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Chief of Infectious Disease at Large Health System in Eastern PA

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Last Updated: 4/17/22

Job Description

At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), we continually go the extra mile to further our mission to heal, comfort and care for the people of our community. Each one of our 19,000 colleagues contributes to this mission and helps make all communities we serve healthier – and better – places in which to live. Our health care professionals provide amazing care every day!

At LVHN, our core values: Compassion, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence, guide our decision making and behaviors. We bring our values to life through our actions and commitment to an inclusive and equitable workplace in which everyone feels like they belong and utilize their full potential. That is how each of our 19,000 colleagues create exceptional experiences in a safe and secure environment for our patients and their loved ones, and for one another.

At Lehigh Valley Health Network, you can provide community care and impact lives of your patients! We are seeking an enthusiastic board certified Infectious Disease physician who has exceptional clinical and leadership skills to join our team.

Program Overview:

LVHN’s Infectious Disease Program serves an eight-county area in Eastern Pennsylvania with a population of over two million. The Infectious Disease team is well established and has 14 physicians and 5 physician assistants who primarily cover Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Cedar Crest in Allentown and LVH-Muhlenberg in Bethlehem, PA. Telemedicine consults are provided to other Lehigh Valley Hospitals in Pottsville, Hazleton and East Stroudsburg, PA.

Position Overview:

  • The Chief of Infectious Disease position is an exciting opportunity to join the team as LVHN experiences continued growth through new hospital campuses.
  • The mix of clinical responsibilities is approximately 80% inpatient consultations and 20% outpatient.
  • This position is responsible for the division’s clinical operations, research and educational mission.
  • This position includes an administrative component allowing time for leadership responsibilities.
  • As with all physicians on the team, the Chief shares in a 1:5 rotating call responsibility for evening and weekend call.
  • This position is employed by Lehigh Valley Physicians Group (LVPG), a multispecialty physician enterprise of Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Job Qualifications:

  • A network champion for Infectious Diseases and a passion for clinical work.
  • The successful candidate will be a board certified infectious disease physician with at least 8 years of experience, a collaborative mindset, the ability to build relationships across the clinical and administrative spectrum, a passion for exceptional patient-centric care, a commitment to quality improvement and innovation, and a strong strategic focus.
  • Exceptional clinical and leadership skills.
  • A valid Pennsylvania medical license or the ability to obtain one is required.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Attractive work schedule
  • 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
  • Malpractice insurance with tail coverage
  • Relocation assistance
  • We also offer a signing bonus, retention bonus and a platform to develop and grow your professional career.

About LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is a nonprofit community hospital system in eastern Pennsylvania. Our main campus is located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of NYC in Allentown, PA. Within a 50-mile radius there are 7 hospital campuses and a growing cadre of outpatient centers and primary care practices with more than 200 ambulatory practice sites. LVPG employs approximately 3,000 of the highest quality staff. Services range from extensive primary care offerings to over sixty medical and surgical specialties, crossing all ages and covering the entire spectrum of care. LVPG is a major participant in the LVHN Accountable Care Organization within the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) as well as multiple value-based reimbursement quality programs. LVHN offers an academic environment with 25 fully accredited, free standing residency and fellowship programs. Our physicians are eligible for faculty appointment with our academic partner - the University of South Florida. LVHN has been consistently ranked among America’s Top Hospitals for over 20 years.

Lehigh Valley area:

The Lehigh Valley is a beautiful region in Eastern Pennsylvania which is located 1 hour north of Philadelphia & 1.5 hours west of New York City! This reasonable cost of living area consists of historic cities such as Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and numerous small towns. The region is home to outstanding public and private schools, ten colleges and universities, safe neighborhoods, music festivals, minor league sport teams and a strong economy! To learn more about the Lehigh Valley visit: [Register to View]

Interested candidates please email CV to Dr. Timothy Friel, Chair of Medicine, c/o Karen R. Fay, Senior Physician Recruiter, at [Register to View] or call [Register to View] .

Company Details

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is comprised of eight hospital campuses plus numerous health centers, physician practices, rehabilitation locations, ExpressCARE sites and other outpatient care locations in seven eastern Pennsylvania counties. We provide acute care in all major clinical areas in state-of-the-art medical-surgical and critical care units. We have hospitals in Allentown, Bethleh...