Palliative and Hospice Medicine Physician-Large Hospital Network in Eastern PA
Lehigh Valley Health Network
May 1, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
We at LVHN heal, comfort and care for the people of our community by providing advanced and compassionate health care of superior quality and value supported by education and clinical research.
Location: Allentown, PA
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is seeking a palliative & hospice care physician who is certified or eligible for Hospice and Palliative Medicine boards. Fellowship training or 2-3 years of experience in the field is preferred. The ideal candidate will be a network champion for palliative medicine and possess a passion for the clinical work. This full time position is primarily inpatient based with some interface with the hospital’s nationally recognized home-based service and an outpatient clinic. The successful candidate will join a team of 4 physicians, 3 nurse practitioners, a chaplain, a social worker and RN support.
Our commitment to patient-centered care dates back to the 19th century, when 13 compassionate, civic-minded women raised $5,300 to purchase a plot of land in Allentown. In 1899, they opened the Allentown Hospital. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) we are proud to have leveraged that early commitment to better medicine to build one of the leading healthcare networks in the United States.
Today, LVHN is the region’s largest employer with more than 18,000 employees and $2.1 billion in revenue. LVHN offers comprehensive care in 95 clinical specialties across dozens of facilities, including seven hospitals, the Lehigh Valley’s only children’s hospital, 2,005 primary care & specialty physicians, 16 outpatient health centers, Expresscare locations, and community clinics. Additional services we provide include a Level 1 trauma center, a regional referral center for burns, the regions’ only Level 4 NICU, pharmacy, laboratory, imaging, home health, and hospice.
Benefits & Perks:
We offer an attractive schedule, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits! Benefits include low cost health insurance for employees and their families, generous CME allowance and time, and top tier retirement programs.
Loan repayment/retention bonus and signing bonus
Education Stipend- Second and third year residents and fellows who sign early are eligible to receive a monthly education stipend until they finish their training
Located just 1 hour north of Philadelphia and 1.5 hours west of NYC, the Lehigh Valley area is a wonderful place to live and work. We are the fastest growing area in the state of Pennsylvania due to a strong economy and moderate cost of living. We are proud of our strong public school systems plus 10 colleges and universities! The area offers cultural and recreational options that include AAA sports venues, museums, symphonies, art and music festivals.
Fellowship training or 2-3 years of experience is preferred
Internal Number: S17-0122
About Lehigh Valley Health Network
Lehigh Valley Health Network has been serving the Lehigh Valley area (Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania) for over 100 years. We have been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of America's Best Hospitals for 21 consecutive years. We are the largest employer in the Lehigh Valley and a financially solid and primary care friendly network. We seek BC/BE physicians with strong clinical and interpersonal skills to join our group practices that are located in and around eastern Pennsylvania’s beautiful Lehigh Valley. We offer attractive salaries, loan repayment/retention bonus, signing bonus, outstanding benefits, and great staff. Second and third year residents who sign early receive an education stipend of $1,500 per month until they finish their training.LVHN has 20 residency and fellowship programs including an innovative family medicine residency. Participating in resident and medical student education is an option with an academic appointment at our affiliate, the University of South Florida. Lehigh Valley Health Network is a remarkable organization that includes 8 campuses with over 1800 acute care beds, a children’s hospital, a physician-led employed multispe...cialty group of over 1200 providers, 16 health centers and 17 community clinics. Lehigh Valley Health Network is located in a beautiful region of eastern Pennsylvania, which is only 1 hour north of Philadelphia and 1.5 hours west of New York City. The Lehigh Valley is an outstanding place for family physicians to live and work. We enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with safe neighborhoods, strong school systems, a moderate cost of living and an abundance of cultural and recreational offerings.