Emergency Medicine Opportunity

Trinity Health
Sioux City, Iowa
Jun 20, 2019
Jun 19, 2020
Emergency Medicine
Full Time
Position Type


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 basis.

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


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 website http://www.mercysiouxcity.com.

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 America s 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 https://www.sioux-city.org.

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