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Penn State Health Staff Physician - Chief, Division of Geriatrics 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

Chief, Division of Geriatrics

Penn State College of Medicine (PSCOM) and the Department of Medicine seek an outstanding physician leader to serve as the founding Chief, Division of Geriatrics. This is an excellent leadership position for a dynamic academic leader to shape the long-term vision and growth of this new Division.

The Division of Geriatrics was founded due to the philanthropic efforts of the Department of Medicine and generosity of donors. The core mission of this newly established entity is to provide compassionate and state-of-the-art medical care for patients, advance research and train the next generation of physicians through its fellowship program. The Division consists of six providers who drive an institute-wide Age-Friendly Health System across the inpatient, outpatient and post-acute care settings.

The Chief must be strategic and operationally focused to grow and guide the faculty 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 candidates with prior administrative and leadership experience gained within a Division of Geriatrics in an academic environment. Candidates must hold a medical doctorate degree, board certification in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine with fellowship training in Geriatrics and possess qualifications for appointment to the Associate Professor or Professor level at PSCOM.

Inquiries, nominations and expressions of interest, including a curriculum vitae and cover letter, should be submitted confidentially via email to Heather Peffley, PHR, SHRM-CP, FASPR:

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 14,000 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 St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa., and more than 2,000 physicians and direct care providers at more than 100 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 $90 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