Clinical Informatics and Quality Fellowship Opening for 2014-2015 at Penn State

| January 30, 2014

PSU1The Department of Pathology of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the College of Medicine of The Pennsylvania State University seek applications for our new Clinical Informatics and Quality Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year. This fellowship (currently a non-ACGME fellowship) will provide education in clinical informatics and quality, with curriculum focuses in the areas of clinical laboratory utilization, laboratory information management and systems, data analysis and management, pathology reporting, electronic health record systems, and quality improvement and management. Design, implementation and outcomes analysis of automated decision support strategies for optimizing utilization of laboratory services will be a major focus of the fellowship. With a primary educational home in the Department of Pathology, the fellow will also work closely with faculty in the medical center’s Center for Quality Improvement and the institution’s Information Technology service. Participation in clinical pathology service is another component of the curriculum.  American Board of Pathology-certification or -eligibility (AP/CP or CP-only) is required. Academic rank will be at the Instructor level and salary at a PGY-4 or -5 level, depending on year of training. This is a one-year fellowship with the option of a second year.

The Department of Pathology includes a strong, team-oriented and collegial faculty (40) in clinical, anatomic, and experimental pathology, who support the medical school, a 491-bed academic adult hospital, a newly constructed 72-bed pediatric hospital, and associated outpatient practices. The department also includes 16 pathology residents and 4 fellowships in ACGME-accredited programs. The medical center has 58 ACGME-accredited training programs with over 550 residents and fellows. The medical center offers a broad spectrum of medical and surgical services including adult and pediatric bone marrow transplantation, kidney, heart and liver transplantation, adult and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, level-I trauma center, level-III neonatal intensive care unit, and cancer institute. The clinical laboratories are accredited by CAP, AABB, FACT, and ASHI and perform over 6 million tests per year. The Medical Center is located in a pleasant south-central PA community 10 miles from Harrisburg, with excellent schools and beautiful geography with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. Hershey has easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, Washington, DC, and Mid-Atlantic shore areas.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and should include a cover letter with a personal statement, curriculum vitae, and the names of three individuals (one of which must be the most recent program director) who could provide letters of reference.

Applications should be sent to:

Ronald E. Domen, MD
Professor of Pathology, Medicine, and Humanities
Medical Director, HLA Laboratory
Program Director, Clinical Informatics and Quality Fellowship
Program Director, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship
c/o Amanda Smith
Penn State M.S. Hershey Medical Center – H083
P.O. Box 850, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA  17033

The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of The Pennsylvania State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply.

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