Academic Hospitalist

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyAcademic : Hospitalist
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedH1
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNone

Tower Health is an innovative, leading 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 seven 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.

Across our system, you'll find many opportunities to build an outstanding career. With more than 14,000 team members, Tower Health offers 25 urgent care facilities and a connected network of 3,200 physicians, specialists, and providers across more than 230 convenient locations.

Responsibilities

Day shifts are solely in a teaching environment with controlled census based on team size. The four team models include: one team of attending with 2 medical students, one team of attending with senior resident and 2 medical students and two traditional teams of attending, 1 senior resident, 2 interns and 2 to 3 medical students.

Night shifts are admitting shifts in rotation with the Hospitalists with focus of supervising in-patient teaching service which includes supervising resident admissions, resident response to Code blue and rapid response team resident supervision. Internal Medicine Board Certification and ACLS certification is required.

Faculty administrative time includes but is not limited to teaching, mentoring, program innovations, curriculum development as well as personal faculty development and scholarly activity.

Bedside clinical care and teaching involves: 125 total 12 hour shifts annually: 119 day shifts of 12 hours per shift (17 weeks) Monday through Sunday work week block and 6 night shifts of 12 hour shifts annually.

Faculty administrative and teaching time: administrative time is equivalent to 516 hours of time scheduled on non-clinical blocks annually

We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with employer automatic contribution and employer match.
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Up to $100K in Educational Loan Assistance
  • Generous paid time-off allowance - Vacation (4 weeks) and CME (1 week) in non-clinical scheduled weeks.
  • CME time and money
  • Relocation assistance
  • H1B Visa & Green Card Support (*does not qualify for J1 Waiver)
  • Supportive health system to advance goals



Living in Berks County - From Reading Fellows (Video)

Reading Hospital is located in West Reading, part of Berks County, Pennsylvania. This is an area that offers many wonderful places to live and raise a family. Berks County is within driving distance of major metropolitan areas like Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City, offering an easy chance to get away for some big city excitement.

Qualifications

Internal Medicine Board Certification and ACLS certification is required.

Candidates must have experience as a Chief Resident or 1+ year of teaching experience in a Hospitalist setting.

Reading Hospital is the largest hospital within Tower Health and is committed to advancing health and transforming lives of the people we serve. Through physician and staff commitment, we have established a culture of collaboration, professionalism, transparency and responsibility that allows us to deliver high-quality care through evidence-based medicine. Established as The Reading Dispensary in 1868, the 750+ bed Reading Hospital has since expanded into a leader in tertiary care for this region of Pennsylvania. As an Academic teaching hospital, residencies include Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, and Podiatry.

About Us:

  • Main West Reading campus is located in scenic Berks County
  • 750+ acute beds, 22-building complex on 36 suburban acres
  • Busiest emergency department in Pennsylvania with over 135,000 visits per year
  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Over 3,500 births annually; high-risk pre- and post-natal care; IVF and fertility services
  • Level III NICU
  • Miller Regional Heart Center - including cardiac surgery
  • McGlinn Cancer Institute - recently recertified by the Commission on Cancer with a gold rating and reaccreditation by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program
  • Future site of Drexel University College of Medicine Branch Campus; Expected opening: 2020

Moving Medicine Forward: Reading HealthPlex

Our newest expansion that recently opened in October of 2016; a 476,000 square foot surgical and inpatient tower, is Reading HealthPlex for Advanced Surgical & Patient Care. Now one of the most technologically advanced and sophisticated surgical centers in the region, this new facility features:

  • 24 surgical suites, including six hybrid-capable operating rooms
  • 8 minor procedure rooms
  • 150 private patient rooms equipped with smart technology 
  • 16 new emergency treatment rooms and expansion to 5 trauma bays
  • 88,000 square foot rooftop Healing Garden making up over 72% of the building’s overall footprint and the third largest green roof on a healthcare building in the United States.


Of the more than 30 awards, certifications and designations earned by Reading Hospital, just a few include HealthGrades™ Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence four years in a row, as well as, their America’s 100 Best Specialty Care Hospitals for critical care, pulmonary care and stroke care award; The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval; recognized by Verras’ Medical Value Index as one of the 10 Best Hospitals in Pennsylvania for acute care; award winning hospital by The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association; Hospitals and health networks Healthcare’s Most Wired Award; and Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 50 greenest hospitals in America.


Through the strategic initiatives of clinical integration, improving the patient experience, as well as, employee and provider engagement, and finally operational excellence; our Mission is to provide compassionate, accessible, high quality, cost effective health care to the community; to promote health; to educate healthcare professionals; and to participate in appropriate clinical research.

The Reading Area

 

Reading Hospital is located in West Reading, Berks County, 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Reading is home to the Berks Jazz Fest, held annually for more than 25 years. At the downtown Santander Performing Arts Center, recognized as one of the top 100 concert venues in the US, you can see entertainers from Elton John to Jerry Seinfeld. The Reading Symphony Orchestra and Reading Choral Society offer more traditional performances, while every year, tens of thousands flock to Reading for World War II Weekend that features living history re-enactors, vintage WWII aircraft, and military vehicles. The Reading Public Museum , Arboretum, and Neag Planetarium, located immediately next to the hospital's campus in West Reading, offers historical and educational programs for families, adults, and children. GoggleWorks, a restored factory, is one of the largest, most comprehensive interactive community arts centers in the country. There they offer an exceptional opportunity for visitors to experience and learn about the arts in a working studio environment.

Berks County offers excellent schools, affordable homes, colleges and parks in addition to a multitude of cultural, recreational, shopping, sporting attractions and social amenities all within driving distance of shore points, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and New York City.


Check out the links below to learn more about West Reading and Berks County!

Love West Reading – All about West Reading
Greater Reading Berks – All about Reading and Berks County
Hiker Central – Camping, hiking, skiing, fishing in the area

Introducing Tower Health

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of about two million people. Together, our four acute care hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care — from prevention, screenings 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. Tower Health’s caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health consists of:

  • Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading

  • Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia

  • Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville

  • Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown

  • St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership of Tower Health and Drexel University in Philadelphia 

 Tower Health also includes:

  • Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing

  • Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences

  • Home healthcare services provided by Tower Health at Home; and a network of 27 urgent
    care facilities across the Tower Health service area
  • Tower Health Medical Group, a connected network of more than 143 primary care and specialty care locations that includes 761 physicians and 367 Advanced Practice Providers

Facility & Address

  • Reading Hospital
  • 420 S. Fifth Avenue West Reading PA 19610

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Contact Information

Beth Calabria Senior Recruiter

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