Emergency Medicine Opportunity
Company: Health eCareers
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: July 14, 2019
OPPORTUNITY HIGHLIGHTSMercy Medical Center Sioux City an excellent
full time employment opportunity for a Board Certif...OPPORTUNITY
Mercy Medical Center Sioux City an excellent full time employment
opportunity for a Board Certified or Board Eligible Emergency
Medicine physician to join a private group practice located in
Sioux City, Iowa.
Mercy Medical Center is an American College of Surgeons Level 2
trauma center and a referral center for the tristate region of
northwest Iowa, northeast Nebraska and southeast South Dakota. The
hospital offers a comprehensive list of services with multiple
subspecialties on staff. Specialty support includes neurosurgery,
orthopedics, ENT, cardiac and vascular surgery, neurology,
psychiatry, trauma surgery, plastic surgery, hand surgery, general
and interventional cardiology among others. Mercy is staffed by a
very busy hospitalist service and the Emergency Department works
very closely with them to concentrate on throughput and admissions.
The majority of admissions to the hospital are completed by the
hospitalist group, a team comprised of both physicians and midlevel
providers. Emergency physicians and midlevel providers are well
respected and work very closely with the hospitalist team and
specialty backup. The trauma system is supported by a group of
surgeons sharing trauma call and works closely with the group in
assessing critical trauma patients and are available for
consultation and admission for patients needing observation or
admission for any trauma related illness.
The Emergency Department is staffed with primary physician coverage
and double coverage is provided by Physician Assistants, Nurse
Practitioners and Second and third year residents from the Family
Medicine program provide double coverage in the evening. The group
treats approximately 30,000 patients annually with an 18-20%
admission rate. It is estimated that 20% of the patients are
pediatrics. Physicians work eight hour shifts with the current
shift times being 4:00 am to 12:00 pm, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm and 8:00
pm to 4:00 am. Double coverage is also scheduled in eight hour
shifts with 24 hours of coverage. Shift times are 9:00 am to 5:00
pm, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, 6:00 pm to 2:00 am. With 48 hours of
coverage, volumes work out to about 1.7 patients per hour.
Radiology services are located next to the emergency department;
however, there is a plan for renovation which would move CT and
X-ray into the Emergency Department. The trauma bay includes a
mobile ultrasound for FAST or can be used for other procedures as
needed. Anesthesia services are available and will assist with
patients with difficult airways as preferred by the emergency
physician. The Emergency physician usually provides sedation for
the procedures performed in the ED or when other specialties need
assistance. With the level of subspecialty support very few
patients are transferred out of the community.
Shifts are divided among the group members, at approximately 120 to
144 hours per month. Holidays are divided equitably on a rotating
This is an exciting opportunity for the right Emergency Medicine
physician to be part of Mercy Medical Center Sioux City.
A competitive salary and benefits package is being offered for the
right candidate including:
- Generous salary with productivity bonus available
- Generous sign on bonus
- Track to partnership after one year
- Support from Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
- Relocation Assistant
- Malpractice Insurance.
- Retention Bonus after one year
ABOUT THE FACILITY
Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City is a mission-guided hospital,
committed to providing superior quality and service and to caring
for all those in need. Mercy - Sioux City provides a full continuum
of wellness, primary, acute and tertiary services, serving a
33-county area of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City has received national recognition
for its leadership in providing quality care to cardiac,
orthopedic, vascular, stroke and oncology patients. Mercy-Sioux
City also has the only Level II Trauma Center in Western Iowa, and
provides a vital, lifesaving link to rural areas via Mercy Air
Care, the hospital's helicopter ambulance service.
Mercy has earned more national recognition for quality patient
outcomes than any other hospital in the region. The medical center
has earned multiple honors for its leadership and excellence in
several clinical areas including cardiac care, orthopedic services,
vascular surgery, stroke care and cancer care.
In addition to the 287-staffed bed medical center, Mercy Medical
Center - Sioux City owns rural hospitals in Primghar, Iowa, and
Oakland, Nebraska, and operates a primary care clinic network,
specialty care clinics and home health services. It also partners
with other community healthcare providers to sponsor a regional
cancer center, paramedic services, hospice services, a freestanding
surgery center and a variety of other health services. Mercy-Sioux
City also manages community hospitals in Hawarden, Iowa, and
Pender, Nebraska, several rural primary care clinics and a
long-term care facility.
For more information on Mercy Medical Center Sioux City, visit our
Mercy Health Network (MHN) was founded in 1998 under a joint
operating agreement between two of the largest Catholic,
not-for-profit health organizations in the United States: Trinity
Health, based in Livonia, Michigan and Catholic Health Initiatives,
based in Denver, Colorado
Sioux City, Iowa, is a family friendly community of approximately
120,000 residents located in the center of Americas heartland, at
the junction of the States of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.
Sioux City is a vibrant, mid-sized city, with an unmatched low cost
of living and is an excellent place to raise a family. Sioux City
is known for its excellent school system with a graduation rate
between 95% and 100% and very high ACT scores. Higher education is
further marked with two 4-year universities in the area and a
nationally recognized university and medical school within 30
minutes. The area has countless outdoor activities including
hunting, fishing, boating, tennis, aquatic center and swimming
pools, 56 public parks, 11 golf courses including an Arnold Palmer
designed golf course and country club, soccer and baseball fields.
Sioux City is just one hour away from larger cities such as Omaha,
Nebraska, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
For more information on Sioux City, Iowa, please visit
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