Medical Oncology Section Chief & Medical Oncologist

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Aug 04, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
Full Time

Meet our cancer team at St. Luke’s University Health Network and learn more about our cancer program and what our network has to offer you.

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 BC/BE Medical Oncology Section Chief for the department of Medical Oncology and Hematology. The Section Chief will work under the direction of the Chairman of Oncology and will oversee the Medical Oncology providers and clinical care. Responsibilities will include strategic planning, development of a fellowship program, physician recruitment, development and performance, operational and financial management, quality performance, customer/service improvement, and clinical outcomes.  The Medical Oncology Section Chief is responsible for ensuring the highest standards in patient safety, patient and family satisfaction, and referring physician communication. 

We are also seeking a BC/BE Medical Oncologist/Hematologist to join a dynamic group of 9 providers who are part of a well-developed multidisciplinary cancer care team. Successful candidates should have excellent clinical and personal skills, an interest in clinical trials, teaching and patient care. A subspecialty interest in a specific tumor type to become part of a multidisciplinary team is preferred.

In joining St. Luke’s University Health Network you’ll enjoy:

  • Team-based care with well-educated, dedicated support staff
  • A culture in which innovation is highly valued
  • Work/life balance and flexibility 
  • Exceptional compensation package, starting bonus, and relocation reimbursement
  • Rich benefits package including malpractice, health and dental insurance, and generous CME allowance
  • Teaching, research, quality improvement and strategic development opportunities

Clinical Highlights:

  • The St. Luke’s Oncology department has a long-standing tradition of delivering clinical care. Our department consists of 9 physicians and 7 advanced practitioners. Our team is comprised of specially trained individuals including patient navigators, nurse navigators, and counselors to help guide, comfort, and empower our patients through their journey. We also offer a healing arts program, nutrition support, access to rehab and physical therapy, insurance and financial support, clinical trials, and support groups to make our patients health care journeys as easy and understandable as possible.
  • Recently, St. Luke’s Cancer Center has received five awards from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. St. Luke’s Cancer center also received superior rating for lung cancer surgery results. 
  • SLUHN Thoracic Surgery was one of only 12 programs in the US to receive a 3 Star Rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
  • SLUHN Cancer Center received the National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trials High Performance Site Award (2017, 2018).
  • More than 4,000 analytic cases per year.
  • Our team offers the right team of experts, personalized cancer treatment plans, superior radiation therapy technology and the best clinical trials. At St. Luke’s, our cancer patients benefit from all of that, plus an unparalleled level of support and compassion.
  • Achieved the top 1% of hospitals for lung and colorectal cancer surgeries by the U.S. News & World Report. Only 37 hospitals out of over 4,000 received top rankings, including St. Luke's Bethlehem/Allentown.

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 16,000 employees providing services at 12 hospitals and 300+ outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. 

Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the Lehigh Valley’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 38 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 347 residents and fellows. 

St. Luke’s is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system with Medicare’s five- and four-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital.  In 2020, two of IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals were St. Luke’s hospitals.  St. Luke’s University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health eight times total and six years in a row. St. Luke’s has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program. 

*Unfortunately, we cannot sponsor visas at this time.

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact:

Christine Figler

Physician Recruiter

St. Luke’s University Health Network


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