NICU Medical Director Job in Scranton, PA

Physician: Neonatal Medicine
Market: Metropolitan 1 (50,000 to 250,000)
Job ID:6243
Verified Date:04/27/2019
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Neonatal Medicine

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  •  Seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial, and creative leader who is interested in becoming the Medical Director.

  • 16-bed Level-III NICU located in Northeast Pennsylvania.

  • Our practice consists of four neonatologists and is supported by pediatric cardiology, pediatric neurology, ophthalmology, and an enthusiastic administration, which views womens and childrens services as a flagship offering of the hospital.

  • The NICU draws upon a base of 4,000 deliveries per year, including more than 2.500 per year which are inborn.

  • Respiratory services include conventional ventilation, HFOV, and iNO.

  • The practice also runs a monthly apnea clinic and offers ground transport to its referral hospitals.

  • Practice members also serve as medical student preceptors.

Compensation Details

  • Relocation allowance
  • Full Benefits
  • Competitive Compensation
  •  This practice is also offering a substantial sign on bonus for this role.

Community Details

  • Scranton is a city in northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Nearby to Wilkes-Barre, and is the seventh most populous city in the state. 
  • The city grew vigorously in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a capital of coal mining and railroads, which were vital to the expanding industry in this part of the country. 
  • Prosperity subsided and economic distress followed for decades.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation. The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting NICU Medical Director Salaries In New Jersey and New York. Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20% Lower Than The Aforementioned Metropolitan Areas, Provides Significant Purchasing Power To Build Their Dream Home, Payoff School Loans And Retire Early.  

The Housing Market.  4 beds 4 baths 3,472 sqft Overlooking the city of Scranton, this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, West Mountain property is a tremendously rare find. Located at the top of the beautiful Fawnwood Heights development, this home is one of the most recent constructions. Central AC, hardwood/ tile floors throughout, 2 garages with 2 driveways, and a gas fireplace are just a few amenities worth mentioning.  This home can be yours for $299,900. 

The Community.  Scranton offers easy access to a number of major cities including Philadelphia, New York City and Baltimore. It is the sixth largest city in the state of Pennsylvania and is the geographic and cultural center of the Lackawanna River Valley. It is the largest city located in a contiguous quilt-work of former anthracite coal mining communities including the smaller cities of Wilkes-Barre, Pittston and Carbondale.

 The Employer. The Hospital of Scranton is a 180+ bed acute care hospital. The hospital has been nationally recognized for quality, and in 2012 for the sixth consecutive year was named one of Americas Top 50 Hospitals by HealthGrades, a national accrediting organization. For three years in a row, it has been named Best Hospital in the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Area by U.S. News and World Report magazine and to Beckers Hospital Review list of the leading 100 hospitals in the United States.



Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 118 miles: Newark, NJ (EWR / KEWR) Newark Liberty International Airport
  • 127 miles: Harrisburg, PA (MDT / KMDT) Harrisburg International Airport
  • 133 miles: Philadelphia, PA (PHL / KPHL) Philadelphia International Airport
  • 133 miles: New York, NY (LGA / KLGA) LaGuardia Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 90 miles to Newark, NJ
  • 95 miles to Jersey City, NJ
  • 98 miles to New York, NY
  • 104 miles to Philadelphia, PA
  • 154 miles to Baltimore, MD

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 9 miles: Scranton, PA (AVP / KAVP) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
  • 69 miles: Binghamton, NY (BGM / KBGM) Greater Binghamton Airport
  • 76 miles: Allentown, PA (ABE / KABE) Lehigh Valley International Airport
  • 83 miles: Williamsport, PA (IPT / KIPT) Williamsport Regional Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $130,117
  • City Cost of Living Index - 95.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 102.0

Colleges and Universities:

  • University of Scranton (Full-time enrollment: 5,488)
  • Marywood University (FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • Lackawanna College (FT enrollment: 1,382)
  • Fortis Institute-Scranton (FT enrollment: 675)
  • Johnson College (FT enrollment: 456)
  • Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County (FT enrollment: 100)


  • 74.3% White alone
  • 13.4% Hispanic
  • 5.9% Black alone
  • 4.5% Asian alone
  • 2.2% Two or more races
  • 0.1% American Indian alone


  • State Income Tax Rate - 3.07%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • County Tax Rate - 0.34%
  • Property Tax Rate - 1.35%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)


  • Nay Aug Park - Scranton, Pennsylvania - park, zoo, and amusement area in Northeast Pennsylvania
  • Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel - Scranton, Pennsylvania - historic six-story hotel in Scranton
  • Sno Mountain Ski Resort - Scranton, Pennsylvania - ski mountain and resort in northeastern Pennsylvania 

Arts & Culture:

  • Everhart Museum - Scranton, Pennsylvania - natural history, science, and art museum
  • Houdini Museum - Scranton, Pennsylvania - magic museum featuring the history of Harry Houdini's career and life
  • The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Philadelphia 76ers are an American professional basketball team
  • The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team
  • The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team
  • The Philadelphia Phillies is an American professional baseball team

Sports for the Participant:

  • Greater Scranton YMCA
  • West Scranton Little League
  • Cross Fit Scranton
  • Planet Fitness
  • Youth sports and activities


  • The Mall at Steamtown - Scranton, Pennsylvania - shopping center in downtown Scranton
  • Viewmont Mall - Scranton, Pennsylvania - shopping center in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Top Five things to do:

  1. Everhart Museum - Scranton, Pennsylvania - natural history, science, and art museum
  2. Houdini Museum - Scranton, Pennsylvania - magic museum featuring the history of Harry Houdini's career and life
  3. Nay Aug Park - Scranton, Pennsylvania - park, zoo, and amusement area in Northeast Pennsylvania
  4. The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum
  5. Sno Mountain Ski Resort - Scranton, Pennsylvania - ski mountain and resort in northeastern Pennsylvania

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