The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, and the Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, PA, is currently seeking a 12th Pediatric Critical Care Physician to join the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, and Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine provide a number of clinical, educational, quality improvement, and research opportunities.
Please make sure to submit both CV and Cover letter. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Construction of the Children's Hospital was completed in February 2013. The scheduled completion of three additional floors by November 2020, may allow for further expansion of the Pediatric ICU. The clinical program encompasses an 18 bed high-acuity multidisciplinary pediatric intensive care unit, which includes an integrated Pediatric Cardiac Care Unit. Clinical programs include cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, a level 1 trauma program, solid organ and stem cell transplantation, and all aspects of pediatric critical care medicine including extracorporeal support in a highly collaborative atmosphere. Highly specialized care in the PICU and Pediatric Cardiac Care Unit is provided by subspecialty-trained physicians, critical care fellows, pediatric critical care practitioners and a dedicated nursing and respiratory therapy staff. An 18 bed Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit within the Children’s Hospital accommodates lower acuity patients which are cared for by a different group of medical and surgical pediatric subspecialists.
The Division sponsors both a Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship and Nurse Practitioner Program. The fellowship, nurse practitioner program, pediatric residency, and subspecialty residencies, along with the adjacent medical school provides a vast array of educational opportunities.
Penn State Children’s Hospital and the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine are active participants in Virtual PICU and the Solutions for Patient Safety. VPS data has consistently demonstrated that the standardized mortality ratio as adjusted via PRISM 3 has been persistently lower than the VPS comparison / reference group.
The Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, contiguous Medical School, and Penn State’s Main Campus offer a number of excellent opportunities to collaboratively perform research. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Penn State Children’s Hospital is an active member of The Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network, and participates in multicenter clinical research trials in brain injury, lung injury, sepsis, and pharmacology. The Department of Pediatrics and College of Medicine are committed to supporting the development of young pediatric investigators.
Faculty members are encouraged and supported to develop areas of interest and professional growth. This position is open to applicant’s at all academic levels. Beautiful surroundings, affordable housing and excellent schools provide a superior environment for life outside the workplace.
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.
Penn 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.