Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), located in eastern Pennsylvania, is seeking applicants for a staff hospice physician. 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. Hospice physicians have teaching responsibilities as part of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, along with various other learning rotations. Academic appointment is available.
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 22 consecutive years
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.
The Lehigh Valley, one of the fastest growing regions in Pennsylvania, offers a blend of suburban charm and urban sophistication along with excellent schools and affordable housing. For more information, please contact Aisha Al-Hommoud at 484-862-3241 or e-mail your CV to Aisha.Al-Hommoud@lvhn.org.
A successful candidate will be:
Board-certified/eligible palliative medicine physician
Ideally with two years experience
A collaborative mindset, passion for exceptional patient care and team focus will be essential
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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.