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Pediatric Surgeon

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Center Valley
Posted on: June 30, 2024

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
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!JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs history and physical examination of all patients seen.
  • Provide cost-effective, high-quality care based on best practice evidenced based medicine.
  • Make best efforts to adhere to standardized orders and practice guidelines that have been approved by the medical staff.
  • Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range or treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
  • Provide regular, timely, and appropriate communication with referring physicians, patients and their families.
  • Participates in education of patients and their families.
  • Evaluates and implements patient health care needs. - Performs routine exams and obtains patient histories. - Manages patient treatment program based on assessment of needs. - Initiates treatment via prescriptions, diagnostic tests, exams and procedures. - Reviews lab results and plans actions according to results. - Performs routine health maintenance activities for new and established patients.
  • Coordinates patient care and makes referrals to physicians, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, et cetera, as needed. - Collaborates and communicates with other professionals, nurses, physicians, and outside agencies regarding patient care. -
  • Coordinates patient care and family counseling with public and mental health agencies as appropriate.
  • Teaches wellness habits and educates patients on prevention of potential health problems or method of dealing with present problems. - Provides information and materials relating to patient health care needs.
  • Maintains knowledge of current medical practices and skills.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information. -
  • Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements. -
    PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
    Sitting for up to three (3) hours per day; three (3) hours a t a time. - Standing for up to eight (8) hours per day; eight (8) hours at a time. - Walking for up to six (6) hours per day; one (1) hour at a time. - Frequent fingering, handling, grasping, twisting, and turning as it relates to therapeutic procedures. - Consistently lift, carry, and push objects up to 10 pounds. - Occasionally lift, carry, and push objects up to 75 pounds. - Rarely lifting with assistance, up to 100 pounds. - Rarely pushing and pulling patients weighing up to 300 pounds in a wheel chair or stretcher. - Occasionally stooping and bending. - Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. - Seeing as it relates to normal near, far, color, and peripheral vision. - Hearing as it relates to normal conversation and high and low frequencies.
    EDUCATION: - Graduate of an accredited medical school and completion of residency and/or fellowship in area of specialty.
    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: - Current or recent experience in area of specialty.
    LICENSE AND CERTIFICATIONS: - MD or DO - licensed by the state licensure board within the State of practice. Board Certified/Eligible in the area of specialty by the appropriate medical board.Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Pediatric Surgeon, Healthcare , Center Valley, Pennsylvania

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