Psychiatrist - Child & Adolescent

Lancaster, PA | Physicians | Tracking Code: 41990

Child & Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatrist

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WellSpan Philhaven


The WellSpan Philhaven Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) is seeking a board eligible/board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist to join our dynamic multidisciplinary team.  This outpatient position involves the psychiatric care of individuals with autism and developmental disabilities.   We emphasize a team approach to care, active collaboration with primary care and subspecialty medical colleagues and the development of new models of lifelong care for this vulnerable population.  Candidates need not have established expertise with this population but a strong desire to learn and collaborate.


Highlights about employment as an Autism - Outpatient Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist with WellSpan Philhaven:

  • CADD is a large multidisciplinary outpatient and community based program which provides ongoing care to children, adolescents and adults with autism and intellectual disabilities.  CADD emphasizes family-centered, evidence-based longitudinal care, advocacy, training, and consultative services.  We are actively developing integrated care models as part of a large regional health system.  CADD offers a supportive, rigorous, rich professional culture and is committed to developing the next generation of ASD/ID professionals.
  • Join our team of 75 psychiatrists and 60 psychologists providing services in south central Pennsylvania. We provide services in outpatient office locations in York, Adams, Lebanon, Lancaster and Dauphin Counties, manage a 103-bed adult and child/adolescent inpatient psychiatry unit at WellSpan Philhaven, a 63-bed adult inpatient unit at York Hospital and an 18-bed inpatient unit at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital and provide psychiatric consultative services in nursing homes, and other long-term treatment centers in the region.
  • Our physicians are typically scheduled to work M-F 8-5 at the CADD with persons of all ages who experience some form of autism, participating in all areas of treatment along with a team of a nurse case manager (solely dedicated to team duties), a case worker, and therapist (s). Physicians provide 6-7 hours of patient contact per day. Evaluations average about 1 hour and medication management appointments are 20-30 minutes.
  • Evening call hours past 5pm may be required 1-2 times a week. General call varies by size of practice and location. Call can cover inpatient and/or outpatient services. Physicians are expected to take call 1-2 holidays per year and typically one weekend per month. This includes rounding on the inpatient unit at Mt Gretna on Saturday and Sunday and on-call coverage Friday 5pm-Monday 8am. This coverage includes admissions, discharging, rounding and consults at Ephrata Community Hospital.  This is a paid call.
  • Practice model is a traditional outpatient practice within a behavioral service continuum.
  • WellSpan Philhaven providers will utilize an inpatient and outpatient EMR system when Philhaven converts to EPIC.



  • $235,000 salary, sign on bonus $25,000 and educational loan reimbursement $80,000
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with employer automatic contribution and employer match
  • Paid medical malpractice insurance and tail coverage
  • Continuing Medical Education stipend $3,000
  • Paid relocation
  • Physician-led medical group


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For confidential consideration, please contact:

Steven Jacobs, Physician Recruiter

WellSpan Health

Phone 717.851.1537

Required Skills

Must be BC/BE.  Must possess or have ability to obtain a Pennsylvania medical license.

About WellSpan
Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Steven  Jacobs, MA, FASPR
Steven Jacobs, MA, FASPR
Physician Recruiter
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