Geisinger Health System is offering clinical postdoctoral fellowships in Primary Care Behavioral Health, Women's Health, and Behavioral Pain Management. Clinical experiences for each track include:
We are currently offering 4 positions in our Adult Primary Care Behavioral Health Program (PCBH). The primary care clinics are family practice clinics, general internal medicine clinics, or a combination of the two. Primary care psychologists (and those in training) are viewed as valuable team members and are consulted for a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, acute stress disorder, smoking cessation, weight loss, and treatment adherence for chronic diseases such as COPD, Heart Failure, and Diabetes. Fellows will provide targeted, evidence-based care through warm hand offs and brief episodes of treatment. Fellows collaborate with attending physicians, residents, psychiatrists, advanced practitioners, medical case managers, nursing staff, and medical pharmacists routinely to deliver comprehensive, quality care to patients. Attendance at team huddles, provider meetings, and Medical Home meetings add additional interdisciplinary, team-based care opportunities. Sites include Danville, PA (1 fellow), Scranton, PA (1 fellow), State College, PA (2 fellows).
This post-doctoral fellowship is conducted within the Women’s Health Pavilion at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Medical specialties include OB, Gyn, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Infertility, Urogynecology, and Gynecological Oncology. Inpatient services include Labor and Delivery and NICU care. This postdoctoral fellowship is conducted within the Women's Health Pavilion at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Medical specialties include Obstetrics, Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Urogynecology, and Gynecological Oncology. Inpatient services include Labor and Delivery and NICU care. Based on an integrated care model, the fellowship provides intensive experience in assessing and providing short-term, targeted behavioral and cognitive interventions to a wide variety of patients. on the outpatient side, the fellow assesses and treats insomnia, sexual dysfunction, antenatal and post-partum anxiety and depression, chronic pelvic pain, infertility, interfering health behaviors, adjustment to major life transitions (childbirth, menopause) and perinatal loss. The fellow also consults on the inpatient Labor and Delivery Service for patients experiencing lengthy hospital stays due to pregnancy complications (e.g., premature rupture of membranes, preeclampsia) and provides stress and anxiety management strategies. Minor rotations in general oncology and/or weight management/obesity are also likely to be available, depending on the Fellow's interest.
Behavioral Pain Management
Fellows have the opportunity to engage in clinical work at all levels of pain management within our system, from primary care-based interventions to specialty consultation in pain medicine, perioperative pain management, multidisciplinary clinics, and neurosurgery. Clinical pain management services include conducting initial assessments and evaluations, collaborating with patients to improve treatment readiness, compliance, and treatment planning/goals, providing evidence-based behavioral medicine treatment in individual and group formats, as well as leading psychoeducational lectures within various multidisciplinary clinics. Fellows also conduct evaluations on pre-surgical candidates within our unique Destination Spine program and pain medicine for spinal cord stimulators. Fellows will also be very involved in the provision of programs aimed at supporting and educating primary care and specialty medicine providers and staff, as well as helping to develop further programming to promote chronic pain self-management throughout the system.
In addition to clinical experience, the fellow will attend regular seminars with other Geisinger psychology fellows on professional topics (e.g., preparation for the EPPP, vita preparation, interviewing skills, salary negotiation) and specific health psychology topics (e.g., somatic disorders, functional neurological symptoms, CBT for insomnia, LGBTQ and diversity training), The fellow will also participate in two hours of individual supervision each week and will have ½ day of protected time for research and program development. Fellows may have the opportunity to supervise psychology interns and teach medical residents and students from the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Geisinger is an integrated delivery system (IDS), which helps to provide quality care and reduce costs for over 1.5 million patients in 45 counties. In 2009, former president, Barack Obama, cited Geisinger as a model for national healthcare reform. More recently, Geisinger was ranked by its peers in the top 5 of most innovative health systems (Hospital Brand Equity, 2019). In 2018, Times Leader Media Group named Geisinger as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Northeastern PA and Geisinger was named as one of Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® in the nation.
Salary and Benefits
Geisinger salary and benefits are highly competitive, especially considering low to medium cost of living in our geographical area. Annual salary is $47,486.40 and benefits include professional liability insurance, 10 CE days, $3,000 for CE, 9 vacation days, 6 personal days, and 5 relocation days.
How to Apply
PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology and completion of an APA-accredited internship with relevant experience required. Offers will be made on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a detailed letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference emailed directly from the letter writers to: Laura K. Campbell, PhD, ABPP, Adult Psychology Training Director. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geisinger is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.