Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 20, 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 Division of Ophthalmology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and its New Jersey satellite, is seeking a Board-Certified Pediatric Ophthalmologist to join our current team of two Ophthalmologists, two Optometrists, and one ROP Coordinator. Members of the division participate in clinical care, teaching medical students and pediatric residents and have the opportunity for clinical and basic science research. We have affiliations with Drexel School of Medicine and Temple School of Medicine.

The candidate will be an integral and interactive member of the division of Ophthalmology and participate in the inpatient and outpatient management of ophthalmology patients. Our hospital is a referral center in the Metro Philadelphia area for pediatric ophthalmology patients, providing comprehensive evaluations and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with a variety of eye disorders. The center has high pathology. Our physicians care for and treat all fields of pediatric ophthalmology, including congenial and infantile glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, as well as its treatment, retinoblastoma, oculoplastic and anterior segment trauma and strabismus.

The successful candidate will be a BC/BE ophthalmologist from an ACGME approved program, with additional fellowship training in an ACGME pediatric ophthalmology program. Applicants should have the ability to work with teams on patient focused, division centric and hospital wide initiatives.

The staff physician shall provide patient care services and will support the St. Christopher's Hospital for Children mission of providing hope, healing and the best health care for children and their families.

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children provides world-class inpatient, outpatient and trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in and throughout the Eastern portion of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education.


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

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