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Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director


Job Summary
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (GWV) in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. is seeking a board certified, Emergency Medicine (EM) trained physician to lead its inaugural EM Residency Program.

Job Duties
Each year, a total of eight EM residents will be trained at GWV under the supervision and direction of the EM Residency Program Director. The EM Residency Program Director will be responsible for overseeing the educational development and operations of the residency program as well as maintaining an active clinical presence in GWV’s Emergency Department (ED) commensurate with ACGME requirements for an EM program.  An engaged staff with active academic involvement – an EM fellowship-trained ultrasound director, 2 fellowship-trained and boarded EMS physicians, and experienced administrative leadership – will complement the Program Director as core faculty.  The program has received strong ancillary, hospital, and system leadership support for its initiation. Despite the challenges that emergency medicine has faced over the past few years, we believe this program – and this role – is an excellent opportunity to train and develop strong emergency physicians with a broad exposure base.

This will be Geisinger’s second EM residency program in the system. Our first, established in 1976, is one of the oldest of its kind and maintains full accreditation from the ACGME Residency Review Committee.  The Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) located nearby in Scranton, PA, educates aspiring physicians and scientists to serve society using a community-based, patient-centered, interprofessional, and evidence-based model of education that is committed to inclusion, promotes discovery, and utilizes innovative techniques. Over the past 5 years, about 10% of each graduating GCSOM class matriculate into emergency medicine residency programs.

Requirements include:

American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) or American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) certification,
5 years of Emergency Medicine experience preferred, with a minimum of 3 years of educational and/or administrative or qualification acceptable to the review committee,
Previous core faculty or Assistant/Associate/Program Director experience is strongly preferred,
Ongoing involvement in scholarly activity, including peer-reviewed publications,
Proven clinical and administrative skills, preferably in a residency,
A demonstrated ability to speak and teach on clinical matters related to Emergency Medicine,
And prior experience working with an integrated electronic medical record system.
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, a designated level I trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, and the second hospital in the nation to be joint commission accredited for comprehensive heart attack care. GWV has a total of 274 licensed beds and houses one of the busiest EDs in the health system. Caring for over 50k patients per year, with an extraordinarily high acuity mix and diverse local demographic, the GWV ED 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
Care Managers and a strong, stable nursing staff
Growing system Pediatric EM program
X-ray, CT scan, and point of care lab services available right in the department
Geisinger has a very active EMS program which includes our very busy Life Flight team. Our Life Flight program averages 2,500 flights per year, with nine state-of-the-art helicopters, and two regional Critical Care Ground Trucks, out of six bases – the closest air and ground unit to GWV is only five minutes away at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

We take pride in the support we provide our physicians:

Excellent starting salary with a straight salary model linked to quality and value versus productivity measures
Recruitment incentives
Excellent benefits package, including malpractice & tail coverage
Fully integrated electronic health record (Epic)
Support and leadership from a full range of dedicated, experienced specialists & subspecialists
Position Details
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, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital pediatric unit, and level III NICU and is home to the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the region.

GEISINGER SOUTH WILKES-BARRE (GSWB) is a campus of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, located in downtown Wilkes-Barre, PA. GSWB houses a 10-bed inner-city, “community” Emergency Department and treats an average of 22,000 patients per year. The emergency medicine team, comprised of board-certified EM physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, scribes and pharmacists, is committed to providing real and lasting improvements in the lives of patients, today and well into the future. The GSWB campus has 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.

WILKES-BARRE, PA: 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 many

Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine- (Required)Certification(s) and License(s)
Licensed Medical Doctor – State of PennsylvaniaSkills
Patient Care And Procedural Skills; Systems-Based Practice; Professional EtiquetteAbout Geisinger
Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. 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. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values
Everything we do is about making better health easier 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.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.

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