Bariatric and Obesity Medicine

Full-Time
Days
Department
Medicine
Department Lead
Timothy Friel
Job ID
ic-2024-1846
Posted

Bariatric and Obesity Medicine

Position Overview

LVHN is home to one of the nation’s busiest bariatric surgery centers, performing more than 800 surgeries per year across our network. Our bariatric surgery team is the largest in the region and has performed more than 5,000 total surgeries in the past 15 years.  We are accredited as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons. We are also first in the region to offer less-invasive LAP-BAND surgery, in addition to laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery.

 

In a bariatrics career with LVHN, you will experience:

  • A team of multidisciplinary experts, including dietitians, behavioral health specialists, occupational therapists, and surgeons

    enjoy no-call responsibilities as well as the benefits of working for the area’s largest employer

  • The full support of a large health network while still connecting with the community to provide local care and surgery
  • Opportunity to teach medical students/residents/fellows
  • Schedule: Monday -Friday 8:00-4:30
  • No Holidays or call
  • Eligibility for faculty appointment through LVHN's academic affiliate, the University of South Florida

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)

Qualifications

  • Must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine, as well as Obesity Medicine through the American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • A current PA Medical License or the ability to obtain one is required
  • 2 years experience practicing Obesity Medicine preferred 

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.

Discover more about our mission and values on our about page.

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