Network Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

St. Luke’s University Health Network
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Apr 29, 2023

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Emergency Medicine
Full Time
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St. Luke s University Health Network, the region s largest, most established health system, a major teaching hospital, and one of the nation s 100 Top Hospitals is seeking a Network Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine to help develop the Network s first pediatric emergency department. The Network Director will be responsible for developing, leading, administrating, and supervising all aspects of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine program.

The Network Director will have dedicated time for administrative, educational, strategic, and research initiatives and provide oversight and development of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine program. This will include oversight of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Department based at St. Luke s Bethlehem Campus as well as development of pediatric care initiatives at the remaining campuses emergency departments. In addition, the Network Director will be expected to maintain a clinical practice with allocated time to develop and lead the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Program.

About the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics:

  • Robust 14 hospital Network spread over a diverse geographic area providing emergency care for over 320,000 patients annually.
  • Lehigh Valley s first and only 4-year medical school
  • Identified as a 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital from IBM Watson Health 9 times total and 7 years in a row, including in 2021 when it was identified as the #1 Teaching Hospital in the country.
  • St. Luke s emergency medicine includes comprehensive stoke centers, 4 PCI centers, a level 1 trauma center, a level 2 trauma center and four level 4 trauma centers with a fifth level 4 trauma center with our partnership at our Geisinger-St. Luke s Hospital in Orwigsburg, PA.
  • In addition to patient care, the emergency department also supports and trains emergency medicine residents at two separate emergency medicine residencies. We currently have an emergency medicine residency with 12 residents per year at St. Luke s University Hospital - Bethlehem. Our second residency at our Anderson Campus will welcome its second class this year with 10 residents per year of a three-year residency.
  • The Department of Pediatrics consists of inpatient, specialty care, and primary care providers across a verity of practice locations. A pediatric residency was recently approved and will welcome the first class in July 2023.
  • The inpatient pediatric units are located at St. Luke s University Hospital Bethlehem Campus. A new replacement 17 bed inpatient pediatric unit will open Spring 2022 and the Network s first Pediatric Intensive Care Unit opened with 8 beds in early 2020.
  • Growing pediatric specialty department currently spanning 14 pediatric subspecialties and continuing to expand in both depth and breadth of services. A new freestanding Pediatric Specialty Center opened in May, fully dedicated to pediatric services.
  • The most robust and highest volume OB program in the region with a strong maternal and fetal medicine program which delivers nearly 5,000 babies per year.

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

  • Team-based care with well-educated, dedicated support staff
  • Teaching, research, quality improvement and strategic development opportunities
  • $25k starting bonus
  • Loan repayment up to $100,000
  • A culture in which innovation is highly valued
  • Exceptional compensation package
  • Rich benefits package, including malpractice, health and dental insurance, CME allowance


  • Must be Board Certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience.
  • Must be clinically active in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Have previous leadership/administrative experience and strong team building skills
  • Willing to combine Administrative and Clinical Responsibilities, including education of residents and rotating medical students

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 17,000 employees providing services at 14 hospitals and over 300+ outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $2 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. To learn more about SLUHN, please visit

About the Lehigh Valley & Surrounding Areas

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


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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