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Penn State Health Clinical Psychiatric Specialist - Pediatric Adolescent Medic 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 hours


Responsible for working with patients and families as they initiate and proceed through stages of gender affirming care and will also support the workflow of a multidisciplinary treatment team. Performs patient intakes and readiness assessments for the PATH(Pediatric and Adolescent Transgender Health)Clinic, help with navigating insurance/payment challenges, and connect the family with community resources including legal resources.

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, as well as Penn State Health St. Joseph Hospital in Reading, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.

Hershey 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. The city offers cultural opportunities, affordable housing, great schools and plenty of outdoor activities.

Exceptional benefits including Health, Vision, Dental, matching 401K retirement, generous paid time off, and 75% Penn State University tuition discount (extends to dependents after one year)


Master’s Degree in Social Work with 1-2 years effective experience required.

Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in healthcare delivery and/or psychosocial program development.


Advanced knowledge and assessment skills relevant to gender diverse youth and adolescents.

Understanding of gender affirming medical care options.

Interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and self-awareness.

Awareness of or connection to local community resources.

Moderate to high level of decision making skills.

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.

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Union: Non Bargained