Danville, PA – Geisinger Health System seeks a collaborative physician leader with a track record of demonstrable success to serve as their Director of the Epilepsy Program for its Neurosciences Institute. The Director role requires progressive leadership, effective administrative skills and a passion for incorporating cutting edge research to advance the delivery of high quality, cost-effective care at an organization that is revolutionizing how the health of its patient population is managed.
Founded in 1915 by Abigail Geisinger, widow of a local iron magnate, Geisinger began as a hospital that was intended to be a regional medical center modeled after Mayo Clinic. Today it is a physician-led system engaged in healthcare, education and research, with approximately $5.5 billion in revenues. The system has seven hospitals, employs nearly 1,600 physicians and spans 45 counties in Pennsylvania and seven counties in southern New Jersey. As of June 30, 2016, it cared for more than 978,000 patients and managed over 551,000 health plan members, approximately 256,000 of whom were both members and patients, resulting in a unique managed population of approximately 1,273,000 people. The platform for population health advances is unparalleled.
The Director will provide strategy and vision to chart the short and long-term goals of Epilepsy care across the entire health system. He/she will play a key leadership role in all aspects of clinical care (including the surgical program), teaching, quality improvement, research and faculty development. He/she will lead a team of physicians, nurses, technologists, residents and administrative staff to develop and implement their vision. The Director will have the opportunity to make a substantial impact on one of the nation’s most successful and important healthcare systems, setting the pace for the entire industry. Geisinger seeks a professional for whom that goal is a driving passion.
The ideal candidate will be a physician with a medical degree from an accredited school and board certification in both Neurology and Epilepsy. He/she will possess or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Pennsylvania, and will have leadership experience in an academic medical center or teaching hospital of notable size and complexity. At least five years Epilepsy experience post fellowship is preferred.