Pediatric Emergency Medicine
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities, patients, & families we serve. We do things differently to reach our unique patient population in central, south-central & northeast PA with high quality pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) services. Our revolutionary approaches to local community outreach include tools like telemedicine, leveraging a robust EHR for pediatric-specific decision support to reach a previously PEM underserved population.
We are currently seeking exceptional PEM trained physicians, like you, to join our growing team at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Enjoy our many benefits, including educational opportunities using Geisinger’s nationally recognized SIM program, our new ultrasound fellowship & state of the art ultrasound service.
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, a designated level II trauma center, has a total of 274 licensed beds and houses one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the health system, caring for over 60,000 patients per year, including nearly 10,000 pediatric patients. With an extraordinarily high acuity mix and diverse local demographic, the GWV pediatric admission rate, from within the emergency department, is around 4%. Children admitted from our emergency department are cared for in the GWV Janet Weis Children’s Hospital pediatric unit and/or our level III NICU.
The Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center Emergency Department includes:
- 55 patient care areas
- A three-bed self-contained trauma unit
- A Rapid Evaluation Unit for vertical level threes
- 24/7 clinical pharmacists with ED pharmacy residents
- Scribes, Care Managers and a strong, stable PEM certified nursing staff
- X-ray, CT scan and point of care lab services available right in the department
Geisinger is seeking candidates with superior clinical and interpersonal skills and a strong desire to participate in program development, medical education and research. Candidates must be Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship trained.
We take pride in the support we provide:
- Competitive compensation package
- Exceptional work/life balance with defined clinical hours - 1,544 hours/year
- Dual appointments in Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics
- Support from a full range of dedicated specialists and subspecialists, including in-house Neonatologist and Pediatric Hospitalists
- Ongoing enhancements to our fully-integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) – Epic
- Forgivable recruitment loan equal to $100k, paid within first month of employment
- Monthly stipend available to current fellows upon signature of an offer letter
- Professional opportunities for mentorship, growth and advancement
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV), located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is more than a hospital. It is Luzerne County’s complete healthcare system, offering services that are not available anywhere else locally. With many nationally recognized, award-winning specialty areas and modern facilities, we offer virtually every type of care needed. Compassionate professionals – including some of the region’s most highly trained specialists and subspecialists (with all specialties and subspecialties represented) – and advanced technology, make GWV a destination for those with the most complex medical concerns and emergencies. A designated level I STEMI receiving center, GWV also houses the Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center and is home to the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the region.
Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre (GSWB), a campus of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, houses and 24/7 Emergency Department, new medical and surgical suites, and the latest in laboratory and radiology services. Families from all over northeastern Pennsylvania choose GSWB for pediatric and adult urgent care, sleep studies, same-day and short-stay surgeries, pain management, rehabilitation and more. At GSWB, we always remember that the word healthcare has two equally important parts.
Geisinger is comprised of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, a college of medicine and a nearly 600,000-member health plan serving more than three million residents in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and beyond. We have approximately 26,500 employees, including over 1,700 employed physicians, all of whom share a commitment to quality healthcare.
You don’t have to put your life on hold to move healthcare forward. At Geisinger, you’ll engage with industry leaders to create new care delivery models and enjoy a work/life balance that gets you home in time for dinner. You’ll be there for your family, friends, and neighbors – making a difference at home and across the country.
Only at Geisinger.
Access to urban, suburban and rural communities is all available within 15 minutes from the GWV campus. Easy access to major highways makes travel to Philadelphia, New York City or Atlantic City a breeze in just a few hours or less. Founded in 1770, Wilkes-Barre sits along the scenic Susquehanna River and is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise for kayaking, whitewater rafting and hiking an extensive system of trails. Four state parks and numerous ski areas make this a popular destination. The area has multiple concert venues and is close to the Pocono Mountain Speed Way – NACAR races. Enjoy gaming at the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs, take in a minor-league hockey game with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, or watch the AAA Wilkes-Barre Scranton Railriders baseball team, an affiliate of the New York Yankees, at PNC Field. The arts is also an important part of Wilkes-Barre’s culture. Visit the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic or the Broadway Theater League, exhibits at numerous art galleries or one of the area’s many national historic sites. There are over 75 schools, both public and private, located in northeast PA, including man colleges, universities and technical schools.