Associate Chief, Geriatrics - Allentown, PA

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This is truly an extraordinary time to join the Lehigh Valley Health Network.  LVHN emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic with exceptional care providers and financial strength. LVHN is one of the nation's most advanced health networks, offering comprehensive care in 95 clinical specialties.


Position Overview:

The Division of Geriatrics is seeking an Associate Chief who is a board certified internist or family medicine physician with either a geriatric fellowship or advanced training in geriatrics and/or hospitalist experience to join our award winning network in beautiful Allentown, PA.  This physician should be passionate about geriatric care and services and have clinical background in the field. Our new Associate Chief will join a well-established, employed hospital group practice composed of 20 physicians and nurse practitioners.

Position Details:

  • Will be the practice lead for a new group composed of all providers providing post-acute and LTC throughout the network
  • Clinical lead for development of new post-acute collaboration with area nursing facilities including protocol development and implementation, quality improvement, telemedicine and education of providers and facilities.
  • Updates policy procedures and assists with telehealth
  • The Geriatrics Division provides teaching for network residents in IM, FP, Psych, and will have a Geriatric Fellowship commencing in July 2021.  Opportunity for academic appointment at University of South Florida
  • Enjoy an attractive Day Shift Schedule with flexible working hours
  • Local travel as needed

Job Qualifications: 

  • 3 years in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC)
  • Medical Director experience is preferred
  • Previous experience in leading a team of providers
  • Must be Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
  • A fellowship in Geriatric Medicine with Board Eligibility or Board Certification is preferred
  • A valid PA Medical License or ability to obtain one is required
  • ABPLM Certified is preferred

Benefits & Perks:

  • Attractive Work Schedule & Starting Bonus
  • 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
  • Educational Stipend and Loan Forgiveness Assistance Program
  • Malpractice Insurance with Tail Coverage
  • Relocation Assistance


Influenza vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all colleagues unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice. Applicants possessing a medical marijuana card will not be considered for safety sensitive positions.

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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Catherine Sommers, LVHN Physician Recruiter

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