Interventional Cardiologist

Employer
Tower Health
Location
West Reading, Pennsylvania
Closing date
May 26, 2023

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Specialty
Surgery
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Reading Hospital/Tower Health is seeking an Interventional Cardiologist to join our team of 16 Cardiologists which includes 3 electrophysiologists, 4 interventionalists, and a large support staff of advanced practitioners and nurses.

Reading Hospital is a 714-bed hospital that was ranked among America's 50 best hospitals in 2022 and has the highest volume of emergency department visits in Pennsylvania. The interventional service provides PCI coverage for a high volume of STEMI patients with outstanding door-to-balloon times. A new Phillips Cath Lab will be installed in 2022 to supplement our existing cath labs which are adjacent to a dedicated prep and recovery unit. Reading Hospital has a long-standing and growing commitment to teaching evidenced by a wide range of residency and fellowship programs. The practice directs the cardiology fellowship which will have 15 fellows in 2022. Community demand for cardiology services is very high offering a full patient panel to new physicians.

Tower Health is an innovative health system dedicated to advancing the health and transforming the lives of the people we serve through compassionate, accessible, high quality, cost-effective healthcare. Together, our multiple hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screening and education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs and public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be.

Drexel University College of Medicine and Tower Health have partnered to expand opportunities for medical training in the region. The partnership will improve patient access to highly trained, skilled providers, while also addressing projected physician shortages and positively impacting the local community and economy. Tower Health has joined forces with Drexel University with an additional location for the university's College of Medicine in West Reading training 200 medical students, less than one mile from the Reading Hospital campus. This collaboration will bring undergraduate and graduate clinical education and research to a single campus.

Reading Hospital has received numerous awards and recognition including HealthGrades.

  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017-2021)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care™: 6 Years in a Row (2014-2021)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care: 6 Years in a Row (2014-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery: 5 Years in a Row (2015-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack: 6 Years in a Row (2014-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure: 7 Years in a Row (2013-2021)
  • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for Acute MI and Heart Failure
  • Disease-Specific Certification for Heart Failure Program
  • One of 10 Best Value Hospitals in Pennsylvania
  • Top 1 percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes

Job Summary

The Interventional Cardiologist will perform a full scope of duties/responsibilities including right and left heart catheterization, PCI, IFR/FFR, IVUS, LV mechanical support, pericardiocentesis, and temporary pacemaker placement. The position does not offer structural work.

Highlights:

  • Well established and very collegial practice of 16 Cardiologist
  • Experienced & collaborative support staff of Advanced Practitioners and Nurses
  • A full and busy patient panel
  • 4 Cath Labs with a new Phillips Cath Lab installed in 2022
  • Cardiology Fellowship of 15 fellows
  • Clinical headquarters of Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Teaching and research opportunities
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award ™ (2022)
  • Top 1 percent of U.S. hospitals for clinical outcomes

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive Compensation and benefits package
  • CME Allowance and Time
  • Retirement programs
  • Loan Forgiveness Assistance Program
  • Malpractice Insurance with Tail Coverage
  • Relocation Assistance

Living in Berks County - From Reading Fellows (Video)

Reading Hospital is located in West Reading, part of Berks County, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood around the hospital is a beautiful residential community with parks, restaurants, schools, and museums. This area offers many wonderful places to live and raise a family, outstanding schools, and plentiful outdoor activities. Berks County is 1 hour northwest of Philadelphia and within easy driving distance of other major metropolitan areas like Baltimore and New York City.

Contact Name: Ken Nichols

Contact Email: Kenneth.nichols@towerhealth.org

Contact Phone: 484-628-6581

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Qualifications

Requirements:

  • MD or DO
  • BC Internal Medicine
  • BC/BE Interventional Cardiology
  • Pennsylvania Medical License

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