Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Lehigh Valley Health Network

  • Location: Allentown, PA

Lehigh Valley Health Network is seeking candidates for the next Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Learn more or apply within!Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) includes eight hospital campuses, as well as the Reilly Children’s Hospital, numerous health centers, physician practices, rehabilitation locations, ExpressCARE sites and other outpatient care locations in seven eastern Pennsylvania counties  with more than $3 billion dollars in annual revenue and 18,000 employees working together to provide superior care and patient experiences.

Position Overview

With its long-standing history of outstanding physician leadership, Lehigh Valley Health Network is currently seeking candidates for the next Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  This role offers a unique opportunity to further advance a large, well-integrated and highly functional Department with a strong tradition of scholarly, patient centered care. Reporting to the Chief Physician Executive and President of Lehigh Valley Physician Group, the Chair will be provided the autonomy and resources required to develop and implement innovative strategies across the continuum of health and wellness services for our patients and their families. The Chair will champion growth, development, and wellness of all members of the healthcare delivery team.  The Chair will be fully responsible for continuous quality improvement in all facets and will be accountable to achieve network-wide program related goals.

The Chair will be responsible for the overall clinical operation of the LVHN/LVPG Department of OBGYN and its fully accredited residency program. He or she also will provide leadership and management oversight for all clinical programs, operations, business development, medical staff relationships and policies, quality improvement, practice management, education and research.

The Chair, Department of OBGYN at LVHN has oversight over all OBGYN clinical services at six hospitals, and a clinical staff which includes more than 60 Obstetrician/Gynecologists, 10 Maternal/Fetal Medicine Specialists, three Female Pelvic and Reconstructive surgeons, one Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist, 18 Woman’s Health Advanced Practice Clinicians, and 13 Midwives.

The Chair, Department of OBGYN has oversight over the clinical services and the financial management of all LVPG practice locations, seeing more than 240,000 patient visits annually. The Chair also oversees the scholarly mission of the department. All faculty appointments are through our relationship as a regional medical campus of the University of South Florida Morsani School of Medicine.

Approximately 56 medical students per year are admitted to the USF/LVHN SELECT (Scholarly Excellence, Leadership Experiences, Collaborative Training) program, and complete their MS3 and MS4 years full time at LVHN.  The residency program has 24 residents.  One program director and two assistants provide the administrative leadership, and all members of the faculty contribute to clinical and didactic education. In the past two academic years, faculty have published 10 articles in peer review journals, written 10 textbook chapters and presented five abstracts at national meetings.

Qualifications

  • Board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Physician leadership experience within a highly active OBGYN department of a large hospital or health system.
  • A minimum of 15 years of active practice of OBGYN and or any of the subspecialties of OBGYN including: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Female Pelvic Medicine, Reconstructive Surgery or Maternal Fetal Medicine.
  • At least 7-10 years of progressive leadership related experience that includes experience working within a large department of OBGYN at a university or health care delivery system or within a large multispecialty medical practice.
  • Preference for an MBA or MMM.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor rising faculty, staff and trainees, with a proven commitment to clinical education.
  • Acumen in engaging providers to achieve a higher quality of care. Proven background of strategic growth and development within a highly complex environment.
  • Skills in designing and leading change; established ability to create a supportive environment for working, learning, and caring.
  • Commitment to serving marginalized and underserved communities.