Advanced Practitioner Weight Loss Management Center

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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


Reading Hospital is seeking a Nurse Practitioner with an interest in Disease Prevention and Lifestyle Modification Counseling for its Obesity Medicine Program at the Weight Management Center. The Nurse Practitioner will provide care in association with the Medical Bariatricians in the Program and closely collaborate with the Program’s multidisciplinary team, including Registered Dietitians, Behavioral Health Provider and Registered Nurses. The Nurse Practitioner will assist the Weight Management Center physicians in evaluating and treating patients; Perform physical examinations; Make decisions regarding data gathering, appropriate management and treatment of illnesses and conditions; Provide initial evaluations or follow up care of previously diagnosed conditions. The schedule is Monday through Friday (some Saturdays possible) with a variable day-evening schedule.

Duties to Include:

  • Longitudinal care of the Obesity Medicine Program’s patients, which includes monitoring and following weight-induced comorbidities.
  • Prescribe weight loss medications, both FDA-approved and off-label. Experience preferred, but not required.
  • Monitor for side effects and interactions of weight loss medications.
  • Review and treat bariatric laboratory abnormalities.
  • Formulate diagnoses and therapeutic plans of care.
  • Interact with patients in-person, via phone and myTowerHealth.

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
  • Residency/Fellowship Stipend
  • 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 located 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.


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Contact Person Name: Lisa Wortman

Contact Phone Number: 484-628-0556

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Education Requirements

  • CRNP
  • 1-2 years’ experience preferred
  • Primary Care Experience Preferred
  • Certificate of American Board of Obesity Medicine or interest in becoming certified within 2 years of hire
  • Bilingual a plus


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