Tower Health
Section Chief of Pediatric Genetics
At a glance
Location: US-PA-Philadelphia Map
Posted: 11/07/2020
Closing: 12/06/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Tower Health
Job description

About the Organization

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 14,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership of Tower Health and Drexel University, in Philadelphia. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; home healthcare services provided by Tower Health at Home; and a network of 22 urgent care facilities across the Tower Health service area. Tower Health offers a connected network of 2,200 physicians, specialists, and providers across more than 230 convenient locations.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership and staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our patients benefit from access to a broad range of services - all right here in our region.Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac and vascular surgery, trauma, hematology, and oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design in one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health. Transforming Lives.

About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.

With more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children combines top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties, including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Only Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher’s is a Magnet® designated hospital and was recognized as a Women’s Choice Award Best Children’s Hospital.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey.

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Generous paid time-off allowance
  • Educational Loan Assistance
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • 403b (matching) and 457b Retirement Plans
  • CME time and money
  • Spousal/Domestic Partner Job Search Support
  • Supportive health system to advance goals


Responsibilities

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is seeking applicants for the position of Section Chief of Pediatric Genetics to join our clinical program dedicated to the diagnosis and care of individuals with a wide variety of genetic diagnoses in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Candidates interested in combining clinical research with practice are encouraged to apply. The Section of Clinical Genetics currently consists of one clinical geneticist, cytogeneticist and one genetic counselor.

The successful candidate will possess strong clinical skills and have a strong interest in teaching. Salary and an academic appointment, at Drexel University College of Medicine with a rank commensurate, will be appropriate to the applicant’s experience and expertise. Applicants should be BE/BC in Clinical Genetics & Genomics with additional board certification in Clinical Biochemical Genetics preferred. Individuals must be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania. 



Qualifications

  • Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) 
  • BE/BC in Clinical Genetics & Genomics, with additional board certification in Clinical Biochemical Genetics preferred
  • Hold or be eligible for an unrestricted and unchallenged license to practice medicine in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Valid DEA Licensure
  • The successful candidate will possess strong clinical skills and have a strong interest in teaching
Section Chief of Pediatric Genetics