Palliative Opportunity

Employer
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Location
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Apr 12, 2023

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Specialty
Hospice / Palliative Medicine
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 one of the nation s 100 Top Hospitals is seeking a full-time board-certified/board-eligible Palliative Care physician to complement our growing in-patient and out-patient Palliative Care team at our Miners and Carbon Campuses. Successful candidates will demonstrate exemplary and compassionate clinical skills and embrace a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach.

With the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, St. Luke s has created the first and only regional medical school campus in the Lehigh Valley, validating our commitment to stay at the forefront of continual innovations in health care. Academic appointment with Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is available with this opportunity. In addition, St. Luke s University Health Network is a 3 year campus of Temple Medical School which provides additional teaching opportunities.

Our multi-disciplinary team consists of:

  • Board-certified Palliative Care physicians
  • Advanced practitioners
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Registered nurses
  • 2 ACGME fellows per year

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

  • Exceptional compensation package, starting bonus, and relocation reimbursement
  • Rich benefits package including malpractice, health and dental insurance, and CME allowance
  • Team-based care with well-educated, dedicated support staff
  • A culture in which innovation is highly valued
  • Work/life balance and flexibility - generous time off plans!
  • Network growth and financial stability
  • Teaching, research, quality improvement and strategic development opportunities

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 15,000 employees providing services at 11 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.

St. Luke s is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World s Best Hospital. In 2019, three 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 seven times total and five years in a row. St. Luke s has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program. To learn more about St. Luke s University Health Network, please visit www.slhn.org

St. Luke s Miners Campus

St. Luke s Miners Campus is a high performing, team-oriented rural 49-bed hospital that is part of the St. Luke s University Health Network. The Miners Campus provides unique clinical and educational leadership opportunities, a collegial work environment, and the ability to make a genuine impact in patient and community health. Facilities include a state-of-the-art emergency department, Level IV Trauma Center, technologically advanced in-patient unit and a full complement of integrated specialty, therapy and primary care services. The campus is located just west of the Pocono Mountains, a short 2-hour drive to NYC and 90 minutes to Philadelphia.

Schuylkill County is a popular destination which offers dining, shopping, and outdoor focused activities for those looking to get out and enjoy and explore! This community features Three State Parks, Seven Campgrounds, the Appalachian Trail, the Little Schuylkill River, Sweet Arrow Lake County Park and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

St. Luke s Lehighton Campus

St. Luke's Lehighton Campus (formerly the Gnaden Huetten Campus) is affiliated with St. Luke's University Health Network and is a 120-bed community hospital located in Lehighton, PA. St. Luke s Lehighton Campus features advanced inpatient and outpatient services along with specialty services in the Hospital and surrounding Outpatient and Care Now locations. Patients benefit from emergency room services, surgical services, adult and older adult behavioral health services, radiology & lab services and more.

Lehighton is in Pennsylvania s Carbon County and is less than a twenty-minute drive to the popular tourist town, Jim Thorpe. The Pocono Mountains and the Appalachian Trial allow for endless outdoor activities surrounded by beautiful scenery. Major cities such as Philadelphia and New York are only a short drive away.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR CANDIDATES: COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENT

As a leading healthcare provider, St. Luke s University Health Network is committed to protecting our employees, patients and community. As we continue to provide quality care to our patients, we are taking important next steps to prevent undue harm to our employees & ensure our patients have a safe environment for medical care and treatment. Effective immediately, St. Luke s is requiring all new hires, along with our current employees, to be fully vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be reviewed as per our policy and guidelines.

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