RWJBarnabas Health is Seeking a Primary Care Physician for the PROUD Center in NJ


Health and RWJ University Hospital Somerset are seeking a full-time Primary
Care Physician
 at RWJUH Somerset Babs Siperstein PROUD Center (PROUD
Center) in Somerville, NJ. Physicians with experience working with the LGBTQ+
community, hormone replacement therapy, and who are comfortable with PrEP
counseling and training are preferred. With a designated LGBTQ+ health center located
adjacent to RWJUH Somerset, this role allows for a tremendous amount of
development both at the hospital and in the surrounding city. 

As the largest
integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey, RWJBarnabas Health offers
competitive compensation and a robust benefits package including health, life,
disability and malpractice insurance, 401k/retirement, plus PTO and added time
off for CME.

Successful candidates must be:

  • ABFM board certified or ABIM/ABP board
    certified (knowledge or specialized training in endocrinology preferred)
  • Licensed in NJ or eligible for NJ
  • Team-oriented and have strong
    interpersonal skills
  • Experienced working with and strong
    understanding of the needs of LGBTQ+ patients
  • Experienced with and strong
    understanding of the needs of transgender patients including but not
    limited to behavioral health, hormone replacement therapies and gender
    reassignment surgeries
  • Able to demonstrate appreciation and
    knowledge of cultural diversity and sensitivity

More about the Position:

  • Equipped with robust support staff
    including an APN, RN and Patient Navigator.
  • Opportunity to help develop and create
    one of the only primary care programs available to the LGBTQ community in
    New Jersey
  • Ability to impact patients with a
    multitude of different needs including but not limited to patients facing
    hormone replacement therapies and gender reassignment surgeries

If you are
interested in this opportunity or wish to learn more about openings within our
system, please directly contact us directly at [email protected].


Babs Siperstein
PROUD Center
(PROUD Center):

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset is
the first hospital in New Jersey to offer specialized primary care services for
the LGBTQ community at the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center. We are committed to
providing a safe and supportive environment where you can get the medical care
you need at all stages of your life.

PROUD Family Health opened in January 2017 as part
of Somerset Family Practice on the RWJUH Somerset campus. The goal was to
provide health services to the LGBTQIA community in an evidence-based,
culturally-competent manner.

Over the first 2 years, there has been an exciting
growth of PROUD Family Health, with patient volumes expanding rapidly. To
continue to meet the needs of our patients, PROUD Family Health moved in
January 2019 to a new space. In October 2019, the center was renamed to Babs
Siperstein PROUD Center in honor of Babs Siperstein, the first openly
transgender legislator in New Jersey, and who helped RWJUH Somerset start the
center. The office is open 5 days a week with day and evening hours.

PROUD Center is located on the campus of Robert Wood
Johnson University Hospital Somerset, offering patients access to our
comprehensive health care services such as behavioral health cardiology, eating
disorders, emergency, oncology, orthopedics, radiology, surgery and
rehabilitative services, and an on-site Walgreen’s pharmacy.

About RWJBarnabas Health:

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s
largest integrated health care delivery system, providing treatment and
services to more than three million patients each year. With 12 acute care
hospitals, 3 children’s hospitals, a growing number of our outpatient
facilities and physician practices, our healthcare system is committed to
providing the highest quality of patient care and health education to the
community and region.

Our dedication
to serving the people of New Jersey extends far beyond the care we provide
within our hospital walls. We support programs that promote health and wellness
in our communities and provide access to services that would otherwise be
unavailable. We are committed to the ongoing improvement of the health, quality
of life, and vitality of our communities. We strive to bring the best
healthcare to meet the evolving needs of residents in New Jersey — whether that
be enhancing the coordination for treating complex health conditions or
improving community health through local programs and education.

partnership with Rutgers University creates the state’s largest academic
healthcare system dedicated to providing high-quality patient care,
leading-edge research, and world-class health and medical education, further
advancing our mission of providing high-quality healthcare in New Jersey.

The new
collaboration also aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research,
and clinical activities, including those at the 
Rutgers Cancer
Institute of New Jersey
 and Rutgers University
Behavioral Health Care

Health is an equal opportunity employer

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