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MD/DO - Emergency Medicine Physician
Ref No.: 16-00053
Category: Physicians
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Start Date: 04/15/2016
MD/DO - Emergency Medicine Physician
The "Land of Enchantment needs your skill set!

The Setting - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, the most populous and fastest growing city in New Mexico is home to The International Balloon Fiesta, The University of New Mexico, The World's longest Tramway and the location for the awarding winning television show "Breaking Bad was filmed, and much more! Along with the Rio Grande flowing through the city, the Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque creating hiking, skiing, and mountain biking a favorite for the locals.

Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center
The New Mexico VA Health Care System was established in 1932 to provide for the health care needs of Veterans. The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center is located in Albuquerque, NM.

REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Be capable of performing the full range of emergency medicine services to include the ability and experience to adequately diagnose and treat diseases and injuries.
  • Be able to adequately perform medical procedures to include, but not limited to, the following:
    • Incision and drainage; Nail Trephination; Sling or swath of injuries; Bandage; Reduce dislocations and fractures when appropriate; Stabilize and evaluate cervical spine injuries as appropriate; Lumbar puncture; Pericardiocentesis; Removal of foreign bodies as appropriate; Deliver newborn/perform emergency vaginal deliveries; Perform venous punctures for lab studies and interpret results; Draw arterial blood gases for evaluation and interpret results; Suture or staple simple and multilayered lacerations; Remove sutures, surgical staples; Tube thoracostomy; Open thoracotomy; Secure and maintain an adequate airway, by such means as: oral airways or oral tracheal intubation or nasal/tracheal intubation or crico-thyrotomy (needle and surgical); Splint and stabilize traumatic injuries to extremities; Administer intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections; Prescribe and administer medications as appropriate; Secure and maintain adequate intravenous access by peripheral and by central routes; Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage (DPL); Bladder catherization; NG/OG tubes; Local anesthesia; Restraints; Procedural sedation; Selected screening ultrasound exams.
  • Be able to perform tasks to include, but not limited to, the following:
    • Coordinate with transfer/accepting facility & other Emergency Departments; Request consults appropriately; Complete all required paperwork; Obtain an adequate history, physical, assessment and plan in a timely and appropriate manner on each patient and develop treatment plan; Utilize paraprofessional staff as appropriate, including non-physician providers; Respond to cardiopulmonary arrest as appropriate; Interpret electrocardiograms and laboratory tests; Preliminary interpretation of imaging studies to include CAT scans; Direct medical care through radio communication with an ambulance; Provide discharge instructions.
  • Examine patient, render a medical assessment of their condition, and take appropriate action.
  • Provide immediate evaluation and management of emergency patients.
  • Provide definitive medical care to reduce the emergency medical condition and enable the patient to safely pursue follow-up care as an outpatient as required. Follow-up of abnormal laboratory and/or imaging study, reports is the responsibility of the ordering physician. Review each report in accordance with established procedures.
  • Respond to "Code Blue " (cardiac or respiratory arrest) medical emergency alerts within the hospital and provide resuscitation treatment until more specialized treatment arrives. Should resuscitation efforts be unsuccessful, the physician shall pronounce the patient dead and notify the next-of-kin, if the next-of-kin is physically present. Although completion of the death certificate is primarily the responsibility of the patient's primary physician, the Emergency Services physician can complete this document if all the appropriate information is available.
  • Reassure and treat non-acute conditions in priority as established by medical triage.
  • Prepare appropriate patient profile changes.
  • Prepare and document appropriate history, physical examinations, and preoperative diagnosis. Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with directives.
  • Dispatch and provide medical control for ambulances in accordance with procedures.
  • Accompany emergency services technicians on ambulance runs when indicated by the nature of the emergency and in accordance with leadership guidance and procedures.
  • Perform emergency room procedures compatible with the operations capacity, supplies and equipment.
  • Must have and maintain a current license to practice medicine in any State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Must be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine.
  • Must be and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) or equivalent.
  • Must have and maintain a current DEA certificate.
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