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Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Lehigh Valley Hospital
Freemansburg, Pennsylvania
Closing date
May 9, 2025

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Full Time
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Position Overview

LVHN is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable place for our community to overcome life's challenges. Our team of psychiatrists, psychologists, physician assistants, certified registered nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses and occupational therapists work collaboratively to ensure the best outcomes for their patients.

In addition to our inpatient behavioral health services at LVH Muhlenberg, LVH Schuylkill, and LVH Pocono, we provide short-term services at LVH Muhlenberg and LVH Cedar Crest, including individual, couples, family, and group therapy, and when indicated, medication management to children, adolescents, adults and older adults.

The Behavioral Health team at Lehigh Valley Health Network consists of a team of 28 Physicians (including adult and child and adolescent providers), 20 Advanced Practice Clinicians, 20 Residents and Fellows, 150 Social Workers, and various clinical support staff.

The child and adolescent psychiatrists at Lehigh Valley Health Network are anchored at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital is the region's only children's hospital. There are currently 5 Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists within the Department. Services offered include outpatient psychiatry and therapy, inpatient psychiatry (located within the Behavioral Health Science Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg), and an adolescent partial hospitalization program. The Behavioral Health Science Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg consists of 13-beds and treats patients ages 13-18 by utilizing an interdisciplinary treatment team, including a school teacher.

Job Details:

* Approximately 50% of time spent within the inpatient unit
* Approximately 50% of time spent within other areas of interest for the provider (PHP, outpatient, ED, etc.)
* The unit is 13 beds, and the census is normally full. The average length of stay in the unit is 8 days.
* Cover approximately 4-5 patients while in the unit with a multidisciplinary care team.
* Patients are typically transitioned from the inpatient unit to the partial hospitalization program or an outpatient practice for continued care
* Opportunity to work with Resident and Fellows. There are 6 Adult Psychiatry Residents per year and 2 Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists (total of 4). Medical students also rotate throughout the department.
* For individuals seeking an outpatient role with the 50% of time allocated outside of the inpatient unit, clinical space will be provided on the hospital campus. Typically, providers can expect:
* Well rounded patient mix
* An average of 5-7 follow ups per day in addition to 1 new patient
* 90 minutes are allocated with new patients and 30 minutes are allocated for follow-ups

* Call is shared by all child and adolescent providers and consists of:
* Average of 9 weekends per year of rounding on the inpatient unit and taking practice call.
* Weeknight call is provided by Residents from 5pm-11pm. APCs provide coverage from 11pm-7am. Physicians are only back up call during the week.

The Department provides:

* Inpatient Behavioral Health
* Adult Behavioral Health Services in Muhlenberg
* Adolescent Behavioral Health Services in Muhlenberg
* Adult Behavioral Health Services Schuylkill
* Senior Behavioral Health Services Schuylkill
* Adolescent Behavioral Health Services Schuylkill
* Adult Behavioral Health Services Pocono

* Outpatient Behavioral Health Group Practices
* Sites located throughout the Lehigh Valley Region

* Outpatient Mental Health Clinics
* Sites located throughout the Lehigh Valley Region

* Partial Hospitalization Programs
* Located at the Lehigh Valley Hospitals in Muhlenberg and Cedar Crest

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)


* Child & Adolescent Fellowship
* Must be Board Eligible or Board Certified
* A current PA Medical License or ability to obtain one is required
* Open to new graduates and candidates of all experience levels

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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