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MD/DO - Emergency Room Physician
Ref No.: 16-00055
Category: Physicians
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Start Date: 04/26/2016
MD/DO - Emergency Room Physician
The "All American City” is in need of your talents and skills…
 
The Community - Fayetteville, NC
Both historic and beautiful, Fayetteville is one of the oldest communities in North Carolina, playing a huge role in American history dating all the way back to the American Revolution. Fayetteville has received the prestigious All-America City Award from the National Civic League three times, and is the fifth largest municipality in North Carolina with an approximate population of 377,193. Built on the Cape Fear River, the climate and the region offer opportunities for hiking, fishing, golf, water sports, camping, museums, historic sites, and much more with a growing economy to support indoor adventures as well.

Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg is a major United States Army installation located near Fayetteville but also borders the towns of Spring Lake and Southern Pines. It was also a census-designated place in the 2010 Census, during which a population of 39,457 was identified. The fort is named for Confederate general Braxton Bragg. It covers over 251 square miles (650 km2). It is the home of the US Army airborne forces and Special Forces, as well as U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command.

REQUIREMENTS
  • The quality of Emergency Services Physician service shall meet or exceed reasonable community standards of professional practice for the health care concerned as determined by the authority that governs military medical professionals in the same discipline.
  • 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 MTF 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 MTF directives.
  • Dispatch and provide medical control for ambulances in accordance with MTF procedures.
  • Accompany emergency services technicians on ambulance runs when indicated by the nature of the emergency and in accordance with MTF leadership guidance and MTF procedures.
  • Perform emergency room procedures compatible with the MTF operations capacity, supplies and equipment.
  • As workload permits during scheduled duty, attend the Emergency Service's monthly staff meetings and any additional committee meetings as required by the individual MTF. The physician may also attend such meetings scheduled during other than their assigned duty shift.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must have at least 3 months of experience within the last 12 months as an ER Physician. Internship/Residency/Fellowship training may be substituted for experience.
  • Must have successfully completed an approved Emergency Medicine (EM) residency and be board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).
  • Must have and maintain a current unrestricted license in any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands and be able to obtain clinical privileges to practice medicine at the MTF where services are provided.
  • Possess and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Possess and maintain a current DEA.  
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
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