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Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is seeking a BC/BEAdult and/or Geriatric Psychiatristto provide inpatient consults at the Crisis Response and Recovery Center.


Located at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, this unique program offers a single point of access for anyone experiencing emotional or psychiatric crises. The Center is the first of its kind in our region and provides immediate triage, intervention and stabilization for individuals or families in crisis. It is available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. The Center imbues a recovery orientation and is specifically designed to meet the needs of those who suffer from emotional or behavioral conditions, and offers an alternative to the Emergency Department or hospitalization. An individual or referring agency can access the Center by phone (570) 855-600-NEPA (6372)or walk-in. Immediate assessment, brief intensive treatment, and referral services are provided.


Conveniently situated in the tri-state area, Wilkes-Barre offers easy access to highways and airports. Wilkes-Barre is only hours away from major cities like New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia. If you prefer nature to the bustle of an urban setting, Wilkes-Barre is a short drive from the beautiful Pocono Mountains and boasts a number of natural park lands.

The city is strengthened by its quality educational programs. Two of Wilkes-Barre Area's three high schools are featured on US News and World Report's Best High Schools list. Over 5,000 college students are within walking distance to our downtown and the city's administration has made great strides to connect these colleges with the greater community.
Approximately 22,000 physicians employed and independent serve on the medical staffs of 159 CHS-affiliated hospitals in 22 states, opportunities abound for professional networking and support. The hospitals deliver a wide range of health services and function as vitally important members of their local communities. In 2015, 118 affiliated hospitals were named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. A diverse array of national quality recognitions and honors have been earned by affiliated hospitals including accredited chest pain centers, accredited stroke centers and Centers of Excellence for bariatric services. Affiliated hospitals have the flexibility to meet individual needs and offer competitive recruitment packages and start-up incentives, which may include transition financial assistance and relocation assistance, as well as paid malpractice insurance and CME allowances.