Chairman of Palliative
St. Luke’s University Health Network, the region’s largest, most established health system and a Truven Top 100 Hospital is seeking an experienced and collaborative Chair of Palliative Medicine. This position will play a key leadership role in advancing the mission, operations, and services of the Department Palliative Medicine. The position is a full Network Department Chair appointed by the President and CEO of the St. Luke’s University Health Network and approved by the Board of Directors. The Chair reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Clinical Integration for the Network and is a member of the Chiefs Council. The Chair will oversee a growing and dynamic Department that is active in clinical practice within multiple hospitals within the Network as well as multiple outpatient sites.
The Department is expanding its home based Palliative Care program and is active with the VNA in coordinating novel and highly successful palliative based programs for advanced Heart Failure and COPD. The Department is actively involved in teaching at many levels throughout the organization and within the community. A specific targeted area of growth for an incoming Chairperson will be to enhance the research activities of the Department.
St. Luke’s is passionate and dedicated to integration and growth of palliative care medicine and philosophy throughout our 10 hospital network including inpatient, outpatient, home, and teaching environments. Our multi-disciplinary team consists of Board-Certified Palliative Care physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Clinical Social workers, Registered Nurses as well as 2 ACGME Fellows per year. Successful candidates will demonstrate exemplary and compassionate clinical skills and embrace a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach.
Candidates must be Board-Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and be able to demonstrate clinical, administrative and educational leadership. Candidates should have an aptitude for mentoring and staff development. In addition, candidates must have:
- A minimum of five years of clinical experience in Palliative Care
- Two years in a leadership role
- PA and NJ State medical licenses (at the time of employment)
In joining St. Luke’s University Health Network, you will enjoy:
- The opportunity to lead a progressive, well-trained team of physicians
- Work in an academic environment with faculty appointment to Temple University School of Medicine
- Team-based care with well-educated, dedicated support staff
- A culture in which innovation is highly valued
- Exceptional compensation package with relocation assistance
- Rich benefits package including malpractice, health insurance, CME allowance, and retirement benefits
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 10 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.
In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the Lehigh Valley’s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 34 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 263 residents and fellows. St. Luke’s is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system with Medicare’s five- and four-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.
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.
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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