Colon and Rectal Surgery Opportunity

Trinity Health
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 19, 2019
Jun 18, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania has excellent full time employment opportunity for a Board Certified or Board Eligible Colon and Rectal Surgery physician to join the Surgical Service Line providing services at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located in the greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

This opportunity offers the surgeon a practice combination of 70% of their time spent in the inpatient environment and the remaining 30% within the outpatient clinic. The qualified surgeon must be willing to assist in the General Surgery call service providing call coverage 1:5 to include weekends and holidays.

The selected surgeon will also have ability to build relationships to help in building a successful practice with the intention of obtaining Colorectal Accreditation from the ACOS/COC.

This role also has the opportunity to function in the role of Surgical Residency Director for the Mercy Health System Residency Program providing teaching and oversight to the residency faculty.

Previous Colon and Rectal Surgery practice experience is required for this opportunity. Preference will be shown to candidates who possess leadership experience.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right Colon and Rectal Surgery physician to become an integral part of Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania. 


Mercy Health System offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package based on training and clinical experience including:

  • Malpractice coverage
  • Paid vacation
  • CME allowance
  • Robust benefits package to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long term Disability Insurance
  • 403(b) with Match
  • License and DEA reimbursement


Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania

We, Mercy Health System and Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and healing presence within our communities. In fulfilling our mission, we have a special concern for persons who are poor and disadvantaged.

As a mission-driven regional health ministry, we will become the recognized leader in improving the health of our communities and each person we serve. We will be known as the most trusted health partner for life.

Mercy Health System is the largest Catholic healthcare system serving the Delaware Valley and is a part of Trinity Health, a multi-institutional, Catholic health system sponsored by Catholic Health Ministries.

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital has been caring for the communities in West and Southwest Philadelphia for 98 years. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, its mission is characterized by a dedication to the poor and disadvantaged and by providing compassionate care to all patients. In 2015, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital had 8,452 admissions, 46,230 visits in the Emergency Department, and 80,524 outpatient registrations. The hospital has 157 licensed beds.

Clinical excellence and patient safety are top priorities at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, as reflected by its ‘A’ score for Patient Safety from the Leapfrog group. The hospital jointly earned the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® designation by the Joint Commission along with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Other quality recognitions include the designation of a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, a Lung Cancer Screening Center and a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, as well as accolades including Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Achievement for Stroke Care and Get with the Guidelines Gold Award for Heart Failure. Mercy Philadelphia Hospital was once again voted as the “Most Happening Hospital in Philadelphia” by readers of the Philly Happening List.

Through countless community outreach, such as free screenings, the popular and free Dine with the Docs series, support groups and education, as well as alliances with churches, community organizations and leaders, the hospital impacts the lives of thousands of residents annually.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located in Darby, PA is a 204-bed acute care community teaching hospital that has been serving a large number of economically fragile neighborhoods in Delaware County and Southwest Philadelphia for 83 years. In 2015, the hospital admitted 8,834 patients, cared for 41,855 people in the Emergency Department, and saw 166,028 outpatient registrations.

Mercy Fitzgerald is home to comprehensive heart and vascular care, cancer care, bariatrics, orthopedics and ambulatory services, advanced diagnostic and interventional radiology, diabetes education, an endoscopy center, a sleep center, orthopedics, wound care, behavioral health services, acute inpatient rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy. In addition, affiliations with Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Network and the Jefferson Neurosciences Network bring world-class cardiovascular and neurosurgical services, respectively, to the communities served by the hospital.

Beyond the hospital walls, Mercy Fitzgerald’s healthcare team has continually demonstrated their commitment to the well-being of the communities we serve. A comprehensive community outreach program offers free education, screenings and health events throughout the year, including the popular and free Dine with the Docs series. In 2015, the hospital was selected as the exclusive healthcare partner of the Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the fifth-most-populous city in the United States, and the core of the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the country.

Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the area boasts wonderful family oriented residential communities.  There is quick access to historic Philadelphia with fabulous cultural opportunities, theater, orchestra, museums and restaurants.  Beaches, mountains, New York City and Washington DC are also just a short drive away.

Craving some fun in the fresh air and sunshine?  Enjoy biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, golf and our many parks.  The Countryside has more outdoor activities than you can shake a walking stick at including wine trails and even Appalachian trails, the possibilities are endless.

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