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Physician - Emergency Department (ED/ER) - Fargo ND

Fargo, ND
Please read everything below before applying and only apply if you are fully qualified. Please submit an updated CV with 3 professional references -

TDY does extensive background checks, reference checks and pre-hire/random drug screening as a condition of employment. Our client is looking for a Emergency Dept Physician for locums.

Qualifications are BE or BC, hold an active state license (any state will suffice), current DEA, and updated BLS/ACLS.
Contract Physicians shall be 1) Board Certified or 2) Board Eligible and less than four (4) years out of Residency, 3) and have current certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

May operate with a license in any state, territory or commonwealth in the United States. The provider shall hold a Doctor of Medicine Degree from an accredited college or university approved by the Department of Education.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

The contract physician will provide comprehensive assessment, diagnostic work-up and clinic intervention, including comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examination, and patient education to patients in the Emergency Dept setting.
Emergency Medicine Board Certified/Board Eligible Health Care Providers with either of the following specialized medical degrees: internal medicine, family practice and emergency medicine. The Emergency Department shall be staffed to provide initial evaluation, treatment, and disposition for a broad spectrum of illnesses, injuries and psychiatric disorders.

The Emergency Department shall provide care for patients without a scheduled appointment, but in need of immediate attention for an acute medical or psychiatric illness and injuries.

The Physician(s) on duty will determine appropriate treatment and/or disposition, and determine whether specialty consultation or admission to the hospital is necessary. When admission is indicated, the Physician(s) on duty will notify the appropriate admitting (in-house) Attending Physician of the patient and their condition/status.

Services shall exceed the level of expertise normally expected of a General Practitioner. In the event of any unusual and/or specialty treatment being necessary, the Physician(s) shall contact the appropriate medical staff physician on call for consultation, or refer the patient to another institution as indicated by the facility’s Emergency Department Admissions policies. Specialist consultation shall be made only after clinically indicated work-up and diagnostic testing and/or evaluation. Emergency Department Physicians will be expected to do routine surgical case evaluations to include but not be limited to: acute abdomen evaluations, colon obstruction evaluations, insertion of central and A-lines, suturing of lacerations, routine orthopedic evaluations and assessment and treatment of airway obstructions, and insertion of catheters.

The contract physician is required to make physician-to-physician contact calls with private and client physicians regarding referral of patients and to make telephone arrangements with appropriate physicians at tertiary care medical centers to arrange for referral of patients to other medical centers.

The contract physician will be required to enter all notes, request diagnostic tests, consultative requests, order medications and resulting reports into the computerized patient record system (CPRS) on the day of the visit. In the event of computer system failure, the physician must maintain sufficient written or typed information to allow for entry in CPRS at a later time. Documentation is expected to meet medical center policies/Clinical Practice Guideline and Joint Commission/HCFA standards for documentation and subsequent coding. The physician needs a strong working knowledge of computers/skills to access the computerized patient record system (CPRS) utilized by the client. CPRS orientation will be provided to the new provider, but this training cannot compensate for limited exposure to computers and poor data entry skills.
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