Medical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services needed in West Reading, Pennsylvania
February 20, 2018
West Reading, Pennsylvania
Full Time - Experienced
Hospital, Public and Private
Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package Offered!
Medical Director – Psychiatric Emergency Services-West Reading, PA
Reading Hospital, part of Tower Health, a leading regional health system located in West Reading, PA and recipient of numerous awards including U.S. News top 5% ranking of all hospitals in the United States, is seeking a MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY SERVICES (PES)to help care for a population of more than 400,000 with comprehensive services and technology.
The Psychiatrist will provide treatment in a collaborative team (Physician Assistant, Nurses, and Social Workers) for patients who are admitted to the Psychiatric Emergency Services Unit
Directly oversee the operations of the Reading Hospital PESfrom the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Provide additional support as needed off hours, weekends and holidays
Direct the psychiatric care of all patients within the PES unit (10 bed unit within the ED), the Psychiatric Observation Unit (6 bed unit on D2) as well as those patients within the main ED that have psychiatric needs
Lead PES staff rounds starting at 8:00am Monday-Friday to review the current needs of all PES, D2 and ED psychiatric as well as their disposition status, bed status, anticipated discharges, anticipated referrals out of the Reading Health System and expected ED arrivals
Directly oversee consultation coverage for all patients requiring psychiatric care on the Reading Hospital Medical Observation Units
Teaching Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Emergency Medicine Residents
Additional duties to be discussed when we speak
Call split amongst the Psychiatrics in the Department affording excellent quality of life
Very Competitive Salary and a Physician Incentive Program
Educational Loan Assistance
CME Allowance and Stipend
403(b) and 457(b) Retirement and Savings Plans
Health Insurance and Other Benefits
600+ bed, tertiary independent academic medical center
Ranked in top 5% nationwide for patient safety – HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award
Academic affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University
Partners with University of Pennsylvania to operate Level II Trauma Center
A variety of living options, including suburban, urban and rural
A service area population of over 400,000 and growing
Two local school systems that consistently rank as among the top systems in Pennsylvania
A lower cost of living when compared to other parts of the state, including a wide variety of beautiful homes at affordable prices
The community's central location places it close by to an abundance of recreational amenities, professional sporting events, concerts, outstanding dining, fantastic shopping, antique stores, and so much more
Philadelphia is only a little more than an hour away, Baltimore 1 ½ hours away, Washington DC and New York City are a little more than 2 hours away.
While there may be a number of Pediatric Emergency Medicine positions available, few will offer the balance between quality of life, professional satisfaction, and income that this opportunity will provide. I highly recommend you take a few minutes to learn more about this exceptional practice.
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