Physician (Emergency Medicine) Fort Carson, Co
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Fort Carson, CO: Located just south of Colorado Springs, Ft. Carson combines scenic beauty, pleasant residential areas, and cultural activities to satisfy every taste. It is an unusually well-rounded military community which offers a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. World-class ski resorts are available within a short 2 1/2 hour drive, golf courses and biking trails are available on the installation as well as in the surrounding community. Numerous colleges and universities are available for continuing education.
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Provides services of an Emergency Medicine Physician to patients in the Emergency Room, serving as the senior staff officer while on duty in the Emergency Room. Responsible for the full range of cases and the immediate initial recognition, evaluation, care and disposition of patients in response to acute illness and injury. Triages, examines, diagnoses, resuscitates, stabilizes, treats or directs a course of treatment for a wide range of emergent patients from the pediatric to the geriatric patient, or from seriously ill to the severely traumatized. Examines patients and orders appropriate tests to evaluate patients, chief complaint and related complaints; ascertains medical needs and initiates action to provide needed services. Coordinates admission of patient to hospital with accepting staff physician. Performs authorized emergency procedures to include but not limited to laceration repair, central venous line emplacement, pacemaker placement, tube thoracostomy, thoracotomy, cricothyrotomy, cardioversion, defibrillation, peritoneal lavage, bladder aspiration, lumbar puncture arterial line placement, reduction of dislocations/fractures, tracheal intubation, culdocentesis, and wound debridement. Responds to and provides support to in-house cardiopulmonary arrests (echo-medic). Provides professional guidance and direction to physician assistants, Nurse Practitioners and physician assistant students working in the Emergency Room. Provides professional direction and guidance to ambulance section. Records all medical data on prescribed forms and completes necessary administrative functions. (90%)
Participates in and completes administrative tasks as assigned by the Chief, Emergency Medicine Department to include but not limited to (APEQS and MHS Learn Training, QI/OA, monthly departmental staff meetings, risk management, credentialing, and Operations & Training committees and other areas of responsibility as assigned by the Chief, Emergency Medicine Service. (10%)
Performs other duties as assigned.
US Citizenship required
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).
Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.