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 full-time Medical Bariatrician to join a busy multidisciplinary, MBSAQIP Comprehensive Center and Non-surgical Weight Management Program. We are expanding our program to include satellite offices at our Monroe and Warren campuses in PA and NJ. We plan to include a Medical Weight Management (Non-surgical) Program as well as pre and post-bariatric surgery visits.
This position represents an exciting opportunity for the right physician to work with our current obesity medicine specialist and multi-disciplinary team in the development of satellite programs, and to champion the outreach and education efforts focused on the medical prevention and treatment of obesity.
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 and flexibility
- Exceptional compensation package, starting bonus, and relocation reimbursement
- Generous loan forgiveness program – up to $100,000
- Rich benefits package, including malpractice, health and dental insurance, and generous CME allowance
- Teaching, research, quality improvement and strategic development opportunities
- The ideal candidate should be Board Certified in Obesity Medicine or should be Board Certified in IM or FP with anticipation of becoming Board Certified in Obesity Medicine.
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of 14,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and over 300 outpatient sites. With annual net revenue of $1.9 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.
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 region’s first and only regional medical school campus. It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.
St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction. St. Luke’s has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) repeatedly – six times total and four years in a row including 2018. It 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.
An outdoor lifestyle
In addition to extremely supportive administration and high level of morale among medical staff, there are significant advantages to the locale. The office and hospital are located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, one of the most popular areas for outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking and white water rafting. You can live in the heart of the Pocono Mountains or easily do a short commute from the Lehigh Valley.