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Geriatrician

Employer
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Location
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Closing date
May 9, 2025

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Specialty
Geriatrics
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Position Overview

Lehigh Valley Hospital's Department of Medicine is seeking a dedicated Geriatric Medicine Physician to join our esteemed team. At Lehigh Valley Hospital, we pride ourselves on offering comprehensive and compassionate care to our community, and we're excited to welcome a skilled physician to help us continue this mission.

* This position is located in the heart of Allentown,PA at our 17th Street hospital
* You will see an average of 10-15 patients a day
* You will provide comprehensive care for elderly in various settings such as:
* Our outpatient Fleming Memory Center
* Inpatient Geriatric Consultative Services including Trauma and Geriatric Surgery Verification Program
* Post Acute Care and Long-Term Care

* Call is required

LVHN's division of geriatrics, housed within the departments of family and internal medicine, consists of 14 physicians and 10 nurse practitioners who provide care for a vast variety of diagnoses across multiple settings. Our geriatricians have been awarded multiple grant-projects and work with family medicine residents and University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine students to produce unique research projects, abstracts and case reports yielding publications and presentations on a national level.

In a geriatrics career with LVHN, you'll experience:

* Diverse Practice Settings:As a Geriatric Medicine Physician at Lehigh Valley Hospital, you'll have the opportunity to practice in a variety of settings, including outpatient memory center, inpatient consult services, and post-acute care facilities. This diverse range of practice environments ensures a dynamic and fulfilling professional experience.

* Professional Development and Education: At Lehigh Valley Hospital, we believe in the importance of mentorship and professional development. As a Geriatric Medicine Physician, you'll have the unique opportunity to educate medical students and residents, sharing your expertise and passion for geriatric care. Our institution is committed to fostering the next generation of healthcare leaders, and you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of medicine through teaching and mentorship.

* Quality Improvement Projects and Research Opportunities: We are dedicated to continuously improving the quality of care we provide to our geriatric patients. As a member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to participate in quality improvement projects aimed at enhancing patient outcomes and experiences. Whether you're interested in clinical research or quality improvement initiatives, you'll have the support and resources you need to pursue your interests and contribute to meaningful advancements in the field.
* Collaborative Environment: Join a collaborative team of physicians and advanced care practitioners who are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to our geriatric patients. At Lehigh Valley Hospital, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside experts in the field and contribute to interdisciplinary care plans

* A highly collaborative environment, supported by a large health network and our health institutes, including:
* Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute
* Lehigh Valley Heart Institute
* Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence

Benefits & Perks

As a nationally certified Great Place to Work , we acknowledge the dedication of our colleagues and offer a generous Total Rewards package that makes LVHN an even better place to work and grow your career. Explore our benefits.

* Starting Bonus
* Resident and Fellow Educational Stipends
* Malpractice Insurance with Tail Coverage
* CME Time and Allowance
* Relocation (if applicable)

Qualifications

* Must be Board Eligible or Board Certified in Geriatrics
* A valid PA Medical License, or ability to obtain one, is required
* Permitted to work within the US

About LVHN

LVHN hospitals in the Lehigh Valley are the only hospitals in the region to have received Magnet recognition five consecutive times since 2002. This prestigious recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center demonstrates our commitment to nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. LVHN is home to five clinical institutes. Each serve as a hub for innovation, collaboration and education. Our institutes include Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute and Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. LVHN is also home to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital, which is the only children's hospital in the region. This hospital gives our community access to more than 30 pediatric specialties, Children's ExpressCARE locations and a dedicated Children's ER.

We've been consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in the region and among the best in the state. We're also Great Place to Work-Certified , which means an overwhelming majority of our colleagues have a positive experience at LVHN.

These designations tell you that LVHN is a great place to work from hire to retire. If you are someone who aligns with LVHN's core values - Compassion, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence you will have a rewarding and successful career here.

Vaccination Requirements

Individuals are required to adhere to all LVHN vaccination policies in effect at the time of hire. Employees will be subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. Please note that safety sensitive positions cannot test positive for marijuana or its metabolites, medical or otherwise.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

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