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Penn State Health PHD - Pediatric Development Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Day

Hours: Day

Recruiter: Please contact Anderson Smith for additional information.

Penn State Health Children’s Hospital Division of Developmental Medicine is seeking a PHD level Psychologist, licensed in PA and experienced with psychoeducational testing and evaluation of children and adolescents.

Join our Division of Pediatric Developmental Medicine – as a Clinical Pediatric Neuropsychologist or Clinical Psychologist now! We are committed to excellent clinical care, teaching, and research. Interested applicants send CV and Cover Letter to Anderson Smith, at

  • We are a division of 1 full time developmental physicians, 2 part-time developmental pediatricians and 1 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

  • The division staff includes excellent administrative and scheduling support.

  • Assessment and treatment personnel include a speech therapist with interest in speech apraxia as well as use of the Hanen method, and education specialist who works with both schools and parents to translate the team’s recommendations into the classroom, and LPN coordinator who obtains prior authorizations and works with families to answer questions and discuss concerns and a part-time social worker to assist with obtaining medical assistance and finding needed home services.

  • We provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluations for children with suspected autism, ADHD, learning disorders and variety of developmental impairments.

  • Special interests of the division include psychopharmacology for treatment of aggression, use of medical marijuana in the setting of autism, and developing a collaboration with the Autism Division in Psychiatry.

What we’re seeking:

  • We are seeking someone who has completed a doctoral program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). In addition, they should have 5 or more years of experience with a variety of testing instruments to evaluate cognition and achievement for ages 2 through 18.

  • Ability to acquire a license to practice in the State of Pennsylvania BC/BE

  • Experience with the full range of developmental disorders, particularly evaluation, diagnosis and management of autism, attention deficit disorder. Areas of specialization in other aspects of development including aspects of behavior management, sleep management, therapy using a variety of techniques for anxiety management would be welcomed, but not required.

  • Interest and experience in teaching medical students, pediatric residents and other learners in the clinical setting.

  • An interest in research is not required

Opportunity highlights:

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Sign on bonus and Relocation assistance

  • CME time and funds

  • LTD and Life insurance, and so much more!

  • Penn State University tuition discount for employees and dependents

Area highlights:

Our freestanding Children’s is located near Harrisburg (Our state capital) and is a safe, family-friendly location, with access to excellent public schools. Hershey, PA, our local neighborhoods boast a reasonable cost of living whether you prefer a more suburban setting or thriving city rich in theater, arts, and culture. Known as the home of the Hershey chocolate bar, Hershey's community is rich in history and offers an abundant range of outdoor activities, arts, and diverse experiences. We're conveniently located within a short distance to major cities such as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, NYC, Baltimore, and Washington DC. We're proud of our community involvement and encourage you to learn more about our organization.

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Position PHD - Pediatric Development Medicine

Location US:PA:Hershey | PHD | Full Time

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