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Penn State Health Staff Physician - Child Abuse Pediatrics 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 Patty Shipton at for additional information

The Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Penn State College of Medicine is offering an exciting clinical-educator or clinical-research opportunity for a faculty member in the Center for the Protection of Children (CPC) .

What We're Offering:

Mainly clinical position with ample opportunity for an early or mid-career physician to develop or expand their research portfolio. (clinical-research position)

Clinical position with ample opportunity for participation in fellow, resident, and medical student education. (clinical-educator position)

Academic rank commensurate with experience.

Interaction and collaboration with dynamic clinicians and an outstanding array of cutting edge clinicians and researchers at both the Hershey and University Park campuses.

Well-known faculty and staff throughout the region for providing community trainings, and developing collaborative practices.

Active Telehealth program that extends the reach into rural communities throughout Pennsylvania.

What We're Seeking:

Have completed or currently enrolled in an accredited Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship and/or BC/BE in Child Abuse Pediatrics.

Outstanding patient care qualities.

Excellent clinical, communication and interpersonal skills required.

Center for the Protection of Children (CPC)

CPC faculty currently includes two Board Certified child abuse pediatricians, a general pediatrician, social workers, psychologists, and support staff. The CPC is accredited by the ACGME for a Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship. Clinical venues include Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center the region’s only level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, which provides the full complement of pediatric specialties that support clinical practice. The Penn State Health “Transforming the Lives of Children” (TLC) clinic in nearby Harrisburg offers evidence-based mental health services, serves as the clinical research site for investigating best practices in mental health assessment and treatment of traumatized children, harsh parenting, as well as sexual behavior problems in children. The clinic employs psychologists (clinical and research) and master’s level trauma trained therapists, has an active psychology post-doctoral training program, and provides internships in psychology and social work. A strong collaboration with Pinnacle Health Children’s Resource Center (an NCA accredited Children’s Advocacy Center) is in place and provides further clinical and research opportunities.

Area Highlights Include:

Hershey is a suburban community of 20,000 in a metropolitan area of 400,000 in one of the fastest growing regions in the state. Penn State Children’s Hospital at the Hershey Medical Center is approximately 12 miles from Harrisburg, the state capital, and is one of the largest employers in the Commonwealth.

For additional information, please contact Lori Frasier MD, Director, Center for the Protection of Children at

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