Job ID: 289519549  |  Last Updated: 10/19/2017

Thoracic Surgeon

UPMC Pinnacle
Harrisburg, PA
Applicant Contact
Rachel Jones
Physician Recruiter
(717) 231-8796
(717) 703-1056
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

The PinnacleHealth CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery Institutepart of UPMC Pinnacleprovides acclaimed thoracic care in south central Pennsylvania. Our high volume, reputable, well-supported organization is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible General Thoracic Surgeon.
About the PinnacleHealth CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery Institute:
We are a well-established, Thoracic Surgery Division, in a multi-disciplinary setting. Our institute is physician-centric and has shared governance. The division is imbedded in the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Institute.
We host a comprehensive Thoracic Oncology/Surgery Division which is a Lung Cancer Alliance, Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence which includes: interventional pulmonary procedures including EBUS, and navigational bronchoscopy. Minimally invasive excellence is critical in the care of both benign and malignant thoracic disease. Access to both state of the art VATS and DaVinci SI is available.
Our physicians perform more than 400 procedures annually including lobectomies, pneumonectomies and wedge resections.
Expect to interact closely with our cardiovascular surgery colleagues, who have been recognized at both the state and national levels for providing the highest caliber of surgical care.
UPMC Pinnacle has a well-established oncology multidisciplinary program, dedicated thoracic oncologist and robust radiation oncology.
About the Position:
The successful candidate will have experience in thoracic surgery, inclusive of malignant and non-malignant disease of the lung, pleura, diaphragm and mediastinum including the esophagus. Advanced skills in bronchoscopy, thorascopic and laparoscopic surgery techniques required. The ideal candidate should possess exceptional teamwork and mentorship abilities.
Board Certification and active Pennsylvania License preferred
Equal division of compensation and work among all thoracic surgeons
Generous compensation package including guaranteed base salary (approximately 80% of comp), RVU and quality bonuses
Generous amount of paid time off per year
Medical malpractice and tail coverage
Sign on bonus available
CME allowance
Retirement savings and match
Moving relocation reimbursement and much more
Not an H-1B or J-1Visa opportunity
About South Central PA:
Features both rural and suburban living and boasts an abundance of sports, arts, cultural events and entertainment. Close to historically significant areas such as Gettysburg and world-famous Hershey Park and Hersheys Chocolate World.
Offers top-rated public schools, blue-ribbon private schools, and some of Pennsylvanias top colleges and universities. Area school districts are consistently ranked in the top 20% of Pennsylvania. With affordable homesa composite cost of living index of 99.7, compared to 126.5 in Philadelphiaits a great place to grow a career and family.
Listed among Americas Most Livable Cities, we are a 23 hour drive away from New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
About UPMC Pinnacle:
UPMC Pinnacle is a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare services in central Pennsylvania and surrounding rural communities. Its more than 2,900 physicians and allied health professionals and approximately 11,000 employees serve a 10-county area at outpatient facilities and eight acute care hospitals with 1,360 licensed beds: Carlisle, Community Osteopathic, Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lititz, Memorial, and West Shore. The not-for-profit system anticipates caring for more than 1.2 million area residents in FY 2018. For more information, visit

Employer Profile

PinnacleHealth System is a pioneer not-for-profit healthcare system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for the people of Central Pennsylvania since 1873. A proven leader in medical innovation, PinnacleHealth offers a wide range of services from primary care to the most complex surgeries. The healthcare network includes four campuses (Community, West Shore, Harrisburg and Polyclinic) with three acute care hospitals and two outpatient centers, the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, the Helen M. Simpson Rehab Hospital and PinnacleHealth Cancer Center. Medical services, including an extensive network of family practice and specialty physicians, imaging, outpatient surgery and neuroscience are offered at multiple locations throughout the region. In addition, we offer obstetrics, the areas only Level III NICU, psychiatry, kidney and pancreas transplant, neurology and palliative care. PinnacleHealth has: More than 600 beds in three acute care hospitals, Expertise of more than 800 active and courtesy physicians, More than 5,600 dedicated employees, Nationally recognized heart, stroke, orthopedic, breast, bariatric, minimally invasive surgical, diabetic and neurosurgery programs, Fellowship and residency training programs, Academic teaching opportunities, Magnet Status for nursing excellence at our Harrisburg and Community General Osteopathic Hospitals, Advanced technologies such as CyberKnife, Breast Tomosynthesis and low-dose CT and X-ray, and Named to the Best Places to Work in PA, 2013.

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