This position is going to be a true Emergency Medicine position, in a fast-paced environment seeing a lot of older patients with around 60% above the age of 55-60. There is a very large volume of strokes, heart attacks and sepsis that is seen. Sepsis is especially high, and they will need providers who are more than proficient in recognizing this condition and know how to deal with it quickly and efficiently.
Four physicians work in the hospital at once and they use a pod system. Each pod has their own unit of 13-beds, and each physician is essentially managing their own department during their shift. They will have their own nursing staff, and everything comes along with that, and it will basically run as a self-sufficient pod.
There is not a trauma designation at this facility, but they can do just about everything other than neurosurgery and oral maxillofacial surgeries. They have a fantastic interventional radiology, general and vascular surgery departments and an extremely robust cardiovascular department which includes a cardiothoracic program that performs open heart surgery.
Physicians are expected to work a total of 120-hours a month that include an even number of both day and night shifts but can be completed through 9, 10 and 12-hour shifts. They would be very interested in a provider who would like to work exclusively nights.
Required procedural strengths: tracheal intubation; central venous line (catheter); complex lacerations
Providers are expected to do obviously the airway and we do come across some very difficult airways. So, the physician needs to be very competent with the airways. Obviously, centralized chest tubes, fracture reductions, dislocation reductions, shoulder reduction. This is due to the patient population that they are working with because they see a lot of strokes, heart attacks and, sepsis.
Providers should be comfortable with difficult airways as well as external pacing but not float their own pacemakers or perform coiling procedures for brain bleeds.