DEPARTMENT: Emergency Medicine/Clinical Decision Unit
WORK TYPE: Full time
Geisinger is seeking a BC/BE physician in Family Medicine or Med-Peds to staff our Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) at the new Geisinger Pennsdale campus which will be located in Pennsdale, PA. The facility is expected to open in Spring 2021. The CDU is part of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
The unit: The Geisinger CDU is an outpatient observation unit specifically designed to provide a value-based practice model for ED patients who need additional observational services. CDU patients are medically stable and are expected to be discharged within 24-36 hours.
The practice: The CDU physician is responsible for the care and disposition of patients in the unit. The goal is to disposition all patients who were admitted the previous day. When the day’s clinical work is completed the “CDUist” signs out to the Emergency Physician on duty who actively covers the unit until next morning. Thus, the CDU and EM providers function as a team to manage the CDU patients. To accomplish this effectively, the unit is located contiguous to the ED.
The work-life aspect: CDU practice is a unique opportunity to experience a satisfying and medically challenging practice for physicians looking for more intensity than office-based medicine, but without the work/life stresses of hospital medicine. Additionally, the position has no exposure to night shifts.
At Geisinger, you have an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on your patients’ lives! Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.
With Geisinger, you can take advantage of:
Competitive compensation package
Exceptional work life balance (7 days on/7 days off schedule – all days)
Support from a full range of dedicated specialists and subspecialists, scribes, pharmacists and advanced practice providers
Ongoing enhancements to our fully-integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) – Epic
Jaewon Ryu, MD, FACEP, Geisinger’s president and chief executive officer, said it best:
“Practicing medicine at Geisinger offers physicians the opportunity to advance their careers while also making a huge impact, not only in the lives of our patients, but on the nation as a whole. Geisinger has been recognized as a leader in the industry for its innovative care delivery models that positively influence the way physicians’ practice everywhere.”
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
Internal Number: 65296
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.