Hospice Medical Director

St. Luke’s University Health Network
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Aug 12, 2020
Aug 12, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

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 Hospice Medical Director to oversee St. Luke s Hospice, and serve as Medical Director for the agency s Home Health program.

The Hospice Medical Director will oversee a growing and dynamic home hospice program in addition to oversight of our free-standing 14-bed in-patient hospice facility on Black River Road in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (The St. Luke s Brian D. Perin Hospice House). This position requires clinical and administrative responsibilities.

This position will play a key role in advancing the mission, operations, and services of the Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke s Home Health/ Hospice, Inc. (DBA- St. Luke s Hospice) / (DBA- St. Luke s Home Health). Our multi-disciplinary team consists of 3 Board-Certified Hospice & Palliative Care physicians, 1 Nurse Practitioner, Social Workers, Registered Nurses, Chaplains, Hospice Aides, Volunteers and 2 ACGME Fellows per year.

Department Highlights:

  • We are expanding the home-based Hospice program and are active within the VNA Home Health program in coordinating novel and highly successful palliative based programs for advanced Heart Failure and COPD
  • St. Luke s Hospice is involved in teaching at many levels throughout the network and within the community
  • 14 inpatient bed free-standing hospice facility

St. Luke s Hospice is passionate and dedicated to the growth of hospice services in the communities we serve. Our hospice works in tandem with the St. Luke s University Health Networks Palliative Care Department and to demonstrate exemplary and compassionate clinical skills and embrace a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach to end-of-life care.


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 Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Two years in a leadership role
  • PA State medical license (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 Hospice professionals and 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 more than 16,000 employees providing services at 12 hospitals and 300+ outpatient sites. With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network s service area includes 11 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne 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 Lehigh Valley s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 38 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 347 residents and fellows.

St. Luke s is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system with Medicare s five- and four-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. St. Luke s is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World s Best Hospital. In 2020, two of IBM Watson Health s 100 Top Hospitals were St. Luke s hospitals. St. Luke s University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health eight times total and six years in a row. St. Luke s 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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