The burn fellowship/instructorship program at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVHN) is a one-year training program. Learn in a highly respected environment with a high level of services.
Services Provided at LVHN Burn Center
- Acute Burn care admissions (900 per year, adult and pediatric)
- Burn Intensive Care
- Burn surgery, surgery for extensive soft tissue injury of other etiology
- Burn wound care
- Burn rehabilitation until stable for discharge to Rehab facility
- Psychosocial support for patients and families, burn survivor support group
- Outpatient burn wound management
- Outpatient scar management
- Outpatient procedures (small skin grafts, laser, wound explorations and closures etc.)
- Out- and Inpatient Burn plastic-reconstruction procedures including soft tissues, expanders, flaps, template reconstruction etc. for adult and pediatrics
- Burn prevention and aftercare in conjunction with Burn prevention network
Goals of the Program
- At the completion of training, the surgeon will be competent to treat burn patients at burn centers in the United States.
- The primary objective of the program is to provide specialty education in all aspects of burn care, including acute and long -term care for the burn survivor. This specialty education is aiming to equip the surgeon trainee with state- of- the- art treatment knowledge in order to achieve optimal short- and long- term outcomes for the Burn survivor.
- The position is full time, one year duration, starting July 1st of each year for one trainee each year.
Program Activities for the potential Candidate
- Burn surgery operative case coverage 5 days a week as needed
- Burn service patient rounding
- Burn patient care coordination with Physician Associates and Burn surgeons
- Bedside procedure attendance/supervision including debridements/skin substitute application, dressing changes, bronchoscopies, central line placements and -changes etc.
- Outpatient burn care consultations for decision making and operative planning
- Burn service research activity support
- Burn fellow specific research project planning and execution including manuscript preparation and presentation
- Supervision support of summer research scholar interns
- Must have at least 3 years of surgical training , ideally be Board Eligible or Board Certified in Surgery
- A valid PA Medical License and DEA qualification, or ability to obtain these, is required
- Permitted to work within the US
Benefits & Perks:
- Attractive work schedule
- Highly Competitive Compensation with a superb benefits package
- Low cost health insurance for employees
- CME reimbursement and time outside of normal PTO to take classes, attend conferences etc.
- Retirement plans with employer contribution
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.