Vice Chair of Research - Emergency and Hospital Medicine
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: e399ff439f98d33a630cb01b0543782b
The Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine (DOEHM)/Acute Care Service Line is recruiting a Vice Chair of Research who will be charged with growing a nationally recognized research program that published 49 manuscripts in the past academic year. The successful candidate will have an MD or DO degree and be board certified in either emergency medicine or internal medicine and will work clinically at Lehigh Valley Health Network and will hold an academic appointment with the University of South Florida- Morsani College of Medicine. With an outstanding record of research productivity, the individual will be expected generating and supporting ethical research initiatives among DOEHM staff (RNs, Residents, Fellows, Medical Students, and Advanced Practice Providers).
Preference will be given to candidates who possess strong leadership skills with sound theoretical and practical knowledge in management. Additional preference will be given to candidates with formal academic research training and grant writing expertise.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is a nonprofit community hospital system with over 2,000 medical staff providers representing 95 specialties. For 23 consecutive years, Lehigh Valley Hospital has proudly ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals on US News & World Report Best Hospitals list. This year's annual ranking lists Lehigh Valley Hospital as No. 5 top hospital in Pennsylvania. Our nursing staff recently achieved its fifth consecutive Magnet status designation. We currently have 26 residencies and fellowships within our network including one of the largest EM residencies in the country.
We are located in the beautiful Lehigh Valley, a fast-growing region in eastern Pennsylvania comprised of three mid-sized cites (Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton) surrounded by suburban neighborhoods with over 850,000 residents. The area has a moderate cost of living, outstanding public and private school systems, ten colleges and universities, and an abundance of cultural and recreational offerings including two symphonies, summer music festivals, an art museum, and minor league sport teams. Just a 60 min drive north of Philadelphia and 90 min drive west of New York City.
This is a great opportunity to join one of the most successful networks in Pennsylvania.
Practice highlights include:
* Large, multi-site employed group of 100+ emergency medicine physicians, 80+ hospital medicine physicians, including seven toxicologists and 100+ advanced practice clinicians in our department/service line.
* Hospitalists enjoy dedicated home-base team with limited travel between sites, an integrated medical staff, and telemedicine to connect campuses to services
*See a variety of patient populations with a wide range of acuities at any of LVHN's 10 emergency departments (ED)
*Several brand-new facilities offer advanced technology and flexible, efficient spaces
*LVHN-MedEvac provides air and ground critical care transportation
*Five LVHN hospitals have earned accreditation from the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation as certified trauma centers
*Level I Trauma Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, the first trauma center in Pennsylvania and the largest in the region
*LVHN's Burn Recovery Center is the only one in northeastern Pennsylvania certified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons
*Physicians are eligible for academic appointment at the University of South Florida
Influenza vaccinations are required at most LVHN facilities for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues. Safety sensitive positions at LVHN cannot test positive for marijuana or its metabolites.
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