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 BC/BE Pediatrician to join our growing Network and to help expand patient care at our newly renovated Palmerton Pediatrics Practice.
St. Luke's Palmerton pediatrics is a small practice with longstanding roots in a small-town community. The Palmerton practice was recently relocated and completely renovated. The practice is now co-located with a St. Luke's OB/GYN practice and near many other St. Luke's outpatient services. As services continue to grow in this region, the practice will be adding lactation support as well as behavioral health support to new parents.
Palmerton 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.
Practice Highlights Include:
Busy and growing pediatric practice recently relocated to a main road in Palmerton and looking to expand the number of providers to support growing volumes. Co-located with OB/GYN practice.
Strong community connection with a loyal patient base.
Practice is committed to patient accessibility and offers expanded hours with appointments currently available 5 days per week.
Practice utilizes Health Call Nurse Triage system, significantly reducing the number of calls providers receive after hours.
Pediatric Department/ Network Highlights Include:
The Department of Pediatrics consists of inpatient, primary care and specialty care providers across a variety of practice locations.
A growing pediatric specialty department currently spanning 14 pediatric subspecialties such as surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, GI, pulmonology, neurology, etc., and continuing to expand in both depth and breadth of services.
The current inpatient unit is an 18 bed unit located at St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem, PA. Pediatric volumes have grown significantly over the past few years and the service line recently expanded pediatric services within the community through the addition of a new 8 bed PICU which opened in February 2020.
Consistently growing pediatric volumes and a strong Network commitment to expanding pediatric services within the community.
The most robust and highest volume OB program in the region with a strong maternal and fetal medicine program which delivers over 4,000 babies per year.
8 bed Level II NICU at St. Luke's Allentown Campus, 26 bed Level III NICU at St. Luke's Anderson Campus, and new Level II NICU at St. Luke's Upper Bucks Campus
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:
Team-based care with well-educated, dedicated support staff
A culture in which innovation is highly valued
Work/life balance & flexibility
Loan forgiveness program up to $100,000
Exceptional compensation package, starting bonus, and relocation reimbursement
Rich benefits package including malpractice, health and dental insurance, and CME allowance
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.
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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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