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 passionate BC/BE Pediatric General Surgeon to join us and contribute to the growth of our rapidly developing Pediatric Surgery program at St. Luke's Children's Hospital, Bethlehem Campus.
As a result of the growth and investment in pediatric services, St. Luke's recently announced the establishment of St. Luke's Children's Hospital at the Bethlehem Campus. We are looking for providers who are excited about growth and new opportunities to join our team!
If you are excited by the prospect of working with an experienced pediatric surgeon to build and shape a new surgical division in a supportive environment, we look forward to speaking with you.
In 2023, St. Luke's announced the establishment of St. Luke's Children's Hospital at the Bethlehem Campus and is a proud member of the Children's Hospital Association, representing decades of growth and investment in pediatric services.
Luke's Children's Hospital and Department of Pediatrics consists of inpatient, neonatal, emergency medicine, primary and specialty care providers spread across a variety of practice locations. The Network also has a robust base of family practice providers all contributing to a large referral base.
The department is supported by a growing team of pediatric specialists spanning 40 specialty areas including pediatric surgery, GI, endocrinology, nephrology, developmental pediatrics, neurology, cardiology, dermatology, psychiatry, pulmonology, radiology, anesthesia, orthopedics, plastic surgery, and more! Many are conveniently located at St. Luke's Pediatric Specialty Center, the region's only freestanding building dedicated entirely to pediatric services.
The surgical program receives support from strong OR resources including pediatric anesthesiology (MDs and CRNAs), pediatric minimally invasive equipment and appropriate block time.
All pediatric and neonatal surgery occurs at St. Luke's Children's Hospital, Bethlehem Campus which is also home to a newly renovated 17-bed inpatient pediatric unit staffed 24/7 by pediatric hospitalists, an 8-bed Pediatric Intensive Care unit staffed 24/7 by pediatric intensivists and a Level III Surgical NICU for all neonatal surgeries staffed 24/7 by neonatologists. The Network also has an 8 bed Level II NICU at St. Luke's Allentown Campus, 26 bed Level III NICU at St. Luke's Anderson Campus, and a 6 bed Level II NICU at St. Luke's Upper Bucks Campus.
Growing OB department with nearly 5,000 deliveries per year. Strong MFM division as referral base for fetal anomalies/neonatal surgery.
Support from a stable team of pediatric locums surgeons to allow for a balanced call schedule.
Teaching and research opportunities with our well-established General Surgery residency program, medical school and affiliation with Temple University, and opportunity to work with the newly established Pediatric residency program.
Robust 12 hospital Network spread over a diverse geographic area providing emergency care for over 350,000 patients annually.
In joining St. Luke's University Health Network you'll enjoy:
Substantial compensation and a rich benefits package, including malpractice insurance, health and dental insurance, & CME allowance
Work/life balance & flexibility
Team-based care with well-educated, dedicated support staff
A culture in which innovation is highly valued
Professional support and growth within the network
Teaching, research, quality improvement and strategic development opportunities
Founded in 1872, St. Luke's University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 18,000 employees providing services at 14 campuses and 300+ outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $3 billion, the Network's service area includes 11 counties in two states: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. St. Luke's hospitals operate the biggest network of trauma centers in Pennsylvania.
Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke's is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania. In partnership with Temple University, the Network established the Lehigh Valley's first and only four-year medical school campus. It also operates the nation's longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 40 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 419 residents and fellows. In 2022, St. Luke's, a member of the Children's Hospital Association, opened the Lehigh Valley's first and only free-standing facility dedicated entirely to kids.
SLUHN is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system to earn Medicare's five-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. It is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World's Best Hospital. The Network's flagship University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from Fortune/Merative 10 times total and eight years in a row, including in 2022 when it was identified as THE #2 TEACHING HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY. In 2021, St. Luke's was identified as one of the 15 Top Health Systems nationally. 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. The Network is also recognized as one of the state's lowest cost providers.
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.
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.
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