Neurocritical Care for Lehigh Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Apr 16, 2021
May 16, 2021

Neurocritical Care Position Overview:

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 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- Cedar Crest, you can provide community care and impact lives of your patients! We are seeking enthusiastic BC/BE Neurocritical Care Physician who has exceptional clinical and interpersonal skills to join our team in beautiful Allentown, PA. 

Practice Overview

Neurology at LVHN has experienced significant growth and development during the last several years, and now has over 30 neurologists and more than 20 advanced care providers. Graduate medical education in Neurology at LVHN includes our 5 resident/year ACGME-accredited neurology residency program, our ACGME-accredited vascular neurology fellowship, our ACGME-accredited clinical neurophysiology fellowship, and this year we will be applying for ACGME-accreditation of our new neurocritical care fellowship. This new phase of clinical and educational growth of Neurology at LVHN is being led by Dr. Steven L. Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology.

LVHN has been a Joint Commission-Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) since 2012, with Gold Plus elite certification by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, and with the distinction of having been the third Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) to be certified in the nation, the first in Pennsylvania, and recently achieving our fifth Joint Commission CSC recertification. Our mobile stroke unit was the first to go live in Pennsylvania in 2019 and provides our patients with rapid imaging and thrombolytic therapy.

Over 1,500 ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke cases are admitted each year to LVHN making it one of the busiest stroke services in the nation. The hospital has 24-hour coverage for rapid response to all neurologic emergencies. The stroke neurologists and neurocritical care neurologists cover 6 hub telestroke sites in our network. Neurocritical care and stroke care at LVHN are fully supported by our physician team including four neurocritical care neurologists, four vascular neurologists, physician assistants/nurse practitioners, three neurointerventionalists, six neurosurgeons, and 16 neuroradiologists.

Our new neurocritical care colleague can expect:

  • Flexible schedule typically including 1:4 weeks covering the primary neurocritical care unit in our state of the art 14-bed neuroscience ICU
  • Additional rotations including stroke service coverage and ICU consultation service
  • Collegial, academic, educational environment
  • Academic appointment opportunity through the University of South Florida, LVHN’s medical school affiliate

LVHN offers providers the strength of a large network, an integrated medical staff and a platform to develop and grow your clinical, research, academic, and educational career.

Job Qualifications:

  • Must be Board Eligible or Board Certified in Neurology and either UCNS or ABPN certified or eligible in neurocritical care
  • A current PA Medical License or 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

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