Hospice Physician

Employer
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Location
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Posted
Feb 22, 2019
Closes
Feb 22, 2020
Ref
1976828
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Practice Overview:

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), located in eastern Pennsylvania, is seeking applicants for a staff hospice physician. The robust LVHN hospice program has a dynamic census of up to 500 patients, and consists of multiple inpatient units, and home hospice covering multiple counties in northern Pennsylvania.  Our hospice physicians are members of the Section of Palliative Medicine and Hospice and are linked to an award-winning palliative care continuum.  Education is part of our culture as we have two ACGME fellows per year that interface with our entire team.   

Responsibilities will include:

  • Hospice clinical duties at the main site and a northern clinical campus
  • Hospice physicians are responsible for leading Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) meetings, certifications of terminal illness, face-to-face visits and home attending visits
  • Will have teaching responsibilities as part of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, along with various other learning rotations 
  • Academic appointment is available
  • Collaborative mindset, passion for exceptional patient care and team focus will be essential

The 800-bed main campus of LVHN is located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of NYC. Within a 50-mile radius, LVHN has six hospital campuses and a growing primary care referral base. U.S. News & World Report has ranked LVHN among America’s Top Hospitals for 23 consecutive years.

Job Qualifications:

  • Board-certified/eligible palliative medicine physician, ideally with two years’ experience
  • A current PA Medical License or ability to obtain one is required

Benefits & Perks:

  • Attractive Work Schedule & Starting Bonus
  • Highly Competitive compensation with a superb benefits package
  • Low-cost health insurance for employees and their families
  • Generous CME allowance and time
  • Top-tier retirement programs
  • Educational Stipend and Loan Forgiveness Assistance Program
  • Malpractice Insurance with Tail Coverage
  • Relocation Assistance

At Lehigh Valley Health Network, we have a Passion for Better Medicine and to provide first-rate clinical care for the people of our community in Eastern Pennsylvania! Consistently ranked among America’s 100 Great Hospitals we PRIDE ourselves on being the superior Health Network in the region! The highest quality of patient care & patient safety is reflected in our “A” rating by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade and the U.S. News & World Report.

Lehigh Valley area:

The Lehigh Valley is a charming region in Eastern Pennsylvania which is located 1 hour North of Philadelphia & 1.5 hours outside of NYC! The reasonable cost of living area consists of many historic cities such as Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem, and numerous elegant small towns. The region is home to great public schools, safe neighborhoods, prestigious universities, and a strong economy! To learn more about the Lehigh Valley visit: www.discoverlehighvalley.com

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