Reference #370075   High Priority Posting - Anesthesiologist Job - (Individual: Anesthesiologist)

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Facility Name:
St. Luke's University Health Network
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Duration of position:
Full Time
Brief Description:
Anesthesia Specialists of Bethlehem is seeking a full time, partnership track anesthesiologist. Up to $590k+ total compensation!
Full Description:
Anesthesia Specialists of Bethlehem (ASB) is the region’s premier long-term stable private anesthesia practice with a thriving 30+ year history of providing world class care. We are a 63 physician, 105 CRNA private practice group looking to hire a full time, partnership track physician due to rapid growth within St. Luke’s University Health Network. This position is available to newly graduating residents and fellows. We are looking for generalists with strong regional skills to meet our needs for increasing coverage and services. Graduates with fellowships will receive strong consideration.

St. Luke’s University Health Network has grown quickly over the past 10 years, with 3 new campuses built in the last 3 years and we are growing to meet these needs. ASB covers ten inpatient campuses and three ambulatory surgery centers. Our primary inpatient facility, St. Luke's Bethlehem campus is a Level One Trauma Center. The St. Luke’s Anderson campus is a Level Two Trauma Center and houses the newly built Mother and Baby Pavilion which performs 3500 deliveries per year. We have a dedicated team of fellowship trained CT anesthesiologists who provide cardiac care. We have a fellowship trained pediatric team that takes care of challenging peds cases however everyone has the opportunity to take part in “bread and butter” cases. Our critical care team of intensivists provides ICU care at the majority of our sites. In addition, we perform anesthesia for orthopedics, thoracic, neurosurgery, IR, urology, GYN, ENT, vascular, and general surgery.

ASB is thoroughly committed to the Perioperative Surgical Home model. We run the acute pain service, a surgical optimization clinic, and are well entrenched in ERAS protocols for nearly all of our specialties. Our network emphasizes physician leadership and our Chair of Anesthesia is now the Senior Vice President to whom all other medical departments report. One of our anesthesiologists is the Vice President of Medical Affairs at one of our campuses and we also hold leadership positions for several sub-specialties including clinical research.

First and second call are required and averages 4 calls per month. First call is overnight once every 14 days. On weekdays first call starts at 3-4 pm and ends at 7 am and on weekends first call is 24 hours, from 7 am-7 am. Second call is also once every 14 days. Second call starts with a regular workday and ends when most of the OR cases are done and can be signed out to the first call person, typically 7pm. The second call goes home and acts as backup to come back in for emergencies in very rare circumstances. There is a post call day off after both first and second calls. We also have voluntary calls at our smaller campuses for additional compensation. There are CRNAs on call at all campuses.

Our total compensation package averages around $590k/year broken down as: $450,000 base salary, $70k for voluntary calls, $66k employer funded 401k contribution, $3k for CME, and a $1650 employer funded HRA account. We offer a $50,000 sign on bonus as well as $10,000 relocation payment. All licensing and board fees are reimbursed as well. We also provide a $500/month for car expenses for those who travel between our multiple, smaller campuses and $80/month for cellphone expenses. 8 weeks paid vacation and 5 paid sick days are granted per year. Partnership is voted on at 18 months and granted at the completion of two years employment. A partner is required to buy one share of stock in the practice, costing $2,500 (buy-in).

For more information, please contact Thomas R. Pfeiffer MD, our Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology via email at [email protected]. Our executive director, Lori Ravitsky, can be reach at [email protected]. If you are interested in learning about our current staff, you can visit our website at
Employment Status:
W-2 (Employee) or
1099 (Independent Contractor)
Start Date:
Definite Job
or a Pending Job:
Definite Job
How often will Anesthesiologist be on FIRST call?
Every FOURTEENTH night FIRST call
Day off after FIRST call?
How often will Anesthesiologist be on SECOND call?
Every FOURTEENTH night SECOND call
How often the Anesthesiologist
will be doing each of the following:
Chronic Pain Management
Cardiac Anesthesia
Thoracic Anesthesia
Major Vascular Anesthesia
Obstetric Anesthesia
Pediatric Anesthesia
Trauma Anesthesia
Critical Care Medicine
Anesthesia for outpatient surgery
Office based Anesthesia
Administrative/ Leadership Duties
Regional Anesthesia
Preop Screening Clinic
Orthopedic Anesthesia
Acute Pain Service
Will anesthesiologist be Medically Directing CRNAs or AAs?
What percentage of the time will anesthesiologist be personally providing anesthesia care?
10% doing own cases

Job Information and Duties [ show unanswered questions ]

Number of Anesthesiologists needed
Does this job lead to partnership?
Number of Full-time anesthesiologists
Number of Full-time CRNAs
How often are CRNAs performing Operative Cases under medical direction of an anesthesiologist (as opposed to not medically directed)?
How often are CRNAs performing Labor Epidurals under medical direction of an anesthesiologist (as opposed to not medically directed)?

Job Requirements [ show unanswered questions ]

Subspecialty Fellowship Required?
Board Re-certification required every ten years
New Graduates Acceptable?

Salary and Income Information [ show unanswered questions ]

Amount of Sign-on Bonus
Sign-on Bonus commitment
One yr
Malpractice Paid?
Does this job provide Salary Income?
Does this job provide Income as a Full Partner in a group practice?
Weeks Paid Vacation
8 Weeks
Disability Insurance Paid
Yes, first two years of employment
Retirement Plan Paid
Practice funded pension plan, $66k/year or max allowed by IRS
Interview Expenses Paid
All interview expenses paid

Anesthesia Group Information

Anesthesia Group Name
Anesthesia Specialists of Bethlehem
Anesthesia Group Web Site
Does Anesthesia Group have an exclusive contract?

Facility Information [ show unanswered questions ]

Name of Anesthesiologist who is Group President and years with group
Jonathon Rutkauskus, MD, 17 years with practice
Name of Chief CRNA
Susan Clontz, CRNA
Why is the group needing more anesthesiologists?
Expansion of hospital network
Owner of Hospital
St. Luke's University Health Network
Is practice limited to one hospital or involves several hospitals?
Several Hospitals
Practice involves a Surgery Center

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Contact Information [ show unanswered questions ]

Company Name
Anesthesia Specialists of Bethlehem
Contact Name
Thomas R. Pfeiffer, MD
Contact Email
Contact Street Address 1
1 West Broad Street
Contact Street Address 2
Suite 506
Contact City
Contact State
Contact Zip Code
Contact Country
United States
Contact Voice Phone
Contact Web Site
Preferred Contact Method

Post Information

Date Posted 09/06/22 08:02am
Last Updated 05/24/24 07:04am
Posted By [email protected] (Thomas Pfeiffer)
Reference # 370075
Priority High Priority Posting
Section Anesthesiologist
Form Type Job
User Type Individual: Anesthesiologist
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