Director - Social Work, Psychology, Couseling for Department of Physician Wellbeing
Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center
May 18, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has an opportunity for a Director of Physician Wellbeing at our level 1 trauma center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This would be an excellent position for a licensed Master's educated Counseling Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, or Mental Health Counselor.
Responsible to develop and implement resources used to assess and improve the psychological and emotional well-being for all physicians employed by Penn State Health. This includes residents, fellows, instructors, physician faculty and clinical psychologists.
The Office of Physician Wellbeing will serve physicians by: Promoting and supporting personal health (prevention and healthy behaviors); Promoting physician connectivity by creating an environment that prioritizes and creates venues for fostering peer support; Community building and colleagueship; Emphasizing work-life integration; Offering training in personal resilience and mindfulness; Aligning personal values within work units, departments and the organization; Promoting well-being by ensuring protected time with patients, and allocate support staff to achieve physician skill-task alignment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The percentage of time spent performing essential functions is 95%. Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:
Develop a peer support program(s) at the unit, department, or organizational level.
Promote wellness and professional satisfaction as key organizational priorities by meeting with clinical departments to ascertain the need for wellness and satisfaction concerns, creating the culture to educate all staff about burnout and wellness in various educational venues (workshops, grand rounds, retreats), providing department chairs with appropriate measurement tools to assess the degree of wellness in their faculty, establishing burnout and wellness as cascading goals for all divisions within all departments and incorporate into all HR-40 reviews, identifying and helping develop individual health strategies for physicians, and providing education regarding personal resilience and professional satisfaction.
Conduct individual diagnostic interviews for physicians who present to the OPW.
Triage physicians to appropriate levels of mental health care or counseling based on presentation.
Assist the clinical departments in promoting professional satisfaction programs.
Develop and maintain a web page for the OPW program and its resources.
Work with organizational senior leadership teams (SLT) to establish burnout and wellness as an organizational key performance indicator (KPI).
Work with SLT to develop dashboard to report the KPIs.
Collect data on physician burnout, lapses in professionalism, and outcomes of wellness initiatives.
Interact regularly with others offering physician support, e.g., Department Chairs, GME Office, Residency Program Directors, key teaching faculty.
Work with Clinical Chairs and Residency Program Directors to develop wellness and mental health educational curriculum.
Participate in professional activities consistent with academic rank.
Attend professional conferences for the purpose of faculty development and promote scholarly pursuits.
Maintain licensure/certification as required in the respective profession.
Work collaboratively with the Director for a Respectful Learning Environment, Director of the Office of Student Mental Health and Counseling, Director of Total Rewards and the Chair, Department of Psychiatry.
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The percentage of time spent performing secondary functions is 5%. The following duties are considered secondary to the essential duties listed above:
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master's or Doctoral degree in Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Counseling or Social Work. Previous experience in the development and implementation of wellness and mental health prevention and awareness programs required. 5 years of applicable experience required as a licensed Psychologist, Organizational Psychologist, Mental Health Counselor or Social Worker.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Ability to develop policies and procedures.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Internal Number: 10248
About Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine and The Children's Hospital at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are committed to enhancing the quality of life through improved health, the professional preparation of those who will serve the health needs of others, and the discovery of knowledge that will benefit all. Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a 551-bed Level I regional trauma center. As Central Pennsylvania’s only academic medical center and home to the Children’s Hospital at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, we are looked to as a resource for the most complex adult and pediatric cases. We have earned ANCC Magnet Recognition, which confirms our commitment to provide a professional environment that supports staff development and quality patient care.