General Surgeon - Reading, PA

Penn State Health Medical Group

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Day

Hours: Varied

Recruiter: Please contact Ashley Nippert at anippert@pennstatehealth.psu.edu for additional information


Penn State Health Medical Group
is seeking a well-trained General Surgeon to join our established general surgery practice. This is a hospital employed model, with a competitive financial package including a 2-year salary guarantee and comprehensive benefits, including eventual transition into an equitable RVU model.

What we're offering: 

  • The collaborative practice offers an excellent work-life balance with an average 1 in 4 call schedule and access to the latest laparoscopic and robotic technology. The practice has the strong support of well-established interventional radiology, pulmonary intensive care, and gastroenterology. A strong affiliation to our tertiary care center (Hershey Medical Center) offers all the associated resources when necessary.
  • Located in Reading, Pennsylvania - St. Joseph Medical Center is a 204 bed well-established community Hospital, with multiple surgical service lines including General surgery, Plastic surgery, Vascular and Cardiothoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics.
  • Berks County Pennsylvania is within an easy drive to multiple surrounding metropolitan centers including Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore. The area boasts excellent schools with safe and cost effective housing market. 
  • For the outdoor enthusiast, there are abundant options including Blue Marsh Lake offering boating, fishing, hunting, biking and hiking. 

What we're seeking:

  • Board Certified or Board Eligible General Surgeon comfortable with comprehensive full-spectrum General surgery skills and interested in developing and growing a practice in upper and lower endoscopy. 
  • A motivated energetic and collegial surgeon who is eager to join a busy and expanding general surgery practice of 3 existing general surgeons.  
  • MD, DO, or foreign equivalent
  • Completion of accredited training program
  • Ability to acquire a license to practice in the State of Pennsylvania
  • Must be able to obtain valid federal and state narcotics certificates


About Penn State Health:

Penn State Health is a multi-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties in central Pennsylvania. It employs more than 16,800 people system-wide. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute based in Hershey, Pa.; Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, Pa.; Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa.; Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, Pa., and more than 3,000 physicians and direct care providers at more than 90+ unique medical office locations. Additionally, the system jointly operates various health care providers, including Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. In December 2017, Penn State Health partnered with Highmark Health to facilitate creation of a value-based, community care network in the region. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine, the University's medical school. With campuses in State College and Hershey, Pa., the College of Medicine boasts a portfolio of more than $100 million in funded research and more than 1,700 students and trainees in medicine, nursing, other health professions and biomedical research.


This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained