Pediatric Pulmonologist

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 15, 2020
Position Type

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

Job Summary

The Section of Pediatric Pulmonary at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children seeks a full-time Pediatric Pulmonary Staff Physician. Pediatric Pulmonologist diagnose, treat, and manage many disorders affecting the lungs or breathing problems. They often treat children with the following conditions: chronic cough, difficulty breathing, recurring pneumonia (infection of the lungs), asthma (chronic inflammation of the airways), cystic fibrosis (a genetic disease with pulmonary and nutritional symptoms), apnea (when a child's breathing stops for a prolonged time), chronic lung disease in premature infant, noisy breathing and conditions that require special equipment to monitor and/or help with breathing at home. They also know how to evaluate and treat problems with growth and development that are specifically related to chronic lung disease. They are also skilled in helping patients transition from pediatric pulmonologist to pulmonologists that care for adult patients. The section provides full spectrum of acute and chronic lung replacement therapies. Additionally, they provide the skill and competency in bronchoscopy and interpretation of pulmonary functions and competency in managing technologically dependent children.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities :
  • Advocate for programs and resources necessary to optimize outcomes of Section priorities and the pediatric patients the Section serves.
  • Provide clinical supervision of medical services and assure appropriateness, quality and safety of patient care within the division and assure appropriate supervision of trainees.
  • Promote teaching by providing leadership for and participation in the education of medical students, fellows, house staff, nursing and medical staff. Provide leadership in area of expertise to the department and its affiliated institutions.
  • Maintain open line of communication with administrator, director, practice manager and other clinical and professional colleagues.
  • Support administrative decisions and activities affecting patient care.
  • Obtain health history and perform physical examinations.
  • Diagnose and direct counseling for each patient on a plan for treatment.
  • Review incoming reports (e.g. labs, x-ray, RUS, ECHO, MRI and CT, etc.)

Call Requirements :

Physicians provide day (inpatient) and night call coverage for 7 days a week. Inpatient and night call coverage are usually bundled and done the same week. ECH is applicable for night call coverage provided in addition to what's contractually obligated.

Also includes:

Pulmonology outpatient clinic services

Hospital consult service

Sleep Clinic



  • Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • BE/BC in Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Hold or be eligible for an unrestricted and unchallenged license to practice medicine in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Valid DEA Licensure