Chairman of Palliative Medicine

Employer
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Location
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Posted
Dec 04, 2018
Closes
Jan 12, 2019
Ref
1964888
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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St. Luke’s University Health Network, the region’s largest, most established health system and a Truven Top 100 Hospital is seeking an experienced and collaborative Chairman of Palliative. This position will play a key leadership role in advancing the mission, operations, and services of the division within the Department of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

St. Luke’s is passionate and dedicated to integration and growth of palliative care medicine and philosophy throughout our 10 hospital network including inpatient, outpatient, home, and teaching environments. Our multi-disciplinary team consists of Board-Certified Palliative Care physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Clinical Social workers, as well as 2 ACGME Fellows per year. Successful candidates will demonstrate exemplary and compassionate clinical skills and embrace a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach.

Qualifications

Candidates must be Board-Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and be able to demonstrate clinical, administrative and educational leadership.  Candidates should have an aptitude for mentoring and staff development. In addition, candidates must have:

  • A minimum of five years of clinical experience in Palliative Care
  • Two years in a leadership role
  • PA and NJ State medical licenses (at the time of employment)

In joining St. Luke’s University Health Network, you will enjoy:

  • The opportunity to lead a progressive, well-trained team of physicians
  • Work in an academic environment with faculty appointment to Temple University School of Medicine
  • Team-based care with well-educated, dedicated support staff
  • A culture in which innovation is highly valued
  • Exceptional compensation package with relocation assistance
  • Rich benefits package including malpractice, health insurance, CME allowance, and retirement benefits

About St. Luke’s University Health Network

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue of $1.9 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.

Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.

St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018.  It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program.

Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.

About the Lehigh Valley 

Set amid gentle hills and charming country sides, Lehigh Valley, PA is home to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, as well as dozens of small towns and picturesque boroughs, parks, trails, and waterways. Steeped in pre-Colonial, Early American, and industrial history, the region’s storied past became its uplifting present, bestowing visitors anything from crayons and craft beer to Martin Guitars and museums, covered bridges, and nationally-recognized events like Musikfest and Christkindlmarkt.

The Lehigh Valley is in close proximity to NYC, Philly, and DC. Outstanding higher education facilities include Lehigh University and Moravian College. Cost of living is low and coupled with minimal congestion; choose among a variety of charming urban, semi-urban and rural communities your family will enjoy calling home. There is easy access to outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, white water rafting, and zip lining. The Lehigh Valley encompasses three unique cities in one suburban area. For more information please visit www.discoverlehighvalley.com.

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