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Penn State Health Clinical Psychiatric Specialist - Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Days

Hours: 8:00a - 5:00p



Seeking a Clinical Psychiatric Specialist to conduct independent psychological therapeutic services using specialized skills in family therapy, marital therapy and group therapy. Responsible for the direct supervision and teaching of psychiatric residents, nurses, other inpatient unit staff, graduate students and other assigned staff in the performance of therapeutic functions within the program, including the orienting, evaluating, and directing of these individuals.

Our Clinical Psychiatric Specialist is responsible for the implementation and delivery of psychological therapeutic services requiring specialized therapeutic skills and experienced clinical judgement. Screens and approves admission referrals. Conducts in-depth intake psychological assessments and evaluations both before and at the time of admission, a triage function requiring independent critical interpretive assessment skills and sound clinical judgement. Conducts and provides ongoing treatment planning by assessing patients clinical status and therapeutic progress.

Works with patient and family through the family therapy process to assist in their understanding and use of appropriate interactional patterns, personal strengths, and outside resources to maximize the patient’s overall stability, growth, and development, as well as that of the family as a whole. Responsible for the development and implementation of initial treatment planning and discharge planning.

Develops and implements policies and procedures for the delivery of Inpatient Psychiatry assessment and treatment services in the collaboration with the inpatient psychiatry unit Medical Director and Vice-Chairman of the Department. Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings, staff meetings, departmental meetings, and collaborative case conferences. Coordinates activities and treatment needs with outside agencies. Develops disposition and aftercare plan with the cooperation of the individual patient and family and makes appropriate referral to ensure that such services are available to the patient.

Conducts other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures within the scope of his/her professional skills and credentials as directed by the Medical Director. Involved in Quality Improvement efforts including identifying problems, developing indicators, investigating outcomes, and implementing QI recommendations. Works with the Medical Director and Vice-Chairman of the Department; performs administrative functions as directed to monitor or improve utilization, cost, income, and other program development issues.


Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field with 1-2 years of experience in the treatment of psychiatric patients.


Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) preferred.

P enn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:

Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time

Medical Benefits (No waiting period)

Dental and Vision Benefits

75% Penn State University Tuition Discount (Full-Time Employees)

This benefit extends to dependents after one year

Matching 401K retirement plan


Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.


We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. 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.

P enn 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 or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF ( for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained