Physician Assistant Neurosurgery
Tower Health

West Reading, Pennsylvania


Overview

Tower Health is a regional integrated healthcare system that offers compassionate, high-quality, leading-edge healthcare and wellness services to communities in Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. With approximately 11,500 employees, Tower Health consists of Reading Hospital in West Reading; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Tower Health has partnered with Drexel University College of Medicine to open a new medical school one-half mile walking distance from Reading Hospital, a regional medical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health. The school opened in 2021 and is currently accepting enrollment applications for the second class in 2024. In addition, Reading Hospital is the main training hospital for the medical school and supports ACGME accredited residency and fellowship programs. For more information, visit towerhealth.org

Responsibilities

Reading Hospital is seeking a Full Time Physician Assistant in our Neurosurgery Office, a hospital-owned practice, encompassing Inpatient & Outpatient Care and Trauma on Call Coverage to support extensive growth and community need.

This group has been a highly respected Neurosurgical practice serving Berks County and surrounding areas for nearly six decades. The practice surgical volume consists of spinal, brain and peripheral nerves. The Advanced Practitioner will be responsible for seeing patients in the office and will assist with daily rounds in the hospital and surgical cases as needed. They will also participate in the practice call schedule.

This position includes:

  • Ambulatory clinic, Hospital rounding, OR First Assist
  • Staple/suture removal, wound checks, shunt adjustments
  • 2 days ambulatory clinic, 3 days hospital rounding/OR
  • M-F plus rotational weekends and overnight call
  • This is a surgical position
  • Conditions you will see in surgery - Degenerative Cervical and Lumbar Spine, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Traumatic Spine Fractures, Brain Aneurysms, Brain Tumors, Traumatic Brain Injury, Hydrocephalus, Deep Brain Stimulators
The Benefits We Offer:
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with employer automatic contribution and employer match.
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Educational Loan Assistance
  • Generous paid time-off allowance
  • CME time and money
  • Relocation assistance
  • H1B & Green Card Support
  • Supportive health system to advance goals
Reading Hospital is a 697-bed nonprofit teaching hospital that provides high quality healthcare, cutting-edge technology, and experienced, caring medical professionals. As the nationally recognized, Magnet® designated flagship institution of Tower Health, Reading Hospital is home to many top-tier specialty care centers and services, including the McGlinn Cancer Institute, Miller Regional Heart Center, one of the state's busiest Emergency Departments and a Level I Trauma Center, and Beginnings Maternity Center, which houses the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Reading Hospital is home to many top-tier specialty care centers and services, was named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades™ and has been ranked as one of the Top Ten Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report the second year in a row.

The Community:

Reading Hospital is in West Reading, part of Berks County, Pennsylvania. This is an area that offers many wonderful places to live and raise a family. Berks County is within driving distance of major metropolitan areas like Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City, offering an easy chance to get away for some big city excitement.

The Reading Symphony Orchestra and Reading Public Museum are considered among the best in the state. GoggleWorks is one of the nation's largest interactive community arts centers. And each year, the Berks Arts Council presents the largest jazz festival on the east coast. In addition, the Santander Arena and Performing Arts Center bring some of the world's top acts to Reading.

The great outdoors is right in your backyard, including the National Scenic Appalachian Trail, Blue Marsh Lake, French Creek State Park, and the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. And you'll find lakes for boating, swimming, ice fishing, and skating. Reading also ranks fourth nationwide in minor-league sports markets, hosting our own minor league hockey (Reading Royals) and baseball (Reading Fightin' Phils) teams.

Videos

Virtual Tour - Reading Hospital

Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health

Living in Berks County - From Reading Fellows (Video)

Websites:

Reading Hospital Campus Map

Facts About Reading Hospital

Berks County Living Website

Newcomers Guide to Berks County

Pennsylvania's Americana Region

Contact Person Name: Lisa Wortman

Contact Phone Number: 484-628-0556

Contact Email: Lisa.Wortman@towerhealth.org

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Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited Advanced Practitioner program and licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Surgical experience is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate must have a strong desire to work in a surgical environment.



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