

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health for Penn State College of Medicine and the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking a Child Psychiatrist for a combined inpatient and outpatient position at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI) in Harrisburg, PA.

The candidate would provide inpatient services in a team-based care model. The inpatient child psychiatric services at PPI include a multidisciplinary team of nurses, therapists, psychiatrists, hospitalists, recreational therapists, and art therapists. Learners on the unit include medical students, residents, child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, nursing students, and social work students. The PPI site includes 25 beds for child and adolescents and 64 adult inpatient beds.

The candidate would also provide general outpatient psychiatric care to children, with an option to dedicate a portion of time to any of the subspecialty areas in the clinic. Outpatient services, for children of all ages, includes therapy, medication management, group programs, for both general and specialty psychiatric care. All diagnoses in the DSM-V are seen in our patients. The clinic includes social workers, nursing, and administrative staff.

PPI workplace culture promotes a team-based collegial atmosphere that allows faculty to provide patient-centered care, while advancing their scholarly interests and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

About the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health:

As the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health for Penn State College of Medicine and the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life through improved mental and behavioral health, the professional preparation of those who will serve the mental and behavioral health needs of others, and the discovery of knowledge that will benefit all. We achieve excellence through the integration of education, research, patient care, and service to the community. We use the resources of Penn State University as an R1 land grant university, and strengths in neurosciences, methodology, and social and biological sciences, to discover new ways to improve the lives of people with mental and behavioral illness.

We host specialty clinical and research programs, including research that crosses the translational spectrum. Our educational programs include psychiatry residency, psychiatry child and adolescent fellowship, psychology internship, psychology externship, and psychology post-doctoral fellows. We have a strong collaboration with basic and clinical science in other neuroscience and public health disciplines across several Penn State campuses.

At the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI), located in uptown Harrisburg, PA, we have a full spectrum of care including 89 inpatient beds, partial hospital programs, neuromodulation services, an Advancement In Recovery addiction treatment program, and general and specialty outpatient programs for children and adults. Services through Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center include programs in general and specialty adult and child psychiatry and psychology, adult partial hospital, sleep medicine and behavioral sleep medicine, eating disorders, psychiatry and addiction consultation/ liaison, and integrated care with primary care and medical/surgical specialties. To better serve the needs of our regional community, we completed a programmatic expansion of our child mental and behavioral health services including operating an inpatient child unit, a partial hospitalization program, outpatient medication management, expanded child therapy services, group therapy, consultation to pediatricians State-wide and a consultation-liaison psychiatry team.

What We’re Offering:

  • Ability to practice all aspects of Child Psychiatry in a department with almost 50% of its faculty in the Division of Child and Adolescent psychiatry

  • Full-time position that includes a faculty appointment within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the Penn State College of Medicine. Academic rank commensurate with qualifications, starting at least as an Assistant Professor, non-tenure track.

  • Reasonable on-call expectations (currently 3 weekends per year), additional volunteer weekends compensated separately

  • Opportunities to teach trainees

  • Supportive environment for research initiatives with talented, academically oriented faculty and staff

  • Robust mentorship programs and staff infrastructure designed to support faculty

  • Attractive compensation package commensurate with qualifications

  • Medical, dental and vison coverage (no waiting period)

  • 5% employer 401k match after 6 months of employment

  • 20 days of vacation and 10 days of CME (plus funds) for full-time employees

  • 75% Penn State Tuition Remission for employees, dependent children and spouses

  • Relocation assistance

What We’re Seeking:

  • Must possess a MD or DO

  • Completion of accredited residency program; and child fellowship program (for positions that include treatment of children and adolescents)

  • BC/BE in general and child psychiatry is required with certification within 3 years after hire

  • Ability to acquire a medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a DEA certificate

  • Successful candidates should have strong teaching as well as clinical skills and, optimally, potential for scientific and scholarly achievement

To apply, please send a CV and letter of interest to:

Erica Moyer, Physician Recruiter

Penn State Health


About the Area:

Hershey, PA and its surrounding communities offer great places to live, learn, work, play and grow a family. In addition to being the home of the Hershey chocolate bar, the region is rich in history and diverse in culture. Minutes from Pennsylvania’s bustling capital, Harrisburg, and the vibrant cities of Lancaster and York, the area boasts superb schools and reasonable cost of living whether you prefer to live in a quiet suburban or rural setting or a thriving city atmosphere rich in theater, arts, and restaurants. Near the Susquehanna River and the Appalachian trail and with ready access to major metropolitan areas like Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City, central Pennsylvania fosters a delightful quality of life in a diverse, picturesque and historic environment, with ample recreational opportunities.

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.

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Union : Non Bargained

Position PPI Staff Physician - Child Inpatient/Outpatient Psychiatrist (Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute)

Location US:PA:Harrisburg | Physician | Full Time

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