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Penn State Health Chair Dept of Pediatrics-Pediatrics Chair in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied

Recruiter: Please contact Anderson Smith at for additional information

Penn State College of Medicine (PSCOM) and Penn State Health (PSH) seek a collaborative and dynamic physician executive to serve as the next Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital (PSHCH). This is an extraordinary opportunity for a Pediatric physician leader to expand integrated clinical programs, advance the academic mission and elevate research at one of the nation's leading academic medical centers and Children's Hospitals. Amidst a rapidly changing health care landscape, PSH is transforming itself into a comprehensive university health system to include primary, specialty and acute care locations spanning the region. Among the goals of the healthcare enterprise, is to ensure patients receive high quality, cost-effective care, close to where they live. For the last 50 years, PSCOM and The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (MSHMC) have served as central Pennsylvania’s only university medical center and medical school. Together, they have played a prominent role in meeting the region’s needs for tertiary and quaternary care and have served as one of the region’s largest employers and economic drivers.

PSHCH is the only children’s hospital in central Pennsylvania and the region’s only pediatric intensive care unit, Level IV neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric trauma center. The Children's Hospital is a leader in several specialties including neonatal care, pediatric oncology, pediatric cardiology, pediatric surgery and pediatric trauma and ranks among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report in a number of services. As the leader in the delivery of pediatric clinical care, the Chair must possess a vision and guide the Department to the next level through, growth and advancement of clinical programs, education, and scholarly activity. As Physician-in-Chief of the PSHCH, this individual will be dedicated to the delivery of the highest quality patient care and consistency in clinical care standards, driven by patient safety requirements and clinical outcomes monitoring. They will support the transformation of care delivery advancing a culture of excellence in pediatric care.

The Chair may also have the opportunity to guide children's services across PSH providing strategic leadership and overseeing system pediatric clinical operations. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with a reputation as an outstanding clinician. They will have a passion for academic medicine and providing an environment conducive to advancing the academic mission as well as experience working in an integrated pediatric clinical program. The next Chair will be an individual who is committed to providing superior care, and a desire to improve systems and processes to reach PSCOM and PSH goals. Candidates must hold a medical doctorate degree, board certification in Pediatrics and possess qualifications for appointment to Professor at PSCOM.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a progressive physician leader to determine the strategies for serving the children of central Pennsylvania, to train the future pediatricians of tomorrow, and to seek answers to the academic questions impacting patient care. Confidential expressions of interest and candidate materials (including a letter of interest and CV) should be submitted via email to the Penn State search consultants. Please contact Linda Komnick, Kimberly Smith through the office of Vinny Gossain at ( or 630-575-6957.

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.

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Union: Non bargained